Fezzari Timp Peak 2.0 first look

Top-shelf spec without the wallet-wrecking price

27.5 29er News
No shortage of fun to be had aboard this trail taming machine.

No shortage of fun to be had aboard this trail taming machine (click to enlarge).

The dream mountain bike of the moment looks something like this: 140mm-150mm of top-shelf travel, carbon frame, carbon wheels, carbon cockpit, dropper post, and a high-end 1x drivetrain. For price, figure $7000-$8000. Or at least that’s common perception.

But that budget busting perception may be changing thanks to brands such as Fezzari. The Utah-based direct-to-consumer seller recently unveiled the latest rendition of its 27.5 Timp Peak carbon trail bike, which features updated frame geometry, a lower 13.5” bottom bracket, and a revised rocker link design that’s claimed to eliminate the pivot service interval required by its predecessor.

SRAM’s new ultra wide-range Eagle drivetrain is optional spec on this well-appointed 27.5 trail bike.

SRAM’s new ultra wide-range Eagle drivetrain is optional spec on this well-appointed 27.5 trail bike (click to enlarge).

Spec on the halo 2.0 Timp Peak model includes Fox Float 34/Float X or Pike RCT3/Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair suspension, RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, Reynolds 27.5 Enduro carbon wheels, SRAM Guide RSC brakes, RaceFace Six Carbon/Atlas cockpit, and SRAM’s new X01 Eagle drivetrain. As for price, it’s just $5799, which seems like a screaming deal when you look around the rest of the MTB marketplace.

The new Timp Peak also has optional external rear brake routing for those who prefer ease of maintenance over internal routing aesthetics. The frame comes in two color options: yellow/black and black/orange. And if that price point is still out of reach, the same frame and suspension choice, plus a SRAM X1 group, Guide RS brakes, and a WTB KOM wheelset starts at a more modest $3999.

This Shimano XT build of the new Hidden Peak Carbon XC29 comes with Fox Factory 32 fork and shock, and Reynolds carbon wheels. Price is $4999.

This Shimano XT build of the new Hidden Peak Carbon XC29 comes with Fox Factory 32 fork and shock, and Reynolds carbon wheels. Price is $4999 (click to enlarge).

Fezzari has also retooled its Hidden Peak Carbon XC29, which is now built around a complete composite frame (front triangle, rear triangle, rocker link), and has 100mm of travel, a 70-degree headtube angle, 30mm BB drop, and 73.5-degree seat tube angle. Claimed frame weight size medium is a respectable 1950 grams. Complete builds start at $2899 with a RockShox Reba fork and RL/Monarch RL Hi-Volume shock, SRAM GX drivetrain, SRAM Level TL brakes, and WTB STP i23 wheels.

Fezzari’s latest drop bar bike is a disc-brake equipped adventure machine with clearance for up to 40mm tires.

Fezzari’s latest drop bar bike is a disc-brake equipped adventure machine with clearance for up to 40mm tires (click to enlarge).

Finally, if you’re looking to add a little drop-bar adventure to your riding life, Fezzari has launched its Shafer Gravel Road ($3199), which features an XR-6 carbon frame, flat mount disc brakes, 142×12 rear axle spacing, 40mm tire clearance, and integrated rack and fender mounts. The tall head tube (195mm on size 58cm frame) means greater comfort and control, which is further enhanced by stability-increasing 72.5mm BB drop and long’ish 440mm chainstays. Three water bottle mounts let you go deeper into the backcountry.

For more info on all these bikes, head over to www.fezzari.com.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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  • Ralph says:

    I always liked Quark on DS9.

  • Grant says:

    I would suggest that a big part of what you’re paying for in higher priced mountain bikes is the effectiveness of the suspension system. The Timp Peak has a less sophisticated (linkage driven) single pivot rear suspension. For it’s $5799 price, you might get a better riding bike by going to a frame with a more sophisticated rear suspension and while saving money on lower priced parts. If low price is the goal, Bikesdirect sells the “Motobecane” Fantom 29er FS bike with an “XTR” groupset for $2599: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantom29fs-xtr11-m9000.htm

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