Compare Ibis DV9 Kits

Riders know what to expect from Ibis. Confident, playful, fun bikes. The Ibis DV9 is no exception to this. Compare Ibis DV9 kits and learn about popular part swaps and upgrades to the Ibis hardtail.

The Ibis DV9 is a versatile hardtail that can be build to suit a wide range of riders. With the DV9 riders find a carbon hardtail designed to accommodate forks from 100-140mm of travel depending on usage.

Available in a wide range of price points the Ibis DV9 is offered in Deore, GX, SLX, XT, GX Transmission, XX SL Transmission as well as Frame Only options.

Questions about the DV9 or its kits? BikeCo has you covered. Chat, email or call our expert team to define which DV9 spec is right for your riding.

Ibis DV9 hardtail in Purple Crush as well as Muddy Waters colorways.

Questions on spec, performance or availability?

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With the widest range of available kits the DV9 is available from the Cost-Conscious Deore spec to the No-Holds-Barred XX SL AXS Transmission build. Oh, and a handful of kits in between!

Keep reading for kit details, comparisons and popular upgrades to the DV9 bikes.

Ibis DV9 FOX Suspension

Ibis spec’s 2 forks depending on the level of kit for the DV9.

Deore, GX and SLX builds feature the FOX Performance Float 34 Step-Cast fork with a GRIP damper.

XT, GX Transmission and XX Transmission builds are spec’d with the FOX Factory Float 34 Step-Cast fork with FIT4 remote damper.

Both forks are adjustable through PSI, rebound as well as volume spacing. The Performance GRIP fork provides riders a three position low speed compression switch, typically used as a climb switch. On Factory FIT4 Remote forks riders have the remote climb switch as well as low speed compression controls to fine tune support.

A popular upgrade to all forks, but particularly on the Factory options, is our BikeCo Pro Tune service. Essentially our team will tune the fork to your riding specifics, narrowing the fork’s adjustment window so every click is a more precise adjustment. Rather than a fork designed for all weight ranges and all riding capacities BikeCo Pro Tune forks are tuned around you. Because #EveryClickCounts.

Questions about the DV9 fork differences? Wondering how a BikeCo Pro Tune will improve your trail experience? Chat with our staff today. We are available by chat, email or call.

Use these tabs to compare Ibis DV9 Build Kits. Read about key kit differences. Learn about common swaps and upgrades to the DV9 as well as frame details.

Compare build kits side by side for the Ibis DV9:

Ibis DV9 Kit Specs
Build Kit Deore GX SLX XT GX Transmission XX Transmission
MSRP Sale: $2,624.25 Sale: $2,624.25 Sale: $2,999.25 Sale: $3,674.25 $5,299 $8,699
Fork FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast, 120mm FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast, 120mm FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast, 120mm FOX Factory 34, 120mm FOX Factory 34, 120mm FOX Factory 34, 120mm
Shock N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis S28 Carbon
Hubs Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo i9 Hydra Centerlock
Front Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO
Brakes Shimano Deore M6100 2 piston SRAM G2 R, 4-piston Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8120 Shimano XT M8100 2 piston Shimano XTR M9100 2 piston
Rotors Shimano SM-RT66 180mm SRAM Centerline 180 Shimano SM-RT66 180mm Shimano SM-RT86 180/160mm Shimano SM-RT86 180/160mm Shimano RT-M900 180/160mm
Cranks Shimano Deore M6100 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm SRAM NX Eagle 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm Shimano SLX M7120 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm Shimano XT M8120 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm SRAM GX Eagle 30t SRAM XX SL Transmission AXS 32t
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM BB52 SRAM DUB Shimano SLX BB52 Shimano XT MT800 SRAM DUB SRAM DUB
Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm SRAM GX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX SL Transmission AXS
Shifter Shimano Deore M6100 SRAM NX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX Eagle Pod Controller
Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 10-51t SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Shimano SLX, 10-51t Shimano XT, 10-51t SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Transmission SRAM XX SL Transmission, 10-52t
Chain Shimano Deore M6100 SRAM NX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX SL Transmission Flattop
Chain Guide N/A Ibis Top Guide Ibis Top Guide Ibis Top Guide Ibis Top Guide Ibis Top Guide
Headset Cane Creek 40: Upper, IS 41 – Lower IS 52 Cane Creek 40: Upper, IS 41 – Lower IS 52 Cane Creek 40: Upper, IS 41 – Lower IS 52 Cane Creek 40: Upper, IS 41 – Lower IS 52 Cane Creek 40: Upper, IS 41 – Lower IS 52 Cane Creek 40: Upper, IS 41 – Lower IS 52
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebar Blackbird Aluminum, 780mm Blackbird Aluminum, 780mm Blackbird Aluminum, 780mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm
Stem Ibis 31.8 Ibis 31.8 Ibis 31.8 Industry Nine A318 Industry Nine A318 Industry Nine A318
Seatpost KS Rage-I, 31.6mm (125, 150, 170, 213mm) KS Rage-I, 31.6mm (125, 150, 170, 213mm) Bike Yoke Revive, 31.6 (125, 160, 185, 213mm) Bike Yoke Revive, 31.6 (125, 160, 185,213 mm) Bike Yoke Revive, 31.6 (125, 160, 185, 213mm) SRAM Reverb AXS 31.6 (125, 150, 170mm)
Saddle WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, Ti 142mm
Upgrades i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400

Key Ibis DV9 Kit Differences

Well, with so many available kits there are A LOT of differences across the DV9 lineup.

As mentioned earlier the Deore, GX and SLX bikes feature FOX Performance suspension while the XT, GX Transmission and XX SL Transmision are spec’d with the FOX Factory fork.

Let’s dig a little deeper into the DV9 builds and compare the kits.

Shimano Kits

Shimano riders find the DV9 offered in Deore, SLX and XT models. This provides a range of price options as well as variance in build from the Deore and SLX to the XT kit.

As you move up the chain in Shimano drivetrains you’ll find components that are lighter, feature more exotic materials and with the right care tend to have a bit longer service intervals.

Wear items like the chainring, chain and cassette are interchangable. As such we see many riders spec one kit and when the drivetrain has worn upgrade a kit or two higher.

The Deore and SLX kit both feature the FOX Performance Step-Cast 34 fork and 31.8mm aluminum cockpit.

The SLX build provides a Bike Yoke Revive dropper compared to the Deore’s KS Rage-i spec.

Moving to the XT build riders find a handful of upgrades along with the drivetrain and brakes. Namely the FOX Factory Step-Cast 34 fork and Ibis carbon handlebars.

SRAM Kits

Three SRAM kits are available for the Ibis DV9.

The GX build features a FOX Performance fork and aluminum handlebar.

Moving into wireless shifting at the top tier of DV9 kits we find the GX Transmission as well as the XX SL Transmission builds.

Each of the Transmission kits features the new SRAM T-Type drivetrain. These are the strongest and longest lasting pairings to date.

The XX SL Transmission build will be slightly lighter than its’ GX Transmission counterpart.

Riders will find 31.8mm Ibis carbon handlebars on both builds.

The major differences between the GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission are found in the wheels and dropper post.

The XX SL Transmission features a wireless seatpost in the SRAM Reverb AXS post. GX Transmission is spec’d with the Bike Yoke Revive dropper.

Wheels are a major difference, although riders can also upgrade the GX AXS Transmission bike as well. The XX SL Transmission features i9 Hydra hubs laces to Ibis S28 carbon fiber rims. The GX Transmission bikes come stock with Ibis hubs tied to Ibis 933 alloy rims.

Wondering which kit will get you the most bang for your buck? Or finding one of these kits it “close” but not quite your dream bike? Check out the next tab for common upgrades and part swaps across the DV9 builds. Develop some questions and work with our expert staff to dial in the perfect Ibis hardtail.

Common Ibis DV9 Upgrades

Ibis DV9 Upgrades and Swaps

A lot of riders purchasing an Ibis DV9 are building a dream bike of some sort. Whether it’s that “all-in” hardtail or a quiver bike for certain rides the DV9 is a bike we see riders really invest the time to ensure they’ve got a great build right at delivery.

Not all spec changes are upgrades. Many are across the board swaps or relatively minor upgrades when we factor our the stock component from your delivery.

Let’s dive in a little deeper on the common swaps and upgrades to the DV9.

Common DV9 Upgrades

There are a lot of areas we see riders upgrade the stock DV9 builds. Probably the most common are Cockpit and Brakes. Upgrading to Pro Tune Suspension is probably third. We see wheels, tires and cranks as other areas riders tend to focus on.

Suspension

Getting you fork right on a hardtail is critical to the bike’s performance.

One of the upgrades we see to the Deore, GX and SLX DV9 builds, that feature the FOX Performance fork, is an upgrade to the FIT4 damper. This basically produces a Performance Elite model. (black hard ano stanchions with the top tier damper) With this upgrade riders improve the fork’s tuning range by adding a low speed compression adjuster.

On all three forks, the stock Performance, the modified “Performance Elite” or the XT, GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission FOX Factory offering adding a BikeCo Pro Tune is very popular. Our BikeCo Pro Tune forks narrow the performance window of the damper based on specifics of your riding. Essentially each click becomes a more precise tool in your setup.

Wondering how a BikeCo Pro Tune fork will improve your riding? Chat with our team today. Remember, #EveryClickCounts.

Rider Contact Points

Riders typically have a go-to grip and pedal preference.

We can provide a range of grips with variable patterns, technology and shape to improve your riding. There might even be a grip in a color to set off your DV0’s Muddy Waters or Purple Crush colorway.

Tires

Another preference riders develop is “must-have” tire spec. This is one of the most common swaps on builds from any manufacturer. With notable performance differences between tread pattern, compound and sidewall lets make sure we get you on the perfect tire setup.

There is a wide range of appropriate tires for the DV9 depending on your terrain and riding style. The DV9 can carry most 2.6″ rear tires, allowing riders to modify the small bump compliance with larger volume tires.

Not all DV9 riders are looking for the XC fast Rekon Race option. Some riders may prefer more trail or even light enduro tire setups. This includes tires like the Aggressor, DHR II, DHF and more. A variety of sidewalls are seen on the DV9 as well depending on rider size and aggression.

Getting the right tires on your bike is critical to it’s performance and your confidence. Wondering what tires best fit your riding? That’s what we’re here for. Let us go through some options that will fit your needs. Tire size. Sidewall options. Tread patterns. Even rim protection are details we love to go through with our clients.

Cockpit

A common swap or upgrade to Ibis Factory Spec bikes are the handlebars and stem. Many riders swap to a 35mm diameter combo over the stock 31.8mm options.

GX and SLX builds often upgrade to carbon bars to help improve the hardtail’s small bump compliance.

Getting the fit correct is important to your DV9’s performance. Handlebar rise and overall stiffness also improve the personalization and performance of your bike. Looking for suggestions? We have the best in the market from OneUp, Tag, Renthal and Raceface.

Chat with our team about hand positioning, carbon versus aluminum as well as advantages of the right handlebar rise on your new rig.

Brakes

This is one of the most common swaps or upgrades on any bike. Brakes that compliment your riding style and preference make a huge difference on trail. We offer class leading options in a variety of price points from Hope, Magura, Shimano and TRP.

Shimano brakes are very popular and are spec’d on several of the build options. Shimano brakes have good overall power with quick lever throw. This produces a brake with a strong feel.

TRP brakes are similar to the Shimano lineup. The TRP brakes provide a touch more overall power and extra modulation compared to Shimano offerings.

Riders who prefer a bit more modulation or “feel” to their brakes gravitate towards Hope and Magura.

The latest Hope Tech 4 updates have improved their power. This puts the Hope Tech 4 in the Shimano and Magura range for overall power while retaining the excellent modulation Hope has been known for.

Magura brakes are the most frequent swap or upgrade across all Ibis builds. Riders who appreciate modulation and power will find Magura excellent in both aspects. Magura offers models with across a wide price range allowing budget friendly swaps or upgrades. Riders looking for the most adjustability or tuning for their brakes will shop the MT7 with HC3 levers.

More about Pro Tune Suspension

Take your bike’s performance to the next level with our proprietary Pro Tune Suspension. Our team will custom tune your FOX fork and rear shock and narrow the performance from the FOX Factory range to a more precise setup designed for your riding style, aggression, ground speed, size and terrain.

This is one of the biggest upgrades to any bike – having the suspension dialed in as well as having a resource like BikeCo to help you fine tune the bike at time of delivery and as your riding speeds increase!

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension – because Every Click Counts.

Dialing in the perfect DV9 Build

We’d expect anyone shopping an Ibis DV9 build to have questions! Our team is here to help you define what you need to take your bike build from “this is good” to “man, this is DIALED.” Email, call or chat on the website today.

Here are some details about the Ibis DV9 frame.

DV9 Frame Details
Frame Material Carbon
Fork Travel 100-140
Rear Travel n/a
Rear Shock Size n/a
Wheel Size 29″”
Max Tire 2.6
Rear Brake Max 203
Bottom Bracket 73mm Threaded
Chainline 55mm
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
Headset Zero Stack
41 Upper, 52 Lower
Seatpost Dia. 31.6
Warranty Lifetime

Deore, GX and SLX spec:

These Ibis DV9 builds are spec’d with FOX Performance fork.

The fork is a Float 34 Step-Cast Performance model with a GRIP damper. Fork travel for the DV9 is spec’d at 120mm. Tuning is done via PSI, volume spacers, rebound and a three position low speed compression control.

XT, GX Transmission and XXSL Transmission

The Ibis DV9 XT, GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission builds are spec’s the FOX Factory Float 34 FIT4 Step-Cast Remote fork.

FOX’s FIT4 damper allows riders to adjust low speed compression as well as a two position Remote compression control for Open – Firm.

Fork travel for the DV9 is spec’d at 120mm.

Tuning is done via PSI, volume spacers, rebound and a two position remote adjuster with low speed compression control for the Open mode.

DV9 Suspension Upgrade

A popular upgrade to the DV9 Performance fork is our proprietary Pro Tune service.

With less travel on an XC bike its’ even more crucial to have your suspension as setup and dialed in as possible, using every millimeter as efficiently as possible.

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension

Take your bike’s performance to the next level with our Pro Tune Suspension services.

FOX has the best suspension on the market – but why not make it even better? At BikeCo our suspension team will narrow the performance band of the stock suspension based on your size, riding style, ground speed, aspirations and terrain.

The short version? FOX is built for to work for every rider size at every riding speed. You’re not every rider, right? Chat with our team about how BikeCo Pro Tune suspension will take your riding to the next level. Because Every Click Counts.

Ibis DV9 Geometry

The DV9 is offered in Small through X-Large and designed for rides from 5′ 0″ to 6′ 5″ in height.

As a bike with a range of appropriate fork setups depending on your riding the Ibis Geo provided is based on a 120mm travel fork. If you’re looking for other fork travel options and are wondering about the geo considerations reach out to our team for more info!

Along with height DV9 riders will want to compare sizes based on inseam and arm length as well. Riders on the sizing cusp will reference leg length to help determine the ideal sizing.

Another thing to take into account sizing a hardtail like the DV9 is what your intended use is and will you be able to get your cockpit setup in an ideal position. If you’re building a more playful, confident DV9 you’ll want to keep your stem and bars in a more trail or even enduro type setup. Shorter stem, often with higher rise bars. For a more “racy” build a slightly longer stem with lower bars will likely be a more ideal positioning.

Wondering which bike provides you the best fit? Our expert team is here to help you define how your size, riding style, terrain and aspirations will effect your ideal sizing. Reach out to our team about your Ibis DV9 purchase by chat, email or phone!

DV9 Geometry Chart
Size Small Medium Large X-Large
Factory Sizing Guide (inches) 5′ – 5′ 4″ 5′ 3″ – 5′ 8″ 5′ 7″ – 6′ 1″ 6′ – 6′ 5″
Rear Travel n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fork Travel 120 120 120 120
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5
Trail 114 114 114 114
Reach 404 435 470 511
Stack 615 622 635 658
Top Tube Length 580 608 640 675
Head Tube Length 85 95 110 135
Seat Tube Length (inches) 14 16 18 20
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 74 74.5 75 76
Saddle Height for ST Angle 650 700 750 820
Standover 693 714 762 776
BB Height 308 308 308 308
BB Drop 65 65 65 65
Chainstay Length 425 425 425 425
Wheelbase 1100 1145 1186 1237

Compare the Ibis DV9 geo with other Ibis bikes as well as models from class leaders like Mondraker and Yeti!

MTB Geo Comparison

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Remainder of balance is due at pickup or prior to shipment.
Delivery consultation on-site or available by phone / video conference goes over FAQ on a new MTB or eMTB highlighting common questions on suspension setup, bedding brakes, bolt checks, cockpit and seating fit, etc.
Our team will follow up several times after delivery to help you better understand minute adjustments. And of course we’re always available by phone, email or chat!

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When you buy a bike from BikeCo.com you’re not getting simply a forwarded box.

Our team goes through quality control checks, builds, tunes and provides a base setup for each bike. This allows us a better chance to find the rare mechanical warranty issue, to ensure that the linkage and bearings are properly setup.

A suspension setup guide is provided and our team will begin working with you to ensure as your riding develops with your new bike suspension settings, cockpit setup, tire pressures, etc are addressed to keep you progressing.

Since we build every bike we can also offer part swaps and upgrades our competition simply cannot!

Looking for different tires? Brakes? Cockpit or Seating? Not a problem. Our team is happy to help you. Chat with our sales team about during and after purchase incentives on riding gear and accessories as well!

Your new bike typically will arrive with an absolute minimum of work required to get you on the trails. Usually this involves installing the handlebars, adjusting the headset and mounting the front and rear wheel. It’s that easy – and if you have questions you have access to the sales team and a variety of videos from BikeCo.com to help you.

Questions? No problem. Hit us up.

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