Fezzari Catania Road Bike

4.89/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $949.00

Product Description

The Catania road bike is a great all-around bike. If you want to get into road biking or want a bike that is durable, high-performing, and as comfortable as a road bike can be, the Catania is for you. The Catania features the R3A alloy from with hydroformed and custom shaped tubing for performance, comfort and great looks. The Fezzari F1 carbon fiber fork is light weight and reduced road vibration making the Catania a comfortable ride. Completed with reliable Shimano Tiagra 10-speed and FSA components, the Catania is the perfect stepping stone for those looking to get into the sport of cycling.

  • Fezzari Racing Design R3A alloy frame with hydroformed tubing for strength and weight savings. The compact geometry allows the frame to have more power transfer and to be lighter weight.
  • Fezzari F1 carbon fiber fork soaks up road vibrations to keep your ride comfortable
  • Internal brake routing for a clean look
  • 3D paint finish
  • Single Pass Smooth Welding for increased strength and aesthetics

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2013

Strengths:    Beautiful bike, fit and finish, quality components, smooth and fast, value! Shimano 105 components and Ultegra rear derailleur are excellent intermediate component set.
Any chance you might add disc brakes to your road bikes in the future?

Weaknesses:    Pedals which came with bike were not worthy of the bike. I upgraded to some lightweight Shimano pedals.

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this past spring after months of researching other bikes in the price range of $1000-$2400. I test road Fuji's, Cannondale, Trek, BMC and Orbea models prior to purchase. The fit, finish and components on the bike exceed those on several models costing $600-$900 more! In the past I have owned a Raleigh, Trek, Cannondale and Motebecane. This is my favorite bike among all of them. I have been able to put 900 miles on it this riding season and it had performed flawlessly. It is the most comfortable road bike that I have ridden. The knowledge and service and follow up of the Fezzari people is outstanding and second to none. Nice selection of aftermarket accessories. I get lots of complements upon the appearance of the bike and also the cache that you just don't see then like all the cookie cutter bikes from the other manufacturers. I tell people it's the Italian bike made it Utah or the not to bright one's I tell them that Fezzari is the high end bike product line of Ferrari Motor cars. Which leaves them even more impressed. I ride anywhere from 15-40 miles and am a recreational rider. I had thought of getting a more expensive model of the Fezzari line but took the $$$ saved and have gotten into another past sport of mine kayaking. I feel great on the bike. My fitness level has improved. I have more energy and I've lost 25#'s which my wife appreciates. Thank you Fezzari for great service and a great product. Sorry I will not see myself buying a more expensive model in the near future. The Catania is just a great bike and does everything well and I see no reason to change a winner!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by José Carlos Duarte a Commuter

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2011

Strengths:    Speed, light, good components

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
My bike is reaching 17000Km (more than 10000 miles) and I'm pretty happy. Great commutes, rides, no plan to change.

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Favorite Ride:   Seattle to Portland

Price Paid:    $979.00

Purchased At:   Costco

Similar Products Used:   My previous bike. A Peugeout 10.

Bike Setup:   Easy.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shawn a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2011

Strengths:    Have put on 1000 miles and it's still extremely responsive & in adjustment. Even though components aren't high-end, these work just fine. I couldn't be happier with the bike.

Weaknesses:    None at all.

Bottom Line:   
Really, really like this bike. Wasn't sure how much I'd be into road biking so wanted to get in under $1500. Got in for just under $1k incl tax (and they threw in a tool bag, cage & bottle).

Love the ride. Totally smooth, quiet, stays in adjustment, shifts well.

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Purchased At:   Fezzari store in Ore

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle Oswald a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2008

Strengths:    see above

Weaknesses:    not full carbon.

Bottom Line:   
I have the 2008 model of the Fezzari Catania. I got it just 2 months ago. I researched and rode for a good 3 months before buying. I rode everything: Specialized, Felt, Giant, Cannondale, Jamis, and several others. I was strapped because I only had a budget of around $1k and I really wanted a bike that I'd love to ride. A friend told me he saw a Fezzari bike at a Triathlon, so I checked them out online. I couldn't believe the price for what they were offering. Local bike shops were at least 50-70% more than what I paid for with Fezzari. I looked online to see what others had to say about them and it was 90% "great". I debated between the Catania and the Fore CR2. I decided on the Catania primarily because it was sub $1k (my budget is tight!) and because it just looks awesome!(yeah, my superficial side) I'd say for the price the Fore CR2 is an absolute steal! But the Catania is a great deal as well. So now that I've had my Catania for a good 2 months and have about 300 miles on it I can tell you that it is everything I'd hoped for. Solid, light, responsive, and it fits(the customization Fezzari does with your measurements is a wonderful thing). I wanted to add that their customer service is excellent too. I called them a few times to get some more info before ordering and after I got my bike and they always picked up on the second ring. They were extremely friendly, helpful and personable. I use this bike for 2 -3 rides/week doing about 20miles each time. I cross train with biking as running marathons is my gig.

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Favorite Ride:   Fezzari Catania

Price Paid:    $949.00

Purchased At:   Fezzari.com

Similar Products Used:   Giant, Specialized, Felt (see above)

Bike Setup:   105 shifters with Ultegra rear derailer. Maxxis tires. Carbon fork. Alex AT-400 rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by IsaBudy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth, fast ride; easy to handle.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I only started cycling a year ago and needed to upgrade my hybrid Trek Navigator as I got more serious about riding. After a bit of research and advice from a few experts, I found Fezzari. They also sell their bicycles through Costco's online program. Although I am definitely a novice as a cyclist, I did not go wrong with the Fezzari Catania. As an entire level road bike, it has met all of my expectations. You can't go wrong with this bike. I added a pair of Shimano M324 pedals.

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Price Paid:    $949.00

Purchased At:   www.fezzari.com

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You too can own a fine Fezzari Catania

I was surfing through Costco.com's website when I came across their Fezzari line of "high-end" bicycles. For only $949 you can own their 105 equipped roadbikes that come in both large and medium sizes. Among the list of features are: "Fezzari Racing Design Level 2 Carbon Fork with Road-Dampening Tec ... Read More »

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