Custom Finishes Configurator »
Translate
Search
Friday
Jul302010

Cycling Weekly gives Z5 10 of 10

UK based Cycling Weekly has weighed in on our Z5. First impressions: 10 out of 10 and "Impossible to fault.", "The Z5 oozes quality. Clean lines from its non-fussy, round tube shapes deliver a ride feel that bucks the trend for huge tube sizes - often more 'show' than 'go'. Impossible to fault."

Not to bad for a build at 14.12lbs (6.4kg) with clinchers!!

LINK to full review HERE!!

Monday
May242010

Outside Magazine rates Z5

The annual Outside Magazine Buyers Guide has arrived and they have had a go with the Z5. Check it out!

Wednesday
May122010

Road Bike Action on the Z5

The June issue of Road Bike Action is out and had this to say:

"If a stock Parlee works this well, it's almost frightening (in a judiciously good way) to consider how well a custom Parlee must ride!"

Pick up a copy to read the full review!

 

 

 

Thursday
Apr012010

Bicycling Magazine on the Z5

"The result: In corners the bike tracks race-bike quick. It is also quick to jump forward, with fluid power transmission from the overbuilt junction at the bottom-bracket area, designed around the oversized BB30 standard. Other impressions were consistent with past experiences on Parlees (a Z1 won our 2007 Editors’ Choice award for dream road bike). The Z5, like the Z1 and the Z4 before it, is fast as hell but doesn’t hurt you to extract that speed, nor does it coddle you at the expense of performance."

Bicycling Magazine 2010 Buyer's Guide

Friday
Mar192010

Australian Triathlete magazine reviews the TT

Australian Triathlete Magazine has done an intensive review of the TT:

"From the moment I got on the Parlee TT I felt that old familiarity that one feels when a bike rides as smoothly as this one. Yes, I set my position as I would like but from the start I felt fast on the TT. I was fortunate to have a great training partner to hang onto in the large shape of three-time Olympic rowing champion Drew Ginn, who himself was preparing for the national TT championships and every time I rode the TT, I was pushing it to the very limit. I rode the bike on the undulations of Melbourne’s Kew Boulevard and the Parlee floated up the small rises with relative ease, hugged the long sweeping corners and was rock solid in a straight line whilst in full aero tuck. It was blisteringly fast on the descents, a fact that drove Ginn insane as I was able to get up the road before each undulation and managed to stay in touch despite all common sense suggesting otherwise. Whether I was in or out of the saddle the bike felt like it accelerated underneath me with startling responsiveness. I felt that I was able to gain and maintain momentum with a great deal of ease."

"The next thing that stood out was the weight of the bike. I have ridden many TT model bikes that aim to achieve an aerodynamic advantage by using large oversize and angular tubes, but this commonly comes at the small expense of weight gain. While Parlee use beautifully sculptured aerodynamic shapes there is no excess and in this they claim to have achieved one of the lightest production TT frames available. I struggled to get the bike to a UCI acceptable weight limit and in fact had to look for weighty additions to make the weight standard. While weight is not the be-all-and-end-all in time trialing, I was very comfortable in knowing that I would not at all be disadvantaged if the roads were to go up and again the Parlee TT raised eyebrows when people inevitably picked it up for closer inspection." Full review to come!

Wednesday
Feb172010

Cyclingtipsblog.com rides the Z5

Wade from cyclingtipsblog.com was kind enough to take our Z5 out and feature it on his blog.

Check it out HERE.

Wednesday
Feb032010

northshore magazine profiles our shop

Just published....http://nshoremag.com/breaking/

Thanks to Jack and Alex for coming out and spending time with us!

Tuesday
Jan052010

Triathlete magazine reviews the TT!

"the stock TT is one of the cleanest triathlon frames I’ve ever come across´╗┐"

"On the road the Parlee TT was one of the most balanced time trial bikes I’ve ever tested"

Read the full write up here.

Tuesday
Dec152009

Z5 First Ride!

Thanks to Dave Arthur of Road Cycling UK for taking the brand new Z5 for a spin. His thoughts here.

Tuesday
Oct272009

VeloNews - Introducing the Z5

http://velonews.com/article/97415

More details coming as we begin to roll out the newest model!

Friday
Oct232009

Bob live this Sunday on Bike Talk Radio

Bob Parlee will be live this Sunday night, 10/25 from 8:30pm-9:30pm on Bike Talk Radio w/ Jim Strait on WIFI 1460AM in Philadelphia. Outside of the Philly area, listen live on the web HERE. Run by Graham Jones and Jim Strait of CyclingRevealed.com This will also be available after the show as a podcast. Thanks for having us!

Friday
Mar132009

Cyclingnews.com on David Kemp's Team Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living Parlee TT

James Huang from cyclingnews.com was at the Amgen Tour of California with his trusty Sony DSLR...click HERE to open the article in a new window.

Wednesday
Mar112009

testrider.com follows V Australia at the Solvang ITT at ATOC

http://testrider.com/fly.aspx?layout=player&video=1

Cool video from inside the V Australia p/b Successful Living team car out on the course at the Amgen Tour of California.

Tuesday
Feb172009

Tour of California Prologue with testrider.com and Fly V Australia

Tuesday
Feb102009

Dailypeloton.com on the 2009 Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living team

Check out the article on the team background and sponsors here.

Wednesday
Nov262008

PARLEE honored by IFAI

We are thrilled to have recently been honored by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) as part of their 2008 Design Exhibition held in Charlotte, NC. This annual exhibition highlights innovative designers and products using specialty fabrics (in our case, carbon fiber) to build cutting edge products in various categories.

Monday
Oct202008

Not sure which bike to buy? 

David Arthur of RoadCylingUK.com gets to ride dozens of bikes each year. When it was time to get a new bike for himself, what did he choose?
http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article/mps/uan/3452

Wednesday
Aug062008

Pezcyclingnews.com takes detailed look at the Z4

Thanks to Charles and the guys at Pezcyclingnews.com for spending some time on our Z4.

Click this link to open the review in a new window.

Wednesday
Mar122008

Z1 Track bike awarded at Fixedgeargallery.com

We recently went to the 4th annual NAHBS show in Portland and we had a great time. Thanks to the gracious staff at the Bike Gallery for putting up with us and our late night wrenching. Anyway, we had the pleasure of meeting Dennis and Carl from fixedgeargallery.com. (Warning: Do not go to this site if you are supposed to be somewhere soon.) They were kind enough to take some pics of our Z1 track bike that was on display, and we were really pleased to get a little love from the readers there. Click the link to see:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/reports/handmade2008/vote.html

Thanks to Rich at wheelbuilder.com and the guys at edgecomposites.com for the help getting this bike together.

Monday
Mar102008

Roadcyclinguk.com on the Z4 - full review

David Arthur from Roadcycling.co.uk has weighed in on the Z4...click here for the full article.

"For sheer ride enjoyment, involvement and excitement, the Z4 is a match for any bikes I've previously tested. It's one of the few bikes that, since its departure from the RCUK offices, I've been thinking about a lot. I'm not sure anyone's life is complete unless they've ridden a Parlee. Alas, my honeymoon with one of the most engaging, enjoyable and thrilling bikes this year has come to an end. There's a lot to love about the Z4."