SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ibis Cycles co-owner and CEO Hans Heim said he was inspired by his daughter, a high school league mountain bike racer, to develop the brand’s new 29-inch carbon hardtail, the DV9. The DV9 frame retails for $999 and complete builds start at $2,199.
“The DV9 delivers unprecedented versatility with slacker-than-XC (aka Downcountry) geometry and massive tire clearance. Which is why we offer it with two distinct build kits,” the brand said.
Heim’s daughter, Lil, took three varsity race wins, five varsity XC podiums, and first place overall in the 2018 Northern California NICA league on a prototype DV9 frame.
One build kit for XC racing includes a 100 mm travel Fox Step Cast fork with remote lockout and 2.25-inch tires. A more trail-oriented build has a 120 mm Fox Rhythm 34 fork and 2.6-inch tires. There are a total of six build kits priced up to $7,299 and optional upgrades also are available.
The DV9 is available in two colors and four sizes. Frame weight is 1,204 grams and it has a 7 year warranty.
More information at: ibiscycles.com.