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Empire

Empire

King of the Road.

Named after an epic road ride, the Empire is the do-it-all road bike that you will actually like to ride (Oh, and get you there faster than anyone else).

Empire // LAUNCH VIDEO

“Built for speed”

CHOOSE YOUR BUILD

Pick between the Empire and Empire SL. Builds start as low as $1849. 

BUILD YOUR BIKE

REVIEWS

Fezzari is a company that has customer service on the brain.

Our look at the details suggest that the company has done their homework.

Initially (the factory direct) process may sound a bit cold and corporate, but in reality, it's quite the opposite.

I realized how deeply in touch Fezzari is with what riders want and what the industry needs.

See customer reviews

TECHNOLOGY

WE BROKE THE MOLD

Strength

Strength through technology. By using Monoform™ construction – a true 1-piece mold – there is no bonding, no dead spots, and no frame alignment issues. The Empire passed XC mountain bike testing (most road bikes don’t).

Beauty

Beautiful on the inside and out. CleanCast™ manufacturing means more consistent carbon walls (no joints, no creases, no excess resin, no wasted material).

Simplicity

By simplifying the standard manufacturing process by 4 steps, we reduced potential errors. No pre-bond machining (there is no bond), no bonding (it’s one piece), no bond curing (again, no bonds), and no secondary alignments (frames that are bonded need another alignment). This means better frame strength and consistency.

PERFORMANCE

POWER TO THE PAVEMENT

POWER TRANSFER

Some stats over our previous frame: 20.5% better head tube lateral stiffness (that means more confident cornering and better sprinting power); 15.3% more efficient rear wheel power transfer; 3% stiffer bottom bracket. Efficiency = power.

CORNERING / SPRINTING

It feels like it’s on rails. With 12mm thru axles and MonoForm™ construction that eliminates dead spots, it’s not power to the pedal. It’s power to the pavement.

Climbing

With frame weights starting at 815 grams, it’s a lightweight. Even the fork weighs in at 392 grams, lighter than some of the premier aftermarket forks. But make no mistake, it packs a punch.

COMFORT

EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Damping

Because of MonoForm™ construction, vertical flexing top tubes, and 27.2mm seat posts, high speed road vibration is significantly reduced, making it one of most comfortable road bikes you’ll ride.

Design

The frame is engineered for comfort. Example: the seat stay intersects at a lower point on the seat tube allowing for better vibration dampening. Also, the MonoForm™ frame construction eliminates the dead spot in the seat stay that increases the frequency vibration.

Tires

With tire clearance up to 32c and all builds coming stock with tubeless ready wheels, you can personalize your comfort zone.

FEATURES

DETAILS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Internal

Fully internal cable routing options (even no visible cables from the bars to the frame) clean up the cockpit. The intuitive routing means easy maintenance and capability for all cable systems.

Braking

The frame is tuned specifically for the unique forces of disc brakes. And, notably, it passed the higher mountain bike brake testing standards.

Adaptability

Tires up to 32c, which means more comfortable rides on all road conditions, and up to 3 cages in the front triangle for more hydration or your tool kit.

COMFORT & SPEED

Built to handle tires from 25 mm all the way up to 32 mm, you don't have to choose between comfort or speed; you can have the best of both worlds.

GEOMETRY

LET'S GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY

XS S M L XL
Top Tube 510 530 550 570 590
Seat Tube 452 482 513 541 564
Chainstay 410 410 410 410 410
Head Angle 71° 71° 71° 71° 71°
Seat Angle 75° 74.5° 74.5° 73.5° 73.5°
Head Tube 115 130 160 180 200
Bottom Bracket Height 271 271 271 271 271
Bottom Bracket Drop 72 72 72 72 72
Wheelbase 975 990 1002 1014 1024
Fork Offset 45 45 45 45 45
Standover Height 726 751 776 810 829
Stack 518 533 563 582 603
Reach 371 382 388 397 405
UNITS:
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THE PROCESS

START WITH A BLANK SLATE

We started with a blank slate to design the fastest, most comfortable, lightweight carbon fiber road bike we've ever made.

FULL-SCALE PROTOTYPE

To speed up the development process we create a full-scale 3D printed frame to check things that are hard to verify with a computer model.

CHECK EVERY DETAIL

The Empire had to meet our strict testing standards. We test at 130% of industry standard and perform 4 additional tests that are not required. After all, every Fezzari is backed with a lifetime warranty.

REAL-WORLD TESTING

Before a bike can goes into full production we create a full carbon prototype to make sure every detail is dialed.

NIMBLE & RESPONSIVE

The geometry of the Empire was designed to be able to handle anything you throw at it, whether that's steep mountain climbs, curvy canyon descents, or the finish line sprint.

UNPARALLELED RIDE QUALITY

With room for tires up to 32mm wide and frame features such as dropped seatstays and a sloping top tube, the Empire will be one of the most comfortable road bikes you own.

FULL INTERNAL CABLE HOUSING

With fully internal cable routing from the shifters to the brakes (optional), the Empire comes loaded with style. Look carefully - there are no cables. Everything is internal.

Build Specs

MODEL

Empire SL Team Edition Shimano

$7,999.00

Empire SL Team Edition Sram

$7,699.00

Empire SL Pro Race Ultegra Di2

$5,299.00

Empire SL Pro Ultegra Di2

$4,399.00

Empire Elite 105 Di2

$3,299.00

Empire Comp

$2,449.00

Empire Sport

$1,597.00

Empire SL Frameset

$1,999.00

FRAMESET
FRAME
Fezzari Empire SL, Super-Light Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
Fezzari Empire SL, Super-Light Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
Fezzari Empire SL, Super-Light Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
Fezzari Empire SL, Super-Light Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
Fezzari Empire Frameset - Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
Fezzari Empire Frameset - Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c.
Fezzari Empire Frameset - Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
Fezzari Empire SL, Super-Light Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, Road-disc tuned, 12x142 rear thru axle. FrameDefense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 32c
FORK
Fezzari Empire SL Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Empire SL Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Empire SL Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Empire SL Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Empire Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Empire Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Empire Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake routing
Fezzari Empire SL Monoform™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
REAR SHOCK
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SIZES
XS,S,M,L,XL
XS,S,M,L,XL
S,M,L,XL
S,M,L,XL
S,M,L,XL
S,M,L,XL
S,M,L,XL
S,M,L,XL
HEADSET
FSA ACR NS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA ACR NS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA ACR NS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA ACR NS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA SRS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA SRS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA SRS 1.5"/1.5"
FSA SRS 1.5"/1.5"
DRIVETRAIN
SHIFTERS
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9270 2x12
SRAM Red eTAP AXS 2x12, Wireless
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150 2x12
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150 2x12
Shimano 105 Di2 R7170 2x12
Shimano 105 2x11
Shimano Tiagra 2x10
N/A
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
SRAM Red eTAP AXS
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150
Shimano 105 Di2 R7150
Shimano 105
Shimano Tiagra
N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
SRAM Red eTAP AXS
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150
Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8150
Shimano 105 Di2 R7150
Shimano 105
Shimano Tiagra
N/A
CASSETTE
Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-34t 12-Speed
SRAM RED XG-1290, 10-33t 12-Speed
Shimano Ultegra R8100, 11-34t 12-Speed
Shimano Ultegra R8100, 11-34t 12-Speed
Shimano 105 HG710 11/36T 12-Speed
Shimano 105 11/34T 11-Speed
Shimano Tiagra 11/34t 10-Speed
N/A
CRANK
Shimano Dura-Ace R9200
SRAM Red AXS Carbon, DUB
Shimano Ultegra R8100
Shimano Ultegra R8100
Shimano 105 R7100
Shimano 105
FSA Omega, Mega Exo, Alloy
N/A
CHAINRINGS
Shimano Dura-Ace 52/36T
SRAM RED AXS 46/33T
Shimano Ultegra 50/34T
Shimano Ultegra 50/34T
Shimano 105 50/34T
Shimano 105 50/34T
FSA Omega 48/32T
N/A
BOTTOM BRACKET
Shimano Dura-Ace
SRAM DUB BB86
Shimano RS500
Shimano RS500
Shimano RS500
Shimano BB86
FSA BB86
N/A
CHAIN
Shimano Dura-Ace 12-Speed
SRAM RED AXS 12-Speed
Shimano Ultegra 12-Speed
Shimano Ultegra 12-Speed
Shimano 105 12-Speed
Shimano 105 11-Speed
KMC X10 NP/GY, 10-Speed
N/A
COCKPIT
HANDLEBARS
Vision Metron 4D Handlebar Carbon Integrated
Vision Metron 4D Handlebar Carbon Integrated
Fezzari Road Compact Alloy
Fezzari Road Compact Alloy
Fezzari Road Compact Alloy
Fezzari Road Compact Alloy
Fezzari Road Compact Alloy
N/A
STEM
FSA SMR Alloy
FSA SMR Alloy
FSA SMR Alloy
FSA SMR Alloy
Fezzari Alloy
Fezzari Alloy
Fezzari Alloy
N/A
TAPE/GRIPS
Lizard Skins DSP 2.5
Lizard Skins DSP 2.5
Fezzari Cork
Fezzari Cork
Fezzari Cork
Fezzari Cork
Fezzari Cork
N/A
SADDLE
Ergon SR Pro Carbon
Ergon SR Pro Carbon
Selle Italia Model-X
Selle Italia Model-X
Selle Italia Model-X
Selle Italia Model-X
Selle Italia Model-X
N/A
SEAT POST
Vision Metron Carbon 27.2mm diameter dual bolt
FSA K-force Carbon 27.2mm diameter dual bolt
Fezzari Carbon Dual Bolt, 27.2
Fezzari Carbon Dual Bolt, 27.2
Fezzari Carbon Dual Bolt, 27.2
Fezzari Carbon Dual Bolt, 27.2
Fezzari Carbon Dual Bolt, 27.2
N/A
PEDALS
Available Separately
Available Separately
Available Separately
Available Separately
Available Separately
Available Separately
Available Separately
N/A
WHEELS
RIMS
Zipp 404 Firecrest
Zipp 404 Firecrest
Zipp 303 S Carbon
DT Swiss ER 1600
DT Swiss E1800
DT Swiss E1800
Alex ATD5 alloy 28 hole
N/A
HUBS
Zipp ZR1 142x12/100x12
Zipp ZR1 142x12/100x12
Zipp 76 / 176 DB 142x12/100x12
DT Swiss 350 Ratchet System 18
DT Swiss 370 3-Paw
DT Swiss 370 3-Paw
Bear Pawls Road Disc
N/A
SPOKES
Sapim CX-Ray
Sapim CX-Ray
Sapim CX-Sprint
DT aero comp® wide straightp, DT new aero® straightpull
DT aero comp® wide straightp, DT new aero® straightpull
DT aero comp® wide straightp, DT new aero® straightpull
2.0mm (14g) stainless
N/A
TIRES
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
Maxxis High Road 28c Tubeless Ready
N/A
TUBES
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
700x28 Presta Valve (Tubeless setup available at Checkout)
N/A
BRAKES
BRAKES
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc, Rotors: 160mm/160mm
SRAM Red AXS HRD Hydraulic Disc Rotors: SRAM Centerline XR 160/160mm
Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc, Rotors: 160mm/160mm
Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc, Rotors: 160mm/160mm
Shimano 105 Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc, Rotors: 160mm/160mm
Shimano 105 Hydraulic Road Disc, Rotors: 160mm/160mm
Tektro MD-C550 Mechanical Road Disc, Rotors: 160mm/160mm
N/A
BRAKE LEVERS
Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Hydraulic
SRAM Red AXS Hydraulic Carbon
Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydraulic
Shimano Ultegra Di2 Hydraulic
Shimano 105 Di2 Hydraulic
Shimano 105 Hydraulic
Shimano Tiagra Mechanical
N/A
EXTRAS
EXTRAS

What is the biggest tire size the Empire can accommodate?

700x32c is the max recommended tire size.

What are the dimensions of the rear hub and rear axle?

The rear hub is 142mm x 12mm. The axle dimensions are M12 x 173mm long x 15mm thread length x 1.75mm thread pitch.

What are the headset dimensions?

The Standardized Headset Identification System (SHIS) is IS56 / 28.6 | IS56 / 40(45°). This is used with the 1.5”/1.5” headtube. We have chosen to use the FSA SRS headsets for simple, clean cable management. FSA ACR is also compatible if the matching stem is also used.

How much weight is saved with the SL frame?

250 grams size medium.

What are the dimensions of the front hub and fork axle?

The front hub is 100mm x 12mm. The axle dimensions are M12 x 120mm long x 14mm thread length x 1.50mm thread pitch.

How are the cables routed?

All cables are routed through the headset. We have chosen to use the FSA SRS headsets for simple, clean cable management. This also helps keep the cables out of the way if you install a handlebar bag.

Will this bike make me faster?

Yes.

What is the bottom bracket frame spec?

Press Fit 86.

What is the warranty/guarantee?

The Empire comes with a Love it or Return it Guarantee. It also has a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

How will the Empire arrive?

All Fezzari bikes go through our 23-Point Custom Setup making sure the bike is fit and tuned specifically to you. They are test-ridden before delivery. If your bike is shipped to you, it’s still tuned and ready to ride but requires just a couple of minutes of assembly.

What about service?

You can work directly with us, one of our recommended shops, or work through your favorite shop.

Do you offer financing?

Yes, at checkout there are several options available for financing.

How long will it take to arrive?

Estimated lead times are listed under each model. Times may vary a little based on current conditions and availability.

Every Fezzari comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame. Click here to read more.