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IbisDV9Mountain Bike Frame
Item # IBS0052
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September 12, 2020
In the middle
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Size Bought
- 6` 2"
- 230 lbs
Its geometry puts it between flat brim Monster energy hats and hi-viz Lycra. It feels like a stout attacker but then can be light and nimble. I was trying to cross a pile of logs and chunks of asphalt earlier and it felt plenty capable - more than I am. The bottom bracket seems low. I had more pedal issues than with my other frame even with 165mm cranks. I built it with 27.5x2.4 120mm fork. It’s a good-looking bike in the black and orange. Certainly a dope all-rounder.
September 15, 2020
Patrick - You would gain some BB height by using 29r’s. The frame fits up to a 29x2.6. You mentioned using a 27.5x2.4, that’s much smaller.
November 9, 2019
Love my DV9
- I've put it through the wringer
I bought this frame on a complete gamble. Earlier this year there were only a few reviews of it and they were and mix of pump track and dirt jumping, badass freestyle- none of which I do. I talked to a BC rep who owned a DV9 and described it to me, sounded too good to be true. I ordered one and built it up with X01 eagle, a Pike 120 and a race face dropper post. I'm coming off of a Niner Jet 9 X01 SID XX 100/100 and the DV9 is more confident EVERYWHERE. This bike climbs better and is much burlier descending. I just pick a line and go. I love it. Simple hardtail, stout fork, built for the long haul. I ride everything in and around Bozeman and Big Sky, Montana (except the chairlift) and this is just a ton of fun.. My one and only niggle with this frame is the chain stay. There is nothing on the frame here to take the abundant chain slap and there's not enough space under the chain to run the old inner tube trick for protection and sound dampening. Maybe Ibis has a solution here that I am unaware of. I'm looking forward to some 50 mile endurance XC events next year on this rig to see how an extra pound or two of comfort compares to harshness of steeper frames with light duty race forks.
May 25, 2020
Hey. Just browsing through and wanted to suggest helicopter tape to protect your chainstays. Mechanics use it to protect helicopter blades from chips and scratches, it's super low profile (maybe 0.3mm), you can cut it to specifically fit your geo, and it's super durable.
August 21, 2019
- I've used it several times
Quick handling and climbs great. You'll be reminded that your riding a hard tail, but I used Maxxis 2.6 Rekons and that helped to soften the blows. This is a fast and efficient bicycle that almost climbs by itself. It also is excellent in tight areas and just rails in the corners. Don't expect this bike to be a down hill shredder. If your looking for a bike that is both fast and versatile at a great price this is the bike. I built the bike with a mixture of Sram parts. XX0 shifters and derailleur, XX1 cassette, Truvativ carbon crank, Shimano XTR brakes and Hunt wheel set. Toatal weight with pedals was 23.50.
May 19, 2019
light, comfortable, fun, affordable!
- I've used it several times
I bought this frame to put the spare parts laying around my apartment to use, and now it is my go to bike for most of my rides! I live in San Francisco, and I have now ridden the DV9 at most of the Bay Area trails, Demo, UCSC, Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz, Tamarancho in Marin, Skeggs in Woodside, and Annadale in Santa Rosa. And this bike really likes to go downhill and well as up. Even on most black diamond trails, I keep up with my friends on their full suspension bikes. The bike does have it limits on super chunky stuff and bigger drops, but it makes up for it with super fast acceleration out of corners and pumping over whoops. I have even hit some sets of double jumps that I don't on my full suspension because this bike pumps so well, due to the light weight and comfortable riding position. Add that up with a fairly slack head angle that tames the steep trails, the DV9 is a really fun bike with at a great price.