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  1. #1
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    Is the Fezzari Wiki Peak a decent ride for $1000?

    A buddy of mine is on a budget and just busted his triangle. He's looking for a FS bike in the $1000 price range. I've been looking through the thread where folks have made scores of recommendations for bikes under a grand but its been a bit confusing.

    I have a Fezzari Nebo Peak and I absolutely love the bike. I compared the components on the Nebo to the Trek EX8 and the Nebo components cost about 50% more from the same vendors so I'm assuming its much better equipped for almost the same price. However, the Nebo is way out of his price range right now but from what I've seen Fezzari makes a high quality product so I trust their frame. What I don't know is if the Wiki Peak has components that are worth investing in.

    Here are the specs for the bike. Can those of you who are knowledgeable about components tell me if this bike is worth looking at? I don't want to recommend something he's not going to be happy with a year from now. Most of our riding around here is XC/AM with a lot of roots and rocks with some small jumps and drops (less than 4 ft).

    Also, he's a 250 lb guy and rides aggressively so whatever he gets will probably need to be resprung to match his weight.

    FRAMESET

    FRAME:Fezzari Racing Design F4A 100mm Travel, sealed cartridge bearings on all pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, water bottle boss
    FORK:RockShox Dart 2, 100mm travel. 2-way adjustable with Preload Adjust and Rebound Adjust
    REAR SHOCK:Epicon Air RS9 Lockout. 3-way adjustable with Preload Adjust, Lockout, and Rebound Adjust
    SIZES:S, M, L, XL (15", 17", 19", 21")
    HEADSET:FSA hidden set, Oversized Bearings

    DRIVETRAIN

    SHIFTERS:SRAM X5 27-speed trigger shift with optical gear shift display
    FRONT DERAILLEUR:SRAM X7, 3-speed down pull, high mount
    REAR DERAILLEUR:SRAM X7 9-speed
    CASSETTE:Shimano CS-HG50, 9-speed 11-34T
    CRANK:Truvativ Isoflow Power Spline
    CHAINRINGS:44Ax32x22, 4-bolt 104/64mm pattern, replaceable chainrings
    BOTTOM BRACKET:Truvativ Giga Pipe SLLT Power Spline, sealed cartridge bearings & CNC’d cups
    CHAIN:KMC Z9000 9-speed

    COCKPIT

    HANDLEBARS:Fezzari XC mid-rise bar, 30mm rise, 31.8mm diameter 640-670mm width, shot-peened anodized 6061 alloy, black
    STEM:31.8 Aluminum 4-bolt, hollow face plate, anodized black. Sizes and angle vary depending on custom fit.
    TAPE/GRIPS:Velo MTB grip, black, double density Kraton
    SADDLE:WTB Speed V Comp with high padding
    SEAT POST:Alloy, blast black, 31.6 x 350-400 (based on custom setup)
    PEDALS:Wellgo Ultra Narrow, CNC spindle, MTB-flat with Ultra-Grip Pattern

    WHEELS

    RIMS:Alex DP-17, 15Gx32H alloy, diamond-shaped doublewall, black anodized
    HUBS:Formula DC20 disc, 32 hole, with alloy Quick Release
    SPOKES:1.8mm (15g) stainless, brass nipples
    TIRES:Maxxis Larsen TT 2.0 World Championship Tires
    TUBES:Fezzari Cross-Country

    BRAKES

    BRAKES:Tektro IOX Floating Caliper Mechanical disc, 6" rotor
    BRAKE LEVERS:Shimano BLM421
    Last edited by tshulthise; 06-30-2010 at 12:01 PM.

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    For $1k on an XCish bike you will be hard pressed to beat the Sette Ace. Just about every part is better than the Fezzari.

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/187...onarch-2.1.htm

    Frame Aluminum 7005
    Size(s) Small (16.5"/42cm)/Medium (18.5"/47cm)/Large (20.5"/52cm)
    Fork Rock Shox Tora 302 Air (4.72"/120mm) w/PopLoc
    Rear Shock Rock Shox Monarch 2.1 (4"/101mm)
    Shifters SRAM X7, 9-Speed Trigger
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7, Low Clamp, Blk, 34.9 Top Pull
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X7 Black Long Cage
    Shifter Cable/Housing Jagwire Slick
    Brake Levers Avid Juicy 3
    Front Brake Avid 160mm Rotor
    Rear Brake Avid 160mm Rotor
    Hoses Avid Hydraulic Hose
    Crankset Truvativ Firex 3.3, 175mm, Black, 44/32/22T
    Bottom Bracket Truvativ Giga Pipe XR, 73mm English
    Cassette SRAM PG-970, 11-34
    Chain SRAM PC-971
    Headset FSA 1-1/8" Standard - Black
    Handlebar Lightweight Alloy Riser Bar- Black
    Grips Durable Ergo Grips - Black
    Stem Lightweight Alloy - Black
    Saddle High Performance Saddle - Black
    Seatpost Lightweight 6061 Alloy - Black, 31.6 x 350mm
    Rims Mavic XM719 32H Black, Presta Valve
    Front Hub Shimano XT M756, 6-bolt Disc Brake, 32H black, QR
    Rear Hub Shimano XT M756, 6-bolt Disc Brake, 32H black, QR
    Spokes 14/15 Gauge Double-Butted, Stainless Steel, Black
    Pedals Shimano PD-505, Silver
    Front Tire Kenda Krusher 26" x 2.1, 60 TPI
    Rear Tire Kenda Krusher 26" x 2.1, 60 TPI
    Color(s) White
    Warranty 5 Years
    Weight 29.8lbs/13.5kg (w/Pedals, Medium Size Avg.)

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    The previous bike posted does look like it has better components. Just what I'm looking for... Sorry but he's now looking at the Fezzari Alta Peak ... about a $600 jump in price to $1600. How does the Alta stack up for the price?

    http://www.fezzari.com/products/index/Alta_Peak/11/18

    FRAMESET

    FRAME:Fezzari Racing Design Technology F6A 150mm Travel, sealed cartridge bearings on all pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, water bottle bosses
    FORK:RockShox Recon 335 Solo Air, 130 mm travel. 3-way adjustable with Preload Adjust, Rebound Adjust and Lockout
    REAR SHOCK:RockShox Ario 3.2 air shock. 3-way adjustable with Preload Adjust, Rebound Adjust and Lockout
    SIZES:S, M, L, XL (15", 17", 19", 21")
    HEADSET:FSA, Integrated Aheadset, oversize bearings

    DRIVETRAIN

    SHIFTERS:Shimano M-530 Deore Mega 9 STI Lever Set
    FRONT DERAILLEUR:Shimano Deore M-591, 34.9mm clamp
    REAR DERAILLEUR:Shimano XT M771-SGS
    CASSETTE:SRAM Powerglide II PG-950 upgrade 11-34T, chrome plated
    CRANK:Truvativ FireX 3.9 GXP, PowerSpline
    CHAINRINGS:44Ax32Sx22S, 4-bolt 104/64mm pattern, replaceable chainrings
    BOTTOM BRACKET:Truvativ® GXP with external sealed cartridge bearings
    CHAIN:KMC Z9000 9-speed

    COCKPIT

    HANDLEBARS:Fezzari Racing Design Alloy, 31.8mm x 670 mm (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
    STEM:Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
    TAPE/GRIPS:Velo MTB grip, black, double density Kraton
    SADDLE:WTB Rocket V performance saddle
    SEAT POST:Alloy, blast black, 31.6 x 350-400 (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
    PEDALS:Wellgo Ultra Narrow, CNC spindle, BMX-Style with Ultra-Grip Pattern

    WHEELS

    RIMS:Mavic XM117 Disc. 15Gx32H alloy, diamond-shaped doublewall, black anodized
    HUBS:Front Hub: disc, 32 hole, high-grade loose ball bearings, alloy Quick Release. Rear Hub: Shimano® M-475 disc, 32 hole, loose ball bearings, alloy Quick Release
    SPOKES:1.8mm (15g) black stainless, brass nipples
    TIRES:Maxxis Larsen TT 2.35 World Championship Tires
    TUBES:Fezzari All-Mountain

    BRAKES

    BRAKES:Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic discs, 160mm rotor (also available in 185 and 203mm rotors)
    BRAKE LEVERS:Avid Juicy 3 with adjustable reach

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    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ompro_dsIX.htm

    Frame TripleActive 4B, 3"/4"/5" Travel - Four Bar Rocker Arm. Gussetted SL 7005 Aluminum (Disc Brake Equipped) SuperSmooth Sealed Cartridge Bearings at critical pivots, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
    Fork/Rear Shock RockShox Reba Race 120mm (80/100mm capable) REMOTE LOCKOUT + Motion Control Damping
    Rockshox Monarch 3.3 with 3 position FloodGate Platform Damping (up to 5" of travel)
    Crankset FSA MOTO MegaEXO 22/32/44T Integrated with BB spindle
    Bottom Bracket FSA MegaEXO Sealed External Bearing BB-7000
    Pedals FREE Gravity DualStage Clipless/Platform
    Front Derailleur Shimano XTR
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR Shadow long Carbon Fiber cage
    Shifters Shimano XTR Rapid Fire 27 speed trigger shift dual-pull (double action)
    Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG cassette 9 speed 11-34T
    Chain Z9000 super narrow 9 speed
    Hubs Vuelta XRP PRO Disc Sealed Bearing with Quick Release front and rear
    Spokes Bladed Stainless steel black finish
    Rims Vuelta XRP PRO SL doublewall aluminum with Rim Eyelets
    Tires/Tubes Kenda SmallBlock8 Kevlar bead / Presta Valve
    Brakes Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic Disc front and rear, 160mm rotor
    Brake Levers Avid Juicy 7 Hydraulic
    Headset Ritchey Sealed Bearing threadless 1 1/8 inch
    Handlebar Ritchey Rizer SC Butted Aluminum 6061 T6
    Stem Ritchey Comp Aluminum threadless
    Tape/Grip WTB DualCompound
    Saddle WTB SpeedV
    Seat Post Ritchey Comp Mountain 31.6mm aluminum
    Seat Post Clamp Super Light Aluminum
    Sizes Small/42c fits up to 5'8", Medium/47c fits up to 6', Large/52c fits 6'1" and taller
    Colors GlossWhite+Black rear triangle or Full MatteBlack

    $1600

    They're obviously very different bikes, but this one is by far the better value for the money.

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    I would skip the Motobecane, personally. Especially with a 120mm fork and a 71.5 head angle. Twitchy would probably be a compliment when you start going down hill...

    The $1600 bike looks fairly good, but the fork is the weak point. Bike needs a 140-160mm fork, and those will generally want a different axle (20mm, or 15mmQR) so a new wheel set.

    It will work great, for getting on and riding. But at that price point, I would go to my local Specialized dealer and pick up a new Pitch comp. You get : FSR (horst link) instead of 4 bar, Pike + 20mm wheel (stronger, better fork) and a pretty good component spec.

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    The Motobecane is pretty well speced for the price, but so is the Fezzari. The thing that would hold me back from the Motobecane is the frame. It is a gusseted frame where the Fezzari is a hydroformed frame, meaning no extra welds or gussets that are typical around the headtube/downtube area which creates a lighter and stronger frame. Also the sealed bearings on the Fezzari are pretty nice. Tshulthise, If you own a Nebo Peak already it looks like the Alta Peak is the exact same frame, just painted different so you can vouch for the frame quality.

    Also I would have to agree with el_chupo_that the head angle on the Motobecane is pretty steep and it will get a bit twitchy on the descents.

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