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Fezzari Veyo aero road bike brings lightweight speed to the streets

2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike shown in nature
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Designed to be a do-it-all road bike for riders who prioritize speed, the new Fezzari Veyo aero road bike combines aerodynamics with approachable handling and modern tire clearance.

Named after the Veyo loop in southern Utah, which puts riders through rolling hills, “The Wall” climb, tight corners, and a 50mph downhill finish, the Veyo is a Jack-(or Jill)-of-all-trades bike that’s also race ready. And it has the UCI certification to prove it.

2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike shown from front angle
2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike UCI certification label

Starting with a 860g frame (size M, claimed), they say it’s in the top 1% of performance race bikes with the UCI stamp. The frame’s design combines dropped seatstays with truncated airfoil shapes on the downtube, seat tube, and seat post to cut drag in the obvious places.

2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike being ridden

A slim head tube manages to hide the cables internally, entering through a headset cap to maximize cockpit options and compatibility.

The fork adds a bit of space around the wheel to further improve air flow, and there’s space for 700×32 tires on both ends of the bike.

2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike closeup

The dropped seatstays not only cut drag, they also improve lateral stiffness for better power delivery.

This also helps with comfort, too, redirecting bumps away from your body, and a short-ish seat tube gives it plenty of seatpost extension for a bit of intentional flex (it’s still an aero-shaped tube and post, so we’re not talking tons of compliance, but it’s something).

2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike shown from rear angle

Lastly, the layup is optimized to add a bit of compliance where needed to make the bike all-day comfortable, but keep power transfer solid on the lower half of the bike.

Overall handling claims to do it all, from crit-ready cornering to stable cruising in a peloton to confident descending on winding mountain roads.

Veyo geometry, pricing & availability

Combined with geometry that puts the rider in a comfortable yet aero position, Fezzari says the Veyo is the performance road bike for any rider. With five sizes, it should fit most cyclists, too.

2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike shown from side in black raw carbon
2023 fezzari veyo aero road bike shown from side

Four models plus a frameset will be offered at launch, with Zipp 303 and 404 wheel upgrades available on the Elite & Pro. Choose from Raw Carbon or 3-tone Podium Champagne Gold finishes.

  • Veyo Elite – 105 Di2: $3,999
    • +Zipp 303: $4,899
    • +Zipp 404: $5,499
  • Veyo Pro – Ultegra Di2: $4,999
    • +Zipp 303: $5,699
    • +Zipp 404: $6,299
  • Veyo Team – Dura-Ace Di2, Zipp 404 Firecrest: $8,399
  • Veyo Team – Red AXS Power, Zipp 404 Firecrest: $9,799
  • Veyo Comp: $2,999 (available summer 2023, build TBA)
  • Veyo Frameset – (frame, fork, seatpost, seat clamp, headset, axles): $2499

Stay tuned for our full review.

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Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
28 days ago

I like Fezzari. I had one of their 130mm trail bikes. It was well built, if not kinda chonky and the chainstays were too wide so the paint had completely rubbed off on the second ride. But it was a fun bike and a pretty good value proposition.

That said, whoever is designing their carbon frames has no eye for details. Their frames have decent proportions. But, man, the tube junctions are ugly. That HT-DT area is a mess of bad convex/concave transitions. And it’s pretty obvious where they rely on off the shelf parts like dropouts that just don’t fit the rest of the frame. I suppose that’s the trade-off for low prices, but still…

Dingo
Dingo
28 days ago

Hambini viewed this frame through a potato and days it’s not aero.

His minions agree!

Andy
Andy
28 days ago

I’ve had a Fezzari Empire for the past year and I don’t have too many regrets. Their customer service was good and walked me through the process of sizing quickly. I’d put the frame quality at a step or two below the large brands but that is a trade off for price. I do think the geometry on this new model seems to be more in line with typical aero all rounders. I do like what the company is doing and the trajectory they’re taking with releasing new models. Let’s just see, though, how their stock and wait times fare.

Antoine
Antoine
27 days ago

Sweet bike. Tick a lot of boxes. Water bottle integration could have been better at no additional cost.

craig
26 days ago

Define “lightweight.” When BR reviewed the Fezzari Empire SL Pro Race back in 2019 with an 815 gram frame (45 grams lighter than this frame) in a package with a lighter groupset (Force versus 105) and lighter wheels than the base Veyo (Reynolds AR41x versus DT Swiss 1800), it put the weight at about 16.5. The word “lightweight” gets bandied about a lot, but is seldom defined and regularly appears in articles that list no bike weights. Thus there is no way to tell what the author means when he/she uses the word. The UCI weight limit is 15 pounds. Maybe lightweight should be defined as some percentage of that and super-lightweight as less than that. Or how about just usurping boxing weight classes for use when referring to bikes: minimumweight, light flyweight, flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight and etc. on up to heavyweight. (https://www.britannica.com/sports/boxing/Weight-divisions) My Ibis Haka gravel bike built up to about 16 pounds with Campy Ekar and doesn’t seem to me an especially “lightweight” bike. My ancient Ritchey Carbon-Ti Breakaway road bike is certainly lighter. And it would appear a base Veyo would be heaver than either. It does look like any awfully good deal for a light aero frame, but the frame is only part of a build. I have no doubt the Fezzari Veyo Team with a whole lot of upgrades from the base bike is lightweight, but it is also a $10,000 bike. You can find a good, used 15-pound bike for probalby half that price if “lightweight” is the main thing you’re after.

Dinger
Dinger
25 days ago
Reply to  craig

This is an interesting point. “Light weight” is a floating standard. It continues to be a focal point for manufacturers and riders but it’s importance wanes. If it were ultimately important there would still be enough demand for rim brakes that manufacturers would still be offering them.

Spencer
Spencer
21 days ago
Reply to  Dinger

I think that Light Weight is entirely subjective, but can be a useful descriptor when context is taken into consideration. For an Aero bike, the Veyo is lightweight. For a climbers bike, (which the veyo is not) it is heavy. Light Weight isn’t some threshold a bike must pass to be referred to as such. That’s why we read reviews, for the comparisons that we cannot make ourselves because we don’t have access to all the bikes that reviewers have. Though we could do research to find that the Tarmac SL7 frame weighs 800 grams while the Orbea Orca-Aero frame weighs 1,150 grams. I’d put the Veyo on the lightweight end of the scale based on other Aero bike frames.

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