The DV9 is IBIS's lightweight carbon do-anything, go-anywhere hardtail. With down-country geometry and massive tire clearance, you can rip a training loop Friday, race Saturday, and roost Sunday.
The greatest gifts aren’t bought, they’re built. That’s the story behind IBIS's carbon hardtail, the DV9. Inspired by Ibis Partner and CEO Hans Heim's high school XC racing daughter, Lili Heim, Hans set out to build a bike that could own race day, devour singletrack, explore the backcountry, and it had be affordable enough that she could pay for it with a summer job.
Compared to IBIS's previous hardtail, the reach on the DV9 has grown by 20-24mm depending on size. They also slackened the head tube to 67.4° with a 120mm fork and 68.5° with a 100mm fork. These numbers give the bike a confident feel at speed, without compromising light, and crisp handling.