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    Fezzari, how good is this brand

    I'm considering this bike:

    http://www.fezzari.com/hard-tail-cro...ngs-peak-2011/

    Got another week to decide as i'm buying something at the end of the month.

    How good is that brand, their components seem better than most in that price range.

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    My buddy loves his. I've been nothing but impressed with those I've tested out and everyone I've run into on the trail loves them. Good build and the guys who run it have been super friendly etc. Check out the reveiws of them if you want more info on a specific model ( ie, click above for reviews, there is a whole section on fezzari)

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    you can never trust reviews, when they are on the site they came from. Obviously they'll never post anything negative. Not saying there are any negative, would just like impartial or real world responses, like yours.

    What bike does your friend have?

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    Seems a bit over priced even with the mark down. Cheap fork and cheap wheelset. I think i'd rather buy something better equiped on www.bikesdirect.com or something made by Sette.

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    I meant the reviews on THIS site ( this is mountain bike REVIEW after all ) . There is an option to look at reviews based on manufacturer. All have pretty high reviews. Fezzari's carbon frame bikes are overpriced, but the rest are well priced I'd say. He has an Alta peak


    http://www.mtbr.com/mfr/fezzari/mpr_13461crx.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    Seems a bit over priced even with the mark down. Cheap fork and cheap wheelset. I think i'd rather buy something better equiped on www.bikesdirect.com or something made by Sette.

    Sette would be comparable, but the fezzari frames and geometry beats any BD hands down. I don't even mind BD stuff, but having ridden both, the fezzari is a better bike. You can slap XT components on any bike, but that doesn't make it 'as good'. Alot more goes into a good bike that a nice derailer.

    What you'll find with fezzari is they really want you to have a bike you're ahppy with. They can swap parts if requested, to make sure it fits you how you want and really do have good service. Some of the same argument for LBS's I'd say apply to them is all. Not saying they are the 'cheapest' bike out there, but one of the better values in the long run I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbtoyou View Post
    Sette would be comparable, but the fezzari frames and geometry beats any BD hands down. I don't even mind BD stuff, but having ridden both, the fezzari is a better bike. You can slap XT components on any bike, but that doesn't make it 'as good'. Alot more goes into a good bike that a nice derailer.
    I also like the fact they'll custom fit the bike to me, i got fully measured at REI, so i have the measurment sheet to send to them, plus you can upgrade the componants.

    I'm just not sure if i'm being swayed by there website (which is easily the best bike site anywhere).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbtoyou View Post
    You can slap XT components on any bike, but that doesn't make it 'as good'. Alot more goes into a good bike that a nice derailer.
    You're right. I place the highest emphasis on the wheelset and the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldollard View Post



    I'm just not sure if i'm being swayed by there website (which is easily the best bike site anywhere).

    I've dealt with them in person. I live 30 minutes from their main facility. My buddy dropped his out of hit truck a few weeks back. They fixed it free, replaced the saddle and grips that were getting worn in, and while I was waiting, tuned up my diamondback for free. They are good guys in my book.

    Obviously this is above and beyond what would regularly be expected, but they did it. Made him happy, made me happy and I'll be looking at them for sure when I buy a FS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    You're right. I place the highest emphasis on the wheelset and the fork.
    The wheelsets on their All mountain are fine, not top end, but not terrible, and I think a sektor 150mm air ( ie, $450 - $500 fork) is plenty. Not everyone needs to spend $1000 on a fork. Their lower end stuff is overpriced, yes. Just like trek, and specialized.

    I'm realy failing to see the huge value in BD. Their forks and wheelsets are just as crap on their lower end stuff as well, and they aren't that much cheaper.

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    Got my wife a Wiki Peak three years ago. Since that time it has been thrashed, mostly by my son. The frame build quality is great. I feel like the bike is a good value.

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    We have three Fezzari bikes in our house, and I'll probably add another in the next few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbtoyou View Post
    Sette would be comparable, but the fezzari frames and geometry beats any BD hands down. I don't even mind BD stuff, but having ridden both, the fezzari is a better bike. You can slap XT components on any bike, but that doesn't make it 'as good'. Alot more goes into a good bike that a nice derailer.

    What you'll find with fezzari is they really want you to have a bike you're ahppy with. They can swap parts if requested, to make sure it fits you how you want and really do have good service. Some of the same argument for LBS's I'd say apply to them is all. Not saying they are the 'cheapest' bike out there, but one of the better values in the long run I'd say.



    Fezzari and Sette are the same catalog frame FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderRuss View Post
    We have three Fezzari bikes in our house, and I'll probably add another in the next few months.
    which ones do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldollard View Post
    which ones do you have?
    CR2, Catania (road bikes).

    Nebo mountain bike. Had a Wiki and older Nebo for a bit and sold them. My wife rode the Wiki. She's more of a roadie. My co-worker has the Alta, and he loves it. I'm looking at getting a 29er ninety9ninety as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Fezzari and Sette are the same catalog frame FWIW.
    Take 2 seconds comparing their mountain bikes, and you can tell that's not true.

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    Are the kings peak or lone peak:

    http://www.fezzari.com/compare/produ...2011/lone-peak

    good for someone getting back into it, the kings peak is right around the same cost as a cannondale sl3, so its a pretty difficult decision to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderRuss View Post
    Take 2 seconds comparing their mountain bikes, and you can tell that's not true.
    Really? The same factory in Vietnam makes them, they are catalog frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderRuss View Post
    Take 2 seconds comparing their mountain bikes, and you can tell that's not true.



    Wrong, they are both made by Astro Eng. a company in Communist Vietnam, this has been discussed on these boards before if you bother to take 2 seconds to search.

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    So if i buy a Fezzari i'll be supporting communists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldollard View Post
    So if i buy a Fezzari i'll be supporting communists?
    If you buy a bike for a reasonable price you'll be supporting some other country, yes. USA made bike frames are significantly more expensive. However, I'm of the opinion that the same frame != the same bike as well. Sette bikes are also good bikes. Fezzari owner's roommate owns a sette. It seems significantly heavier build than the fezzari. But good bikes, and can be found for great deals as well.

    I won't lie, you are paying for the sizing/customization/support for the fezzari, but I personally think it is worth it. Still a better deal than going to a local Trek/Specialized dealer IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbtoyou View Post
    If you buy a bike for a reasonable price you'll be supporting some other country, yes. USA made bike frames are significantly more expensive. However, I'm of the opinion that the same frame != the same bike as well. Sette bikes are also good bikes. Fezzari owner's roommate owns a sette. It seems significantly heavier build than the fezzari. But good bikes, and can be found for great deals as well.

    I won't lie, you are paying for the sizing/customization/support for the fezzari, but I personally think it is worth it. Still a better deal than going to a local Trek/Specialized dealer IMO.
    Sorry for making you reply, i was joking, i don't really care where its made, i was being sarcastic to the guy that seemed to actually care about communism in the 21st century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldollard View Post
    Sorry for making you reply, i was joking, i don't really care where its made, i was being sarcastic to the guy that seemed to actually care about communism in the 21st century.



    So 21st Century Communism is Ok? Neg rep for communists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floydlippencott View Post
    So 21st Century Communism is Ok? Neg rep for communists.
    I dont want to start an argument here, but clearly you have no real idea what communism is really about.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communism

    China, Russia and all the rest twisted it to their own ends, but as a socio-political process its actually a good one.

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    i would slam that Dart 2 on the floor and toss it across the street to get run over.nice bike but needs a better fork. quite pricey too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldollard View Post
    I dont want to start an argument here, but clearly you have no real idea what communism is really about.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communism

    China, Russia and all the rest twisted it to their own ends, but as a socio-political process its actually a good one.


    Wiki? Get real, why not ask the people under communist rule which they prefer and wether communism is good for them? Your delusional.

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    I have the Alta Peak. Nice bike. I'm having fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floydlippencott View Post
    Wiki? Get real, why not ask the people under communist rule which they prefer and wether communism is good for them? Your delusional.
    I work with a lot of Russians, poles etc... that did live under it, and they actually miss it. Its nothing like what you heard growing up in propaganda America, get real, you probably don't even know your own history. The only people that would negative rep me on this are those that no nothing of history. I'm sure you thought that the House Un-American Activities Committee was a good idea as well.

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    Welcome to the internet, where a thread about a the quality of a bicycle company can turn into a flame war about Communism...

    Back on topic, I've been looking a lot at Fezzari as well and have heard nothing but great things about their bikes and customer service. Once I get the money saved up I plan on getting one of their All Mountains (not sure which one yet).
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    I have an '11 Alta peak with some upgrades made the suspension and wheelset. I have really put it through the ringer and its a fantastic bike. Plus, the customer service there amazing.

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    I live 1 hour from Fezzari, drove there 2 weeks ago to buy a bike, the Alta Peak nice looking bike. Until I saw the Cascade Peak, that bike KICK _ _ _ !!! I asked the salesman for a deal since they don't have to ship the bike, he said no and walked away. I was very disappointed. I will try again next week, hopefully I get a different person. If i get the bike I will post some pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by coqui View Post
    I live 1 hour from Fezzari, drove there 2 weeks ago to buy a bike, the Alta Peak nice looking bike. Until I saw the Cascade Peak, that bike KICK _ _ _ !!! I asked the salesman for a deal since they don't have to ship the bike, he said no and walked away. I was very disappointed. I will try again next week, hopefully I get a different person. If i get the bike I will post some pics
    It doesn't cost them anything to ship a bike to someone so you weren't really doing them a favor. Next time you go in, ride one around and see how you like it. Pretty decent bikes, IMHO.

    I've had a Fezzari for about a year and a half. Posted a review so I won't say any more than I am happy with it. They've changed the spec a lot since I bought mine and it seems to be for the better.

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    Amazing shifting.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
    It doesn't cost them anything to ship a bike to someone so you weren't really doing them a favor. Next time you go in, ride one around and see how you like it. Pretty decent bikes, IMHO.

    I've had a Fezzari for about a year and a half. Posted a review so I won't say any more than I am happy with it. They've changed the spec a lot since I bought mine and it seems to be for the better.
    I like the 2011 Cascade Peak, except I miss a water bottle mount. So I have to wear a pack. Sundance Resort rents Fezzari's so if you are in the area check them out. Wait till December and look for deals. Their sales are brisk on certain models, so this is not the time to deal, but you can ask.

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    Thanks kooshbal I'll wait in till December. Next Saturday I was going to ride Mueller Park, I think I'll change plans and head to Sundance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
    It doesn't cost them anything to ship a bike to someone so you weren't really doing them a favor.
    Please explain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
    It doesn't cost them anything to ship a bike to someone so you weren't really doing them a favor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Please explain...
    When they ship a bike to a customer they don't pay the shipping cost...the customer does. Unless they've changed their practices since I purchased my bike. I meant to mention that in my first post but left it out somehow.

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    When you buy, shipping is free in USA

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
    When they ship a bike to a customer they don't pay the shipping cost...the customer does. Unless they've changed their practices since I purchased my bike. I meant to mention that in my first post but left it out somehow.
    First, I do not have any connection with Fezzari other than as a customer. To promote sales, they offer free shipping, and count on local sales to offset these costs when bikes are picked up locally. Returns, buyers pay shipping. When I bought my bike I asked. It never hurts to ask.

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    I own a Fezzari Solitude XT. I'm happy with my bike. Customized the components on it, ie i got a fork upgrade for dirt cheap... they were on back order with the default crank and bottom bracket and they upgraded me for free. Even now I'm still dealing with them... I wanted to get carbon fiber handle bars so I asked my rep about them.. got me some FSA K-Force Carbon Riser Handlebars for only $129.00, no tax, or shipping. At the LBS, it retailed for more than $170. I'm definitely a happy camper

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    We bought the 29er from them in April. Seems like a really solid bike. Unfortunately, I crashed my other bike and haven't ridden it much.

    I then rode a Giant Anthem X2 and really liked the full suspension. Anyone local in Utah looking for a red Fezzari 29er in Large frame with only about 200 miles on it, please PM. I'll save you a few hundred over a new bike.

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    I'm picking up my Alta Peak from Fed-Ex today. Super Stoked. I liked the service i have recieved so far. My friends say the way i set-up my own bike is a little funky (bad back). I talked to them on the phone and taked about specifics. I am excited to see if they got it right.

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    Cool thanks everyone for their help got another negative rep, "You post is fail at multiple levels." at least know good grammar before posting negative rep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by floydlippencott View Post
    Wiki? Get real, why not ask the people under communist rule which they prefer and wether communism is good for them? Your delusional.
    I hear you brother, the idiots running the US are doing a hell of a job
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    I bought a Fezzari Nebo Peak early last season and its been a great bike. Almost 2000 trail miles on it now and no issues except having to replace the chain and cassette which is normal wear and tear.

    The Fezzari fit process was perfect. This bike fits so much better than the LBS bike I had before it.

    Fezzari has great customer service too. Anytime I need anything I usually buy it from them because its in stock, close to any internet prices I can find and they tell me how to install it. They are always helpful and patient on the phone whenever I have any questions. Its rare to find service like there's anywhere.

    I don't know anything about the bike you are looking at but the Nebo was $500 cheaper than the comparable Trek EX9 at the time and the Nebo is a better bike IMO. I don't know if that still applies to 2011 models. I doubt I'll buy another bike for a long time. I'm 100% satisfied with this one so far and I thrash it pretty hard.

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    looks pretty cool!

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    Cassette wear

    Quote Originally Posted by tshulthise View Post
    I bought a Fezzari Nebo Peak early last season and its been a great bike. Almost 2000 trail miles on it now and no issues except having to replace the chain and cassette which is normal wear and tear.

    The Fezzari fit process was perfect. This bike fits so much better than the LBS bike I had before it.

    Fezzari has great customer service too. Anytime I need anything I usually buy it from them because its in stock, close to any internet prices I can find and they tell me how to install it. They are always helpful and patient on the phone whenever I have any questions. Its rare to find service like there's anywhere.

    I don't know anything about the bike you are looking at but the Nebo was $500 cheaper than the comparable Trek EX9 at the time and the Nebo is a better bike IMO. I don't know if that still applies to 2011 models. I doubt I'll buy another bike for a long time. I'm 100% satisfied with this one so far and I thrash it pretty hard.
    I would like to see a picture of your old cassette, I would think a cassette would last longer than 2000 with normal cleaning?

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    just bought a kings peak.... amazing service and price. like really amazing service. hopefully an amazing bike when i get it. should be here next friday

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    Do you think a Fezzari would be a good bike for someone starting out? I have been riding a trek 4300 that is a few years old and looking to upgrade but nothing too crazy yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrad View Post
    Do you think a Fezzari would be a good bike for someone starting out? I have been riding a trek 4300 that is a few years old and looking to upgrade but nothing too crazy yet.
    I went from an upgraded trek 4 series to the Alta peak. It was a nice and welcome upgrade. Still new though.

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