GRAVEL ROADS ARE CALLING
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.
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 bikes 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.
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
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.
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.
LET'S GET DOWN TO THE NITTY GRITTY
|Seat Angle (Effective)*||75.5°||75.2°||74.0°||73.5°||73.1°|
|Bottom Bracket Height||284||284||284||284||284|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||77||77||77||77||77|
|Fork Axle to Crown||405||405||405||405||405|
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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.
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.