For a small company, Fezzari puts out a surprising amount of new bikes on a regular basis. Always trying to one up their last model, Fezzari is at it again with the new AT529 full suspension line. Running 130mm rear suspension travel with 140mm suspension forks, the aluminum frames take advantage of their new Tetra-Link suspension system.
Compared to their previous bikes, the new Tetra-Link follows in the footsteps of the Horst Link design with the rear pivot relocated to the chainstay in front of the rear axle. The result is supposedly a bike that offers improved pedal efficiency while staying plush and active while braking.
Combine that with their adjustable G.A. Link Geometry, and you have a bike with impressive spec in either 27.5+ or 29″ trim. At the lower shock mount there are two mounting positions – forward and rear. The forward position is meant for 27.5+ while the rear is for 29″ and the link allows you to run either tire size without affecting bottom bracket height. In the slackest position the frame features a 66.4° head tube angle, 75° seat tube angle, and 434mm chainstays.
Calling them “the best frames we have ever built,” Fezzari’s Director of Product Tyler Cloward also mentioned that the frames have a lower seat tube to allow for longer dropper posts. “We made a conscious effort to shorten the seat tubes and make sure the shape of the tube allowed for the longest dropper possible. We can see most riders using at least a 150mm post (a few small riders will need 125mm), and a lot of the riders on large and XL frames can run a 170mm dropper without issue. We will customize the post length at the time of order and include the longest dropper possible for the riders inseam length and frame size.”
Split into three different models, the new bikes include the Cascade, Abajo, and Wiki Peaks.
The Cascade Peak comes stock as a 27.5″+ bikes with a Fox 34 140mm travel fork and a Fox Float DPS shock handing the 130mm out back.
- SRAM GX Eagle Drivetrain
- Fox Float 34 Performance Elite 140mm Travel
- Fox Float DPS Shock
- SRAM Level T Brakes
The Cascade also comes in the 29er Pro model which includes the same build but with the exception of Stan’s Flow Mk3 wheels, Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR 29 x 2.3″ 3C Exo Maxx Terra tubeless tires, and a Fox Transfer Performance Elite dropper post for an additional $500.
The Abajo Peak lowers the price of admission a bit with a full X-Fusion suspension package and a move from SRAM GX Eagle to a Shimano SLX 1x drivetrain combination. Built around 27.5+ wheels and tires, the Abajo runs a Maxxis Minion DHF in the front and MAxxis Rekon in the rear, both in 27.5 x 2.8″ sizes.
- Shimano SLX M7000 Drivetrain
- X Fusion McQueen RCP Fork 140mm Travel
- X Fusion 02 Pro RL Shock
- SRAM Level Brakes
As the most affordable bike in the line, the Wiki Peak comes in at an impressive $1,500 with an SR Suntour suspension spec, 1x Shimano/SRAM drivetrain combo, and tubeless ready 27.5+ wheels and tires.
- Shimano Deore M6000 1×10 Drivetrain
- Suntour XCR Air 130mm Fork Travel
- Suntour Radion Air Shock
- Shimano Hydraulic Brakes
As always, the bikes include Fezzari’s ‘No Risk, Just Ride guarantee’ which includes a 30 day return policy and lifetime warranty, plus their 23 point custom setup to help you dial in the bike right out of the box.