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    Fezzari Timp Peak vs any other 27.5 FULL carbon bike?

    Anyone own this bike?

    Would love to hear some owner/rider feedback as this bike looks like a great deal...

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but are there any other FULL carbon 27.5 rigs out there for less with same/better component spec?

    For $5300 you get full XT drivetrain/brakes (XTR rr deralleur), dropper seatpost, Fox CTD Kashima shock/fork, and carbon wheels and lifetime warranty.

    Everything else comparable I've seen is at least $8000+

    Also, anyone want to change my mind on carbon? I broke a carbon seatpost and handlebar several years ago and swore never to use carbon again, but with everything carbon these days, it makes me wonder how much better the technology has gotten...
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    This bike is not even showing up on their web site yet, so I doubt if there are many of them out there at this point.
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    None available until fall. I've been riding carbon mtn bikes for many years now and really like the stiffness.

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    There is no way in hell I would drop 5K+ on a Fezzari, I wouldn’t even drop $3k. They are reaching too high going to this price range, same goes for Diamondback and other second rate not to mention no-name bike manufacturers. With that much $ you are in boutique bike territory. Fezzari is out of their mind.

    Perhaps the warranty is nice so is the spec. Not sure I would trust them with a lifetime warranty. Just my gut feeling I have no Fezzari experience to base it on. These online bike sellers need to offer a no brainer smoking deal for them to sell bikes. If this was 3K ok fine it’s worth the risk.

    Maybe it’s a bit vain of me but for that kind of $ I would want a very nice brand name on my frame.

    Take that in cash to your local Santa Cruz dealer and you will have a SPX Bronson Carbon with full XT and Kashima. Also an HDR with similar spec is probably within your reach.

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    So I don't get something. You had a bad experience with carbon, but seem to be looking for a 'budget friendly' carbon bike. Really? Carbon frames are not created equal. Where do they get their carbon? Who designed their layups? How long will it last? That, to me is infinitely more important than an XTR rear derailleur and a set of carbon wheels.. The ability to make a light carbon frame that will last is not an easy (or cheap) task. Carbon bikes are not the place to look for bargain. Especially the wheels. Reynolds is a good company, but if they are offering carbon wheels at that price, they cut corners somewhere. There is no way they could have a viable business if they made them at the level of quality of companies like Enve or Easton. Don't worry about a FULL carbon bike. Get a good set of aluminum wheels with good hubs, and they will be far better (and safer) than those Fezzari wheels.

    I'm sure the bike will hold up to general riding, but for me the largest problem lies in their designs. They use cheaper, knock off suspension designs from Chinese factories that simply don't perform as well as other designs. Yes they are cheaper than many carbon bikes, but they will ride that way as well. I don't mean to hate on them, but I really did not like the feel of their linkage. Not one bit.

    If you are going to drop 5k on a bike, save up 800 to 1k more, and get a carbon Bronson with excellent components, better strength, more rigidity, and most importantly, a better performing suspension design.
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    I think AMjunky is right on the money or unless you plan on keeping the bike for a loooooong time. Try to resell that thing after a year or 3 and you'll take HUGE beating. I learned this the hard way with a beautiful top of the line 2011 Jamis Dakar 650 B2 with XO everything. Even in absolute mint condition and less than 500 miles it fetched about 1/2 of original MSRP which was 5K. Luckily I only paid 3K for the bike to begin with and it was very hard to resell. Jamis IMO has a better name than Fezzari and you would assume better resale but my experience would make me think twice about getting another one unless I got another truly smoking deal. Even with that component spec I'd have a hard time sleeping at night spending 5K+ on a Fezzari.

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    Re: Fezzari Timp Peak vs any other 27.5 FULL carbon bike?

    I don't have any personal experience with Fezzari nor any friends that I could fall back on...

    Interesting how there arent any Fezzari fan boys chiming in.

    $6000 is out of my budget. I'm currently running Flow EX 27.5 wheels so I'll stick with them.

    Thanks for the input. Always interesting to hear other's thoughts.

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    I will have to disagree with you on paying more to get a bike just with a "nice" brand on frame. Not sure what you have against Diamondback but as far as I know they have been in the biking business far longer then many other brands and if they are still in the business must be for a reason. I own a Diamondback Sortie 29er Black. Have had it since the first year they made it, two years ago. In two years I haven't had a single problem with the bike, not one. I just keep it well maintained and has perform beautifully. So personally, I would rather get a "low grade" brand and save a few thousand bucks, if I know I get the components that are top notch to back it up. In my case, I pay a really good price for this amazing bike... so even if the frame broke in half for whatever reason, I still got my money's worth on the components themselves.



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    There is no way in hell I would drop 5K+ on a Fezzari, I wouldn’t even drop $3k. They are reaching too high going to this price range, same goes for Diamondback and other second rate not to mention no-name bike manufacturers. With that much $ you are in boutique bike territory. Fezzari is out of their mind.

    Perhaps the warranty is nice so is the spec. Not sure I would trust them with a lifetime warranty. Just my gut feeling I have no Fezzari experience to base it on. These online bike sellers need to offer a no brainer smoking deal for them to sell bikes. If this was 3K ok fine it’s worth the risk.

    Maybe it’s a bit vain of me but for that kind of $ I would want a very nice brand name on my frame.

    Take that in cash to your local Santa Cruz dealer and you will have a SPX Bronson Carbon with full XT and Kashima. Also an HDR with similar spec is probably within your reach.

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    Fezarri is a new company with no carbon bikes in the field yet. They are in Salt Lake.

    Remember that most small-ish companies (no Giant, Trek, Spec'd) are using what are called 'catalogue bikes.' Taiwanese and Chinese companies make bikes that companies can put their name on. Maybe they want something lighter, different head-tube, whatever, but there are a limited number of carbon builders out there. I have seen 'spy shots' that product managers took of major-brand bikes hanging in the background of a Chinese factory, behind a Masi, for example.

    I'd bet you are more likely to get a good product out of a no-name or Fezarri bike than you would out of a no-name aluminum or steel bike. Carbon is labor-intensive but it's not materially expensive. The molds cost a lot too.

    You want a rad bike for a sweet deal. Nothing wrong with that. It seems like nobody pays full price anymore. I think you can get something pretty rad and carbon from your LBS for $3.5k. There's a lot of support required for full-squish bikes so you'll appreciate having your LBS back you up when you need warranty work or suspension service. Or pivots. Or bearings. Or a new chainstay.

    Or whatever. I bet Fezzari is out in Vegas at ODD so you'll see pics and write-ups from people riding them there. They were at Dealer Camp in SLC too.

    And check out the Giant 275 bikes. Pretty damn good stuff with solid warranty and support. And Jamis too. And you may be able to find a Intense Carbine 275 used somewhere.

    Let us know what you end up doing.

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    I'm not sure why people are hatin on this brand. I'm have been looking at these guys for a while and seriously thinking about buying the Timp Peak. I can't find a new bike that even comes close with this build. Maybe a used bike but that's what you get is a used bike. Just like buying a used car or a new car. Sure you have to pay the new bike price but it seams like you get a lot of bike with this one. I would just like to hear from someone about how it climbs, how the suspension design works under braking and while pedaling. I'm saving up my money for a carbon AM with at least a XT build and Fox Kashima shocks. If anyone has something else under $5k to look at let me know. Otherwise, these guys are at the top of my list so far. Just waiting for a rich person to donate some money so I can apply the funds to my recreation account. I volunteer for a community outreach program and I take people out for bike rides so I need a good bike for exploring new trails and getting to places many people don't yet know about. Hope to find a bike that doesn't cost a small fortune and still has an excellent build. This might be it.
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    I went to their office over thanksgiving while in UT visiting family. The person I talked with was GREAT. I agree with some of the statements regarding re-sale. It's not real well known for a brand, but everyone has to start somewhere, and they seemed like great people who love bikes and riding.

    I bought a used Fezarri Alta Peak (2010) with XT components and it was head and shoulders above my Cannondale on my last ride. For $600 used I feel like I stole the bike. It ride great, the components are top notch and as of now I have no complaints.

    I hear they are selling the Timp Peak as a frame/shock for just shy of $2,000. I have been buying 650 pieces and would gladly consider this along with the other pieces I've been drooling over.

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    I find it funny all the people hating on this brand. All the talk about the bike "failing" or "not taking a chance with a cheap carbon frame." LOL, LMAO.

    Are you guys serious? None of you are traveling 30 m.p.h. where a catastrophic failure would occur and you could die. Get over yourselves. Please show me pictures of any carbon frame breaking in half. Don't any of you ever fall?

    So a chain stay snaps on a landing. Is it death? Cheap carbon or Chinese frames have plenty of buyers and I haven't seen or heard of any failing and causing death. You are more likely to run into a bear or get hit by a car riding your bike than something happening to a "cheap" carbon frame.

    I say go for it if it is in your budget and has a nice component spec. Resale might be hard as mentioned by others, but then just ride it for a long time.

    Also, any of you that pan about supporting your LBS and not buying a bike through a online vendor - get with the times. I'm sure all of you buy your clothes at a brick and mortar store too and don't shop Amazon. Please.

    One more thing. Anyone of you here a carbon expert? You wouldn't know a cheap frame from an expensive one.
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    I am hatin because of the crack smoking high prices of a no name bike brand, in my opinion its just sound buying logic to avoid Fezarri at these high prices. Where does Fezzari get off charging these kind of prices? Why would someone buy one of those wannabe Benz Hyundais for nearly as much or just as much $ as a real Mercedes Benz?

    That’s essentially what this boils down to… Timp Peak vs Bronson or HDR. Sure you get the carbon Reynolds wheels with the Timp, but still I would never buy a fezarri at those hyper bike prices. Like it or not the bike market is just like any other market, it is a name game, if you have “THE” brand name then and only then can you charge the big bucks and actually get it.

    Also just took a look at the “XTR” spec, the only XTR component on there is a rear derailleur, huh? And then there is a $6.5K XX1 version of the Timp, at this point I am just laughing out loud. If anyone has forked over the 5k+ for a Fezarri please explain your logic…

    I actually like hunting for the best deal and purchase online whenever it is beneficial for me. However, when dropping a few grand it is nice to have some LBS support. I might be repeating myself but it would have to be a smoking hot deal, a real no-brainer for me to go with a Fezarri. So a 5k bike for 3k… yeah, ok maybe I’ll bite.

    While I’m at it, here is another thing that bugs me about Fezzari… the name. I collect vintage Italian road bikes and this is just a sorry attempt to sound like an Italian bike brand. They took Ferrari, replaced the double r with a double z. Brilliant! Surely no one is going to catch on to that, real slick! Honestly I see Fezzari on the same level as Stradalli bikes. You know the ones with all the big tittied ****s and jacked guido goomba posers modeling their logo infested Chinese rebranded bikes. As someone who appreciates the real deal Italiano these cheap rip-off artists make me sick. Not only do they shamelessly position themselves as “Italian” bike manufacturers they have the nerve to charge an arm and a leg for their bikes. What a joke! Come to think of it I can’t recall one real Italian bike manufacturer who has really made it in the mtb world. They have a presence in the road market not the mtb market.

    There is a place for obvious “cheap” Chinese products in the bike industry and that is straight from the Chinese manufacturers for an actual bargain price. Case and point Light Bicycle, why would I buy a LB wheelset from a US reseller for the same price (or damn close to) as an Enve wheelset when I could get it for 60% less directly from the Chinese manufacturer? I wouldn’t.

    Honestly the Timp peak looks good, just not hyper bike price good.

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    i think the new fezzaris look pretty sweet - not sure about the value prop on the carbon timp - but their alum versions look like a pretty good value indeed. Agree that if resale is a concern - likely not your brand today...

    now - chinese carbon frames - even the big boys and boutiques (most, not all) are getting their carbon frames and bits sourced and produced in China - are some brands demanding more from their engineering and quality? possibly, but i think it's becoming obvious from the sheer fact that most every know brand has a carbon build starting around $4k - proves that cost of materials and production have come way down - quality is up - and anyone can offer a decent carbon framed bike made by one of the 3 or 4 major factories that produce them all... seems carbon is the new aluminum in bike manufacturing and its only a matter of time before any and every brand that wants to -can throw their sticker on a frame coming from the east - what will continue to differentiate will be those that chose better design and engineering, material grades (however this is a narrowing gap), and warranty...

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    I rode an older fezzari. 26 inch alum. with 160mm travel and full xt kit. that bike takes idiotic amounts of abuse. good geometry. fast/stable at speed. After that experiance i could be willing to buy a full carbon bike from them.

    BUT you could also get a yeti sb-66 carbon. full xt. on dt wheels (some may say this is a setback some say good). for the same exact price. 3 LBS in CO carry them at 5299. Yeti has a more well known and good track record.

    SO there are options for carbon bikes in this price range aside from the timp peak. keep that in mind

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    I agree. The upside is the price, the downside is no relationship with a local shop to hook me up with swag, maintenance issues and the relationship to the brands. I feel like if I ride one of these the local crew will snicker and laugh at me. However I'm not to proud and I don't care what the people say. If I can get a good deal on a carbon frame and a great build, I will be the last one laughing.
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    Re: Fezzari Timp Peak vs any other 27.5 FULL carbon bike?

    As always there are mixed feelings about this brand. I could care less what others think bc $5K is nothing to snicker at. I was just curious about the Fezzari reputation for support in the event something went wrong w the carbon frame. As someone mentioned earlier, their aluminum frames are just as good as any. Their component spec tends to lean on the generous side which is very commendable bc we all know how these big players like to nickel/dime you for upper level components...

    I understand the resale issue but, I think it would hold me over for a few years.

    While most of us can appreciate the Yeti brand, their 2 year warranty is hardly something to smile about, especially on a carbon frame. This is the only thing that prevents me from seriously considering a mid level Yeti SB 75.

    There's no denying that this is a pretty damn good deal and at $5K it's enticing...

    Would love to hear someone who has saddle time on this bike soon.

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    I agree I would like to hear from someone who has some real trail time on one of these bikes. It is very enticing and I have seriously been looking at these bikes. I'm still leaning towards the 29ers for the type of riding I do. I like their carbon 29er hard tails so If I had my way I'd buy one of each cuz I want that darn Timp Peak too.
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    Who's smokin crack?

    I do agree that Fezzari is a bit misleading with the 'XTR' being only a rear der., but looking online I can find the Santa Cruz 5010 with ENVEs and XX1 for 9,796

    Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon XX1 Enve Complete Bike | Backcountry.com


    and the Fezzari for 6,500 (sorry, no ENVEs, but Reynolds instead). Is it a Santa Cruz? No, but I have ridden a 5010 and wasnt all that impressed. So to save about 3,000 just because of the name...sounds like a decent deal to me.



    Quote Originally Posted by AMjunky View Post
    I am hatin because of the crack smoking high prices of a no name bike brand, in my opinion its just sound buying logic to avoid Fezarri at these high prices. Where does Fezzari get off charging these kind of prices? Why would someone buy one of those wannabe Benz Hyundais for nearly as much or just as much $ as a real Mercedes Benz?

    That’s essentially what this boils down to… Timp Peak vs Bronson or HDR. Sure you get the carbon Reynolds wheels with the Timp, but still I would never buy a fezarri at those hyper bike prices. Like it or not the bike market is just like any other market, it is a name game, if you have “THE” brand name then and only then can you charge the big bucks and actually get it.

    Also just took a look at the “XTR” spec, the only XTR component on there is a rear derailleur, huh? And then there is a $6.5K XX1 version of the Timp, at this point I am just laughing out loud. If anyone has forked over the 5k+ for a Fezarri please explain your logic…

    I actually like hunting for the best deal and purchase online whenever it is beneficial for me. However, when dropping a few grand it is nice to have some LBS support. I might be repeating myself but it would have to be a smoking hot deal, a real no-brainer for me to go with a Fezarri. So a 5k bike for 3k… yeah, ok maybe I’ll bite.

    While I’m at it, here is another thing that bugs me about Fezzari… the name. I collect vintage Italian road bikes and this is just a sorry attempt to sound like an Italian bike brand. They took Ferrari, replaced the double r with a double z. Brilliant! Surely no one is going to catch on to that, real slick! Honestly I see Fezzari on the same level as Stradalli bikes. You know the ones with all the big tittied ****s and jacked guido goomba posers modeling their logo infested Chinese rebranded bikes. As someone who appreciates the real deal Italiano these cheap rip-off artists make me sick. Not only do they shamelessly position themselves as “Italian” bike manufacturers they have the nerve to charge an arm and a leg for their bikes. What a joke! Come to think of it I can’t recall one real Italian bike manufacturer who has really made it in the mtb world. They have a presence in the road market not the mtb market.

    There is a place for obvious “cheap” Chinese products in the bike industry and that is straight from the Chinese manufacturers for an actual bargain price. Case and point Light Bicycle, why would I buy a LB wheelset from a US reseller for the same price (or damn close to) as an Enve wheelset when I could get it for 60% less directly from the Chinese manufacturer? I wouldn’t.

    Honestly the Timp peak looks good, just not hyper bike price good.

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    How bout build your own with this newest generic frame

    Just slap a fezzari decal on the newest generic Ip -o88 27.5 frame and save yourself some more bucks to put towards other parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
    I find it funny all the people hating on this brand. All the talk about the bike "failing" or "not taking a chance with a cheap carbon frame." LOL, LMAO.

    Are you guys serious? None of you are traveling 30 m.p.h. where a catastrophic failure would occur and you could die. Get over yourselves. Please show me pictures of any carbon frame breaking in half. Don't any of you ever fall?

    So a chain stay snaps on a landing. Is it death? Cheap carbon or Chinese frames have plenty of buyers and I haven't seen or heard of any failing and causing death. You are more likely to run into a bear or get hit by a car riding your bike than something happening to a "cheap" carbon frame.

    I say go for it if it is in your budget and has a nice component spec. Resale might be hard as mentioned by others, but then just ride it for a long time.

    Also, any of you that pan about supporting your LBS and not buying a bike through a online vendor - get with the times. I'm sure all of you buy your clothes at a brick and mortar store too and don't shop Amazon. Please.

    One more thing. Anyone of you here a carbon expert? You wouldn't know a cheap frame from an expensive one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jk View Post
    I do agree that Fezzari is a bit misleading with the 'XTR' being only a rear der., but looking online I can find the Santa Cruz 5010 with ENVEs and XX1 for 9,796

    Santa Cruz Bicycles 5010 Carbon XX1 Enve Complete Bike | Backcountry.com


    and the Fezzari for 6,500 (sorry, no ENVEs, but Reynolds instead). Is it a Santa Cruz? No, but I have ridden a 5010 and wasnt all that impressed. So to save about 3,000 just because of the name...sounds like a decent deal to me.
    At least compare similar bikes, Bronson SPX- All XT plus Envy wheels is $7600 if you pay MRSP
    So $1100 more to get Envy instead of Reynolds, I'd say that makes them pretty much the same.
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    Looking forward to the full review on this bike from MTBR. To me, I don't see how you could call this bike (the XTR or XX1 version) a bad deal. The wheels retail for 2k, group set for 2k, fork for 1k, add a dropper post, seat, stem, and carbon bars and you essentially get a free frame (using retail prices, of course).

    I've been looking, for about a year, at 27.5 bikes and these top two Fezzari models are definitely on the top of my list with the 5010/Bronson, Mojo HD, and Carbine 275. Those are all bad a$$ bikes for sure, but you won't get the XX1 group set and carbon wheels for less than 8k elsewhere. Now carbon wheels and XX1 aren't the be all end all, but they sure are tempting!

    Maybe worst case, buy the Fezzari, ride it for a bit, then get a frame set of whichever bike brand you want, strip the parts from the Fezzari, and sell the frame for whatever you can get? Who knows though, maybe the Fezzari (weird name and all) is really a great riding bike? Would LOVE to hear from someone who's ridden them all...c'mon MTBR, post some more impressions!
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    Here are a couple of links to reviews:

    MTBR:

    First Look: Fezzari Timp Peak 27.5 Rallies with Carbon, Custom Build and Value | Mountain Bike Review

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    Fezzari Timp Peak Review, Switchback Magazine


    I have never ridden a Fezzari bike myself, but I do plan to buy one later this year. I have owned and ridden a lot of bikes in my lifetime. Some were custom builds, some from LBS, some I purchased online, and some I bought used.

    I have found Fezzari to be extremely helpful and responsive to my questions thus far. They do a 21 point bike fit, as they ask for measurements and about your riding style, and will swap out stems, seatpost, and bars at no cost to help you get the best fit.

    The bike I am looking at (Alta Peak) sells for about 2k, and the components look pretty good for that price. They have already quoted me prices on gripshift and a wheel upgrade which beat anything I can do locally. They are willing to do so many component swaps and upgrades that this actually will be a custom build.

    I have spent a lot of time looking at bikes lately, and they seem to be offering the best bang for my buck.
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    One thing I will say about Fezzari, I don't like the misleading names.
    They name the bike based on the RD, not the majority of the drivetrain.
    So the ______ XTR is all XT with XTR RD, the _______XT is all SLX with XT RD. Just a shady way to name your bikes.
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    Well maybe i was a bit misleading there as my link was to the xx1 version 5010....which is more than 3,000 more than the fezzari xx1 timp....

    The xtr fezzari timp is around 5,300 so 2,300 less than the bronson xt

    Furthermore there is not a difference of 1100$ between enve and reynolds carbon rims at the retail price level....

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    At least compare similar bikes, Bronson SPX- All XT plus Envy wheels is $7600 if you pay MRSP
    So $1100 more to get Envy instead of Reynolds, I'd say that makes them pretty much the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    One thing I will say about Fezzari, I don't like the misleading names.
    They name the bike based on the RD, not the majority of the drivetrain.
    So the ______ XTR is all XT with XTR RD, the _______XT is all SLX with XT RD. Just a shady way to name your bikes.
    Agreed. At least the XX1 version is full XX1 (cranks, dr, and looks like cassette?). Would personally rather have XT brakes, so don't care that those aren't XX. For me, this bike is still at the top now, with the 650 HD Mojo a not too close 2nd.

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    I too am wondering why anyone would make negative comments about Fezzari without having any experience or knowledge about the company whatsoever. Seems that most of the negative comments are purely vanity...people caring more about what they look like than what they are actually on (sorry to get engaged in the bashing, but read your posts over if you doubt me). I do have experience purchasing and riding Fezzari and I can absolutely say they are a great company intent on making excellent products. And the China, etc comments...that is every company, welcome to the bike industry. If you look into Fezzari you will find that they are very involved in the product development process of their bikes and have very impressive carbon technology, as good as anyone's. They simply chose to sell direct. Why? To save you money and allow you to ride a nicer bike than you would typically be able to afford. Why is that a negative thing? I appreciate it everyday when I'm out riding.

    After seeing the product, I have had quite a few friends purchase Fezzari's as well, and yes, those in the 3-5K range. Everyone of them has had their expectations greatly exceeded. You get a lot of bike for what you pay. I have ridden a lot of high end bikes, and when it comes to the ride and quality, I don't see any difference between the Fezzari I paid 5K for and the other brand (I'm not name dropping) I would have paid 8K+ for had it not been loaned to me. I will choose any day to ride Fezzari over other brands. Why? Because I am getting the same bike for 30-40% less.

    As far as the reviews, leave it to the experts, MTBR and Switchback. They have little other than raving things to say.

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    One thing I will say about Fezzari, I don't like the misleading names.
    They name the bike based on the RD, not the majority of the drivetrain.
    So the ______ XTR is all XT with XTR RD, the _______XT is all SLX with XT RD. Just a shady way to name your bikes.
    This is common for other
    mtb brands as well. I don't think they are trying deceive anyone. They list full specs on their website and even empasize all the differences in components from the previous listed model. They make it very easy to see the upgraded components for each model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdmountainbiker View Post
    This is common for other
    mtb brands as well. I don't think they are trying deceive anyone. They list full specs on their website and even empasize all the differences in components from the previous listed model. They make it very easy to see the upgraded components for each model.
    The brands I've looked into that use the component group in the model names, are full drive trains. Take a look at Santa Cruz, Trek, Ibis etc.. If the kit say XTR, then it's all XTR. So I'll disagree with you.
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    The brands I've looked into that use the component group in the model names, are full drive trains. Take a look at Santa Cruz, Trek, Ibis etc.. If the kit say XTR, then it's all XTR. So I'll disagree with you.
    Point well taken. The 2 models I was debating purchasing before I pulled the trigger on the Timp Peak by Yeti and Pivot were only spec"ed with the XTR rear derailer. I researched quite a few brands/modelsand noticed several bikes where the RD had an upgrade over the rest of the drive train. Not sure of the logic?

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    You bought one? Did you have them ship it or did you pick it up in person? Are you going to review it here for us?

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    I would sport one whether or not its a cheap chinese knock off i dont know. But by all reviews the carbon rig rides really great. My only issue is the name. I know, i know its trivial but its a bad, stupid name. It doesn't sound desirable or something i would brag a about. If they are stickers that can be taken off i would totally buy one and put on something that sounds badass to say.
    They are killing sales with that name.

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    I was very close to pulling the trigger on one myself. The name bothered me, but not enough to dissuade me like their warranty exclusions verbiage. They say lifetime warranty, but it's only 3 years on the carbon mtn frames. Not a huge deal, but read the exclusions section. You pretty much can't ride your 150mm travel bike ANYTHING like a 150mm travel bike (or a mtn bike for that matter), or they have the right to deny your claim.

    They're probably just covering their butts like every other company, BUT it was the nail in the coffin for my purchase. I imagine they probably do take care of warranty issues, but that exclusions section on the site scares me.

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    You bought one? Did you have them ship it or did you pick it up in person? Are you going to review it here for us?
    I just purchased the XTR model and should receive it in a few days. I will write a comprehensive review after I log some good rides. I have owned several high end mountain and road bikes over the years. I remember when Intense was a small company building it's reputation and name. I live near their headquarters and was lucky enough to visit their site.

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    First Impression

    My Timp Peak arrived this afternoon and I couldn't wait to go for my first ride! As I anxously opened the box, I was impressed in how professionally the bike was packaged. Fezzari did an awesome job of protecting the frame and components so they would not be damaged in the shipping process. All in all it took me about 20 minutes to unpack and assemble (bolt bars to the stem, install front wheel and attach the seat to the dropper post).

    This bad boy looks SICK! I love the understated graphics (or lack of). So many bikes today look like mobil billboards. The contrast of the flat matte black carbon frame in combination with a few shiny painted sufaces that are strategically and tastesully situated give the bike a clean, not cluttered appearance. I was concerned before the bike arrived that the front of the bike would look very busy with all the cables, but I was really impressed with the iternal routing and did not find this to be the case at all. The red anodized hubs and spoke nipples on the Reynolds rims are a perfect blend! I sent Fezzari a few components I already had (Thomson X4 Stem, Truvative Noir T-40 bars and Loaded Precison grips with red anodize lock-ons match perfect.

    So for the most important aspect, the ride. I will provide a more extensive review after I log some more rides and have proper time to gain an honest opinion. I was able to go for a pretty decent inaugeral ride and felt like this bike was literally "made" for me. All the personal info I provided during the purchasing process seems to have paid off. I have had the pleasure of owning many high-end mountain and road bikes and my new Timp Peak is definatley a well designed machine. I love the frame geometry and hpw comfortable the bike felt right off the bat.

    My last 2 bikes (Santa Cruz Blur LT & Intense VP Tracer) were custom build from the ground up and the Timp Peak can easily hang any of my previous bikes. I was impressed on how well the suspension performed under braking and while climbing. This is my first experice with the Fox CTD remotes and I put them on the same level as dropper seat post. Speaking of, the Rockshox Reverb Stealth is far and away the best dropper post I have even used. Very smooth and requires little thumb pressure to activate. You can even control the speed in which it rises!

    The Reynolds carbon wheels feel very stiff and cornered awesome. I really liked the way the bike climbed yet I could throw it around almost effortlessly when descending. Now one ride for a couple of hours doesn't tell the entire story, but I am pumped about the bike so far. Still need to see how it handles on more types of trails. I did go off a few decent jumps and had a few extended runs on some single tracks and really like how the bike felt under the saddle. My next ride this weekend will have much more climbing and decents and requires more technical expertise.

    More info to follow.


    I just purchased the XTR model and should receive it in a few days. I will write a comprehensive review after I log some good rides. I have owned several high end mountain and road bikes over the years. I remember when Intense was a small company building it's reputation and name. I live near their headquarters and was lucky enough to visit their site.[/QUOTE]

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    yeah yeah yeah, I wish I could say the same. I'm still lusting and waiting to put that kinda cash into a bike. I love my current bike, but the technology in bikes has changed so much like everything else, how can we not want to upgrade. I have to sell my current rig to fund the new project such as yours. A lot of people are going to get good deals on the 26" and 29er bikes us suckers are selling at a loss. Until then I will be planning and scheming the build to get the most bang for my buck. I've also been checking out the new wider rims by Derby rims found in another thread here.
    Oh by the way I have an awesome Salsa Horsethief for sale in the classifieds here too, I would be willing to take 1400 or best offer right now.
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    The name is kinda cheesy, but if I can't take off the stickers I will just spray the frame, if I really don't like it. I think they should change the name to Fezza and just get rid of the ri. Does that name even have a meaning for them, I've never looked. I do agree though the name is not good. Especially the F on the head tube, really not good. They are still at the top of my list though.
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    What's In A Name

    FEZZARI

    Some of you sound like little girls.
    "I don't like the name. It sounds so...so..."

    Here's are some things I consider when purchasing a bike:

    1 Weight of the frame.
    2 Components on the bike.
    3 Wheels and tires.
    4 Fit
    5 Quality of the fork and rear shock.
    6 Overall performance of the bike (a function of all of the above)
    7 Durability of the frame
    8 Price of the bike
    9 Price of the bike as compared to similarly spec'd bikes.
    10 Customer service
    11 Reputation of the company that makes the bike. (Will they stand behind it).

    The the name of the company and how it sounds when I say it is not on my list.

    I bought a Litespeed Ultimate road bike in '97. It's been a great bike, and I still have it. But I didn't like the big ugly yellow "Litespeed" decals on the down tube. So I took them off.

    Took me...like...ten minutes.

    Fezzari offers a quality product at a better price than I can find elsewhere. And they will upgrade/change out wheels, suspension, and components at a very reasonable price without charging me an arm and a leg or any "restocking" or "shop" fees. And their customer service is great. I've exchanged emails with them several times now and haven't bought a thing yet. Their responses are polite, informative, and prompt.

    For me, the name is no big deal. But if you can't get past it...why not just buy another bike?
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    I totally agree, I have not bought a bike from them yet but so far you guy's have been awesome to deal with. Better than any of the multiple LBS in my area. These guy's truly seam like they care about what I as the customer want. I will probably buy from them, just can't right now. The name or the fact that they are a mail order only is only about 2% of my decision.
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    The name is kinda cheesy, but if I can't take off the stickers I will just spray the frame, if I really don't like it. I think they should change the name to Fezza and just get rid of the ri. Does that name even have a meaning for them, I've never looked. I do agree though the name is not good. Especially the F on the head tube, really not good. They are still at the top of my list though.
    The name looks like it is painted on. I actually think the color scheme is one of the best out there. The bike looks sharp and I would not paint over it. You might want to call them to see if they can supply a frame with no paint? The matte black looks awesome.

    In regard to the name, I think about company's like Yeti, Jamis, Norco and Ellsworth and how they have become synonymous with quaily and "high end" bikes over time.
    I think Fezzari will follow the same path if they keep makings bikes like the Timp Peak.

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    You have a better review yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdmountainbiker View Post
    The name looks like it is painted on. I actually think the color scheme is one of the best out there. The bike looks sharp and I would not paint over it. You might want to call them to see if they can supply a frame with no paint? The matte black looks awesome.

    In regard to the name, I think about company's like Yeti, Jamis, Norco and Ellsworth and how they have become synonymous with quaily and "high end" bikes over time.
    I think Fezzari will follow the same path if they keep makings bikes like the Timp Peak.

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    Yea, I'm looking for an updated review also..I spoke with the rep yesterday and I'm ready to pull the trigger on a Timp Peak XO1..This looks like an awesome bike from an awesome company..Since these guys are new and startup, I trust there going over everything, like they say when shipping a bike to a client..The 23 point fit system sounds great and just what I want..Why?..because I'm tired of buying bad products from my LBS!..As we speak, I'm selling my 2013 C'dale Scalpel 29er because the LBS recommended the wrong size frame, that I now know, I trusted him, and now I'm ****ed..The bike has 200 miles or so and I have NEVER felt comfortable on it..With Fezzari, I can get straight talk over the phone..Theres no sizing up the customer BS or trying to talk me out of a certain model or certain frame size..No hard sell as I hang up the phone and think about my purchase..Theres never much of a "deal" anyway from your LBS..As far as China is concerned..You think the big names go over each and every frame by hand?..No way..The frames are looked at through a very fast quality control area by several "employees"..They base quality control on their #'s..If the frames their selling are not coming back broken, why change their methods?..Fine..but every now and then a big name frame breaks and you could be the lucky buyer..It happens all the time..We've all known someone who's been that route..I have to believe Fezzari buys frames in small orders and looks at every mm of those frames..Why?. because their a new company, can't afford to ship bad products that might break, and at this point, want to build their reputation..Its when a company gets too big, can't keep up with demand, and starts rushing products out the door when they start to fail..It happens all the time..We'll see with Fezzari..As far as the name?..Why care?..ok,its not my favorite either but there's no reason why I won't be dropping many riders on big name bikes with my Fezzari..love that!.

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    Fezzari Timp Peak vs any other 27.5 FULL carbon bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdmountainbiker View Post
    More info to follow.


    I just purchased the XTR model and should receive it in a few days. I will write a comprehensive review after I log some good rides. I have owned several high end mountain and road bikes over the years. I remember when Intense was a small company building it's reputation and name. I live near their headquarters and was lucky enough to visit their site.
    Do you have an update? I've local to these guys and stopped in to check this bike out. XTR would be my choice too. How does it ride?


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    Anymore updates? Im pretty close to purchasing a bike and the XTR ST and XTR are on top of the list

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    I was reading through this thread because I was considering making a ridiculous XC race bike out of the Timp Peak just for fun (to replace my ridiculous RIP9 race bike, which was really fun) and I don't think I saw these reviews listed.

    Compare-O Bottom Line: Fezzari?s roll-your-own Timp Peak packs value, performance | Mountain Bike Review

    Fezzari Timp Peak 27.5 Full Suspension Reviews - Mtbr.com

    2014 Fezzari Timp Peak 27.5 and Nebo Peak 27.5 Trail Bikes - Features - Vital MTB

    In that last article they mention a little bit about Fezzari's carbon manufacturing process - a new process that only Fezzari uses. Basically, they developed a process that allows the carbon to be wrapped more tightly and use less material, saving weight and creating less material waste. I am an engineer and don't want to get into the details, but it is really cutting edge and has the potential of creating a lighter and stronger frame than any other manufacturing method that uses carbon sheets. I have seen and held the frames and they are impressive, lighter and cleaner carbon work than other carbon bike parts I have examined.

    If I build up a light Timp Peak for racing for this summer, I will definitely post more about it.

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    ^^^

    Sez the guy from Provo who just joined yesterday with one post to his credit (this one).

    So maybe you're an employee plugging this product, or maybe you just coincidently happen to live close to the facility and just found now this site. Or both. I dunno.

    Having said that, my next bike will be a Fezzari. Don't have the bucks for their carbon fiber frame, but they still offer the bike I want, will spec it the way I want, and for less than I can purchase elsewhere.

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    Placed my order last friday for a Timp Peak XTR. I will update when I get it

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    I took a Timp Peak with X01 out for a test ride today! I took it up Clarks and down Rush in Draper Corner Canyon, for those from Utah. There was only an 18" frame available to try and I am a bit short for that, but I have some experience riding bikes that are too big.

    Anyway, I went with my friend who was on a Trek Rumblefish (120mm travel 29er) and I am used to riding my Niner RIP9 (140mm/120mm travel 29er). I have tried a 2014 GT Sensor (130mm travel 650b), a 2014 Lapierre Zesty AM (150mm travel 650b), and a 2012 Cannondale Jekyll (150mm 26er) on these exact same trails, and they were a blast to ride, but the 650b wheels just felt too small. I am a die-hard 29er fan and my RIP9 was the funnest bike I had ever ridden, with the Lapierre Zesty and GT Sensor in 2nd and 3rd place for funnest.

    Riding the Fezzari was shocking - so plush and light and agile, a combination unlike any bike I had been on before. It was hands down the best bike I have ever ridden. What really got me was that the wheels didn't feel too small, like other 650b bikes - I am not quite sure why. I never have been on a trail bike that smooths out the trail so much (actually felt almost as smooth as my Intense m3 that has 230mm travel), and taking jumps was easier and way more fun than they usually are. I let my friend test ride it when we did a 2nd loop on Rush - she wouldn't give it back to me until we made it to the bottom. I really think I am going to get one and do an ultra light build on this for XC racing this summer. I race for fun and I can't imagine being on a bike that has more potential for fun. Seriously, if anyone is interested in this bike and has a chance to test ride one, do it.


    Update - I just looked at my Garmin times on Strava and I got a PR on my Clarks/Rush loop and my 2nd fastest times up Clarks. That's pretty awesome considering that I have raced that trail a number of times and yesterday I definitely wasn't riding my hardest.
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