Now with an oversized tapered headtube, 100mm Fox fork with RLC damper, upgraded Handle bar and stem, upgraded brakes, and lock-on grips, the Fezzari ninety9ninety is the ideal cross country machine. The larger diameter 29" wheel of the Fezzari ninety9ninety, compared to the standard 26", will have you climbing over bigger rocks, rolling faster, and offers more flotation through mud and sand. We start with the Fezzari F29A frame, which includes:
Diamond-shaped down tube for more lateral stiffness and strength.
Curved top tube for more stand over clearance and added strength.
Hydroformed tubing increases strength and saves weight.
Versa-Link rear drop out allows the you to run a full set of gears or single speed.
The rear triangle has square tubing to give added strength and stiffness to the frame.
Reinforced gussets in the right places to give it superior lateral stiffness
Butting (thinning the tubing walls in the right places) to lower weight.
Limited Lifetime Warranty on the frame - the best in the business. Just ride the ninety9ninety frame and you will notice the difference in the cornering, climbing and descending that you wouldn't expect from a 29er. The ninety9ninety just does it better. The attention to detail, like the larger front brake rotor, lower gearing to turn the bigger wheels, perfected geometry, makes the ninety9ninety second to none. Pair the superior Fezzari Racing Design F29A frame with a Fox Float 29 Factory fork with a 15mm through axle, Sram X.0 drivetrain, Avid Elixir 7 brakes, and the DT Swiss X470 wheels and you have a bike that is ready for any cross-country trail you can throw at it.
Strengths: This bike is well balanced and fits me prefectly. The components are excellent. It actually feels more nimble in the tight stuff than my 26. I think this is due to the custom fitment of the bike to me, and the geometry fo the frame. The stability and the climb out traction are excellent! Build quality is top notch.
Weaknesses: None with the bike, but you will need to be patient in order to have a bike built to your specs...
I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a hard tail 29'er. I love it.
a All Mountain Rider
Date Reviewed: February 10, 2013
Strengths: Great hard-tail 29.
Quality parts on a solid lifetime warranty frame put together in a solid build....for a sane price in a market of freakish markup for a built bike.
Weaknesses: Little info on-line or in reviews almost made me pass on this bike....And that would have been a damn shame.
After a bit under a year, many Marin trail and fire road miles, a set of tires and brake pads and a few broken ribs I can only say this....I'm glad I took a chance on this low viability 'low-name' product. I really like this bike, and the paint is laid on so nice I'm almost sad when as I bang it up...like I need to buy touch up paint or something....
a Cross Country Rider
from Mission Viegjo, CA
Date Reviewed: June 25, 2011
Strengths: I am an avid cross country rider and have been riding this bike for 6 months now. I love it! It climbs great. I had a 26-inch bike before and I used to lose traction up the hills. It's well-balanced. I test-rode so many bikes before buying the ninety9ninety and none of them rode as well as this. I have been amazed at the cornering, too. I was worried with larger wheels that I wouldn't be able to get through switchbacks very easily. No problem on this bike. It's surprisingly nimble. The components are great, too. I like the responsiveness of the Fox fork. I am all about efficiency and this bike is efficient.
I took the plunge and bought this online without test-riding it first (I figured I could return it in 30 days per Fezzari's policy if I didn't like it). When I received it, it was easy to put back together. Fezzari had already fully built it and tuned it, so I just had to put back on the front wheel, handlebars, pedals, and seat. Took me about 15 minutes. Out of the box I was very impressed with the finish and workmanship. They spend a lot of attention to details. Even the welds were smooth. I think it's better quality than any bike I've seen. But, hey, I'm bias now - I'll be a Fezzari owner for life!