Fezzari Cascade Peak 29er Full Suspension

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $2499.00


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Product Description

The new Cascade Peak is all about covering ground, whether it's climbing, descending, technical rock gardens, or switchbacks. The Tetralink 290 suspension design keeps an active suspension for small bump sensitivity while keeping a stiff pedaling platform. A wider rear triangle that utilizes a 12mm thru axle keeps the rear wheel trailing where it should and gives you the confidence to hit the corners at speed. Finish the bike off with Fox CTD suspension, SRAM X9 drivetrain, and Mavic Crossride wheels, and you have a full suspension 29er that is ready to hit the trails day in and day out.

FRAME TECH

  • Tapered headtube for added strength and stiffness.
  • Specifically engineered for the 29er wheel platform for ultimate climbing and rolling.
  • Oversized hydroformed alloy tubing with single pass smooth welding for added strength and reduced weight.
  • Low stand over height for better clearance.
  • Tetralink 290 suspension with 100mm travel for a better pedaling platform.
  • Direct post moung for better braking control.
  • 12x142mm rear axle for stability in cornering.
  • Frame Defense Technology, replaceable derailleur hanger with threads in the hanger and not the frame for longevity.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brickwallmusic a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2014

Strengths:    best bang for buck equipped component list I could find. Stiff frame design.
Fezzari customer support is great.


Weaknesses:    Might be a little heavy, it is a 29er aluminum frame, mind you.
Didn't come with tubeless rims/tires.
Front chain rings maybe a little too tall for most applications unless your XC racing in the prairies.
Not exactly same as pictures.


Bottom Line:   
My first 29er and I have to say I do love it. It had a couple issues from shipping or what ever but Fezzari right away helped me out and sent me the replacement stuff I needed. The X9 drivetrain works great, shifts nice. My only complaint about the drive train it came with was the 26/39T front chain rings, they're a little tall for any mountain biking in the mountains. With my previous bike, a 26er, I could do most of my climbing on the middle ring and keep the granny gear in reserve for when I really needed it. With this bike I find I keep on the 26 for any climbing or normal trail riding cause the 39T is way too high. I noticed most companies who sell 29er trail/XC bikes put a 24/38T or even a 22/36T and thought even before getting the bike it would be a problem.

It was too bad the bike didn't come with tubeless rims/tire, don't get me wrong, the wheel set it comes with is pretty good, but once you go tubeless you can never go back. I ended up swapping the stock rims for some stronger, all-mountain, tubeless Easton Haven's and continental trail king protection's which I think was a good upgrade.

I also had Fezzari upgrade the fork to a Fox Talas with 120mm of travel, which I love, and has really made the bike just a little more versatile and a little more plush. And contrary to the stock photos of the bike on their website, it doesn't come with the dual CTD remote to control the CTD remotely for the front and the back, but I upgraded my bike to have it. Fezzari does have good reasoning for the change to just control of the back, they told me most people really just want it for the rear, which I agree with. But I really like it for both the front and the back and use it all the time.

I suppose the bike may be a little on the heavy side, but it is an aluminum frame 29er. I did come from a carbon fibre Trek 26er worth twice as much brand new so I can't really say I think its a tank. I have noticed that despite it's apparent weight I am way faster on it both for climbing and decending. The bike also handles really well and takes and tracks through corners awesomely. As proof of it's speed, being really into my own personal stats, recording every single ride with my GPS with heart rate monitor, I've seen a huge increase in speed through looking at the data after my rides. And I've noticed during my rides, really being able to conquer some climbs, and roll down decents so much easier than I was able to before. I do think having the Talas with 120 mm of travel makes a huge difference, although I'm sure the stock Float 100mm worked just fine.

This bike is meant more for the XC rider, but with the Talas upgrade and all-mountain tubeless wheels, it is a super sweet Trail/XC machine. It's confidence inspiring!

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Favorite Trail:   Rose Valley trail, Kelowna, BC

Duration Product Used:   3 weeks

Price Paid:    $2499.00

Purchased At:   Fezzari online

Similar Products Used:   2008 Trek EX 9.0

Bike Setup:   Stock drive train
Fox 32 TALAS 29 120 FIT CTD Remote
Easton Haven wheel set
Continental Trail King 2.2 protection

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 16crewchief a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2014

Strengths:    Component set, value, and thru-axles on front and rear.

Weaknesses:    Weight, Mavic Crossrides not tubeless ready.

Bottom Line:   
Overall the purchasing and customer service process was outstanding. Bike arrived with some shipping rash which resulted in a bent rear derailleur hanger, Fezzari immediately shipped out two replacement parts. Fox suspension is plush and tuneable beyond my set it and forget it style. Sram X9 front and back performs well, the Fox Float with remote CTD control is functional and convenient (although be advised the current pics on their web site show a remote control for the front fork - my bike arrived with rear control only). Bike rides plush yet feels nimble, front end feels rigid and much less flexy than my previous Rock Shox Recon equipped Camber 29er.

Only issue - this girl is a pig!! Haven't weighed it with appropriate bike scale just a bathroom scale and it averaged 32-33 lbs. Will be switching to 1x10 to drop front derailleur and shifter, swapping saddle, seat post, and bar to carbon to shave weight. The Mavic Crossrides arrive non-tubeless compatible, some have posted success converting to tubeless but my attempt with the supplied Mavic tires was a failure, will try with tubeless ready Specialized ground controls, losing the tubes should be at least 1 lb. Shopped around for about 2 months before deciding to take a shot with with Fezarri, found similar equipped big name bikes with equivalent build kit and incorporated technology were around $2800-3100, so at $2499 felt it was a good deal.

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Favorite Trail:   Turkey Mountain - Tulsa, OK

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Price Paid:    $2499.00

Purchased At:   Fezzari.com

Similar Products Used:   2011 Specialized Camber Elite 29

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by XTC Rider a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2014

Strengths:    Smooth, efficient, handles great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I bought this Cascade Peak in the fall and have loved it. I switched from a 26 full suspension Fezzari Alta Peak to this one. I loved the Alta Peak but I wanted to try out a 29er. For my riding style (cross country, single track, 10-20 mile rides at a time) this is perfect. I LOVE this bike! It's rolls so much smoother than my 26 inch bike. It also climbs better. I was worried about the handling in tight spots. The bigger wheels don't bother me at all. However Fezzari set it up, it feels nimble and quick. I don't feel like I'm losing anything compared to my old bike, but am gaining more traction, smoother riding, and more efficiency. I am a Fezzari owner for life. They are great to work with and make quality bikes. The value is unbeatable. I highly recommend this bike!

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Duration Product Used:   4 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Fezzari.com

Similar Products Used:   Fezzari, Giant, Specialized

Bike Setup:   Stock

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