Direct to consumer brand Fezzari has announced a new hardtail bike, the Wasatch Peak. The Wasatch Peak is designed for 29″ or 27.5+” wheels and features 120mm of travel out front. Fezzari stayed relatively conservative in the geometry department with a 68 degree head tube angle, a 418mm reach on a medium and 435mm chain stays. These numbers make me think more of a XC bike than a modern trail hardtail, which is a fine thing for those that need this type of bike.
The frame is constructed of F29B formed alloy and features internal cable routing. The bottom bracket is threaded and the hub spacing is 148mm-boost. Dropper post routing is also provided for internal droppers.
The base model is an affordable $999. For this price, you have the choice of 29 or 27.5 plus wheels. You also get a Shimano Deore 10 speed drive train, Shimano MT-200 brakes and SR Suntour XCR 34. Unfortunately, the $999 spec does not include a dropper post. Fezzari is unique though, in that it offers a dropper as an upgrade when ordering. For an extra $200 you can get a X-Fusion Manic dropper preinstalled.
The “Elite” model comes in at 1,599 but unfortunately still does not include a dropper. You do however get a very capable build kit. The drivetrain is upgraded to SRAM NX Eagle and you get Sram Level brakes. The wheelset is a surprisingly nice Stan’s Arch S1 29er wheelset wrapped in Maxxis Ardent Race, 29×2.2 tires. The upgrades over the base model are rounded out by replacing the SR Suntour fork with a RockShox Sektor RL fork. Overall this build looks to be a very capable XC hardtail out of the box.
Depending on your needs the Fezzari Wasatch Peak might be a great bike for you. If you are looking for more trail oriented hardtails you might want to check out our round up of $1000 trail hardails. If on the other hand you are looking for a bike to try your hand as some local racing this bike may fit the bill. You can find out more about the Fezzari Wasatch Peak here.