Exie USA V1


Exie USA V1: Cheat-O Orange
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Exie USA V1: Bug Zapper Blue
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The Exie USA 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.

Note: with the introduction of the Vietnam made Exie, we have updated the name of our domestically produced model to EXIE USA.

Years Manufactured 2021–2023
Version V1
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Weight 2026g, 4.47lbs (size medium, 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

Exie USA V1 Specific FAQs

We offer two versions of the Exie. The Exie USA is produced in our solar powered facility in Pajero, California. The Exie is manufactured overseas.

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

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

The Exie USA 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 USA is not compatible with a coil shock.

The Exie USA can accommodate a 2.4” rear tire.

The max chainring for an Exie is 36t.

No. The hydraulic hose's diameter is too large for the frame's internal cable tunnels. However, the Reverb AXS is compatible!

The Exie USA uses a Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH) and axle which was developed by SRAM. We have UDH parts available on our webstore. You can also source these parts through any quality 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 USA can fit 1x 26 oz Purist bottle and 1x 22 oz Purist bottle 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.

Weight for complete Exie USA 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 USA in the tab above, or by checking our manual here.

The Exie USA 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.

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)

152–163CM5'0"–5' 4"
160–173CM5'3"–5' 8"

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 Small Medium Large X-Large
Maximum Seatpost Insertion (mm) 180 250 250 270

Bike Yoke Devine

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

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
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 Small Medium Large X-Large
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

Reverb AXS

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

Drop Min/Max Small Medium Large X-Large
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
Lower Link 3mm Preload Bolts 2 Loctite 243 on threads, grease under bolt head
Lower Link 4mm Pinch Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Swingarm to Clevis Pivot Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Lower Shock to Clevis Bolt 20 Loctite 243 on threads, Ti anti-seize under the bolt head
Rear Brake Caliper 6 Loctite 243
Upper Link Bolts 10 Loctite 243
Forward Shock Mount Bolt 10 Loctite 243 on threads, grease on the shaft
Seat Binder 5 Ti anti-seize
Derailleur Hanger Bolt 25 Dry (reverse thread!)
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.