Gravel roads are calling.
Perfect Geometry Recipe for Optimal Stability and Handling

The Shafer is crafted for superior handling, stability, and efficiency.

The Shafer is crafted for superior handling, stability, and efficiency. Whether you're tackling gravel trails or riding the open road, the Shafer's 68.9-degree head tube provides stability, while the size-specific seat tube angle guarantees an optimal pedaling position for riders of all sizes.

Good News: We’re Compatible!

The Shafer is compatible with a wide range of components and options including UDH for easy service wherever you are. Shafer is also compatible with your favorite 1x and 2x drivetrains, including Transmission.

Comfort Over the Long Haul

Enjoy sustained comfort during extended rides with the Shafer's thoughtful design. The taller stack height enhances comfort, while shorter stems contribute to better handling. A threaded bottom bracket ensures easy service and maintenance, reflecting our commitment to convenience without compromising performance.

Keep It On The Down Low

The Shafer’s geometry allows it to maintain a low center of gravity for Take your gravel adventures to new heights with the Shafer's ability to run gravel dropper seatposts. The 73mm bottom bracket drop and an 80mm 'trail' across sizes ensure a low center of gravity, providing consistent steering and handling over a variety of roads, making every ride a joy.

Vertical Compliance and Comfort

Experience a smooth and comfortable ride with the Shafer's dropped seat stays and chainstays, enhancing vertical compliance. This innovative design prioritizes comfort, ensuring that your cycling experience is not only efficient but also enjoyable, especially during long journeys.

Light and Strong: Monoform™ Construction

The Shafer features Monoform™ Construction, a cutting-edge frame technology that creates carbon frames from a single mold, eliminating bonding between front and rear triangles. This advancement results in a lighter, stronger, and smoother ride

Features, Fit, and Finish

The Shafer pays attention to every detail of fit and finish. With up to 700x50c or 2.0" tire clearance, new additional bag and bottle mounting points, the ability to run 1x or 2x drivetrains, a 1.5”x 1.5” headset diameter for full internal cable routing options, and full fender and rack mounts (a total of 22), the Shafer is equipped for any adventure, whether you're bikepacking or commuting. As with all Ari bikes, rest easy with a Lifetime Warranty on the frame.

"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."
"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."
"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."
"The Shafer handled tight, fast turns with confidence, and I had no problem rolling roots, rocks, and even a few scary drops."
"Mounting points galore will accommodate whatever racks or fenders you want to adorn it with. Go out, go long, and tell great tales with the Shafer."
"If you are looking for a bike that can confidently take you on an adventure where a little less under-biking will increase the fun factor, you cannot go wrong with the Shafer."
"The new Ari Shafer has been updated to offer better handling, more bikepacking-friendly features, and bigger tire clearance."
"Ari’s newest bikes look to be just as, if not more up to date with the latest trends as most major manufacturers."
Shafer Trail

38°28'17.4"N 109°48'41.3"W

Save up to 40% Buying Direct
Bigger savings and perfect fit.

We sell directly to you, the rider. This gives you unique advantages like getting your Shafer custom fit to your body measurements, big savings on cost, and direct communication with us.

Lifetime Warranty
A warranty that lasts a lifetime.

We tested the Shafer 130% above industry standards. We want you to ride with the peace of mind knowing that this bike performs at an elite level, always. Your bike comes backed with a Lifetime Warranty. Ride it on your own trials for 30 days and if it’s not the best bike you’ve ridden, you can return it.



Top Tube 515.4 532.4 559.3 579.0 594.4
Seat Tube 410 440 470 492 520
Chainstay 430 430 430 430 430
Head Angle 68.9° 68.9° 68.9° 68.9° 68.9°
Seat Angle (Effective)* 75.5° 75.2° 74.0° 73.5° 73.1°
Head Tube 93.7 125.8 158.0 178.0 206.1
Bottom Bracket Height 284 284 284 284 284
Bottom Bracket Drop 77 77 77 77 77
Wheelbase 1032 1047 1064 1079 1090
Fork Offset 50 50 50 50 50
Fork Axle to Crown 400 400 400 400 400
Trail 80 80 80 80 80
Standover Height 699 730 760 788 808
Stack 526.0 555.7 585.4 604.7 631.0
Reach 379.0 385.7 391.5 400.0 401.5
Top Tube 510 530 550 580
Seat Tube 480 520 550 580
Chainstay 435 435 435 435
Head Angle 70° 70° 71° 71°
Seat Angle (Effective)* 74° 74° 74° 74°
Head Tube 125 145 165 185
Bottom Bracket Height 292 292 292 292
Bottom Bracket Drop 69 69 69 69
Wheelbase 1007 1029 1045 1071
Fork Offset 48 48 48 48
Fork Axle to Crown 400 400 400 400
Fork Offset 80 80 80 80
Standover Height 767 787 792 798
Stack 548 567 590 609
Reach 353 367 386 406
What’s my frame size?

Your height will determine a general recommended frame size. Occasionally, based on other body measurements, you may feel more comfortable on a different size. We recommend completing the 23-Point Custom Setup when completing your order.

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Build Specs

Each Ari bike is built with the best components in a given category so you get the most bang for the buck. Each model has different build specs to choose from usually ranging in good, better, best order.

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*Specs are subject to change. Any substitutions will be comparable or better.

Spec Comparison

Common Questions