FIRST LOOK: IBIS INTRODUCES NEW MORE AFFORDABLE EXIE CROSS-COUNTRY BIKE
A more affordable XC whip
Following in the footsteps of its successful domestically manufactured carbon Exie cross country bike, Ibis is now offering a more affordable, Asian-made version of the bike. This new more affordable Exie is made in Vietnam. Other than gaining 250 grams and costing less, it shares all of the same features of its World Cup XC short-track winning sibling. With this new version comes a new name. The made-in-the-USA Exie is now called “Exie USA” while the Asian made Exie is just called “Exie.” Complete Exie prices now start at just $4,999 with Deore, special NX/GX blend, and SLX options while complete Exie USA bikes start at $7,999 with XT, X01, and XX1 builds.
(Ibis Press Release)
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.
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. 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
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.
Note: With the introduction of this newest Exie model, we are renaming our made-in-Santa Cruz
OG version the “Exie USA.”