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First Ride - Parlee Chebacco was able to get some time on the all new Chebacco and have posted their first look at our all-new, go anywhere machine!


Rouleur Podcast - featuring Bob Parlee

Recently we were in London for a great evening event with the team at Bespoke and had the pleasure of sitting with editor Ian Cleverly and presenter Ian Parkinson for an in-depth chat. The wide ranging conversation can be heard here:


Collectif Parlee - La Course


Collectif Parlee - Au pays du huitième jour


Collectif Parlee - La cassure


Collectif Parlee - La relativité de la performance

Collectif Parlee - La relativité de la performance from Thomas Rinfret is now live. Thanks to the for the latest installment in the series.


Dec092014 reviews ESX

Our good friends at and Cycling Plus magazine have ridden the ESX and have done an in depth review HERE (opens in a new window/tab).

"the ESX is a wonderfully realised machine. It has all of the speed benefits of an aero bike with none of the compromises"

 Video link below:


Introducing Collectif Parlee - Video Teaser


EUROBIKE 2014 - Introducing the all-new Altum family and the ESX-R

Apr232014 previews ESX

We had a nice visit with the crew from this past week at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey. They have just posted an article on the ESX that can be found here. Yes, the paint work really is that bright!!!


Peloton Magazine reviews Z5i

Ben Edwards and the crew at Peloton were kind enough to take our Z5i for an extended test. They have just launched a gorgeous new website and have posted a link to the review that just ran in the print edition.

Link to the review here:


ESX Launch Coverage


Lovely Bicycle! ride tests the Z5

A new review of the Z5 has been posted on the Lovely Bicycle blog. For anyone who follows this site, a positive review of a carbon fiber bike is big news! We have worked hard to keep our bikes comfortable and it is great to have a review focus on this aspect. Thanks to the crew at Cycle Loft for coordinating this!


Z-Zero Website Launched!

We are pleased to announce that: 1) Z-Zero's are shipping to dealers and clients and: 2) the model page is now live on our website.

Please note: For the forseeable future, our lead times will be slightly protracted on all Z-Zero orders as we work through the backlog that has been building since fall 2012. Please bear with us, demand is simply outstripping our available labor right now. The building of these bikes cannot and will not be rushed.

Your dealer will be able to give an accurate lead time at time of order. Thanks!


Officially introducing the Z-Zero!

We are very excited to officially launch our newest creation, the all custom Z-Zero, in conjunction with two of our long-standing retail partners.

Next Thursday, the 15th of November, we will be at Bespoke Cycling in the heart of London with Barry, Ben and the rest of the Bespoke Cycling team for an evening with Bob Parlee and a formal introduction of the Z-Zero.

At the same time, the rest of the Parlee team will be joining Paul, Lori and the Signature Cycles team at the Grand Opening of the all-new Signature Cycles Greenwich studio.

What better way to beat the dark and cold?

We will be showing all the new 2013 product at both events!

Details on the London event can be found here:

6-9pm at:
Bespoke Cycling
143-145 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AB
tel. 020 7837 0647

Please RSVP to

Details on the Greenwich event:

5-8pm at:

Signature Cycles
14 Railroad Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
tel: 203-485-0500

Excited to see you there!


(Informally) introducing the Z-Zero!

We are excited to announce that we will shortly begin shipping an all new custom model, the Z-Zero. This model will be our flagship custom bike for 2013 and beyond. We will have full information on the website shortly.

As is common with new products, there is a waitlist and we have begun taking deposits for places on the waitlist. Please see your local dealer for leadtimes and pricing.

Here are a few links to some press coverage from Interbike:

More details shortly!


PARLEE Cycles featured in Premium Rush!

We are excited that Sony Pictures chose to use one of our bikes in the recently released film starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Michael Shannon.

More details on the movie here:

We won't spoil the ending, but it is a fun ride!



Factory Tour: Parlee Cycles, Part 1 – Inside Look at How They Make Custom Carbon Fiber Bikes

Tyler from was kind enough to spend a day with us last month. Here is his writeup of the visit.


APmobile interviews Bob at SXSWi

Bob was recently at SXSW in Austin, TX discussing the Prius x Parlee concept bike.


The Making of a Custom Carbon-Fiber Road Bike: A Tour of Parlee Cycles

Jason Sumner of paid us a visit and went through the process of building one of our bikes. Details and pics are HERE.