Ibis Launches New Vietnam Made Exie

Jan 24, 2023
by Ibis Cycles  
Note: With the introduction of this newest Exie model, we are renaming our made in Santa Cruz OG version the “Exie USA”

PRESS RELEASE: Ibis Cycles

Introducing the Exie for all. Sharing the same geometry and performance as the World Cup winning Exie USA, our newest offering is handbuilt in Vietnam. It’s everything we love about our US made offering (albeit ~250g heavier) in a wallet-friendly build. Prices start at $4,999 USD for a complete bike.




The Exie USA will continue to be manufactured in our Santa Cruz factory, which is powered by the warm California sunshine. The Exie USA was the first carbon fiber full suspension bike we laid up, molded, and assembled entirely in house. We took what we learned doing it ourselves and poured it into the new Exie.

To learn more about the Ibis Factory, check out the full Pinkbike factory tour here.



Both the Exie and Exie USA share a different approach to XC bike geometry. Rather than designing around 70mm or longer stems, we designed around short stems. We added that extra stem length back into the reach. This gives both Exies the confidence-inspiring balance of a trail bike, without sacrificing the crisp handling you expect from a World Cup XC race bike.

Pajaro Experiment

We also departed from the current trend towards ever steeper seat tube angles. Our size-specific seat angles were chosen to harness your strongest muscles while reducing any potential knee or wrist strain.

To keep you riding more and wrenching less, all of our bikes use a thoughtful combination of bearings and bushings throughout the suspension links. But if you have to work on your bike, it should be easy. That is why we use mechanic-friendly internal cable routing, a threaded bottom bracket, and a drop in headset. And we’ve mercifully kept the internally routed cables outside of the headset. All of our frames are backed by our seven year warranty and excellent customer service.




Continuing the theme of livability, we added clearance for two water bottles on all frame sizes. A swanky molded rubber chainstay keeps noise at bay, while an integrated upper chain guide allows you to drop the hammer - not your chain.

All of our bikes are designed with low standover and long droppers in mind, so you can pick your frame size based on your preferred reach number. Most riders on a medium frame can fit a 170mm or greater dropper post, while riders under 5’ 5” (165cm) can utilize a 125mm and up. We’ve also continued our tradition of clearance for big tires, so you can line up with 2.2” go fast tires, or shred on meaty 2.4” rubber.


The Exie is offered with three build kits (Deore, our special NX/GX blend, and SLX). Complete bikes start at $4,999. The Exie USA is offered with three build kids (XT, X01, and XX1) and complete bikes start at $7,999. A frame-only option is also available for the Exie USA.

The new Exie brings the thrilling speed of our Exie USA to the whole world. For more info on the new Ibis Exie, visit our website. Find your nearest dealer here


194 Comments

  • 153 4
 That new branding didn’t last long… lol
  • 87 1
 At least the listened. Glad to see cables out of the headset too
  • 12 57
flag Pmrmusic26 (Jan 24, 2023 at 9:23) (Below Threshold)
 Their made USA was a pipe dream lol tbd when plan to close the Santa Cruz facility
  • 6 96
flag mininhi (Jan 24, 2023 at 9:38) (Below Threshold)
 when someones trying to make Lycra tights cool again are like those people wearing nut-hugging short shorts thinking they look trendy, until your balls starts complaining they cant breath and decide to pop out. Ain't nobody want to see that !
  • 34 6
 Bring back the Hand Job.
  • 3 1
 How else are you going to separate the haves vs the have-nots? Smile
  • 11 3
 As a designer I would say it was nod bad branding, just not fitting Ibis.
  • 1 0
 if they must rename to not get canceled they can call it "The Old Fashioned" and I'd be content.
  • 11 0
 Interesting - but the new branding is still on the website? Maybe these were made and painted before the rebrand, but supply chain didn't get them state side until now?
  • 2 0
 Is there, or is there not a headtube badge?
  • 5 0
 @mikeyb76: I think it's the old emblem but painted on
  • 3 0
 retro
  • 5 0
 It's nice to see companies respond. The more I see the new identity the more generic it feels. The existing Ibis identity had heritage and character. Don't let some outside consultants convince you otherwise.
  • 2 0
 @DCF: Mercifully.
  • 3 0
 @DCF:

Better than the self-tappers I've seen them use... smh
  • 159 19
 "Wallet-friendly" and "Starts at $4,999" do not belong in the same paragraph.
  • 26 40
flag FuzzyL (Jan 24, 2023 at 11:01) (Below Threshold)
 Why not? I think it‘s fairly priced.
  • 70 54
 Kinda like gun safety
  • 13 0
 @FuzzyL: I think it's neat that it gets a carbon frame, but that's still an expensive bike to most mountain bikers.
  • 33 5
 The Klein Mantra Race sold in the year 2000 for $3250 which adjusted for inflation is vastly more than this bike. I went to Chain Reaction Cycles and sorted by carbon full suspension bikes and picked their cheapest bike closest to XC travel and it was $400 more than this Exie before tariffs and shipping.

www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/nukeproof-reactor-290-elite-carbon-bike-slx-/rp-prod202629

What is the other 24-pound DW-link carbon XC bike I can pick up for less? Seriously asking. I mean the direct compete here is the Pivot Mach 4 SL which... is more.

In other news, the patent on DW-Link expires September 2023. After which, all bikes will suddenly stop claiming that a well tuned Horst link is competitive and all bikes will be DW-Link. Right?
  • 2 3
 @Mtmw: Rocky Element C30 @$4499 usd. But not 24lbs.
  • 7 0
 @Mtmw: Just think of all those Chinese open mold frames with DW Links!!! ᕙ⁠(͡⁠°⁠‿⁠ ͡⁠°⁠)⁠ᕗ
  • 1 1
 @KingPooPing: exactly. Probably stock piled.
  • 4 0
 @Mtmw: my last 3 bikes have been DW but now I’m on a split pivot. I like the split pivot better.

YMMV
  • 7 2
 @Mtmw: This is chain reaction's cheapest XC carbon offering, it costs a lot less, has SLX groupset and pretty close in weight.

www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/us/en/vitus-rapide-fs-crs-mountain-bike/rp-prod206942

On the other hand I really don't know how much it costs after shipping and tax.
  • 4 2
 @joshgl: that’s a good find and I don’t know why it didn’t come up for me. Import duty is 11%. No dropper post and part substitutions. Critically, it’s a Horst link not DW. Add dropper and duty it’s 4k before shipping, $4300 after shipping. So the ibis tax ($700) gets you fox suspension and an ibis designed dw link. I’m not ready to call that a rip-off.
Good find.
  • 4 0
 @IamZOSO: I believe split pivot was from DW as well but don't quote me on it.
  • 5 7
 @Mtmw: any bikes that sells for $4,999 as the base model is simply not "wallet friendly". Sure, it's cheap for a race-worthy carbon XC bike, but that does not make it inexpensive altogether. The wallet does not care about the frame material.
  • 4 0
 @Mtmw: There's no duty or shipping (or taxes) when ordering from CRC.
  • 1 0
 @Brxa13: I paid a 11% import duty on a vitus escarpe ordered from CRC and I still have the receipt. YMMV.
  • 1 0
 @Brxa13: Also I put that bike in my cart last night to start checkout and it assessed $260 USD of shipping.
  • 7 2
 @Mtmw: just because inflation increases the cost of a purchase doesn’t necessarily mean that people’s wages have increased along side with it. That’s a tired excuse I’m sick of hearing to justify overcharging people for purchases. Ask around most people these days haven’t received pay raises or salary increases that match the current huge increases of inflation.
  • 1 0
 @laerz: I don't necessarily think it's overcharging, since a carbon XC race bike isn't really a necessity, or even a desire for a good chunk of cyclists. You can still find truly wallet-friendly bikes out there, and this one is relatively inexpensive compared to similar bikes, but it's still not inexpensive in the bigger picture. I don't think any carbon XC race bike from a good brand will ever actually be "wallet-friendly".
  • 1 0
 @Lebmartin: I disagree, whether it’s a necessity or not doesn’t matter. The bike starts a $5000 US for NX/GX components so not a great deal. The frame is carbon but it’s made in Vietnam, which is cheaper labour than China. I just don’t understand that mentality, like why you would need to justify paying a higher price for something when the prices should be lower. Even if I had money to waste why should I pay more for something than it’s worth. Todays prices have gone through the roof because of the surge in demand at the beginning of Covid and now because of ridiculous inflation rates caused by false shortages and supply line issues. Meanwhile…as I said before very few people’s wages have increased along with the current rates of inflation, so let’s also talk about the term “wallet friendly” whose wallet are we talking about? That term is completely relative, and doesn’t quantify anything. Bottom line is, compared to what the average person makes today, these prices are absurd. Also I have no problem spending thousands on a bike and I have before, but I also want my money’s worth and I just don’t see it with most of todays current bicycle prices.
  • 2 1
 @laerz:

The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Volume 2
By John Maynard Keynes
London: Macmillan
1919
VI.13:
Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
(...)
Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.
  • 2 0
 @laerz: you're paying for the DW link and pretty decent suspension, it's not really overpriced compared to other bikes is all I'm saying. I think since pretty much everything is overpriced, it's a fairly normal price for this bike. I think reviews can justify saying it's "wallet-friendly" since it's $3k less than the USA version, but I believe for a bike to be actually friendly on the wallet, it needs to be affordable for a majority of people, and significantly less expensive than similar bikes.
  • 1 1
 @Mtmw: That's weird. Are you in the US? I've never had to pay for shipping (if over $100, although it says $75 now), and didn't pay any customs either, but I only ordered tools/parts/gear. Their site has a big banner that says Duty paid on Wheels, Frames, Bikes, so not sure, but looking at it now looks like there might be shipping on bikes.
  • 2 0
 @Brxa13: Well things could have changed since I ordered in 2017. The duty was assessed by DHL. They hold your package. The duties are assessed by the contents, and there is like an $800 minimum, so you'll never pay a duty on parts or tools. But for bigger things above $2k, they will open the box, look up the duty code, and tell the shipping company to hold it for duty payment.
I don't understand the "no duty" stuff at chain reaction but I think it will be very difficult for a company in the UK to control the US State Department. Maybe they just reimburse you if customs spots your box and play the odds.
  • 2 0
 @Brxa13: yeah there is you pay seperate to dhl when it comes through customs
  • 68 0
 Exie Canada (its just a moose)
  • 6 0
 Exie Mullet (just a bison)
  • 4 10
flag LA-Law (Jan 24, 2023 at 11:20) (Below Threshold)
 This comment needs to be higher.
  • 65 7
 And what was all that shit about Vietnam? What the f*ck, has anything got to do with Vietnam? What the f*ck are you talking about?
  • 39 0
 Mr. Treehorn treats objects like women, man.
  • 21 0
 @TerrapinBen: this might have been the only chance ever to make this comment. I appreciate you not missing it.
  • 19 0
 STFU DONNY!
  • 5 0
 @TerrapinBen: I... did not know that.
  • 10 0
 F-it, let’s go bowling
  • 5 0
 Shomer shabbas, shomer focking shabbas!
  • 4 0
 I need to watch that film again.
  • 3 0
 Comment gold bitelio, excellent
  • 1 0
 @HughBonero: Gracias!
  • 1 0
 Sometimes, there's a bike, well, it's the bike for its time and place. It fits right in there. And that's the Exie, in Vietnam
  • 1 0
 @eshew: this thread has only gotten better
  • 53 2
 All hail the Exie Ali Baba
  • 21 0
 Exie express.
  • 5 0
 @jollyXroger: Ali Ali Exiefried
  • 38 1
 Seems legit...Other brand sells frames made in vietnam too but at the USA price
  • 19 2
 $5k for a low-end build should be US pricing
  • 24 4
 @Mac1987: guerilla gravity made in the US, $4795 NX, $5595 GX for comparison.
(Trail Pistol pricing)
  • 3 0
 @catweasel: that's a lot better indeed
  • 23 2
 @catweasel: except for NX. That should be made illegal on bikes over 3k.
  • 1 0
 Are they made in Vietnam or rather the main production of the frame is made in China but then shipped to Vietnam in order to avoid the tariffs?
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: agreed, been super impressed with my Devore 12 speed though. Wish there were more brands specing it over sram budget builds.
  • 3 0
 @jdendy: Made in Vietnam like the rest of their bikes.
  • 4 0
 @jdendy:
What you described would be considered duty evasion via "trans-shipping". Where something is shipped from has little bearing on its Country of Origin.

In the US, Customs has ruled that the country where a bike's frame is produced is the Country of Origin (COO) of the complete bike, as the frame provides the essential character of the product Its more nuanced and complex in actuality, but that is the jist of it.

While many companies likely do use "finished" frames from CN in their VN/KH/MY assembly plants to build complete bikes, in most cases those bikes would not actually meet qualifications to be claimed as originating goods from VN/KH/MY.


"Assembly" does not constitute "production".
  • 1 0
 @Bobby12many: it would be interesting to compare then, what is stated on an America-sold Orbea bike? On my French one, it's stated "made in Spain", but only the tightening of the last bolts has really be done there... The frame is made in Asia 100% sure...
  • 35 0
 "mercifully kept the internally routed cables outside of the headset" Ibis gets it.
  • 29 0
 Gary Fisher FTW.
“Take the length from the stem and put it in the top tube.”
Good thing most that read that will never know his brilliance from the late 90s.
  • 9 0
 The G2 geometry. Gary really knew his stuff.
  • 29 0
 I'll just let my Ibis do the job.
  • 8 0
 I scrolled through the comments for this exact quote.
  • 1 0
 YES!
  • 26 1
 "our newest offering is handbuilt in Vietnam"

As opposed to what? Feetbuilt?
  • 6 0
 Ready to build IKEA style?
  • 1 0
 Probably meaning not dominantly machine built would be my guess.
  • 5 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: So like every other carbon frame in the world?*

*Except maybe GG, AFAIK they have some automation ivolved, but that's an exception.
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: Kellys bikes with their Theos too, with their carbon-steel hybrid fibres. I actually think it is cool stuff and would be interested if they'd sell the bike without electronics.

Most of the time, it takes more hard design work to make something ready for automated mass production than it is to design it for manual labour. People are pretty amazing at performing complex tasks and, if you play them little or no money, it is cheap too. Which also makes it less interesting (financially) to invest into automation.

Welding steel has successfully been automated for a while. Also for bicycle frames. It is only recently I think that they now have a plant in Portugal that can weld aluminium bicycle frames. Not only bringing the price down but also, as most of these frames are being sold in Europe, to have a more reliable delivery line. So yeah, tape laying machines have been common for the production of large products like aircraft wings, but now we're seeing brands perform this on smaller products in this niche market of mountainbiking. But as it is so new and the tech is developed and preserved within specific brands/companies, it will be harder and more expensive for other brands to buy into it. Whereas the plant in Portugal is just taking orders and (from what I understand) is producing frames for Decathlon and the likes.

Brands get to boast about their production method whichever way. "Handmade" or "Sculpted by our state of the art ...".
  • 20 0
 I miss a "proudly made in Vietnam" graphics on the frame.
  • 18 2
 There's always the Fezzari decal kit.
  • 35 18
 $3,000 less, just moving it to another country - that is insane. Are people even working for money or are these unpaid minors forced, I mean hired to do the job?
  • 23 0
 Average monthly salary is around $150-200 USD in Vietnam.
  • 52 1
 Moving it to another country and going from a XT level build kit to a Deore level build kit for the base models. But yes, ignore the details like that as they surely don't have an impact on the pricing.
  • 63 2
 That's not a fair comparison. The 5k version has Deore, a cheap post, alloy bars, etc... The Exie USA retails for 3k more because the base build is XT, Bike Yoke Revive post, i9 stem.

Seems more like Ibis is offering something more akin to Yeti's Turq / not Turq or SCB's C and CC with this bike, except the fancy one is made in the USA using solar power. Which is pretty f*cking cool.
  • 3 0
 Different builds, but still, they were smart to leave out XT build kits on both for direct comparison.
  • 10 9
 That's including the recent crazy container shipping costs, and Trump tariffs.
  • 3 0
 @Circe: I guess they’ll need to dump their marketing line about “premium carbon for everyone”.

Nice to see they came to their senses on branding though.
  • 5 5
 @Circe: It would be alloy if they really wanted to be good for the environment.
  • 15 9
 @draggingbrake: i bet ya trump tariffs have lesser impact on vietnam version price vs solar tax in USA version
  • 13 0
 @Roost66:

Let me tell you who’s buying aluminum XC race bikes.

Very few people.

It might be fewer than the number of people buying their $4500 MUSA frame, if what’s on the start line at the races that I participate in is any indication
  • 3 7
flag Roost66 (Jan 24, 2023 at 9:59) (Below Threshold)
 @hllclmbr: I would be if I was an XC guy.
  • 17 1
 @hllclmbr: there's lots of people riding XC without racing
  • 5 0
 I mean, they had to haul a pocket camera out to Wilder Ranch for the riding shot.
  • 4 1
 Well, this is a great test - how many people are willing to put their money where there mouths are and "buy american". my guess is not many.
It's also disappointing - I was hoping to see them get at least in the ballpark with their USA built frames on cost.
  • 10 0
 @Mac1987: Most of them on 170mm enduro sleds.
  • 2 0
 @sfarnum: Best al around bike for sledding.
  • 6 0
 @Mac1987:

Yeah, but oddly very few do it on an XC bikes, and the Ripley AF would make most recreational XC/trail riders, and you, happy.
  • 2 0
 @sfarnum: sure, like me, but I need to compensate for lack of skill
  • 5 0
 @Circe: are we certain it’s made with Santa Cruz sunlight? Or is it actually made with imported, coal-fired electricity from Arizona?
  • 1 0
 @irafd: More frames will be produced over seas and imported vs USA made.
  • 1 1
 @draggingbrake: absolutely
  • 1 10
flag DoubleCrownAdict (Jan 24, 2023 at 16:33) (Below Threshold)
 Child labor laws are not below a company pulling brand imagery from the occult
  • 7 1
 @DoubleCrownAdict: Are you adding Ibis to your Brand Cancel List? Who is the arbiter of what is considered Occult? Middle-aged white christian nationalists on E-bikes? You do know that Jesus wasn't a christian and no one in your bible had one to read, right?
  • 3 0
 @irafd: If/when the GSP program is reinstated in the US, a VN produced bike will have 36% less duty/tariff importing into the US vs an identical CN produced version.

CN made MTB = 11% general duty rate / 25% Sec 301 (Trump Tariff)
VN made MTB = 11% general duty rate / no 301 tariffs
VN made MTB qualifying under GSP FTA = no general duty / no 301 tariffs
  • 1 0
 @Bobby12many: thanks for the info, unfortunately not so easy to find numbers on solar/ESG/whatever-you-wanna-call-it tax.

glad you said that VN bike would have lower duty, and not that it would be 36% cheaper (vs 11% currently). VN manufacturers could in that case pocket portion of the difference (which i'm sure they're doing now anyway) while still being competitive vs CN manufacturers who are being taxed. which in turn means removing VN from GSP probably caused less than 11% price hike for the consumer
  • 17 0
 Sounds like they’ve been reading the pinkbike comments about headset cable routing. Round of applause everyone!
  • 6 1
 That, or headsets without compatibility for cable routing were cheaper. Either way, I'm happy with the result.
  • 1 0
 haha "comments" were more like a site-wide backlash. the people have spoken!
  • 16 4
 $USD4999 for Deore? What the fud? Thats nearly $NZD8000 before tax in NZ - I could get lots of different brands near top spec bikes (talking pretty much everything bar some Kashima coating) for that price for a bike in this category of travel. We call people buying Yeti's, dentists, but what do you call someone buying such low spec at this high price?

And it's fugly.
  • 8 0
 @handynzl: Anesthesiologist.
  • 2 0
 @FaahkEet: i think these have different hobbies
  • 16 4
 Cudos to Ibis for listening to the feedback and offering a more affordable option. Ibis is not a budget brand by any measure, so get over it. If you don't want to pay what they are asking, there are plenty of other bikes out there. I will seriously consider this as an option now that the price is more in line with the carbon Ripley.
  • 8 1
 Nice it doesn’t have lock outs. On most XC bikes, it’s hideous cable mess. Curious on the weight of the SLX and why they only sell the USA frame. .
  • 5 1
 I too would like to know the SLX weight. That price is pretty good for what you're getting.
  • 6 0
 My guess on the USA frame only option? - The two frames would be too close in price to look good/reasonable to most. The bigger component of the overall price difference is the build kit, not the frame.
  • 6 1
 Marketing 101: perceived value.
  • 1 0
 @Jvhowube:

Probably around 27 pounds
  • 1 0
 I'm getting back into the mtb game after a 20 year layoff, so I really don't understand the animosity I read/hear towards lockouts...seems to me like an awesome solution to give you the best of suspension for downhill and chop, while getting hardtail-like efficiency to climb...all with the flip of a switch?? Maybe it's that I spent the last 20 years racing sailboats where we have dozens of lines (ropes) to do the most minor changes for absolutely miiiinimal gains in efficiency, but to me that's kind of cool haha. I'm actually surprised when I read the marketing or reviews saying "this bike is designed to not need lockouts" because from my outside perspective that just means the suspension is obviously compromised having to cover both peddling and actual suspending...
  • 1 0
 @milliniumfalcon:

My bike came with lockouts, that I never used, so I paid money to delete them i lieu of more adjustability and a better damper on the fork.

Why didn’t use them? Because the bike climbed better with the suspension open, because the wheels better tracked the terrain, as suspension is apt to do. It works on the climbs as well as on the descents, after all

Is there any other vehicle
  • 9 0
 Please remind me what the definition of Affordable is again......
  • 6 0
 Something priced at a level anyone with a kidney to sell can afford
  • 5 0
 According to Google, the word affordable peaked in its use in 1999...since then on a downward trend... Ibis are just sticking to the trend, I guess....calling something affordable, when clearly it is not, although it is more affordable to their current offering, which of itself is unaffordable to most.

books.google.com/ngrams/graph?year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=7&case_insensitive=on&content=affordable
  • 1 0
 @handynzl: Interesting. Didn't know the Goog shared that data. I tried Woodie and the usage totally coincides with Ryan 'Woodie' Woods rap career and death. Fascinating.

books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=woodie&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&case_insensitive=on&corpus=en-2019&smoothing=7



RIP WOODIE: youtu.be/V2Xlq5cugFA
  • 6 0
 Oh cool, so you buy a bike and get a kid for free?

"The Exie USA is offered with three build kids (XT, X01, and XX1)"

The names look cool: Hey Elon you're not the only one anymore with crazy names for their kids.
  • 10 2
 No thanks, I'll wait for the launch of the $1999 AliExpressbie.
  • 6 0
 @Roost66: with 250kg load capacity! Take that regular brands!
  • 9 2
 Kudos for ibis trying to make bikes in the US and making reasonable priced bikes as well.
  • 7 0
 Exie- the pixie you once dated.
  • 9 7
 I don't understand why this is something to be proud of? "We can pay people in Vietnam way less, enough to offset shipping and more!" Wow, lucky you to find a way to value some people less even though they're creating the same product.

At least they're nice enough to pass the cost reductions to the customer, though who knows what the margins are like on the two options...
  • 11 3
 So an existing supply chain being utilized is a problem? Buy the USA-made one if it matters that much.
  • 6 6
 They're not trying to appeal to people who live in a bubble.

This bike is for practical people who understand that the world is a complex place and who put their effort on environmental/ethical concerns where it matters more. It's for people who understand that the environmental/ethical burden on this exact purchase is pretty inconsequential compared to a lot of other life decisions. And those people focus their energy on that more important stuff instead of trying to be perfect.

It's fair for a company to offer something like this: pretty reasonable, not the worst thing ever.
  • 1 0
 @ScottB-408: It's not the utilizing, it's the cheering about it. "Yay, we figured out how to pay some people way less!" Enough to ship complete bikes across the ocean, instead of just raw materials.
  • 5 1
 WARNING: these photos have been identified to potentially trigger seizures for people with geometric epilepsy. viewer discretion is advised.
  • 2 0
 The Gorilla in the room @ valuation is the Intense 951...if a casual to aspiring rider looks at the nearly $1500 difference in price for a "similar" bike, the "budget" Exie doesn't look all that attractive irrespective of the ad copy and cache of it being an "Ibis".
  • 1 0
 That’s not really the gorilla though, ibis makes the af bikes to compete with the 951’s.
  • 12 6
 Dang that is ugly
  • 3 5
 It looks better than the Ripmo/Ripley.
  • 9 4
 Didn't improve the looks.
  • 1 0
 Good work, Ibis. I was hoping for an even 'cheaper' alloy frameset but I think I understand why that wouldn't happen. The Exie is a beautiful machine, but was always too expensive for me. I haven't been through the whole article yet, but the images suggest it's offered as a frame-ony, as it should be. I hope it is. And, I wish you would post geometry with a 100mm fork (seat tube, heat tube, reach), and include front-center. Thank you.
  • 2 0
 Would have been smarter to do it like @Chromagbikes does it:

One name for the Asian made.
Another name for the NA made.

Now it will be a complete mess for Ibis sellers and for the used market as well.
  • 3 1
 I was really hoping the next Ibis would be an non-electric take on their eBike - it's best looking, best geo Ibis I've seen in a long time.
  • 4 0
 the Peasant build starts at $5k for nx? hell no
  • 3 0
 Vietnam made and a "Santa Cruz, CA" decal is like thinking that Central America refers to Kansas....
  • 1 0
 My Giant Anthem 29 2018-2020 with a -2 angle set has about the same geometry in size M with a 100mm fork?
geometrygeeks.bike/bike/giant-anthem-advanced-pro-29-2020

So was it ahead of its time? Wink
  • 1 0
 I'd be into it if the build kits didn't top out at SLX or if I could just buy a frame. Also no carbon wheel option? Propping up the most expensive frame by reserving top level components for it alone is a Specialized move.
  • 5 1
 Eggsy UK Edition
  • 6 0
 more like breggsy(t)
  • 10 6
 My eyes!!!!
  • 6 5
 i think Ibis makes intentionally ugly bikes because some people like to have ugly bikes
  • 8 5
 Eeew, why can't Ibis make a good looking bike for once
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 $6,700 CAD for that hideous thing… and that’s just for entry level model?!? And it’s supposedly cheaper than what it would have been if made in the USA? So would that (entry level, base model) bike be $7,000, $8,000 CAD if it was made in the states. Get your head out of your ass, Ibis.
  • 1 0
 I think the bike looks great for zipping around on normal trails. I'd be especially interest in an AF model if it were available.
  • 1 0
 Back to the old logo then?
I guess the new one didn’t have the synergy, (insert corporate buzzword of choice), or ROI they thought it would.
  • 1 0
 Ah, they went with the New Coke approach with the ultimate outcome being cost-cutting from the metal badge to a painted badge. That's a real slow play.
  • 2 0
 There it is lol been waiting for this haha
  • 2 0
 Is it less exxy than the USA one?
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 When you walk past this one at the bike shop, if you listen closely, you'll hear it say: "Me Love You. Long Time". Wear a chamois.
  • 1 0
 "albeit ~250g heavier"
Let me guess, they added a lead weight somewhere in the frame just for additional differentiation?
  • 3 1
 For the low low price of only 117,226,550.00 Vietnamese Dongs.
  • 4 2
 my grampa says he aint seen nothin that ugly since 'Nam .
  • 3 0
 Queue Fortunate Sons.
  • 3 0
 from Saigon with love
  • 1 0
 If your goal is to make an affordable bike the price needs to start with a 2 or 3.
  • 1 0
 They already make those bikes: the Ripmo Af has a “2” and the Ripley af has a “3”…
  • 1 0
 More shelf space.....would you like original cheerios or honey nut cheerios?
  • 13 12
 "wallet friendly" *starts at $5k* *uses slave labor*

bruh
  • 2 1
 du ma. its bewdiful dawk.
  • 1 0
 Smart move on Ibis's part... but where is the new badging?
  • 1 0
 Who’s the girl in the photos?
  • 1 0
 They say "little hands make better bikes".
  • 1 0
 This isnt Nam Donnie there are rules here
  • 1 0
 probably the ugliest XC bike around
  • 5 4
 USA USA USA
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 "wallet friendly" and s]
  • 2 3
 Outrageous overinflated pricing $$$$....Spec already has sales going on and probably deeper discounts toward the spring!
  • 1 1
 Not for poor, gents. Look elsewhere... I am out!
  • 1 0
 Nice, I want it.
  • 1 0
 This will not end well
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