Our most popular road bike now with two color options. Whether you are riding a century, doing a triathlon, or racing, it has the responsiveness and suppleness that sets it apart from anything you've ridden before. Take for instance the state of the art proprietary Fezzari Racing Design Xr6 monocoque carbon fiber frame, new on the CR3 for 2012. We made the frame even stiffer laterally by enlarging the bottom bracket shell utilizing our ContinuousDispersal Box Technology and adding the BB30 bottom bracket/crank design, strengthening the headtube and making it more laterally stiff by enlarging the diameter to a 1.5" tapered design. We've also enlarged the seatstays near the rear axle for more lateral rigidity. We made the Xr6 frame even more vertically compliant than before for those rides on the cobblestones and rough rodes. We've done this by using an oval design in our top tube and down tube. The new Xr6 frame is even more aerodynamic than before with the new F4 Xrt tapered ultralight bladed carbon fork and internal cable routing on the top tube. All this translates into exhilaration when you’re climbing – knowing that you’re ascending more efficiently – and confidence on the downhill when you take that corner at high speeds. The Foré CR3 comes with Shimano Dura Ace and Ultegra components (brakes, shifters, etc.), FSA carbon crank with external bearings, titanium saddle rails, carbon seat post, and carbon handlebars.
Strengths: Light, responsive, stable in corners and confident in descents.
Weaknesses: My average abilities have not been able to expose any.
It was a difficult decision to purchase a bike without test riding it first. I was a little nervous because the reviews were good but a little limited. After putting 2K plus miles on it I could not be happier. This bike is fast, light and agile. The handling inspires confidence and the ride is smooth. I am sure with my average abilities I have barley tested its capabilities. Do some research on bike fit and give them a call; they will set you up with the correct frame size. If you want to save some money and still get a great bike I highly recommend the CR3. For me it was money well spent.
Date Reviewed: November 8, 2012
Strengths: Overall great value with components and materials used to make bike.
Weaknesses: I agree with jason. I was also put on a 55 and had neck issues from poor rider position. I did 6000 miles on my bike and it preformed well in crits and endurance but my position on the bike caused neck issues. The bike is rather twitchy especially on descents. I also had speed wobble issues. I realize these issues can be rider issues but I returned to my old bike and they were gone. I was fitted in the store warehouse so they should of had it dialed in.
Great bike if it fits you. My wife has loved hers. It never really fit me. I think the cockpit rides a little tight for the size of the bike. I think women fit this bike better.
a Road Racer
Date Reviewed: August 17, 2012
Strengths: components, price
Weaknesses: Fit and customer service
Buyer beware of a “custom fit” from this group.
While I feel this bike is very well built and agree with what almost everyone’s views with regards to its components and value I have rated it very poorly because Fezzari botched my “custom fit” and made NO efforts to correct the mistake they admitted to making. The truly frustrating part was that they didn’t ever offer to reimburse me for the parts that I needed to change in order to make the bike rideable on outings of over 2hrs. Basically this is the situation; I am 6’1 and 180 lbs and was put on a 55 frame. Now don’t get me wrong, I fully understand that depending on the specific geometry of a given frame a 55 frame could be what fits bests. The fact is, in this it is not.
Now I will admit that it took me about a year and a half to recognize that an error had been made. The delay is 2fold, 1 this is because this was my first true road bike and 2, an unrelated injury + winter kept my off the bike for the better part of 10 months.
The problem became very clear just a few months into the road race season. After dealing with lower back and shoulder problems caused by poor riding position I wrote to the CEO of Fezzair. I waited 3 week after I received Fedex tracking delivery confirmation but was never contacted. When I finally got him on the phone he seemed to have no idea what I was talking about but almost instantly found the “unopened” letter on his desk.
After representing the measurements that I submitted and informing him I had called the shop two weeks before and given them exact same measurements to an employee who informed me that “no question, we will put you on a 58 frame” having asked the same employee if based on my measurements would a 55 be an option I was clearly told “I wouldn’t go with a 55, a frame that small with your measurements will be really uncomfortable…” After about 10 minutes on the phone I was able to get him to own up and admit that they “probable” made a mistake that he confirmed that based on my measurements I should be on a bigger frame. This was followed up with a “sorry it’s been a year and a half and so I can’t do anything about it” he might as well have added a “good luck” to the end. No I am stuck trying to sell a no name brand bike in order to buy something new from a company that stand behind their work.
Again, nice bike, good parts, POOR service and NO accountability at ALL. Next time,
I will pay 500 bucks more and get it done right.
Date Reviewed: April 30, 2012
Strengths: a very fast , comfortable road bike
Weaknesses: can't find any so far
May 1/12 I live in Kelowna, B.C. where we have a LOT of biking and a LOT of bike dealers...Tried many of the name brand road bikes,.....While surfing the net I came across Fezzari...After comparing different road bikes to the Fezzari model (CR-3) I was satisfied that this was a much better deal, with considerably better components for less money...After several phone calls to Fezzari, I ordered my bike and gave my measurements for the bike "fit"...I was able to track the delivery over the Fedex website, it cleared Canadian Customs with no hassle (yes you have to pay HST) but no duty as it is NAFTA exempt..
Fedex delivered it right to my door... From the first time I rode it it I was hooked.The seat was very comfortable, and bike handling was amazing...The CR-3 corners so smooth, and fast...I've only hit 65 kmh so far... My daughter who rides a Trek - says her Trek starts to shake after 60 kmh...
The "fit" measurements that I submitted worked for me...I'm over 200 lbs and 6'1" tall...I find I'm very comfortable on the CR-3..No other adjustments required... and that's amazing...
Our local bike shops want over $200.00 for a "fit"...I'm no professional rider, but I find the Fezzari bike setup just great for me...
So far I've only got a little over 500 kms on it as I still ride with a group who mountain bike..
I would highly recommend Fezzari, the folks there have been great to deal with and the bike, well you will find it just amazing...
Date Reviewed: February 15, 2012
Strengths: Comfortable, light, cornering, excellent components, durable, amazing acceleration, highly responsive, and so very much fun to ride. VALUE. Fezzari service, warranty, not that you'll need it.
This isn't just A bike. This is THE bike. After shopping all of our local bike shops trying out Cannondale, Specialized, Trek, Felt...anything I could get my hands on, I came to one conclusion: nothing compared to Fezzari. For the same components the other shops wanted at least $500 more, even on their clearance bikes. After narrowing it down between the CR3 and a Trek Madone, all I could say was that the Fezzari felt lighter, faster, was far more comfortable, grips the turns like it's on tracks, climbs easier than an escalator, and after hours of riding I'm still comfortable in the saddle. In addition it was $300 less than the Madone and a model year newer! Not only that, but the Fezzari shop guys were easy to work with, knowledgeable, and just cool. They took my measurements and built the bike to my body, then also did a full fit when I went to pick it up.I've put several hundred miles on it, more than half of them pulling kids in a bike trailer, without a single maintenance issue. The shifters are still fast, the breaks responsive...everything is still mint. I've mounted it on my living room wall. The only problem now is trying not to out-climb my husband on the 12% grades and where to hang all the medals I'm going to win racing this summer.