Compare Ibis HD6 Kits

The Ibis HD6 is a 165mm travel 27.5″ rear wheel frame paired to a 180mm 29″ fork. Keep reading to compare Ibis HD6 Kits.

Ibis offers five factory builds for the HD6: the GX, SLX, XT, GX AXS Transmission and XX AXS Transmission. Keep reading for more details on common part swaps and upgrades to the stock Ibis builds to take your new bike’s performance to the next level.

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Ibis HD6 in Emerald Forest, Lavender Haze and Traffic Cone Orange

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Ready to order your new Ibis HD6? Use the tabs below to see in-stock and available HD6 completes and frames.

Find the perfect HD6 in-stock here at BikeCo.com or available at Ibis (approximately 7-10 days for delivery).

In-Stock & Available: HD6 GX Bikes

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In-Stock & Available: HD6 SLX Bikes

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In-Stock & Available: HD6 XT Bikes

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In-Stock & Available: HD6 GX Transmission Bikes

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In-Stock & Available: HD6 XX Transmission Bikes

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Wondering where the big spec differences or most popular upgrades are in the Ibis HD6 lineup? Check out more details and shop available Ibis HD6 stock!

We’ll examine the GX, SLX, XT, GX AXS Transmission and XX AXS Transmission builds with an eye on getting you on your dream bike with all the right parts and unbeatable after sales service from the experts here at BikeCo.com.

Read on for more details to compare Ibis HD6 Kits, link to kit specific pages with even more details, find out about common upgrades and part swaps, compare HD6 Geometry as well as shop available HD6 completes.

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View all of the HD6 build kits or click on the tabs to learn more about the different spec and common Upgrades and Swaps on the HD6.

Included on All Kits

One of the things that sets Ibis apart is their commitment to the frame and suspension across all build kits.

Every HD6 build features their top tier carbon frame layup and FOX Factory Suspension. This gives riders access to the “heart” of the bike across the entire range.

Use these tabs to compare Ibis HD6 Build Kits. Read about key kit differences. Learn about common swaps and upgrades to the HD6 as well as frame details.

Ibis HD6 Kit Specs
Build Kit GX SLX XT GX Transmission XX Transmission
MSRP $6,099 $6,899 $7,499 $7,799 $11,199
Fork FOX 38 Factory GRIP2, 180mm 29 FOX 38 Factory GRIP2, 180mm 30 FOX 38 Factory GRIP2, 180mm 31 FOX 38 Factory GRIP2, 180mm 29 FOX 38 Factory GRIP2, 180mm 32
Shock FOX X2 Factory, 230x65mm FOX X2 Factory, 230x65mm FOX X2 Factory, 230x65mm FOX X2 Factory, 230x65mm FOX X2 Factory, 230x65mm
Rims Blackbird Send Alloy, F=29/R=27.5 Blackbird Send Alloy, F=29/R=27.6 Blackbird Send Alloy, F=29/R=27.7 Blackbird Send Alloy, F=29/R=27.5 Ibis Carbon, F=29/R=27.5
Hubs Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo Ibis Logo i9 Hydra Centerlock
Front Tire Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5, EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5, EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5, EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5, EXO Plus Maxxis Assegai 29×2.5, EXO Plus
Rear Tire Maxxis DHR 27.5×2.4, Double Down Maxxis DHR 27.5×2.4, Double Down Maxxis DHR 27.5×2.4, Double Down Maxxis DHR 27.5×2.4, Double Down Maxxis DHR 27.5×2.4, Double Down
Brakes SRAM Code RSC Shimano SLX M7120 Shimano XT M8120 SRAM Code RSC SRAM Code RSC
Rotors SRAM 6-bolt 200mm Shimano SM-RT66 203mm Shimano SM-RT66 203mm SRAM 6-bolt 200mm Shimano RT-M900 203mm
Cranks SRAM NX Eagle 32t 170mm Shimano SLX M7100 32t 170mm Shimano XT M8100 32t 170mm SRAM GX Eagle 32t 170mm SRAM XX Eagle Transmission AXS 32t 170mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Shimano SLX BB52 Shimano XT MT800 SRAM DUB SRAM DUB
Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX Eagle Transmission AXS
Shifter SRAM NX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX Eagle Pod Controller
Cassette SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Shimano SLX, 10-51t Shimano XT, 10-51t SRAM XG 1275, 10-52t Transmission SRAM XX Eagle Transmission, 10-52t
Chain SRAM NX Eagle Shimano SLX M7100 Shimano XT M8100 SRAM GX Eagle Transmission SRAM XX Eagle Transmission Flattop
Chain Guide MRP AMg SE MRP AMg SE MRP AMg SE MRP AMg SE MRP AMg SE
Headset Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56 Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56 Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56 Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56 Cane Creek 40: ZS44/ZS56
Grips 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 Ibis HiFi, 800mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm Ibis HiFi, 800mm
Stem Ibis 31.8 Ibis 31.8 Industry Nine A318 Industry Nine A318 Industry Nine A318
Seatpost KS Rage-I, 34.9mm (125, 150, 170mm) Bike Yoke Revive, 34.9 (125, 160, 185mm) Bike Yoke Revive, 34.9 (125, 160, 185mm) Bike Yoke Revive, 34.9 (125, 160, 185mm) SRAM Reverb AXS 34.9 (125, 150, 170mm)
Saddle 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

Ibis HD6 Kit Differences

The HD6 is offered in three SRAM and two Shimano completes.

SLX versus XT Build

The HD6 SLX kit is the more cost-conscious of the Shimano bikes. SLX will be slightly heavier than the XT components but have the smooth Shimano feel.

These builds parallel with suspension, wheels, tires, headset and seating being equal spec.

The HD6 XT build does jump to the Blackbird HiFi bars as well as the Industry Nine A318 stem.

We will touch on some popular upgrades to the SLX and XT kits below.

Compare Ibis HD6 Kits: SRAM

Book ending the Ibis HD6 built kits are the GX and XX AXS or XX Transmission builds.

The GX build provides a lot of value with Factory Suspension and room to grow on any wear or upgrade bits down the line.

The HD6 XX AXS complete features upgraded wheels with Industry Nine Hydra hubs and Ibis Carbon rims as well as the wireless Transmission drivetrain (the strongest on the market) and the wireless SRAM Reverb post.

Between the GX and XX Ripmo builds is the latest from SRAM the GX AXS Transmission spec. The GX Transmission kit features t-type Transmission technology for the ultimate in service life and strength. Spec’d with Aluminum wheels this build features wireless shifting without breaking the bank.

Ibis HD6 Common Upgrades and Swaps. Bars / Cockpit, Brakes, Wireless Shifting, Pro Tune Suspension, Custom Wheels, Tires

Ibis HD6 Upgrades and Swaps

While Ibis specs a great bike “out of the box” there are some common areas we see riders take advantage of part swaps or upgrades particularly at time of purchase.

Getting your bike right is important to everyone on our team. There are a variety of parts that really modify a bike’s performance and we’re happy to help you get your dream bike delivered with that dream spec.

Common Ibis Upgrades

There are a handful of common swaps and upgrades we will see on just about any bike that leaves the shop. Many of these are personal preferences, some are performance based and others may be budget considerations.

Rider Contact Points

Grips, saddles and new pedals are common swaps, upgrades and additions. (remember bikes at this level do not come with pedals)

We offer a variety of the best in all of these categories and if we don’t have your favorite in stock we’re happy to look into it with you.

Tires

Have a go-to tire setup? Let’s get you dialed. Want a Double Down front or EXO Plus rear? Prefer the DHF? Something else? No problems.

Cockpit

Many riders will update the Ibis 31.8 cockpit for a 35mm handlebar and stem combo from Renthal, OneUp, Tag or RaceFace.

Brakes

Really one of the most important bits to your bike’s personality. Getting the right brake system and rotor selection makes a big difference on how comfortable and confident you’ll be on your bike.

Popular brake options here at BikeCo.com include Shimano, TRP, Hope and Magura.

Shimano brakes offer great overall power with quick power application, in part from the shorter brake lever and how that modifies the total lever throw.

TRP ride similar to Shimano with a bit more overall power and slightly better modulation.

Hope and Magura both have more modulation than Shimano or TRP, bringing power on through a longer lever stroke or through modified leverage rates.

Hope’s latest Tech 4 series have improved their overall power to be in the Shimano and Magura power range while keeping the great modulation feel.

Magura brakes offer excellent overall power as well as great modulation. Your Magura brakes can be fine tuned with a variety of brake levers to modify modulation feel as well. Magura brakes are available in a variety of price points and are popular upgrades or swaps across all of the HD6 builds.

Custom Wheels

Many riders will find that custom wheels provide unmatched performance. Whether you’re shopping aluminum or carbon our team of expert wheel builders will produce the best final product on the market.

NOX and Ibis are the most popular carbon rims while WTB, RideFast and Factor aluminum rims are great options.

Hub options include Chris King, Industry Nine, Factor and the silent Onyx Vesper options.

Wireless Shifting

While the XX AXS and GX AXS kit feature the new SRAM Transmission the GX and even the SLX and XT are popular options for the standard AXS upgrade either GX or X01.

Chat with our team about mating the GX AXS with Shimano Drivetrains.

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 HD6 Build

Still have questions? If you’re here to compare Ibis HD6 kits we’d expect you to have questions! Don’t be shy, 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.”

Here are some details about the Ibis HD6 frame.

HD6 Frame Details
Frame Material Carbon
Fork Travel 180
Rear Travel 165
Rear Shock Size 230x65mm
Wheel Size 29″” Front
27.5″” Rear
Max Tire 2.5
Rear Brake Max 220
Bottom Bracket 73mm Threaded
Chainline 55mm
Derailleur Hanger SRAM UDH
Headset Zero Stack
44Upper, 56 Lower
Seatpost Dia. 34.9
Warranty Lifetime

HD6 Suspension Details

The FOX Factory Suspension spec on the lineup of HD6 kits is a real value added to the build.

FOX Factory forks and shocks not only feature the premium Kashima Coat but more importantly they provide riders with the more sophisticated dampers.

Both the FOX 38 GRIP2 fork as well as the FOX Factory X2 feature high and low speed compression as well as high and low speed rebound settings.

You can read more about the advantages and setup of the Factory 38 and X2 by following the links below:
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Learn More about the Factory FOX 38 Fork
Learn More about the FOX Factory X2 Shock

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 HD6 Geometry

On the HD6 Ibis has produced a size run from Small to XX-Large to provide riders improved access to the ideal fit.

The HD6 features a 64 degree headtube angle across all sizes giving it a planted feel in the gnarliest terrain at big speeds.

Helping the bike’s confidence in full-tilt aggressive riding is the 64 degree headtube angle’s correlating wheelbase and trail measurements.

Like most modern enduro and trail bikes the HD6 fit is going to be balanced on riders height as well as inseam length, particularly between the Medium and Large sizes where the published standover height has a notableĀ  jump.

The X-Large and XX-Large publish identical standover so sizing determinations tend to be based on height and arm length versus shoulder width.

Questions on sizing? Get in touch with our team and we are happy to go over your details to ensure we get you on the right size bike for your riding!

HD6 Geometry Chart
Size Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
Factory Sizing Guide (inches) 5’2″ – 5′ 6″ 5′ 5″ – 5′ 9″ 5′ 8″ – 6′ 1″ 5’11” – 6′ 3″ 6’2″ – 6′ 7″
Rear Travel 165 165 165 165 165
Fork Travel 180 180 180 180 180
Head Tube Angle (degrees) 64 64 64 64 64
Trail 136 136 136 136 136
Reach 430 454 480 508 541
Stack 621 625 630 638 651
Top Tube Length 585 610 630 655 685
Head Tube Length 81 86 91 100 115
Seat Tube Length (inches) 15.7 15.7 16 17.7 18.5
Seat Tube Angle (degrees) 76 76 76.5 77 77.5
Saddle Height for ST Angle 650 700 745 790 830
Standover 725 735 752 765 769
BB Height 345 345 345 345 345
BB Drop 30 30 30 30 30
Chainstay Length 435 435 435 435 435
Wheelbase 1202 1228 1256 1288 1328

Compare the Ibis HD6 geo with other Ibis bikes as well as models from class leaders like Mondraker, Nukeproof and Yeti!

Enduro MTB Geo Comparison

Click on these tabs to learn more about the purchasing process from BikeCo.com

Purchasing Steps from BikeCo.com (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 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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