Compare Ibis Exie USA Kits

The Ibis Exie USA is a tremendously special bike. While it has all the great things you’ll associate with Ibis, perhaps the most important is that it’s built here in the United States. A fun, rideable option with domestic heritage. Love it.

The Exie USA is a 29er with 100mm travel frame designed to pair with a 120mm fork. This is a bike at home on World-Cup XC courses that’s fun in a range of XC, down-country and trail applications.

Read on to learn more about the Ibis Exie USA builds. Compare spec between the XT, GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission Exie USA completes.

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Ibis Exie USA in Tangerine Burst, Sage Green as well as Cyan Sky.

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Ibis offers the Exie USA in its top tier build kits. So what are the differences? Let’s take a look at the spec of the individual XT, GX AXS Transmission and XX SL AXS Transmission bikes. We’ll also identify some common areas of part swaps and upgrades to the Exie USA builds.

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Let’s dive into the Exie USA XT, GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission builds from Ibis.

Ibis USA Carbon Fiber & FOX Factory Suspension

All three of the Exie USA  builds feature the USA made carbon fiber Exie frame as well as FOX Factory suspension.

As a bike that can be raced at the top levels of Cross Country competition it makes sense to see the fork and shock have remote lockout options.

The Exie USA features the FOX Float DPS with Remote as a rear shock. Shock dimensions are 190x45mm. With a quick click riders can lock out the rear shock for ultimate power transfer.

Along with the remote shock Exie USA riders find a FOX StepCast Factory Series 34 FIT4 Remote fork at 120mm travel. This is an excellent balance for the Remote DPS allowing riders to quickly change the fork compression for terrain variations.

Exie USA Suspension Upgrades

The most common suspension upgrade is riders taking advantage of our BikeCo Pro Tune service. This produces a fork and shock with the performance windows narrowed to a rider’s specifics.  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 USA Build Kits. Read about key kit differences. Learn about common swaps and upgrades to the Exie USA as well as frame details.

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Ibis Exie USA Kit Specs
Build Kit XT GX Transmission XX SL Transmission
MSRP $7,999 SALE: $6,999 $8,399 $12,299
Fork FOX Factory 34 SC FIT4 Remote, 120mm FOX Factory 34 SC FIT4 Remote, 120mm FOX Factory 34 SC FIT4 Remote, 120mm
Shock FOX Float DPS with Remote, 190×45 FOX Float DPS with Remote, 190×45 FOX Float DPS with Remote, 190×45
Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis 933 Aluminum Rims Ibis S28 Carbon
Hubs 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
Rear Tire Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO Maxxis Rekon Race 2.4 EXO
Brakes Shimano XT M8100 Shimano XT M8100 2 piston Shimano XTR M9100 2 piston
Rotors Shimano SM-RT86 180/160mm Shimano SM-RT86 180/160mm Shimano RT-M900 180/160mm
Cranks Shimano XT M8120 30t S/M 170mm, L/XL 175mm SRAM GX Eagle 30t SRAM XX SL Transmission AXS 32t
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT MT800 SRAM DUB SRAM DUB
Derailleur Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX SL Transmission AXS
Shifter Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX Eagle Pod Controller
Cassette Shimano XT, 10-51t SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Transmission SRAM XX SL Transmission, 10-52t
Chain Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX SL Transmission Flattop
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 Ibis HiFi, 800mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm
Stem Industry Nine A318 Industry Nine A318 Industry Nine A318
Seatpost 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, Ti 142mm
Upgrades i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400 i9 Carbon Wheelset add $1,400

Key Ibis Exie USA Kit Differences

The Exie USA is available in Shimano XT kit as well as two wireless shifting SRAM Transmission build kits.

Shimano XT Kit

Shimano bikes are known for their crisp shifting. Both the SLX and XT bikes feature 12sp drivetains with 10-51t cassettes.

XT components are slightly lighter than their SLX counterparts. The XT bits also feature slightly more exotic materials for both weight saving and service life.

Handlebar and stem are other differences in the build. XT builds provide Ibis’ carbon handlebar and i9 stems.

The Exie USA XT build is the Ibis factory cable driven option (although we can do custom or semi-custom SRAM cable or XTR builds if you’re interested).

SRAM GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission

The new SRAM Transmission drivetrain are the strongest and longest lasting options on the market.

Coming in slightly lighter the XX SL Transmission kit is the top tier option available for the Exie USA.

The XX Transmission bikes also feature Industry Nine Hydra hubs laced to Ibis S28 carbon rims. This is available as well on the GX Transmission kit as a factory upgrade option.

Another spec difference is found in adjustable seatposts. The XX Transmission features the wireless SRAM Reverb AXS while the GX Transmission kit is spec’d with a cable driven seatpost.

The GX and XX kits are rather close and we’ll see clients on each side of the fence with these builds taking advantage of the overall weight savings, or sometimes preferring the cost savings on the GX Transmission (especially as many riders will be upgrading to custom wheels – more on that on the next tab!).

Common Ibis Exie USA Part Swaps and Upgrades

Ibis Exie USA Upgrades and Swaps

If you’re shopping the Exie USA you know you want exactly what you want. And at we love that. Let’s get that bike absoltuely dialed. Maybe you want the perfect XC race machine. Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect set of color highlights to the Exie USA frame. Maybe you want as many USA made products as you can on the Exie. has you covered.

All three available Exie USA kits are well spec’d from Ibis. Still, it’s common on a bike at this level to expect the perfect setup and fit. So we’ll see a lot of part swaps and upgrades along those lines in the Exie USA XT, GX Transmission and XX SL Transmission bikes.

Common Exie USA Upgrades

So what are the most common areas for client’s to swap or upgrade on the Ibis Exie USA builds? Here are a handful of common areas we see client’s highlight.


Nearly all of the Exie USA builds that go out take advantage of our BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension. When you’re purchasing a USA made, let’s face it – a special bike, why wouldn’t you want the fork and shock dialed for you?

Have our team work with you to produce the best riding suspension on the market. 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 USA’s Cyan Sky, Sage Green or Tangerine Burst 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 USA 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 USA 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 USA’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.

Custom Wheels

Along with Pro Tune Suspension Custom Wheels are the most common upgrade we see on Exie USA builds.

BikeCo’s hand-built custom wheels allow riders to spec a rim, spoke and hub combination as well as build specifics for the ultimate performance.

Ibis’ narrower carbon rim is a popular option as well as NOX or DT Swiss carbon offerings.

Riders also will find traction from using the right spokes and build techniques. Our team will help you define this at time of purchase to ensure you maximize performance and longevity.

USA made hubs from Chris King and Industry Nine are often spec’d on Ibis Exie USA builds. All of these hubs are available in a range of colors to highlight your build.

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 USA Build

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

Exie USA 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

Exie USA Suspension Details

The Exie USA features suspension you’d expect to see on an XC race capable bike. Both the FOX Factory DPS as well as the Step-Cast FOX Factory 34 FIT4 feature remote compression controls. This allows riders to quickly lock out both front and rear suspension.

Along with the remote compression controls both the fork and shock provide rebound and volume spacing as well as air spring PSI to fine tune performance.

Exie USA Suspension Upgrade

The most popular upgrade to the Exie USA suspension is our proprietary Pro Tune service.

Since an XC bike by nature has less travel its’ even more critical to have the suspension’s performance 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 USA Geometry

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

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 USA.

Ibis bikes like the Exie USA 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 USA 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 USA  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!
Typically ready for pickup or shipment within 2-4 business days.
Custom components may change this window (we will advise).

AVAILABLE: Secure this Bike
Shows in-stock at the vendor (stock updated as often as possible).
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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