Aimed to be affordable for younger riders with part-time jobs

Ibis set out to make the Ibis DV9 versatile enough to explore the trails during the week but still capable of winning races on the weekend.

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Ibis DV9 need to know

  • Full carbon frame featuring 148mm Boost rear spacing.
  • 29″ wheel specific.
  • Tyre clearance for up to 2.6″ tyres
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Dropper post compatible
  • Compatible with 100mm or 120mm suspension fork
  • 68.5° head angle (100mm fork), 67.4° with 120mm.
  • Two bottle cage mounts
  • Estimated frame weight 1,204 grams
  • Two colour options: Bone white/Teal, Black/Orange
  • Four sizes: S-XL
  • 7 year frame warranty
  • £1,199 frame only price. Currently UK customers will only have two choices: a SRAM GX build available starting from £3,199 with 120mm Fox 34 Rhythm fork. Opting for the more XC race 100mm travel Fox Factory 32 Fit 4 fork will set you back £3,599.

Ibis reckon they’ve created a winner in the form of the new DV9 29er carbon hardtail. Inspired by Hans Heim’s (Ibis co-owner and CEO) cross country racing daughter. There was also a big caveat just to make things a little harder for the company; Ibis wanted the DV9 to be affordable enough that even young riders could buy one with a part-time summer job.

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Ibis CEO Hans Heim and the inspiration for the DV9, his cross country racing daughter Lili.

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Plug a Fox 34 120mm fork and dropper into the DV9 and you’ve got a very capable trail muncher.

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Yay, a threaded BB!

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Neat post mount brake fittings and 148 boost spacing.

The DV9 is following in the vein of most new cross country machines, i.e. it utilises a ‘slacker than XC’ geometry mentality. Ibis are another brand that seem to be keen on adopting the ‘Downcountry’ moniker for this type of machine. In plain English, it’s a bike that you could use for most off-road duties.

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There’s clearance for 2.6″ tyres out back.

Head over to Ibis’ UK distributor 2Pure for more information on the DV9.