Velonews raves: “The Signal Peak is the Ideal Bike”


The full-carbon Fezzari Signal Peak proves itself an ideal choice for the do-it-all rider are words that sum up’s nearly 8 month Fezzari Signal Peak review.  With extensive testing on everything from training rides, for-fun group rides, and the entire Epic Rides Endurance series, consisting of four 50 miles XC races. Spencer Powlison finished first and second in two of the events on the Signal Peak.

Spencer Powlison and Dan Cavallari put share their experiences aboard this do-it-all XC/trail weapon. Check out the highlights below and click the links for the full article series of first look, race reports, and long term review.


“The Signal Peak is the ideal set-up for any of the four Epic Rides events because just like the Whiskey Off-Road, Grand Junction Off-Road, Carson City Off-Road, or the Oz Trails Off-Road, this bike is all about having fun. With a lightweight carbon fiber frame and a powerful pedaling platform, it won’t hold you back on the long climbs. When it’s time to go down, the Signal Peak charges through rock gardens thanks to its progressive suspension design and capable geometry.”

Fezzari Signal Peak

Photo: Brad Kaminski |

Full First Look article available at

“There is often a clear divide between a cross-country race bike and a mountain bike for epic adventures and rough descents. Fezzari … bridges that gap with the Signal Peak.  This 120mm-travel bike borrows traits from XC bikes to create a bike that pedals well enough for marathon races but is also eager to take on technical terrain. [T]he full-carbon Signal Peak proves itself an ideal choice for the do-it-all rider who doesn’t yearn for enduro glory — or someone who can only afford a one-bike quiver.”

“While this bike goes cross-country with its head tube angle, the steep 75-degree seat tube is more akin to trail and enduro bikes. For those with shorter legs, this helps position you right over the bottom bracket, especially on steep climbs. As the seat tube angle encourages a forward position, the roomy cockpit (468mm reach) isn’t too cramped. These factors combine to make the Signal Peak a comfortable climber. It encourages you to settle in for long grinds”

“It’s fitting that our Signal Peak was green because its chameleon nature comes out when you start customizing what this bike can be. That’s the beauty of Fezzari’s consumer-direct model: the Signal Peak can be whatever you want it to be. Use it as a trail bike with a dropper post and meaty tires, or opt for a more XC-oriented ride with lighter wheels and low-profile tires…Unless you want a pure, stripped-down cross-country race bike or a full-gas enduro racer, Fezzari’s Signal Peak has enough options to adapt.”

Spencer Powlison racing his Fezzari Signal Peak to a win at Carson City Offroad. | Photo: Brenda Ernst |

Read the full review of the Fezzari Signal Peak at

Spencer Powlison of VeloNews Taking the win at Carson City Offroad 50 mile race in Men's Open aboard his Signal Peak test bike.

Spencer Powlison of VeloNews Taking the win at Carson City Offroad 50 mile race in Men’s Open aboard his Signal Peak test bike.

Racing the entire Epic Rides Race Series, that consisted of 50+ mile endurance races, Spencer Powlison had strong finishes, even winning the Open category (the most competitive and just under Pro) at the Carson City Offroad around scenic Lake Tahoe.  He also had a strong 2nd place finish at Oz in Bentonville, Arkansas even after flatting.  The Signal Peak is up to the challenge for long distance racing, short distance power rides, and all-around fun on your favorite XC trail.

Spencer Celebrates at Oz Off-Road-2

Spencer Powlison celebrates his 2nd place finish at the Oz Trails Off-road 50 mile race in pouring rain aboard his Fezzari Signal Peak. | Photo: Dave McElwaine |

Oz Trails Off-Road Fezzari Signal Peak

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Fezzari Signal Peak First Look –

Pain and Partying at Whiskey Off-Road –

Down But Not Out at Grand Junction Off-Road –

Third Times the Charm in Carson City Offroad –

The Wonderful Oz Trails of Off-Road –

Review: Fezzari Signal Peak –

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