Missing since 2020, the full carbon Ibis DV9 hardtail mountain bike is back in the lineup. Despite a familiar looking frame, the geo is dramatically updated, and it gets a few new shapes and features down low.
The DV9 remains a 29er only, and is built around 120mm forks, but you can run 100mm to 140mm travel forks if you want.
Geometry is based on the World Cup-winning Ibis Exie short travel full suspension XC bike, the head angle is 2º slacker than the prior model – 66.5º across all four frame sizes.
Chainstays are 14mm shorter at 425mm. Combined, they should give the bike a bit more pop in the corners and climbs, and a bit more stability on the descents.
Despite tightening up the rear end, there’s still room for 29×2.6″ tires.
And if you wanna get really shreddy, it can handle massive 203mm brake rotors and four-piston calipers.
Seat tube angles are 2-4º steeper, depending on size, putting riders in a more ergonomic and powerful riding position when needed, and with dropper seatposts making it easy to get off the back, too.
Reach gets a bit longer to compensate, and the top tube keeps its bend to provide a lower standover height (great for smaller riders). Small frames can clear a 22oz and 26oz bottle inside, and larger frames fit two 26oz bottles.
It has downtube and chainstay protection, with full internal tube-in-tube cable and hose routing for easy (well, easier) maintenance.
They also wanted to make it affordable. Ibis co-owner Hans Heim says he wanted a race-worthy bike that NICA athletes could pay off with a summer job…and take podiums with.
It’s not just for kids though. With four sizes, they say it fits riders from 5′ to 6’6″ tall.
Three builds are offered, starting at just $3,499. Framesets start at just $1,499, making it a great base for all those parts many of us have in our garage.