Splitting the difference between their 120mm light-trail Signal Peak and their longest travel 150mm Le Sal Peak mountain bikes, the new Delano Peak handles big hits with a 135mm rear end. Paired with a 150mm fork, Fezzari says it’s a serious new contender in the trail bike category.
The Delano Peak uses their four-bar TetraLink suspension design, which we’ve ridden and liked for its efficient climbing and bump-erasing performance. Like the Le Sal Peak, it uses a very steep seat tube with a very slack head tube to put the rider in a upright position while climbing.
But, thanks to a massive 300mm of seatpost insertion, it lets you run really, really long dropper posts across the frame size spectrum. So, when it’s time to climb, you’re over the pedals. And when it’s time to descend, it’s easy to get way behind the bike.
Also shared with the La Sal is their GA (Geometry Adjust) flip chip on the lower shock linkage mount, letting you adjust geo and accommodate your choice of 29×2.6″ tires, or 27.5×2.8″ wheels and treads.
The Delano Peak gets a 150mm travel fork, versus La Sal’s 160mm, edging down into that “all mountain” category more than enduro. Other feature and spec highlights include:
- 300mm dropper insertion and greater = long dropper posts for more party
- Low stand over height (more room to move the bike on the trail, also smaller rider friendly)
- SRAM UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger)
- 2 bottles on M/L/XL, 1 bottle on Small frames*
- ISCG-05 mounts
- 148mm Boost rear dropout
- Raised section chain stay protector reduces noise from chain contact
- English Thread BB
- 135m rear, 150mm front travel
- 65º head tube angle
- 77.5º seat tube angle
- 434mm chainstays
- 1.5” lower standover compared to La Sal Peak
- 200mm dropper fits on Medium size frame.
A quick note on the bottle cage mounts. Medium and up, you’ll be able to get two bottle cages mounted inside the front triangle. On the Small, both bolt pairs are available, allowing you to choose where you want your bottle. It’s a nice forethought, and one that has the advantage of still allowing you to mount accessories (even a small “tool keg”) to the unused spot, maximizing that space’s utility.
The icing on the cake is the properly spaced bolts holding the frame protector onto the bottom of the downtube. They match a bottle cage’s bolt spacing, accessories to be added to the bike. Not an ideal location for anything that might get smashed, but still impressive that they thought that through.
Other highlights include full internal cable routing with bolt-on cable clamps that secure everything so there’s no rattling. And they exit on the top of the downtube and run over the BB, not under, so there’s no excess housing or hose required to accommodate suspension travel.
A thick, raised chainstay protector keeps that part of the bike quiet, too.
Fezzari Delano Peak geometry chart
Fezzari Delano Peak specs & build options
Delano Peak Comp – $3,499
What’s surprising about the lineup is the quality of the build at their lowest price point. For $3,499, you get the same long-fiber carbon frame as the top models, decked out with the new 12-speed Shimano SLX and a DVO Diamond D1 fork and Topaz T3 shock.
Throw in Maxxis 29×2.5″ tires, WTB rims, Ergon grips and saddle, Cane Creek headset, and an X-Fusion dropper, and it’s a killer package to start with. But…
They have upgrade options to let you get the rolling stock improved: Swap for Stan’s Flow (+$300) or ENVE AM30 Carbon (+$1,200) and you’ve got a bike with a solid drivetrain and suspension and way better wheels at a still very reasonable price. Other upgrade options will be available here and throughout the rest of the lineup, too.
Delano Peak Elite – $4,499
Moving up from the Comp, all bikes switch to Fox 36 forks and rear shocks, all come with Maxxis 29×2.5″ tires and Cane Creek/Ergon bits, with the main improvements being to the drivetrains and wheels, so we’ll just list the key specs and prices. The Elite gets:
- Fox 36/DPX2 Performance Elite
- Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes
- PNW Ranier dropper post
- Stan’s Flow S1 wheels
Delano Peak Elite – $5,499
Delano Peak Team Edition XTR – $7,999
- Fox 36/DPX2 Factory
- Full XTR drivetrain & brakes
- ENVE M6 wheels/I9 Hydra hubs
Delano Peak Team Edition X01 AXS – $8,999
- Fox 36/DPX2 Factory
- Full SRAM X01 AXS w/copper colored cassette & Chain
- Code RSC brakes
- ENVE M6 wheels/I9 Hydra Hubs
- RockShox Reverb AXS
They’ll also have Delano Peak frame kits available for $2,299 with a Fox DPX2 factory shock with bearing mount hardware, rear axle, Cane Creek 40 headset, and Seat post clamp. Or get a Delano Peak Frame & Fork combo for $3,199 that adds a Fox 36 Factory 150mm fork to the package.
All models are available now. Here’s their promo video…
We’ve been riding one at some amazing trails around the southeast, look for our full review with video soon!