After a two year hiatus, the Fezzari Kings Peak is back, but it’s gotten a little fat in its time off. While Fezzari is starting to make a name for themselves with their consumer direct sales model with a custom touch, their latest model will have fat bike fans looking at another option to fulfill their big-tired needs.
Called the Fezzari Kings Peak fat bike, or Fat Kings Peak if you prefer, the carbon fat bike is still just in prototype guise, but should be available in time for Christmas delivery – with plenty of snow left in the season. Equipped with nearly all of the features you would expect to find in a carbon fat bike currently, the Fat Kings Peak looks to be a relative bargain in typical Fezzari style…
Other than the big wheels and tires, the Fat Kings Peak also gets an upgrade on the frame side to include a full carbon frame and fork. Designed around clearance for 5″ tires the rear axle is not a pretty standard (for 5″/100mm setups) 197×12 thru axle with the front rigid fork opting for a 135x15mm thru axle. Clearly the front spacing won’t be Bluto compatible right out of the box, but we’re checking on whether the hub can be converted with an end cap for 150×15.
The frame on the other hand is Bluto compatible with the RockShox suspension fork an option for complete builds. That means that the frame uses a tapered head tube with an FSA integrated cartridge bearing headset. Non-Bluto equipped bikes will use a FRD (Fezzari Racing Design) full carbon tapered fork with the 135x15mm axle.
To keep the cables out of the way and clean the frame features full internal routing as well as a replaceable derailleur hanger and integrated rack mounts. The frame is listed with a 120mm English threaded BB which if correct would probably mean the ability to run the wider 190mm based cranksets without additional spacers on the spindle. We’re waiting on a reply that will clear up the bottom bracket questions.
UPDATE: The bottom bracket is indeed a 120mm threaded shell. This means that 190mm specific cranks will be required, but the wider shell means more tire clearance and the ability to run the cranks without the spacers normally required to run in a 100mm shell.
Starting at $2399 for a complete Shimano Deore build, 80mm alloy rims, and the carbon fork, Fat Kings Peaks will have a number of build options. Complete bikes can be speced with the RockShox Bluto, as well as Shimano XT and SRAM X01 drive trains and carbon wheels – all with RaceFace Ride, Turbine Cinch, or Next SL cranks. Add in 4.0 or 4.7″ tires along with Fezzari’s 23 point custom setup which includes bar width, stem length, crank length, etc. and you will get your ideal set up right out of the box.
Available in 16, 18, and 20″ frame sizes, check out the geometry and more details at fezzari.com.