GT does in-fact have a couple 9r bikes the Marathon 9r and the Peace 9r which can be run geared or single. What I am waiting for and referring to by available 9rs are full XTR or XT carbon 9r Zaskars and Marathons. A carbon 9r single would also be a gem. I have the peace 9r frame coming next week and will give you a report after I get it built up with some carbon of my own. Sorry I should have clarified my snobbery.