Built off the pedal-powered La Sal Peak mountain bike, the new Fezzari Timp Peak gets 170mm travel on a low-slung, Shimano-powered eMTB chassis. Purpose-built around the suspension kinematics and handling first, it puts the battery weight really low inside the full carbon frame.
In fact, going with a full carbon fiber frame front and rear gave Fezzari more flexibility in motor and battery placement, created a stiffer frame, and let it put tougher components on the bike while still keeping the overall weight lower. Even the shock link is carbon fiber.
The 2018 La Sal Peak was the first of Fezzari’s long travel bikes to get the radically upright seat angle and very slack front end. The second-generation La Sal Peak pushed travel further, from 150mm to 170mm rear, with the option of running a 180mm fork.
The Timp Peak keeps the 170mm travel, with custom-tuned shock options from RockShox, Fox, DVO, MRP, PUSH, and EXT. Stock builds come with RockShox and DVO, but the other brands are available as upgrades.
Those shocks sit under a really low top tube, providing a ton of standover, plus room for a standard water bottle inside the front triangle on all frame sizes. Their angular tube shaping carries over, keeping its aesthetics familiar in their lineup and also giving it a lot of torsional stiffness to handle the added stresses of the motor’s torque and increased weight.
All three models get Shimano’s top-level EP8 motor system, with custom tuning to give the bike the desired performance. Fezzari then tweaked the battery mount by creating an internal rail system that gave it more flexibility in positioning it and the hoses and cables.
This let them put the rail attachment points where it wanted, then use that to work around the fixed battery mounting points.
The result is a frame it says is very easy to work on and maintain yourself, with the geometry and low center of gravity Fezzari wanted.
The top two models get a 635Wh battery, and the Comp model gets a 504Wh battery with the option to upgrade for $200. They say it’s good for up to 5 hours of riding, but terrain, mode, and rider weight will determine your actual ride time. They say during testing, their crew has been able to get anywhere from 25 to 36 miles with 5k to 7k feet of climbing per charge with 80% of the time spent in Trail mode.
Output is tuned to provide smooth power onboarding and even delivery, for more predictable assistance, particularly when climbing. The steep 77.5-degree effective seat angle keeps you in a powerful forward position for pedaling. Combined with the motor, it should mean smooth sailing up the steepest climbs.
Short 160mm crank arms on all frame sizes keep cadence high for maximum battery/motor efficiency … and help clear rocks and chunky stuff when you’ve got to pedal through them.
The Timp Peak comes with 29-inch wheels front and rear, but the geometry flip chip can make it compatible with a 27.5-inch rear for mullet builds, and that’s an option during checkout.
Worth noting that if you opt for the 27.5″ rear wheel when ordering, they tune the motor for that wheel size so that you’re still getting the full 20mph (Class I) top assist speed.
All three models also come with TRP DH-R EVO brakes, providing massive stopping power out of the box.
Fezzari Timp Peak Videos
Above is the sizzle reel, and below is the design team’s overview of the bike.
Fezzari Timp Peak Geometry & Pricing
Timp Peak geometry chart shows the numbers in the stock position with the flip chip set in Low. Switching it around changes the head- and seat-angles by 0.7º and BB height by 7.5mm. Max tire clearance is 29×2.6″, but it comes with 29×2.5″ on it.
The Timp Peak Pro Launch Edition ($7,499) gets RockShox ZEB Ultimate and Super Deluxe Ultimate suspension, PNW Loam dropper post, GX AXS group, and DT Swiss HX1700 wheels with Maxxis Assegai/Minion DHR II tires. Coming soon, there’ll be an updated Pro build with a new SRAM MTB group for $7,999…wonder what that could be?
The Timp Peak Elite ($6,999) has the same suspension and post but with mechanical GX Eagle and DT Swiss H1900 wheels.
The Timp Peak Comp ($5,999) switches to DVO Onyx E1 suspension, X-Fusion Manic dropper post, SRAM NX Eagle, and DT Swiss H1900 wheels.
All complete bikes get Fezzari’s alloy bar and stem, with OneUp’s e-bike carbon handlebar available as an upgrade. Not shown, a frameset with Fox X2 Factory rear shock and all hardware will run $4,999, with a Fox 38 fork available separately.