Fezzari Launches New Kids' Mountain Bike, the Lone Peak 24

Aug 5, 2021
by Fezzari Bicycles  

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The quality and attention to detail you’d expect on a Fezzari, but designed specifically for smaller riders. Alloy hardtail, 24” wheels, air suspension fork, Eagle drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless-ready wheels and tires.

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FRAME DESIGN
The Lone Peak is made with strong and light aluminum tubing. It uses the same tubing as our top-end alloy suspension bikes, perfect for kids who get rowdy on the trails. The frame is built around 24” wheels with 2.6” tires for stability, traction, and confidence-inspiring handling. The 1.5” tapered head tube angle is 67-degrees which helps with ride stability over technical and fast terrain. A low standover height for growing riders, internal dropper post compatibility, ISCG-05 mounting tabs, internal cable routing, a water bottle mount, and disc brakes will have your kid feeling like their bike is just as capable as mom's and dad’s.


SPEC FEATURES
We chose components that we’d want our own kids to ride. The Lone Peak features an 80mm travel SR Suntour XCR-AIR suspension fork with a lightweight spring tune meant for lightweight riders. It is a fork that actually works for their size. Sram SX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain for maximum range, shift performance, and ease of shifting for riders still learning to use their gears. Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with shorter reach levers for growing hands make for easy stopping. Stan’s Arch D tubeless-ready rims and Vee Tire Grown Gem 2.6 wide tubeless-ready tires give the bike real traction and performance. This is a bike spec’d to perform like our bigger bikes so that kids can ride all day long without the bike holding them back.

Direct-to-Consumer Price: $999
Shipping September 1st


Notable Feature Highlights:
-Head Tube Angle: 67-degrees
-SR Suntour XCR-AIR fork with light-weight rider tune, 80mm travel.
-SRAM SX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with 155mm length SX crank arms.
-Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes with short reach brake levers for small hands
-ISCG-05 Mounts (For Chain Guide or Bash Guard)
-Water bottle mount inside the front triangle.
-Max Tire Clearance: 24” wheels x 2.6” tires
-Internal Routing on rear brake, shifter, and dropper post
-Tubeless compatible rims and tires
-26mm internal width alloy rims
-73mm English Thread BSA Bottom Bracket. (Same as Delano, La Sal, Cascade, Abajo, Wiki)
-Hub Spacing: Front - 100mm x 9mm QR; Rear - 135mm x 9mm QR
-Replaceable derailleur hanger with frame defense technology (screws thread into the hanger, not the frame)
-Frame made of 6061 series aluminum
-Head Set: 1.5” tapered Zero Stack (ZS) 44/56 (Same as Delano, La Sal, Cascade, Abajo, Wiki)
-Rear Brake Mount: 160mm post mount disc


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Lone Peak FAQ

Q: What size is the Lone Peak?
A: The Lone Peak frame is designed to fit riders from 4’2” up to 4’10”. Each and every Fezzari we make comes with our 23 Point Custom Setup. We use several key metrics to help us to determine how best to set up each bike to fit each individual rider.

Q: What size fork can be installed on the Lone Peak?
A: The Lone Peak comes stock with a 80mm travel fork designed for 24” wheels. However, the bike can also be fitted with a 100mm travel fork.

Q: What is the Warranty?
A: All Fezzari bikes have a limited lifetime warranty.

Q: What size wheels come on the Lone Peak?
A: The Lone Peak comes stock with 24” wheels.

Q: Can I install a dropper post?
A: The Lone Peak has been designed to accept a 31.6 mm internally routed dropper post.

Q: What is the tire clearance?
A: The Lone Peak has tire clearance for 24”x2.6” or 26”x2.4” (when fitted with a 26” compatible fork).

Q: What type of headset is used?
A: The Lone Peak uses a 1.5” tapered ZS44/ZS56 headset standard. With the stock SR Suntour fork, a reducer crown race is used for the 1 ⅛” steerer tube.

Q: What is the bottom bracket standard?
A: 73 mm BSA Threaded.

Q: What is the seat clamp and seat post diameter?
A: The seatpost size is 31.6 mm and the clamp is 34.9 mm.

Q: Does the Lone Peak come as a frameset?
A: The Lone Peak does not currently come as a frameset.

Q: Is this your typical department store kids' bike? Why should I spend $999 on a bike for my kid?
A: The Lone Peak is not a typical kid’s bike. It is an extra-small mountain bike that comes with components that are made to withstand the demands of trail riding for many years. It can be passed down from rider to rider as they grow.

See more about the Lone Peak here: http://www.fezzari.com/lonepeak




57 Comments

  • 48 2
 Pass. The drivetrain is a heavy turd with cranks too long (140mm is proper, we've tested 155 and the kids knees come up high) and the price is really high for a pretty low spec'd bike. There are better bikes for less money.

Vitus Nucleus is about the exact same bike with a better, lighter spec and WAY lower price. The rocket ron tires are sweet and light too (bigger plus tires aren't great for kids). And its only 600$ lol. Its a no brainer over this. If you are spending a grand, look at Prevelo's cheaper hardtail. Fitment is better and the spec is too iirc.
www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitus-nucleus-24-youth-hardtail-bike/rp-prod195891

Rocky Mountain Vertex is another similar option for 799$.
www.bikes.com/en/bikes/vertex-jr/2021?tid=77

No clue why this from a Direct brand like Fezzari is so dang expensive for the spec. If it was spec'd with a Manitou JUnit fork I'd be more stoked on it (it supports one with that tapered HT).
  • 1 0
 I pretty much concur with Svinyardy. The Vertex is a great option, but their cranks are to long as well.
  • 4 0
 Man, thank you for the link! made my day
  • 9 0
 Woom Off Air 5 for $1k at 22 lb. My daughters love their Woom bikes.
  • 5 0
 @fabwizard: too long.... your too is not long enough.
  • 1 0
 @Mlloyd550: My daughters keep wanting a Pink (Woom) Bike. Anyone here at Pink Bike know someone at Woom who can make that happen?!?!?! Oldest daughter started on red and is now on purple.... but how bout some pink to support girls riding Woom!
  • 1 0
 @Dwalsh: I had that problem when i purchased a blue spawn banshee for my granddaughter.

Pink grips, pink basket, pink bell, pink pinwheels, and pink electrical tape for a frame wrap.
  • 2 0
 I just got my middle daughter the vitus. Love that thing! Can't beat the price
  • 21 1
 That's my Boy! So proud of him. The bike rips.
  • 12 0
 Weight?? Probably the primary determinant of whether the kid will enjoy the bike. If it weighs more than the low 20 pound range its too heavy. How psyched would you be pedaling a 50 pound bike?
  • 12 3
 I went to look at buying a Fez the other day to see if they could get me one sooner than all the others. And their checkout procedure is absolutely nuts, the number of pointless questions they ask, I wont go into that here.... But the fact that they do not tell you what size of frame you are ordering is absolutely insane, why would you know what size of bike I should ride of some pointless measurements and if I am a dude or chick. Let me choose the frame size and if you want to be cool let me choose the stem and bar size. DO NOT lock me into what size you think i should ride. So mock their name all you want but you should really be mocking their checkout procedure its it's atrocious
  • 2 2
 They don't lock you into a size. They still let you choose what you think you want. I'm pretty sure they ask those questions more for people who don't know exactly what they want.
  • 9 1
 @Spencermon: if they let you choose the frame size they sure do hide it very well. After I filled out all their answers sent in my stool sample and promised to name my first born kid Fez the bike was added to the cart
  • 3 0
 I don't recall Thor being such an angry person. Maybe I need to go back and watch the movie again.
  • 2 0
 @Fat-Thor: They contact you after and go through all the details. It's nice to talk to an actual person to let them know what you'd like to customize too.
  • 2 1
 @Spencermon: well if I am honest that is a pretty dumb way to do it, I am not going to give a company my credit card in hopes they send me what I need
  • 4 0
 @rideRussRide: This is drunken fat Thor with the dad bod not ripped and sessy thor
  • 1 0
 I agree the online ordering process is weird. Just call them and order on the phone. I’ve had good luck that way (just said what size I wanted, asked a few questions that I had, and made the purchase, whole thing took 10min).
  • 1 1
 I have a Fezzarri Empire road bike and I love it. Had no issues with checking out. The fit was perfect. I am 6'6" and had a great experience. They do give you a choice if you want, but they do recommend the size you should ride. I am going to buy a new Fezzarri mountain bike this year.
  • 5 1
 24" kids bikes run way better with old 26" Fox forks. It slackens the head angle and gives them a lot more travel than standard kids forks. My kids progressed so much quicker than their friends tackling bigger jumps and higher rated trails. Here he is on a 24" bike with enough travel to hit a 6m jump www.instagram.com/p/CKIfT26hlk2/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  • 1 0
 Dude, seeeeend it! Monster trucked the crap out of that jump, that was great!
  • 7 0
 No JUNIT fork!?!? Total miss
  • 5 0
 "spec'd to perform like a bigger bike, just in a smaller package."

Hmmm... Sounds like something else i've heard.
  • 2 0
 The issue I found with most wide range cassette kids bike is that the short chain stay causes bad chain drop when back pedaling. A prime 9 or similar drivetrain I think is more suited to really short chanstays.... less lateral spread for the chain to manage.
  • 3 1
 We chose components that we’d want our own kids to ride...an 80mm travel SR Suntour XCR-AIR suspension fork...Sram SX Eagle 1x12... Wouldn't be so cruel to my kids to let them ride Sram and Suntour!!
  • 1 0
 Surprised nobody has mentioned Spawn. We have our kids on a 20" Raiju and a 16" Yoji. Both are exceptionally light, way, way lighter than a Specialized hot rock that we auditioned.

If you want front (or even full) suspension you can choose other Spawn models... they have a full lineup, but we preferred the idea of them figuring out how to handle the bike the old fashioned way first.

spawncycles.com/raiju-20.
  • 1 0
 For what it's worth I'm surprised bikes of this size are coming available with a 1x12 arrangement. My oldest is just going on 4 so gears are still a couple years off. She just got the pedaling concept down this summer, woot woot!
  • 4 1
 Oh hey, another boring hardtail with a shit spec. We need more proper high end bikes for kids.
  • 2 0
 I'd (much) rather see a kids bike with a lighter 11 speed drivetrain than a heavy SX eagle on the back. Can you imagine that much rotational weight as an 8 year old?
  • 3 0
 Can you imagen the derailleur touching the floor if the tyres go down!
  • 1 0
 Just been looking at the fez bike selection before finding this article. Was not impressed with any of the bikes I saw. There are a lot better kids bikes out there for a similar price
  • 2 2
 Price fits in nicely in what's missing in the market. A step up from the Vitus Nucleus 24 (still think thats best balance of price/perfomance in 24") in terms of spec, and a step down from Trailcraft.
  • 7 4
 2.6” tires on a kids bike? That’s excessive.
  • 6 0
 I'm not a big plus tire or low air pressure guy, but for a hardtail kid's bike, it works really well. The plus tire gives really high volume for damping (nice to have since it's a hardtail) and tons of grip and good obstacle rollover at lower air pressures. My son didn't want to go back to his normal 24" hardtail after riding this one!
  • 3 1
 Agree, too heavy and cumbersome for little ones, maybe better for bigger kids. My 7 year old's Cannondale the 20x2.6 Kendas got tossed in the bin for some Spec Rollers, 20x2.125 tubeless and probably a good pound+ lighter. I've got her tires about 15psi now, teaching her to sit for pedaling but otherwise stand on the pedals so plus tires are somewhat moot. Maybe put them back on to try in the snow.
  • 2 0
 ...however my 5 y/o son has 16x2.25 Vee Crown Gem skinwalls and they are nice, super light weight. Maybe a plus tire with their skin wall could be good.
  • 2 1
 @chacou: If you are using >kids age for tire pressure, you're using too much (assuming tubeless) until they're 10+ years old. Drop that pressure.

-Walt
  • 2 0
 @waltworks: I'm just dropping a bit each ride, no formula. It likely could go much lower.
  • 1 0
 @waltworks: 6psi for a 6 year old? I dunno man.
  • 2 0
 @dump: I do know, give it a try. There's probably nobody at Pinkbike (or Fezzari) with as much kids bike experience as I have.

Remember that they're like 1/5 of your weight at most. If the tire is not noticeably deforming under their weight (like your rear tire does when you get on your bike) you have too much pressure in there. I mean, if you really think 15 psi is appropriate for a 30 pound rider, then you should be running something like 50-75 psi, right?

Again, this assumes you're a bike nerd parent and have set things up tubeless and have an accurate gauge. If there are tubes in there avoiding flats from kid shenanigans (curbs!!) might require more pressure.

-Walt
  • 4 0
 You are absolutely wrong, 2.6 is perfect for kids bikes. lower pressure, more stable, more grip. Did I mention more grip? Takes out most of the harsh bumps that rattle kids off trails.
  • 1 1
 @jlavietes: Maybe if you could run the 2.6 tubeless, but the Kenda 20x2.6 I have don't work tubeless so I have to run them with these massive tubes at like 30psi and it's heavy AF for a 46lbs kid. If I could get a pair of tubeless 20x2.4 DHF that would be the happy spot for the kid I think, the Vee Crown Gems come close at 20x2.25.
Good to see we're all modeling the "pick a X and be a jerk about it" behavior for our kids already Wink
  • 1 0
 @waltworks: Dropped them down to 10psi last night and checked this morning, still holding. So she'll ride with 10psi today.
  • 1 0
 @chacou: Awesome.
  • 3 0
 @jlavietes: I totally agree. I wasn’t so sure at the beginning but my 7 y/o is on a Commencal 20” HT with the Vee Crown Gem 2.6” tires and they have helped him so much with the blown out loose SoCal dirt. The tires are quite thin so the weight penalty isn’t that bad and even with tubes the pressure can be run low enough for massive amounts of traction. Also, they are high volume enough that they help take the edge off when landing jumps.
  • 2 0
 i have those same brakes (13M) and they are terrible for small hands. for 1k, at least have short ergo shimano levers
  • 2 0
 Every small 26" mtb went up in value about 4 years ago.
  • 1 0
 Voodoo Bakka with Zee FTW
  • 1 1
 why not make it a 26er? i always hear levi and kaz says bigger wheel are better.
  • 2 0
 26er may be too large for the age range this is targeting.
  • 2 0
 Where is the FS?
  • 1 2
 Yikes. Was little johnny’s scrap pile jump built with fezarri engineers, drywall screws and a finish hammer? Sam pilgrim would be afraid of that thing.
  • 2 1
 STFU Troll. It is a scrap jump, built from scrap wood by my kids. F U. Did you realize that if you don't have anything good to say, you can literally not say anything?
  • 1 0
 @jkwilliamz: Whoa simmer down, shred dog. It looks like your kids definitely built the landing but I’m willing to bet the jump is on you. Although it does look like it’s designed by a kid. I suppose I’d be generally angry as well if I rode a fezarri so no hard feelings
  • 1 0
 @emptybe-er: You're real good at talking smack; trying so hard to sound cool. But do you even ride? Or are you just a keyboard warrior? Let's have a race, just you and I. Winner takes both bikes. Should be easy for you to win since I'm old and my bike sucks so bad. Or maybe you could race my kid, since you are the same age intellectually.
  • 1 0
 Poor spec and high price, genius business model.

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