Exie

Made in the USA

  • 100mm Rear Travel
  • 120mm Front Travel
  • 29" Wheels • Up to 2.4" tires

Exie

The Exie is a World-Cup capable cross-country race bike that flat out shreds. With a sub 2,000g frame weight and dw-link suspension, it offers a stunning combination of pedaling efficiency and downhill performance. We designed, built, and test­ed it in our Santa Cruz factory, which is pow­ered by the warm Cal­i­for­nia sunshine.

Ibis Exie Pajaro Manufacturing 651

Built by US

We build each Exie in our North­ern Cal­i­for­nia fac­to­ry. This gives us the utmost con­trol, which enable us to hit remark­able frame strength, stiff­ness, and weight tar­gets for this frame. Learn more about the process.

IBIS EXIE LM 12834

Size Specific Seat Angles

Whether you’re rac­ing short track or on a mul­ti day epic, the Exie’s seat tube angles allows you to har­ness your strongest mus­cles, while reduc­ing any poten­tial knee or wrist strain. We’ve also steep­ened the seat tube angles as the frames get larg­er, to allow rid­ers with dif­fer­ent inseams to achieve the same rid­ing positions.

IBIS EXIE LM 13964

DW-Link Suspension

Don’t squan­der a sin­gle watt. Our dw-link sus­pen­sion plat­form offers incred­i­ble climb­ing effi­cien­cy and trac­tion along with plush, down­hill-crush­ing goodness.

IBIS EXIE LM 13158

Ride More, Wrench Less

We use bush­ings where it makes sense and bear­ings where it doesn’t. The IGUS bush­ings in our low­er link are lighter, stiffer, and vir­tu­al­ly main­te­nance free. We’ve also added fea­tures like a thread­ed bot­tom brack­et to help make any future main­te­nance easy.

IBIS EXIE LM 13165

Internal Cable Routing

Inter­nal cable rout­ing doesn’t have to be a pain. We’ve added inter­nal tubes to our tubes, no pick­sets, flash­lights, or swear words required.

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2.4” Tire Clearance

You can run over­built, chunky tires; you can run light, big vol­ume fast tires, but what­ev­er you run, you’re not lim­it­ed by width.

IBIS EXIE LM 15410

2x Bottle Clearance

The Exie has clear­ance for two water bot­tles inside the front tri­an­gle on every size frame.

IBIS EXIE LM 12827

Integrated chain guide

Drop the ham­mer, not your chain.

IBIS EXIE LM 12922 warranty

Seven Year Warranty

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

Build Your Exie

Exie Geometry

  • 67.2° Head Tube Angle
  • 73.8–75.9° Seat Tube Angle
  • 435mm Chainstays
Exie Geo

120mm Fork (530mm axle to crown; 2.4" Rekon Race Tires)

Nominal Size   Small Medium Large X-Large
Seat Tube Length A 356 14 406 16 457 18 508 20
Top Tube Length B 584 23 613 24.1 644 25.4 675 26.6
Head Tube Length C 85 3.3 95 3.7 110 4.3 135 5.3
Chainstay Length D 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1 435 17.1
Seat Tube Angle E 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 73.8° 74.8° 74.8° 75.9° 75.9°
Head Tube Angle F 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2° 67.2°
Wheelbase G 1128 44.4 1158 45.6 1202 47.3 1253 49.3
Stack 582 22.9 592 23.3 606 23.9 630 24.8
Reach 413 16.3 439 17.3 478 18.8 519 20.4
Standover 722 28.4 727 28.6 748 29.4 754 29.7
Trail 110 4.3 110 4.3 110 4.3 110 4.3
BB Drop 28 1.1 28 1.1 28 1.1 28 1.1

Sizing Guide (Rider Height)

s
152–165CM5'0"–5' 5"
m
163–175CM5'4"–5' 9"
l
173–185CM5'8"-6'1"
xl
183–198CM6'–6'6"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Weight (size L) 4.4 lbs w/ shock
Wheel Size 29” / up to 2.4" tires
Front Travel 120mm forks
Rear Travel 100mm (4 inches)
Boost Axles 148mm rear / 110mm front
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Rear Brake 160mm post mount / 180mm max
Derailleur Hanger Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) SRAM part number AC-DRHG-MTB-A1
Bottom Bracket Threaded (73mm English threaded)
Chainline 52mm chainline, 168mm Q Factor
ISCG 05 Compatible Integrated Upper Chain Guide
Headset IS 41/28.6 upper, IS 52/40 lower
Colors The color is black
Sizes S / M / L / XL
Frame Warranty 7 years
Empty Name 1
Ibis Exie frame only
Empty Name 1
Ibis Exie frame only

Exie Specific FAQs

We manufacturer the Exie in Santa Cruz County.

Yes, we plan to offer the Exie as a frame only with shock in 2022. The frame will retail for $4,500.

All our manuals are available here. You can also find the Quick Setup guide for the Exie in the 'Setup' tab on the right.

We recommend a 120mm travel fork on the Exie. A 100mm fork will take the Exie from downcountry to World Cup XC. We recommend those interested in overforking the Exie take a closer look at the Ripley.

The Exie is optimized around a 44mm fork offset. The 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 Exie is not compatible with a coil shock.

The Exie can accommodate a 2.4” rear tire.

The max chainring for an Exie is 36t.

The Exie uses a Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) and axle which was developed by SRAM. You can source these parts through any good retailer. The hanger part number is AC-DRHG-MTB-A1. The SRAM Maxle Stealth Rear Through Axle (12x148 174mm shaft length, 180mm overall length) is 710845856129.

The Exie can fit 1x 26 oz and 1x 22 oz Purist bottles on all sizes when the Arundel side loader cage is used.

Yes, the max size oval chainring we recommend is a 34T. Not all oval chainrings are the same, so we recommend double checking clearance before riding.

A medium Exie frame weighs 4.4 lbs (1.999 kg) with shock. Weight for a complete bike starts at 22.2 lbs.

No, there is no weight limit for the Exie frame. The max pressure for the stock Fox DPS shock is 300 PSI.

You can find torque specs for the Exie in the tab above, or by checking our manual here.

The Exie has an integrated top mount chain guide that attaches to our lower link. If you’d like to run an after market guide, you can use a BB to ISCG-5 spacer instead of a regular BB spacer.

General FAQs

To see our general FAQs click here.

The latest setup guide/s for the Exie:

Setup Guide .pdf Exie Quick Setup Guide .pdf

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
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (mm) 180 250 250 270

Bike Yoke Devine

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
125 Min 568 618 669 720
  Max 721 771 822 873

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

Fox Transfer

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
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KS Lev

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
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KS RAGEi

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

Drop Min/Max S M L XL
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Reverb

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

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Hardware Torque Spec (Nm) Thread Treatment / Notes
Lower Link 6mm Preload Bolts 2 Loctite 243 on threads, grease on flange
Lower Link 5mm Pinch Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Swingarm to Clevis Pivot Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Lower Shock to Clevis Bolt 20 Ti anti-seize
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Upper Link Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Forward Shock Mount Bolt 10 Loctite 243
Seat Binder 5 Ti anti-seize
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 5 Grease
Bushings Apply Slick Honey (grease) to all bushings during reassembly
Hexle There is not a numerical torque figure for the Hexle. We recommend tightening the 5mm with your multi tool that you carry with you. This way you’ll be able to remove it in case of a flat out on a ride.