Compare Ibis Exie Kits

The Ibis Exie USA was such a hit Ibis decided to produce an off-shore Exie to accommodate cost-conscious budgets. The Vietnam built Exie is about 250g heavier, however it comes in the more entry level Ibis builds. Keep reading to compare Ibis Exie Kits and learn about kit highlights as well as frequent part swaps and upgrades to the Exie builds.

The Ibis Exie is a 100mm travel frame paired with a 120mm fork. This produces a bike at home in cross country, down-country and trail riding conditions for a wide range of riders.

Learn more and compare the Deore, GX and SLX Exie builds below.

Questions? BikeCo has you covered. Chat, email or call our expert team to define which Exie build is right for your riding.

Ibis Exie in Navy as well as Bone colorways.

Questions on spec, performance or availability?

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Ibis offers the Exie in three cost-conscious options. The Deore, GX and SLX kits provide riders access to this cross country / trail bike without breaking the bank.

Ibis Exie FOX Performance Suspension

Each of the Exie builds features a FOX Float 34 Performance fork as well as a FOX Performance Float DPS rear shock.

The FOX Float 34 Performance is a Step-Cast fork, with 120mm of travel and the GRIP damper. This fork allows tuning via the air spring, volume spacers, low speed rebound as well as a 3 position low speed compression on-the-fly switch.

With the FOX Performance Float DPS rear shock riders tune with air pressure, volume spacers and rebound. The Performance DPS shock also has a climb switch for putting all the power down to attack technical trails.

Along with the Vietnam frame the Performance suspension is another area to save riders money compared to the Exie USA builds.

The main differences between the Performance and Factory suspension are Kashima coated shafts as well as the Factory components have more sophisticated dampers.

Performance suspension riders will compensate with air volume spacing to fine tune ramp rate and support instead of using low speed compression controls.

Exie Suspension Upgrades

BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension narrows the suspension’s tuning range to a more rider specific setup. This makes every click of adjustment more impactful for the end user.

Chat with our sales team about the advantages of a personalized suspension tune on the Exie for both race and pleasure riding. You’ll be stoked you did!

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

Compare build kits side by side for the Ibis Exie

Ibis Exie Kit Specs
Build Kit Deore GX SLX
MSRP Sale $3,749.25 Sale $4,124.25
Fork FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast, 120mm FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast, 120mm FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast, 120mm
Shock FOX Performance DPS, 190x45mm FOX Performance DPS, 190x45mm FOX Performance DPS, 190x45mm
Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims
Hubs Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo
Front Tire 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
Brakes Shimano Deore M6100 2 piston SRAM G2 R, 4-piston Shimano SLX M7100
Rotors Shimano SM-RT66 180/160mm SRAM Centerline 180/160mm Shimano SM-RT66 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
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM BB52 SRAM DUB Shimano SLX BB52
Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm SRAM GX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100
Shifter Shimano Deore M6100 SRAM NX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100
Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 10-51t SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Shimano SLX, 10-51t
Chain Shimano Deore M6100 SRAM NX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100
Chain 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
Grips Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo Lizard Skins Charger Evo
Handlebar Blackbird Aluminum, 780mm Blackbird Aluminum, 780mm Blackbird Aluminum, 780mm
Stem Ibis 31.8 Ibis 31.8 Ibis 31.8
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)
Saddle WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm WTB Silverado, CroMo 142mm
Upgrades i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400

Key Ibis Exie Kit Differences

The Exis is available in a 2 Shimano builds, Deore and SLX as well as 1 SRAM build with the GX complete.

All three of these are popular options for the Ibis Exie.

Shimano Kits

SLX components tend to be lighter and with a longer service life than the Deore counterparts. Both Shimano kits are popular, however if you’re really looking for that crisp shifting Shimano is known for you may gravitate to the SLX  build.

The SLX also has a Bike Yoke Revive dropper post compared to a KS Rage-i spec on the Deore bike.

That essentially sums up the differences between the Deore and SLX spec.

Riders on the edge of a budget often pick the Deore bike with intention to upgrade some of the drivetrain as it wears.

An upgrade that’s growing in popularity on the SLX bike is installing a wireless SRAM GX AXS derailleur and shift pod. This isn’t for every rider – but if you think you might be “that guy” (or gal) give our team a ring.

More on this on the Common Upgrades tab.


The Exie GX build is probably the most popular option of the three factory builds.

SRAM’s 12sp Eagle has an incredible service life. While it tends to shift a little rougher than the ultra crisp Shimano it isn’t as susceptible to small cable adjustments. The SRAM Eagle drivetrain is an option for those who are a little harder on their equipment and want it to simply work before the next ride.

The SRAM GX AXS derailleur is a great option for this build.

Chat with our team about other differences or to have your personal questions answered on the Exie Deore, GX and SLX builds.

Common Ibis Exie Part Swaps and Upgrades

Ibis Exie Upgrades and Swaps

When you’re shopping for a new mountain bike it’s common to have a wish list of bits outside the stock build.

Some of these might be things you intend to upgrade as parts wear, but others are so important to a bike’s personality that BikeCo suggests getting it right, right out of the box.

Let’s look at some common upgrades and swaps to the Deore, GX and SLX Exie bikes.

Common Exie Upgrades

The most popular upgrades to the Ibis Exie are cockpit, brakes and suspension tuning.


Looking for that next level of performance? Ask about BikeCo Pro Tunes. We take FOX’s unbeatable performance and narrow the window based on rider specifics. These include size, ground speed, terrain, aspirations, etc, etc. Wondering how a Pro Tune fork and shock will improve your particular riding? Chat with our team today and we’ll help identify areas that our Pro Tune service will improve.

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 Exie’s Navy or Bone colorway.


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.

Exie riders aren’t all XC racers. Some may prefer a more robust tire setup for bigger trail terrain. Others might enjoy heavier sidewalls for improved damping. A lot of personality is found in your bikes tires. Let’s get you on the right tires right out of the box.

Maybe you want for rim protection? We have that covered too. Riders with carbon rims on their Exie pleasure builds may look at a CushCore XC for the rear wheel in particular.


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.

Getting the fit correct is important to your Exie’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.


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 Exie Build

We’d expect anyone shopping an Ibis Exie 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 Exie frame.

Exie Frame Details
Frame Material Carbon
Fork Travel 120
Rear Travel 100
Rear Shock Size 190x45mm
Wheel Size 29″”
Max Tire 2.4
Rear Brake Max 180
Bottom Bracket 73mm Threaded
Chainline 52 or 55mm
Derailleur Hanger Ibis
Headset Zero Stack
41 Upper, 52 Lower
Seatpost Dia. 31.6
Warranty Lifetime

Ibis Exie Suspension Details

Ibis’ Exie is spec’d with FOX Performance fork and rear shock.

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

For a rear shock the Exie SLX is spec’d with the FOX Performance Float DPS. The shock is 190x45mm. Performance DPS shocks are tuned via PSI, volume spacers and rebound. Additionally the DPS has a “climb switch” that increases low speed compression.

Exie Suspension Upgrade

A popular upgrade to the Exie suspension is our proprietary Pro Tune service.

With less travel on an XC bike its’ even more crucial to have the suspension’s performance setup as dialed in 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 abridged version? FOX is build for every rider size at every riding speed. You’re not every rider! Chat with our team about how BikeCo Pro Tune suspension will take your riding to the next level. Because Every Click Counts.

Ibis Exie Geometry

The Exie is offered in Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Riders from 5’0″ to 6’5″ options on the Exie.

Like other bikes Ibis shows their height crossover to be about an inch per size. For instance the Medium lists 5′ 3″ to 5′ 8″ riders while the Large typically fits 5′ 7″ to 6’1″ riders.

This is a good starting point, but isn’t the be all and end all to sizing your Exie.

Ibis bikes like the Exie are sized based rider height as well as leg and arm length. Riders who find their height in the cross-over of sizes will determine the better size based typically on inseam, flexibility and riding style.

Those with longer legs tend to upsize to improve riding position. This will increase the wheelbase and produce a bike with a bit more overall speed capacity that isn’t quite as snappy as a smaller option would be.

Riders with longer torsos or looking for a more “poppy” trail feel will tend to downsize. Although, with modern MTB frames designed to accommodate increased dropper post lengths riders who prefer the added wheelbase may upsize – so long as the reach doesn’t compromise stem size availability or put a rider “too far” over the front wheel.

If this is your first real XC type machine remember that Reach and Stack should be viewed together. The taller stack on an XC bike results in a “shorter” reach measurement but often has a comparable cockpit fit to a longer reach and lower stack Enduro style geometry.

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.

Exie 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 100 100 100 100
Fork Travel 120 120 120 120
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 67.2 67.2 67.2 67.2
Trail 110 110 110 110
Reach 413 439 478 519
Stack 582 592 606 630
Top Tube Length 584 613 644 675
Head Tube Length 85 95 110 135
Seat Tube Length (inches) 14 16 18 20
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 73.8 73.8 74.8 75.9
Saddle Height for ST Angle not listed not listed not listed not listed
Standover 722 727 748 754
BB Height not listed not listed not listed not listed
BB Drop 28 28 28 28
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435
Wheelbase 1128 1158 1202 1253

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

Enduro MTB Geo Comparison

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Purchasing Steps from (The Bike Company)

Place Your Deposit
Our team will contact you to go over common questions including common part swaps / upgrades, tuning considerations, initial setup requirements, etc.
Your bike will be built and setup for you including delivery documentation to help you better understand and fine tune the bike’s performance.

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!

Availability Definitions:

IN-STOCK and Available Now!
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Custom components may change this window (we will advise).

AVAILABLE: Secure this Bike
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Order is processed & shipped to BikeCo (typically 3-7 working days), built by BikeCo (usually on the day the product lands at BikeCo) for pickup or shipment.

PRE-ORDER: Due 1st week of XXX
Part of a inbound BikeCo order or shows available in this time window.
May be later or earlier than predicted depending on product availability.
Bike is due at vendor, will be quality checked, processed and shipped. (typically 3-14 business days) Built by BikeCo for delivery.

When you buy a bike from 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 to help you.

Questions? No problem. Hit us up.

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