Fezzari’s first enduro bike, the La Sal Peak, came out swinging. In 2018 when it debuted, the enduro bike had a 78° seat tube angle — surely one of the steepest out there at the time. Though some of the other measurements like the 65° head tube angle, the wheelbase, and the reach have grown a little long in the tooth, the bike took some time to improve for obvious reasons. Today Fezzari has an all-new version of the La Sal Peak out with some major updates.
First, rear travel on the La Sal Peak has been increased to 170mm. Fezzari says the suspension kinematics have been tuned for better pedaling characteristics and a wider shock tuning range. The La Sal Peak still uses the Tetra-Link layout and the leverage rate has been lowered “slightly, but still remains progressive.” Fezzari says that the lower leverage rate allows for better tuning, especially on coil shocks, and gives riders a more consistent feel throughout the stroke. The travel can be reduced to 160mm with a shorter stroke 230×60 shock.
The La Sal Peak is 170mm or 180mm single crown fork compatible, and dual crown fork compatible up to 203mm. The bike comes stock with a 170mm fork.
The angles of the bike have evolved with the kinematics. Fezzari says that another advantage to the updated suspension layout is the ability to lower standover height by almost two inches. The first-gen La Sal Peak had a profile that appeared tall with a 785mm standover height on a size small.
The head tube angle loses just one degree to settle at 64°. The chainstays, which are the same length across sizes, have grown slightly to 437mm. In their press release, Fezzari says that some re-evaluation has gone into their seat tube angle measurements. The effective seat angle for the frame is officially 77.5°, but that the actual seat tube angle will vary by size, as reflected in the geometry chart below.
Other measurements include a longer wheelbase: Each size has grown by an inch or more. The reach has grown by 10-15mm on each size as well.
The La Sal Peak is a full carbon frame, including the rocker link. Tube shaping has been changed for a stiffer design and with the lower standover height comes a lower, sleeker aesthetic. Fezzari notes that the bike has been tested to full DH standards and they added additional testing weight and impact forces for the frame impact tests. The bike was also said to be tested at the EWS in Italy, and enduro races across the states. The frame comes with a lifetime warranty.
The bike also gets a SRAM UDH hanger, chainstay and downtube protectors, internally routed cable tubing, and ISCG-05 mounts.
The GA Link allows people to set the bike up with mixed wheel sizes.
Fezzari starts the new La Sal Peak at $3,999 with DVO suspension, a SRAM NX drivetrain, and SRAM Code R brakes.
The high-end Team build sells for $8,499 and includes a Fox 38 Grip 2 and an X2 Factory shcok, a SRAM X01 AXS drivetrain, ENVE AM30 wheels, and TRP DHR Evo brakes.
For more information check out the Fezzari website.