With the intention of gaining the attention of cyclists of all classes and conditions, the Californian company presents in society the Ibis DV9, an eye-catching 29-inch rigid designed to be as versatile as few others. The bicycle has a carbon frame weighing only 1,210 grams and features such interesting details as a modern geometry, compatibility with forks from 100 to 120 millimeters of travel and tires up to 2.6 inches wide.
The development of the Ibis DV9 came when Lili Heim, daughter of Ibis Cycles CEO Hans Heim, asked her father for a bicycle to ride races on weekends, but also to explore trails, go out with friends and, most importantly, be able to pay with a summer job salary. As a result of these requests, a multi-purpose and affordable bicycle has been born, mounted on a lightweight carbon frame accessible to anyone starting at $999: the price to pay for the single frame.
Some of the most remarkable specifications present in the Ibis DV9 are its compatibility with forks from 100 to 120 millimeters of travel and with 29 inch wheels with a width up to 2.6 inches thanks to a meticulous geometry denominated Down Country. There is also a complete internal cabling system, BB73 threaded bottom bracket, 15x110 and 12x148 mm Boost thru axles and Post Mount clamp for the rear brake, among other features.
Concerning the Down Country geometry, the Ibis DV9 offers multiple set-up possibilities and, therefore, different types of riding, making it an ideal bicycle for competing in XC/Marathon races and for enjoying long routes exploring trails. The shapes of the frame are defined by a 68.5º/67 .4º head tube angle (with 100/120 mm fork), 73º/72º seat tube angle (with 100/120 mm fork), 439 mm chainstay length, 418/405 mm Reach (with 100/120 mm fork) in size M and 628/637 mm Stack (with 100/120 mm fork) in the same frame size.4º (with 100/120 mm fork), 73º/72º saddle tube angle (with 100/120 mm fork), 439 mm pod length, 418/405 mm Reach (with 100/120 mm fork) in size M and 628/637 mm Stack (with 100/120 mm fork) in the same frame size.
The Ibis Cycles DV9 arrives at the stores with 6 different assemblies to choose in addition to the always interesting option of acquiring the single frame. The price announced for the American market is $999 for the frame, available in 2 colors and 4 sizes, with a price range between $2,199 and $7,299 for the complete bikes, all of them with 1x transmissions and different options of components to be customized by the final customer.