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.
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.
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.
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.