KING OF THE ROAD
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).
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.
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