Fezzari Timp Peak 27.5 Full Suspension

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $3999.00

Product Description

The all-new Timp Peak is the bike for you. With its advanced carbon frame-- featuring a patent pending carbon fiber manufacturing process that makes the frame lighter and stronger, geometry designed specifically for 27.5" wheels, and 150mm single-track shredding FRD Tetralink suspension--the Timp Peak is the ultimate trail bike, balancing agility and big-wheel rollover capability.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kid Cisco

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2016

Strengths:    Climbing, descending, lightness, geometry, value per dollar,

Weaknesses:    haven't noticed any.

Bottom Line:   
Been riding since 2005. Owned owned a low end Haro V1. Full suspensions: Gary Fisher Sugar 4, Jamis Parker 1.0, Specialized Pitch, and now this bike. I've rented handfuls of bikes while out of mountain bike trips out west, in the USA. I ride technical trails, to light downhill. This is the best bike I have ever ridden. It took a month or 2 of adjusting to the new geometry, but one day it just all clicked, and it's been a blast to ride every since. Climbing in techy terrain is one of the strong points, and climbing in general. It also feels very confidently aggressive in steep downhill sections, and rocky drops. I've never felt so comfortable and confident on a bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Thunder Mountain

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   www.fezzari.com

Similar Products Used:   This product was almost identical in geometry to the carbon Yeti's in 2014 when I bought it, and spec'ed out nicely as well, but was $1k cheaper. That's what sold me on this whip.

Bike Setup:   I upgraded the stock 2014 Timp Peak with X9 triggers and X9, medium cage, clutched RD. Well worth the upgrade IMO.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bryan

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2014

Strengths:    This bikes is amazing to ride, it corners well, climbs great, and it is so light. I have also given this bike a major beating since purchasing it and it has held up perfect. This is the perfect platform for an all mountain bike and no one can beat the price. Thanks Fezzari!

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any yet

Bottom Line:   
Amazing bike and an even better price. I would definitely recommend Fezzari to my friends.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grnhrnt29 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2014

Strengths:    Very smooth.
Very light.
Climbs well.
Descends even better.

Weaknesses:    Cables rattle.

Bottom Line:   
I took a Timp Peak with X01 out for a test ride yesterday. 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, so it worked for me.

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 (and 26er wheels) just felt too small - I really didn't like them. 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 mountain 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 used to think my old RIP9 was the most confidence inspiring bike I had ever ridden, but this one was even more so. A couple times I made some poor decisions picking lines and this bike soaked it up so I could focus on what was ahead of me, rather than what was under me. 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. The only thing that was odd about the bike was that the cables rattle more than I am used to, but since it does not effect performance, I quit worrying about it.

When I got home I 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.

I really think I am going to get one and do an ultra light build on it for XC racing this summer, not that everyone should do that, but you can because the frame is so light. 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.

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Favorite Trail:   Wasatch Crest

Similar Products Used:   2014 GT Sensor, 2014 Lapierre Zesty AM, 2012 Cannondale Jekyll, 2010 Niner RIP 9, 2012 Trek Rumblefish

Bike Setup:   XO1, Fox Kashima front/rear with remote CTD, Reverb with hydraulic remote

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by grock

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2014

Strengths:    Awesome all-mountain capabilities
Plush Suspension
Reasonably light for what the bike is made for
Price - quality of this bike is in line with many costing $1500-3000 more.

Weaknesses:    Lots of cables off the front - but this is because I opted for optional dropper seat and remote front and rear suspension

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks! I tested a fair number of bikes in it's class, many both cheaper and more expensive (up to around 8K). I previously owned a Fezzari road bike, of which the quality FAR exceeded my expectations. So, I wasn't afraid of the unknown of purchasing a bike direct from Fezzari. Their customer service is second to none and the ability to customize a bike is a great bonus. My decision proved to be the right one. Of all of the bikes I tested, Fezzari is hands down the best value. I couldn't be happier with my decision to choose the Timp. The bike I tested that most closely compares was the Giant Trance Advanced SX ($6,400). I had Fezzari build mine with some upgrades from the base model, but I still saved a ton of money...which I put toward a Fezzari Solitude for racing. Also a mind blowingly awesome bike.

I have taken my Timp on every type of terrain available. It can handle anything you can throw at it. Big drops, nasty terrain, tight turns, etc etc. It is a very capable all-mountain bike. It is easy to tell that Fezzari played the game of give and take to create a true all mountain 27.5. A bike that still climbs well, yet can bomb the downhill. Some of the big competitors of the Timp are either great at descending or a bit better at climbing, but not both. The Timp sits right in the middle, which in my mind is the happy place for 99% of us.

Mine weighs in just a hair over 29 lbs. This could no doubt be made lighter. But I had this thing built up bomb proof. Weight was not my focus. I ride throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah and ride some rough, rocky trails. So, I built this thing to handle abuse. To come in at only 29 lbs is pretty impressive for my complete disregard for weight.

My advice, choose the Timp. Best bang for your buck you will find and quality beyond your expectations.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sara Elias

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

Strengths:    It's a solid build bike, yet it's so light for it's capabilities. I'm a 5'3" 115lb female rider, so finding a good fitting bike has been challenging over the years, but this bike fit immediately. I hate a long top tube, and this bike makes me feel comfy & compact. The price point is also unbeatable from where I come from (Canada). This would easily be a $6-7G bike here. It handles technical climbs, descents, rock faces and small/medium drops easily! Though I'm certain it can handle big drops for the more "ballsy" rider! The Kashima coat is a total dream and makes the ride smooth and predictable. They certainly take great care in making sure it's right. LOVE it!

Weaknesses:    I did move it to a more aggressive tire than what it came with because Vancouver/BC trails require something a bit more sticky, especially for winter riding. Other than that, it needed zero modifications and I was riding an hour after taking it out of the box!

Bottom Line:   
I am so in love with this bike. After years of switching between my downhill and XC bikes, I've finally found the bike that can pretty much do anything! I spend a day at a women's race event, just before purchasing this, and had the opportunity to ride a Fezzari and compare it with many other big manufacturers on the market (Devinci, Kona, Specialized, Trek, Giant etc.), and Fezzari was the best ride of the day! The customer service is also also beyond my expectation. My hubby currently owns a Knolly, Norco and a Kona, but I'll be pushing him to get a Fezzari for his next all-mountain bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Stevens a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2013

Strengths:    Light (carbon frame + Reynolds Carbon wheel set)' stiff, quiet, quick, stable, climbs like a rocket, supple and progressive suspension, convenient/quick controls (dropper seat, CDT suspension lever), descends with confidence, an overall buttery ride.

Weaknesses:    Don't know how it would handle big drops because I don't do that, but it easily deals with the trails I ride,which are the Wasatch of Salt Lake, Sedona's ledgy, shale infested single track (it dealt with everything out on Hangover easily, and made the portage sections easy to deal with, at 26lbs....I'll be in Moab in 2 weeks to check my fave rides there, like The Whole Enchilada, Mag7, and Capt. Arab). In other words: no weaknesses. ;-)

Bottom Line:   
I'm an older guy (71) and this bike has taken my mt. biking back at least 15 years. The bike is so light for a 6" travel bike, has such buttery smooth, efficient suspension that it flies up steep, rocky ascents. I'm attributing this to the combination of the 650b/27.5" carbon wheels, the compliant suspension, and of course the bikes lightness and stiffness. It also makes descents a breeze it's so stiff and predictable. I've never experienced such positive rear end tracking in a bike, on quick/smooth, or rocky/ledgy descents before. I've found myself 5-6 miles from my camper van with nothing but a pave' route back and locking the suspension (C position on the bar control) makes it feel like a hard tail/rigid fork bike. I'm not an engineer so can't say too much about the effects of the geometry on this bikes overall performance, but I can say that after riding it 25 days on numerous rides since getting it just over a month ago, that I haven't found a situation or condition that the bike has failed to step up and deliver. I'll update this after my Moab riding beginning in 2 weeks. I've ridden all the trails there so many times, beginning when most of them were just jeep double-tracks in '86, to all the new, brilliant desert single tracks, that comparing the experience will be an easy adventure.

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Favorite Trail:   Mag7 Moab, Hangover Sedona, Adobe Jack Trails system Sedona.....so far

Duration Product Used:   One month +

Purchased At:   Fezzari, Lindon, UT

Similar Products Used:   Specialized FSR, Specialized Stumpjumper Pro, Specialized Enduro, Niner RIP 9, the Salsa 29er, Trek Remedy.

Bike Setup:   Fox TALAS, Fox rear shock, Reynolds Carbon 27.5" Wheelset, XT Shifters w/XTR derailleur, Maxxis Ardent tires, RockShox Reverb seat post

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