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
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.
WE BROKE THE MOLD
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).
Beautiful on the inside and out. CleanCast™ manufacturing means more consistent carbon walls (no joints, no creases, no excess resin, no wasted material).
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.
POWER TO THE PAVEMENT
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.
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.
EXPAND YOUR COMFORT ZONE
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.
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.
With tire clearance up to 32c and all builds coming stock with tubeless ready wheels, you can personalize your comfort zone.
DETAILS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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.
The frame is tuned specifically for the unique forces of disc brakes. And, notably, it passed the higher mountain bike brake testing standards.
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.
We use the highest-end materials available and the newest technologies to make sure the bikes we make are the best you've ever ridden.
LET'S GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY
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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.
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.
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.
Empire SL Team Edition
Empire SL Pro Race Ultegra Di2
Empire SL Pro Ultegra Di2
Empire Elite 105 Di2
Empire SL Frameset
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?
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.