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    Fezzari Empire

    looks tempting, anyone got one and can share some impressions?

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    Built one of their frames up for a woman that was on a pro team they sponsored. I have absolutely nothing good to say about them. Neither does she.
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    care to elaborate more?

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    I've got a La Sal Peak, one of their mountain bikes. Accordingly, I can't comment on the Empire, but my experience with the company is good, the CEO even helped my with fitting and build. Frame quality is high and aside from their listed builds, they'll swap out pretty much any component if they can source it, at least on the mtb side of things. They're not a big company, and they used to produce copycat junk in years past, but no longer. I haven't had any issues, but on mtbr, customer service experiences have been positive.

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    thanks, i too know the company mainly through mountain bikes and understand the company is pretty solid. i was mostly looking for someones input on this particular bike as it seems fairly new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    care to elaborate more?
    It was 4-5 years ago and the frame was cheap, no-engineering-involved chinese crap. Sounds like things might have changed but most small companies like this can't afford to have engineers that really know what they're doing and can actually design something that's better than what you pick out of a chinese/taiwanese factory catalog. The big factories have what amounts to a big ass catalog w/ frames, forks, brakes, stems, bars, headsets, and saddles that you can put your logo on and market any way your want. I really doubt that Fezzari (Jesus...who came up w/ that name anyway?) has any employees that do what happens at Trek, Specialized, Giant or any big bike company. The design, engineering, and testing that happens at these companies is no joke.
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    A full Ultegra 8000 bike for $2,800? Something tells me to run far away or get good dental insurance before riding this one.
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    a friend bought a Fezzari mtb bike about 9 years ago, and he's still riding it!

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    The Empire is different because it is a one mold carbon bike and not molded together like other bikes.

    I bought a Fezzari CR3 two in a half years ago with DI2 and I can't say enough good things about it. Great frame, very comfortable, and they have great service.

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    a friend bought a Fezzari mtb bike about 9 years ago, and he's still riding it! ---- wow, that is incredible!
    I think that this bike is really worthy inspite of its age

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    a friend bought a Fezzari mtb bike about 9 years ago, and he's still riding it!
    And what does this prove? How many times did he ride it in 9 years? Just sayin'.
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    Does this bike have endurance geometry or is it more of a race bike geometry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    Does this bike have endurance geometry or is it more of a race bike geometry?
    Which bike are we talking about now? You could just take a look at the Fezzari site and it will probably tell you everything you need to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Which bike are we talking about now? You could just take a look at the Fezzari site and it will probably tell you everything you need to know.
    looking at empire model. i see the geo chart but i am not really sure what it needs to be at to be considered race vs endurance geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    looking at empire model. i see the geo chart but i am not really sure what it needs to be at to be considered race vs endurance geo.
    Note the Stack and Reach measurements. An endurance bike will have a comparitively longer stack, shorter reach, while a race bike will have a comparitively shorter stack, longer reach.

    But seriously, re-read CXWrench's post #2. He's seen a few things over the years.
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    thanks again, looks like empires geo is more on a performance side rather than endurance so i ended up ordering Canyon Endurace instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    thanks again, looks like empires geo is more on a performance side rather than endurance so i ended up ordering Canyon Endurace instead.
    Probably a good choice. Canyon seems to have a very good reputation.
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    I don't know anything about the Fezzari, but my Endurace is probably the best bang-for-the-buck bike I've ever purchased....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finx View Post
    I don't know anything about the Fezzari, but my Endurace is probably the best bang-for-the-buck bike I've ever purchased....
    a friend of mine has one so i was able to test ride it and really liked it. new one with 105 components and disc brakes is just under 2k. fairly light. when comparing to similar build domane i test rode today morning, which was $2,800 and almost heavy as my mountain bike, endurace was a no brainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    a friend of mine has one so i was able to test ride it and really liked it. new one with 105 components and disc brakes is just under 2k. fairly light. when comparing to similar build domane i test rode today morning, which was $2,800 and almost heavy as my mountain bike, endurace was a no brainer.
    I trust you ordered the Hellfire Red version and not the Black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finx View Post
    I trust you ordered the Hellfire Red version and not the Black?
    i did, lol.

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