Collectif Parlee - La relativité de la performance from Thomas Rinfret is now live. Thanks to the http://collectifparlee.com/ for the latest installment in the series.
Our good friends at Bikeradar.com 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:
We had a wonderful time in Germany meeting dealers, cyclists and press with the launch of the all new Altum family of bikes. Some coverage of the bikes can be found at the links below:
We had a nice visit with the crew from Roadbikereview.com 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!!!
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 http://pelotonmagazine.com/ and have posted a link to the review that just ran in the print edition.
Link to the review here: http://pelotonmagazine.com/tested/close-to-custom-parlee-z5i-dura-ace-9000/
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest machine, the ESX. Coverage of the new model launch has begun to spread online. More complete information is now here on our website and on our social media pages, but for now, here are a few links to some of the coverage:
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!
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!
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: http://www.facebook.com/events/482488561784001/
143-145 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AB
tel. 020 7837 0647
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details on the Greenwich event: http://www.facebook.com/events/304803999619258/
14 Railroad Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
Excited to see you there!
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!
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: http://www.premiumrush.com/
We won't spoil the ending, but it is a fun ride!
Tyler from bikerumor.com was kind enough to spend a day with us last month. Here is his writeup of the visit.
Jason Sumner of Bicycling.com paid us a visit and went through the process of building one of our bikes. Details and pics are HERE.
Toyota reached out early this year to us be involved with a concept aero-road bike imbued with the same forward-thinking that went into the design of the Prius. Benefitting from a monocoque carbon-fiber frame, built-in smartphone dock, countless wind-tunnel-tested aerodynamic tweaks and its unprecedented mind-powered shifter, the PXP concept bike has emerged as a purpose-built machine that blends the simple with the complex to become a better and more efficient version of itself. More details here: http://www.toyotapriusprojects.com/#/011
Additional coverage via Wired.com HERE (opens link in new window)