The Ibis Exie was introduced in 2021 — right in the middle of the pandemic-induced bike boom. USA-built carbon framesets remain rare and pricey. At $4499 just for the frameset, Ibis has seen solid sales, but not at the level they would like. Now, Ibis is introducing an affordable Exie that’s built in a trusted factory in Vietnam. Aside from losing the swagger that the stars-and-stripes Exie has, the Exie for the masses delivers the same design and performance at a significantly lower price while gaining a modest 250 grams.
With three build kits at either $4999 or $5499, we’re talking a complete build that’s barely more than the USA-built carbon frameset alone. Admittedly, it loses some of the chutzpah but is certainly more economical. I would expect the same performance here, since the geometry is identical. Fox Float Performance shocks and forks are on tap, as are journeyman Deore, NX/GX and SLX builds. Going forward, Ibis is now differentiating the original Exie as the “Exie USA.”
The Exie frameset in Bug Zapper Blue.
Ibis Exie Specs:
120mm travel front and rear
Uses DW-Link suspension design
Short, 435mm chainstays
World Cup XC ready
Fits two water bottles inside the front triangle
Handcrafted in Vietnam with a 7-year warranty
Available in bug zapper blue and cheat-o orange
As low as 26.3 lbs complete
Complete bikes only with three builds, starting at $4999
The Cheat-O Orange Exie in the full SRAM NX/GX build kit.
Same DW-Link performance as the Exie USA, just cheaper.
Learn More: Visit IbisCycles.com
Images: Lear Miller Photo