New Ibis DV9: A carbon hardtail you can pay for with your summer job?

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Ibis has just announced the launch of its new carbon hardtail, the DV9. Following the current trend for XC-but-slacker (which Ibis is calling Downcountry), this new bike will be offered in two build options to suit the racers and the trail riders.

The prototype has already proved to be a race winner – or is that just Lili?

Ibis co-owner Hans Heim has done what any mountain biking parent would love to do, and designed this bike with his daughter, Lili, in mind. She’s a keen high school XC racer (one of the many other high school riders encouraged into the sport by NICA) and wanted a bike that would be both fun and race-ready, but with the bonus of being affordable enough to be paid for by a summer job.

Wouldn’t we all like to make our kids a bike?
Also comes in black.

This is no kids’ bike though. With 29in wheels, a choice of 100 or 120mm fork travel, 2.6in tyre clearance, and dropper compatibility, this is designed to live up to its name: DV stands for development, and Ibis says this is a bike you can grow with.

No ISCG tabs, but it does have a threaded BB.
Builds above GX Eagle come with dropper posts.
Post mount brakes.
Goes up.

Complete bikes will come with two options: a 100mm or 120mm fork. In the 100mm guise you’ll get a 68.5° head angle, and with the longer fork you get a 67.4° angle. Chainstays are 439mm, and hub spacing is 148mm rear, 110mm front.

Ibis DV9 Geometry Chart

Whizzes down.
Whoop!

The claimed frame weight is 1,204g, and in the US a frame will set you back $999 – so it had better be a pretty good summer job. U.S customers will also be able to buy various build options ranging from an SRAM NX model costing $2,199, an SRAM GX version and a $7,499 SRAM XX1 option.

Here in the UK the price of a DV9 frame is set at £1,199, and there will only be an SRAM GX build available starting from £3,199 with 120mm Fox 34 Rhythm for or £3,599 if you opt for a 100mm travel Fox Factory 32 Fit 4 up front.

Yay for English threaded BBs!
DV = Development.
Who cares if you can’t see the bike, we just want to go there.

UK builds will come with Shimano brakes and 2.6in Nobby Nic tyres. Bikes will be available very soon, check out UK Distributor 2Pure for full availability and dealers.

May induce smiling.

We’re off to investigate summer job options in the USA…

Comments (10)

  1. £1199 for a frame for a kid with a summer job.. my last summer job as a child i bought a super nintendo, it was great.

  2. Ask any, “kid”, what there favourite colours are and I’m pretty sure that, Bone White or black will not be on the top of their list, don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Ibis, I have 2, but someone needs to look at the happy chart when it comes to colour choices.

  3. $999 US seems like a fair deal for a frame – $1,000 United States Dollar equals
    £767.12 Pound sterling today so quite where the £1200 comes from I dont know. Rip off Britain or what?

  4. Keep in mind the $999 doesn’t include US sales tax and the £1200 DOES includes VAT, and all the costs of getting it here…

  5. I can’t believe you’re ragging on the price but letting them off with “Downcountry”.
    Standards are slipping folks.

  6. After accounting for VAT that’s a 30% increase on the US retail frame price. Since 2pure aren’t likely to be paying retail price for the frame that’s a pretty big margin to be playing with.

  7. Downcountry is a Pinkbike in joke

  8. I’ve added to the geometrygeeks database here for comparison purposes. Looks like a fun bike, but over £3k for a hardtail… erk

  9. Geometry looks very conservative. Head angle isnt that shallow and the seat angle quite shallow

  10. Think import tax (in addition to VAT) shoves the UK price higher too. Yep. Goid old fashioned double dipping from the UK Government, who don’t want to encourage excercise.

    But get used to it boys and girls, as all those Euro bikes will get a wad of import tax stuffed on them all too after 29th March.

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