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Shafer

Shafer

Gravel roads are calling.

Who said the fun has to stop when the pavement ends? The all-new Shafer has been redesigned from the gravel up. Giving riders a wide range of new capabilities. Whether pavement or gravel, from casual group rides, to racing or bikepacking, the Shafer has you covered.

SHAFER // LAUNCH VIDEO

"GRAVEL ROADS ARE CALLING"

CHOOSE YOUR COLOR

Inspired by the hues and tones that are seen along the gravel roads the Shafer was designed to be ridden on.

BUILD YOUR BIKE

REVIEWS

Perhaps it’d be better to just put it this way: were we in the market for a gravel bike like this, either Mikey nor I would hesitate to own one of these ourselves, and you shouldn’t, either.

Fezzari’s newest bike, the Shafer, is a versatile drop-bar machine that can handle just about anything. Use it as a fully rigged bikepacking vehicle, winter training bike, or lightweight race-ready gravel grinder.

Fezzari’s newest bikes look to be just as, if not more up to date with the latest trends as most major manufacturers.

Typically we get a few gravel bike introductions sent to us in press release format here at Riding Gravel every month. Not very many make the page here because, honestly, they are not all that interesting. The Fezzari Shafer being an exception here.

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Perfect recipe

Handling, Stability, and Efficiency

THE PERFECT MIX

Shafer is focused on superior handling, stability, and efficiency. The geometry has been designed so that every aspect of the frame compliments each other.

LIGHT AND STRONG

Monoform Manufacturing

Better Than Ever

Built using Monoform™ Construction. The Shafer uses our new frame technology to make carbon frames out of a single mold (no bonding between front and rear triangles). Shafer is lighter, stronger, and smoother than ever before.

THE DETAILS

FIT, FINISH, AND FEATURES

No Stone Unturned

We arent done yet. With up to 700x50c or 2.0" tire clearance, new bag and bottle mounting points, the ability to run 1x or 2x drivetrains, and internal cable routing, Shafer has it all.

GEOMETRY

LET'S GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY

XS S M L XL
Top Tube 515.4 532.4 559.3 579.0 594.4
Seat Tube 410 440 470 492 520
Chainstay 430 430 430 430 430
Head Angle 68.9° 68.9° 68.9° 68.9° 68.9°
Seat Angle (Effective)* 75.5° 75.2° 74.0° 73.5° 73.1°
Head Tube 93.7 125.8 158.0 178.0 206.1
Bottom Bracket Height 284 284 284 284 284
Bottom Bracket Drop 77 77 77 77 77
Wheelbase 1032 1047 1064 1079 1090
Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50
Fork Axle to Crown 400 400 400 400 400
Trail 80 80 80 80 80
Standover Height 699 730 760 788 808
Stack 526.0 555.7 585.4 604.7 631.0
Reach 379.0 385.7 391.5 400.0 401.5
S M L XL
Top Tube 510 530 550 580
Seat Tube 480 520 550 580
Chainstay 435 435 435 435
Head Angle 70° 70° 71° 71°
Seat Angle (Effective)* 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube 125 145 165 185
Bottom Bracket Height 292 292 292 292
Bottom Bracket Drop 69 69 69 69
Wheelbase 1007 1029 1045 1071
Fork Offset 48 48 48 48
Fork Axle to Crown 400 400 400 400
Fork Offset 80 80 80 80
Standover Height 767 787 792 798
Stack 548 567 590 609
Reach 353 367 386 406
UNITS:
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Build Specs

MODEL

Shafer Comp Apex

$1,799.00

Shafer AL

$1,899.00

Shafer Comp Apex 12 Speed

$2,399.00

Shafer Elite Rival AXS XPLR

$2,999.00

Shafer Elite Rival GX Transmission

$3,699.00

Shafer Pro XPLR

$3,499.00

Shafer Pro Force XX Transmission

$4,799.00

Shafer Frameset

$1,699.00

FRAMESET
FRAME
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - compact design, double-butted, heat-treated, light-weight aluminum, *Note: Smaller frames do not support second set of bottle cage bosses 10x135 QR rear 12x100 front thru axles. Frame Defense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 40c.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. UDH compatible. Max tire clearance 50c. 50mm offset.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. UDH compatible. Max tire clearance 50c. 50mm offset.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - MonoForm™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. Frame Defense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 50c.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - MonoForm™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. Frame Defense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 50c.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. UDH compatible. Max tire clearance 50c. 50mm offset.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - MonoForm™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. Frame Defense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 50c.
Fezzari Shafer Gravel Frameset - MonoForm™ CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x142 rear 12x100 front thru axles. Frame Defense Tech derailleur hanger. Max tire clearance 50c.
FORK
Fezzari Gravel Carbon Disc Fork, 12x100 Thru Axle, 40c tire clearance, 1 1/8-1.5 taper, internal routing
Fezzari Shafer SL CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Shafer SL CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Shafer SL CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Shafer SL CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Shafer SL CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Shafer SL CleanCast™ Carbon, 12x100 Thru Axle, Internal Brake Routing
Fezzari Shafer SL 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
XS, S, M, L, XL
XS, S, M, L, XL
XS, S, M, L, XL
XS, S, M, L, XL
XS, S, M, L, XL
XS, S, M, L, XL
HEADSET
FSA Orbit 1.5 ZS NO.57E
FSA SRS 1.5
FSA SRS 1.5
FSA SRS 1.5
FSA SRS 1.5
FSA SRS 1.5
FSA SRS 1.5
FSA SMR NS 1.5/1.5
DRIVETRAIN
SHIFTERS
SRAM Apex 1x11 Hydraulic
SRAM Apex 1x11 Hydraulic
SRAM Apex 1x12 Hydraulic
SRAM Rival eTap AXS 1x12 Hydraulic
SRAM Rival eTap AXS 1x12 Hydraulic
NEW SRAM Force eTAP AXS 1x12 Hydraulic
SRAM Force eTAP AXS 1x12 Hydraulic
N/A
FRONT DERAILLEUR
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR
SRAM Apex 1x11
SRAM Apex 1x11
SRAM Apex 1x12
SRAM Rival AXS XPLR, 1x12
SRAM GX Eagle Transmission 1x12
SRAM Force AXS XPLR, 1x12
SRAM XX Eagle Transmission 1x12
N/A
CASSETTE
SRAM PG1130, 11-42T
SRAM PG1130, 11-42T
SRAM PG-1210, 11-50T
SRAM XG-1251 XPLR, 10-44T
SRAM XS-1275 GX, 10-52T
SRAM XG-1271 XPLR, 10-44T
SRAM XS-1297 XX, 10-52
N/A
CRANK
SRAM Apex 1, GXP, 1x11, Alloy
SRAM Apex 1, GXP, 1x11, Alloy
SRAM Apex, DUB, Wide 1x12 Alloy
SRAM Rival, DUB, Wide 1x12 Alloy
SRAM Rival, DUB, Wide 1x12 Alloy
SRAM Force, DUB, Wide 1x12, Carbon
SRAM Force, DUB, Wide 1x12, Carbon
N/A
CHAINRINGS
SRAM X-sync Alloy 40T
SRAM X-sync Alloy 40T
SRAM X-sync Alloy 42T
SRAM X-sync Alloy 40T
SRAM X-sync Alloy 40T
SRAM X-sync Alloy 40T
SRAM X-sync Alloy 40T
N/A
BOTTOM BRACKET
Sram GXP English BSA
Sram GXP English BSA
Sram Dub English BSA
Sram Dub English BSA
Sram Dub English BSA
Sram Dub English BSA
Sram Dub English BSA
N/A
CHAIN
SRAM PC-1110 11-spd
SRAM PC-1110 11-spd
SRAM NX Eagle 12-spd
SRAM Rival Flat top 12-spd
SRAM GX Eagle Transmission Flattop 12-speed
SRAM Force Flat top 12-spd
SRAM XX Eagle Transmission Flattop 12-speed
N/A
COCKPIT
HANDLEBARS
Fezzari GR Alloy. 31.8 diameter, 70mm reach, 120mm drop, 18 degree flare
Fezzari GR Alloy. 31.8 diameter, 70mm reach, 120mm drop, 18 degree flare
Fezzari GR Alloy. 31.8 diameter, 70mm reach, 120mm drop, 18 degree flare
Fezzari GR Alloy. 31.8 diameter, 70mm reach, 120mm drop, 18 degree flare
Fezzari GR Alloy. 31.8 diameter, 70mm reach, 120mm drop, 18 degree flare
Fezzari GR Carbon. 31.8 diameter, 80mm reach, 120mm drop,15 degree flare
Fezzari GR Carbon. 31.8 diameter, 80mm reach, 120mm drop,15 degree flare
N/A
STEM
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
Fezzari 3D forged 31.8mm alloy, 7 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp (customized sizing through 23-Point Custom Setup)
N/A
TAPE/GRIPS
Fezzari cushion super tack
Fezzari Super-Shock Pro w/ Anti-Slip, Black
Fezzari Super-Shock Pro w/ Anti-Slip, Black
Fezzari Super-Shock Pro w/ Anti-Slip, Black
Fezzari cushion super tack
Fezzari Super-Shock Pro w/ Anti-Slip, Black
Fezzari cushion super tack
N/A
SADDLE
Selle Italia Model X Superflow
Selle Italia X3 Boost
Ergon SR10
Selle Italia X3 Boost
Selle Italia Model X
Selle Italia X3 Boost
Selle Italia Model X
N/A
SEAT POST
Fezzari Racing Design XrT Carbon, Dual bolt adjust, 27.2mm
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 Pro One-Piece, Dual Bolt, 27.2, Matte
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
Alex GD24, Tubeless Ready
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900, 2-way fit, Tubeless Ready, Carbon wheels upgrade available at checkout
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900, 2-way fit, Tubeless Ready, Carbon wheels upgrade available at checkout
DT Swiss G1800
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900, 2-way fit, Tubeless Ready, Carbon wheels upgrade available at checkout
Fulcrum Rapid Red 500, 2-way fit, Tubeless Ready,Carbon wheels upgrade available at checkout
Fulcrum Rapid Red 500, 2-way fit, Tubeless Ready,Carbon wheels upgrade available at checkout
N/A
HUBS
Bear Pawls Road Disc
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900
DT Swiss G1800
Fulcrum Rapid Red 900
Fulcrum Rapid Red 500
Fulcrum Rapid Red 500
N/A
SPOKES
15G Stainless Steel, J-Pull
Rounded, J-pull
Rounded, J-pull
DT Swiss G1800
Rounded, J-pull
Rounded, straight pull
Rounded, straight pull
N/A
TIRES
Maxxis Receptor 40c EXO Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rambler 45c Tan Wall EXO Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rambler 45c Tan Wall EXO Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rambler 45c Tan Wall EXO Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rambler 45c Tan Wall EXO Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rambler 45c Tan Wall EXO Tubeless Ready
Maxxis Rambler 45c Tan Wall EXO Tubeless Ready
N/A
TUBES
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
Fezzari Performance Tubes, Presta valve
N/A
BRAKES
BRAKES
SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
SRAM Apex, hydraulic disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
SRAM Rival AXS Hydraulic Disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
SRAM Rival AXS Hydraulic Disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
SRAM Force AXS Hydraulic Disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
SRAM Force AXS Hydraulic Disc, SRAM Centerline 160mm Rotors
N/A
BRAKE LEVERS
Sram Apex Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Apex Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Rival AXS Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Rival AXS Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Force AXS Hydraulic Disc
SRAM Force AXS Hydraulic Disc
N/A
EXTRAS
EXTRAS
Axles, derailleur hanger, seat post clamp included

SUPPORT

What is the warranty/guarantee?

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

How will the Shafer 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.

What is the biggest tire size the Shafer can accommodate?

700x50c is the max recommended tire size. When equipped with a front derailleur, the max recommended tire size is 700x45.

Can this bike run a suspension fork?

Suspension gravel forks such as the Rockshox Rudy, 32AX, MRP Baxter or Suntour GVX, can be installed on the Shafer frame. You can add it during checkout on our website. If you choose to get one on your own later, we recommend running the longer fork offset option (as close to 50mm as possible).

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.

What is the bottom bracket frame spec?

68mm English thread. Our philosophy is simple: if the bike is intended to be ridden in the dirt, it gets a threaded bottom bracket. Threaded bottom brackets are easier to service.

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 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.

Can the Shafer run an internal dropper post?

The Shafer can use an internal dropper post with a diameter of 27.2mm. The Shafer AL can not run a dropper.

What is the frame weight of the Shafer?

The Shafer frame weighs 1160g including the derailleur hanger, seat post clamp, and full color paint. The Shafer is tested to XC mountain bike safety standards to be sure it can hold up to the toughest riding conditions.

What testing was done on the Shafer? Will it hold up to the demands of gravel and off road riding?

The Shafer was machined-tested to cross country mountain bike standards. We also added additional tests, like a rear impact test, to be sure the frame exceeds expectations in durability. Many different frames and frame sizes were also test ridden thousands of miles in all types of conditions. In ride testing the Shafer saw podium finishes in gravel races across the US, and thousands of miles of bikepacking across Iceland in rain, sand, and mud. You can ride confidently on the Shafer knowing it is backed by our Limited Lifetime Warranty.

How many water bottles can the Shafer hold?

Sizes Medium, Large, and XL can fit 3 bottles inside the front triangle, along with additional mounts on the top tube, underside of the down tube, and fork legs. Sizes XS and Small can hold two bottles in the front triangle along with an additional mount for tools or a bag requiring 64mm bolt spacing. Simply put, if there was an Olympic event for gear and hydration carrying options on a gravel frame, the Shafer would take the gold medal.

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