Peacemaker & CX Race

Peacemaker Gravel & CX Framesets

Peacemaker and Peacemaker CX frameset archive available here.

12MM Thru Axles

Before wrenching on your axles, please make certain the 6mm allen key is inserted at least 8mm's into the axle. A little grease on the threads and frame interface will extend the life of your axles - and frameset.

Bottom Bracket

The Peacemaker uses an English threaded BSA bottom bracket (68mm) - you're welcome. It is compatible with SRAM GXP, Easton/RaceFace BSA 30 and other Shimano and compatible bottom brackets/cranksets. Due to the myriad of bottom bracket standards and some cross compatibility, make certain you use a compatible combination. 

A standard SRAM GXP BB uses no spacers.


The Peacemaker/CX uses a 42/52 integrated headset. It comes stock with a Cane Creek headset. There are no additional cups to press into the frame.

Note: The Peacemaker/CX is not compatible with the Chris King DropSet upper bearing/assembly due to the height of the bearing - bummer, we know but it's actually not that uncommon of a thing. It requires a shallow upper bearing height. 

Cane Creek 40, Hellbender and 110 upper bearing assemblies are recommended. 

FSA AC-1 Compressor Installation:

1. Install the stem (having cut the steerer to the correct height based on stem choice and number of spacers) onto the steerer.
2. Tighten the steerer clamp bolts - finger tight only.
3. Adjust tension on the expander assembly (inner compressor bolt) so it contacts the inner walls of the steerer tube but still able to slide inside. 
4. Tighten the expander assembly with a 6mm hex wrench to 6-9 Nm/53-80 in.lbs or torque.
5. Tighten top cap until proper bearing preload is achieved.


The Peacemaker is compatible as either a 1x or 2x drivetrain setup. To convert to a 1x setup simply remove the front derailleur mount with an Allen key.

If you feel the need: To remove the coned cable guide behind the seat tube, reach in through the bottom bracket opening and gently, but with a bit of force push out while using your other hand to wiggle the exposed cone to work it out. 

Do not use a screwdriver or other metal tool to pry the plastic cone as you may damage the frame. Meaning, you will damage the frame and then we'll hate you.

Cable Routing

Derailleur cables should be routed through the orange cable guide tubes and the rear brake hose should be routed through the larger white guide that can be found inside your head tube and sticking out of your chainstay. 

  • The orange and white guides are there solely for that purpose and need to be removed after threading cable and housing through the frame.
  • The included foam housing cover should be used to cover the brake hose inside the downtube. First remove the cable guide on the side of the headtube, thread the hose through the middle hole of the head tube guide, then through the foam housing, then into the white hose guide 12-16" inches. Gently pull the white hose guide out of the chainstay as you push it from the head tube. You can see the dark brake hose through the white hose guide to ensure it has passed through the opening the chainstay. Once it has, pull the remainder of the white hose guide out of the frame and discard. 
  • Before securing the brake line to your caliper, be certain to thread the hose through the plastic guide clip that attaches to and covers the hole in the chainstay. 

  • If running a 1X drivetrain set up be certain to remove the orange guide from the frame. 
  • If running a 1X with a dropper post you can use the alternative head tube cable guide insert to allow for full length housing. Like the brake hose, routing your dropper post housing over the BB is recommended. 

TIPS: The brake hose runs over the top of the aluminum BB cup. Removing the cable guide cover underneath the frame makes routing cables much easier. 

Di2 2X Equipped Frames

Di2 for 2X drivetrains is a factory option on all Custom frame orders. From time to time we order stock colors with the Di2 mod. The wiring port for Di2 front derailleurs is located below the front derailleur mount.


The Peacemaker uses a 27.2 seat post and a 31.8mm clamp (31.6 works fine). Our frame geometry is designed around a 20mm offset seat post. However, if you're the long legged/super short torso type then you may want to forget all that and go with a zero offset post. Don't worry, we're not super opinionated about seatpost offset. Bar tape though, that's another story.

We recommend using a carbon post over an aluminum post if possible due to negative reaction that can result from the two materials reacting over time. To negate post seizure inside the frame, apply a liberal amount of grease starting an inch below the bottom of the seat post collar. Around the inside of the seat tube underneath the seat collar apply carbon fiber paste to keep the post from slipping under weight.

If using an aluminum seat post on any carbon bike, you should remove it from the frame periodically to avoid having it seize inside the carbon frame. 

Disc Brakes

The Peacemaker accepts either 140mm or 160mm Flat Mount disc brakes. The rear chainstay thickness is 25mm and uses 32mm button head bolts (SRAM calipers). The front uses standard 15mm button head bolts.

Front: SRAM 15mm Part No.: 00.5318.005.002

Rear: SRAM 32mm Part No.: 00.5318.005.006 

Rear: SHIMANO Part No.: Y8N208030

To run 160mm rotors front and rear, you'll need the following flat mount adaptors:

SRAM Front Part No.: 00.5318.018.000

SRAM Rear Part No.: 00.5318.018.001

Shimano Di2

Peacemaker's can be special ordered to accept Shimano Di2 wiring for 2X drivetrains (1X drivetrains do not need to be special ordered). Meaning, the stock framesets don't have an extra hole in the frame that a non-Di2 user will have to plug. 

In addition you will need a Pro Di2 Seatpost Battery Holder in 27.2. These can be purchased quite easily and range in cost from $13 to $20 depending on who you buy them from:

Rack & Fender Bolts

The Peacemaker comes stock with the correct length rack and fender bolts. Using longer bolts will damage your frame and void your warranty. Always use grease on rack, fender and bottle cage bolts. Overtightening these bolts will cause damage to the eyelets

The Peacemaker comes stock with the correct length rack and fender bolts. Easy there tiger! Using longer bolts will damage your frame and is not covered under warranty.