Ibis DV9

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ibis DV9. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • The Ibis DV9 is an affordable cross-country bike.
  • The carbon frame of the DV9 is durable.
  • The bike is lightweight, weighing just over 25 lbs.
  • The geometry of the bike places riders in a position of control and comfort for climbing. Experts agree the DV9 climbs quickly.
  • Ibis offers a 7-year warranty on the bike’s frame.
  • The bike’s frame has room for a framebag, making it a capable bikepacking bike.
  • The threaded bottom bracket on the Ibis DV9 is easy to maintain.
  • Experts describe the bike as quick and responsive at handling.
  • The Schwalbe Nobby Nic and Hans Damf tire combination on the bike provide excellent traction on a variety of trails.
  • The geometry of the Ibis DV9 is slack enough for fast, controlled descents.
  • The DV9 has clearance for tires up to 2.6”.
  • A 100mm or 120mm fork can be utilized on the bike.
  • Riders agree the bike is quick to accelerate with its stiff carbon frame.
  • The short chainstays make the DV9 playful and responsive.
  • The straight seat tube allows users to run a longer dropper post.
  • The Ibis DV9 is available in sizes small to XL, fitting a wide range of riders.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The DV9 is not plus tire compatible.
  • Experts found the bike lacked confidence cornering.

Bottom line

Ibis designed the DV9 to be affordable and high-quality. It has a carbon frame that comes with a 7-year warranty. The bike excels at climbing. It descends quickly and confidently. The bike has clearance for tires up to 2.6”. It can run a 100mm or 120mm fork. The bike is available in four sizes and numerous builds. The bike is not plus tire compatible and lacks confidence cornering.

Expert Reviews

80/100 based on 1 rated expert review

Ibis DV9 NX 2019 Review

The all-new Ibis DV9 is a swift-climbing and sharp-handling carbon fiber hardtail. This bicycle is an excellent option for logging big miles and the occasional cross country race.

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hardtail party

Ibis DV9 Carbon Hardtail Review in Sedona, AZ

This bike feels like just what they built it for. It’s a great little XC race bike that isn’t too twitchy.

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Dusty Betty

Riding My New Ibis DV9 – Does Weight Matter? – Dusty Betty Women’s Mountain Biking

If you’re a light female rider like that could be the right tool for a lot of jobs, you know, depending on where you live.

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Jeff Kendall-Weed

NEW Ibis Bike: DV9! First Look, First Jumps!

Regular trail riding is where this bike really shines.

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Adventure Cycling Association

Versatile, light, fun, bikepack-able — it ticks a lot of boxes. Not least of which is nostalgia, there’s just something about a good hardtail.

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Ibis DV9 – Mini Review

Overall this bike is excellent bike for trail riding or hardcore XC and marathon racing!

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