DV9

Starting line to jump line.

  • 120mm Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.6" tires

DV9

The DV9 is back! A do-it-all carbon fiber hardtail designed to take you from the trailhead to the starting line, with a session at the pump track in between. Lighter weight, with up to date geometry, and engineered to the same exacting standards as the rest of our line, it packs a ton of performance in a more accessible price.

DV9 Frame Only Bronze Side

Geometry

Inspired by the World Cup Race Win­ning Exie USA, the DV9 fea­tures a row­dy-but-not-too-row­dy 66.5° head angle and ultra-play­ful 425mm chain­stays. A low stan­dover improves fit for the inseam chal­lenged rid­er, while size spe­cif­ic seat tube angles gives rid­ers of all heights an effi­cient yet enjoy­able rid­ing position.

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Tire Clearance

Whether you pre­fer the cushy and con­fi­dent ride that 2.6” tires deliv­er or the blaz­ing speed of weight-con­scious 2.25” rub­ber, we’ve got you covered.

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Internal Cable Routing

Inter­nal cable rout­ing used to be a pain in the ass but our inter­nal tubes make rout­ing easy. Just pop the hous­ing through and it comes out the oth­er end, no need for swear words or a pickset.

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Frame Protection

Our thick rub­ber down­tube and chain­stay pro­tec­tion help damp­en noise and pro­tect the frame. We’ve also includ­ed a sim­ple-yet-ele­gant adjustable top guide that allows you to drop the ham­mer, not your chain.

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2X Bottle Clearance

The DV9 has clear­ance for two water bot­tles inside the front tri­an­gle of every size frame. Even the small.

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Seven Year Warranty

If it’s our fault, we’ll fix it. Sim­ple as that.

DV9 Geometry

  • 66.5° Head Tube Angle
  • 74–76° Seat Tube Angle
  • 425mm Chainstays
DV9 Geo MY2023 D6

120mm Fork (530mm axle to crown)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 356 14 406 16 457 18 508 20
Top Tube Length B 580 22.8 608 23.9 640 25.2 675 26.6
Head Tube Length C 85 3.3 95 3.7 110 4.3 135 5.3
Chainstay Length D 425 16.7 425 16.7 425 16.7 425 16.7
Seat Tube Angle E 74° 74° 74.5° 74.5° 75° 75° 76° 76°
Saddle Height for Seat Tube Angle F 650 25.6 700 27.6 750 29.5 820 32.3
Head Tube Angle G 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
Wheelbase H 1100 43.3 1145 45.1 1186 46.7 1237 48.7
Stack I 615 24.2 622 24.5 635 25 658 25.9
Reach J 404 15.9 435 17.1 470 18.5 511 20.1
BB Drop K 65 2.6 65 2.6 65 2.6 65 2.6
BB Height (with Rekon 2.6" Tires) 308 12.1 308 12.1 308 12.1 308 12.1
Standover L 693 27.3 714 28.1 762 30 776 30.6
Trail 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5 114 4.5

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–165CM5'0"–5' 4"
m
163–175CM5'3"–5' 8"
l
173–185CM5'7"-6'1"
xl
183–198CM6'–6'5"
Model Version DV9 V2
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Wheel Size 29" (up to 2.6" tires)
Front Travel 120mm (compatible with 100mm–140mm)
Axle Width 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 160mm Post mount / 203mm max
Chainstay Length 425mm
BB 73mm English threaded
Chainline 55mm chainline
Chainring Clearance Up to 34T (round)
Derailleur Hanger Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)
Tapered Headtube IS 41/28.6 upper, IS 52/40 lower
Colors Muddy Waters, Purple Crush
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Frame Warranty 7 Years
DV9 Frame Only Bronze Front
DV9 Frame Only Purple Front
DV9 Frame Only Bronze Side
DV9 Frame Only Purple Side
DV9 Frame Only Bronze Front
DV9 Frame Only Purple Front
DV9 Frame Only Bronze Side
DV9 Frame Only Purple Side

DV9 Specific FAQs

All our manuals are available here.

The short answer is no. We intentionally designed the frame sothat a 27.5” x 2.8” plus tire would not fit. Mounting 27.5” plus tires would lower the bottom bracket too far, causing issues with pedal strikes.

That said, we wanted to make the DV9 as versatile as possible, so we made it compatible with high volume 29” x 2.6” tires. They deliver the same excellent traction and control you experience with 27.5” plus tires, without causing pedal strikes.

The DV9 is optimized around a 44mm offset fork. A 51mm offset fork shortens the trail (the distance between the contact patch and the steering axis), which can cause the front end to feel less stable.

No, the Fox 36 has a larger axle to crown height and stiffer chassis than the Fox 34. A 140mm Fox 36 will put too much stress on the frame's headtube.

Most 29” x 2.6” tires will fit on the DV9. Always verify there is a minimum of 8mm of clearance between the frame and tire at the tightest point before riding.

The max chainring on the DV9 is a 34t.

Yes, the max size oval chainring we recommend is a 32T. Not all oval chainrings are the same, so we recommend double checking clearance before installation.

Yes, the DV9 includes a chain guide mount and upper chain guide.

Upper guide ISCG 05 chain guides can be installed with modification to the ISCG 05 tab. The lower left bolt hole will need to be cut from the tab so there is no interference with the frame's shape. You can also use a bottom bracket mount style guide.

No, the DV9 does not support an unmodified Ibis ISCG 05 tab. Bash guards can not be safely mounted to a ISCG 05 tab with two holes.

Bikes with a Sram UDH derailleur hanger require a crankset capable of achieving a 55mm chainline.

55mm chainline cranksets include:

  • Sram Dub Wide Cranksets.

  • Shimano 120 Series Cranksets.

  • A variety of other manufacturers offer 55mm chainline cranksets. Verify with your preferred crankset manufacturer before purchasing and installing.

Check out our Bottom Bracket installation guide for 55mm chainline cranksets here.

Bikes with a Sram UDH derailleur hanger (Ripley V4S, Ripmo V2S, DV9) are 55mm chainline. The Exie is an exception to this rule and utilizes 52mm chainline cranksets.

Bikes with theIbis 142/148 derailleur hanger (AFs and past models) are 52mm chainline. The Hakka MX has a 45-47.5mm chainline depending on the brand/model of the crankset.

The DV9 uses 160mm post mount rear brake mounts.

To run a 180mm rotor, you'll use the following Shimano part number: SM-MA-F180P / P2

To run a 203mm rotor, you'll use the following Shimano part number: SM-MA-F203P / P

For more information, the following is a link to the adaptor chart:

https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-460&acid=C-193

Complete bikes start at 25 lbs.

You can find torque specs for the DV9 in the tab on the right.

General FAQs

To see our general FAQs click here.

Dropper Post Saddle Height Calculations

Do not try to insert your post deeper than these measurements. Forcing the post can result in a seat tube failure.

Frame measurement S M L XL
Center-to-Top (mm) 356 406 457 508
Max Insertion (mm) 180 250 250 270

Bike Yoke Revive

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
125 Min 541 573 624 675
  Max 641 691 742 793
160 Min 611 608 659 710
  Max 691 741 792 843
185 Min 661 641 692 735
  Max 711 761 812 863
213 Min 726 706 757 788
  Max 776 826 877 928

KS RAGEi

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
100 Min 512 562 613 664
  Max 594 644 695 746
125 Min 544 587 638 689
  Max 634 684 735 786
150 Min 594 612 663 714
  Max 674 724 775 826
170 Min 647 633 684 735
  Max 707 757 808 859
190 Min 687 667 781 755
  Max 737 787 838 889

Reverb AXS

Measurement from center BB to center of saddle rail (mm)

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
100 Min 521 571 622 673
  Max 616 666 717 768
125 Min 566 596 647 698
  Max 666 716 767 818
150 Min 616 621 672 723
  Max 716 766 817 868
170 Min 656 641 692 743
  Max 756 806 857 908
Hardware Torque Spec (Nm) Thread Treatment / Notes
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Seat Binder 6 Grease
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 25 Dry (reverse thread!)
Rear Axle 12 Grease