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Bikeradar Z5 review

This just in: has just reviewed the Z5. Conclusion: "Lusciously creamy but still surprisingly sharp"

Read the full review here: Z5 Review


Prius x Parlee

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:

Additional coverage via HERE (opens link in new window)


RoadcyclingUK weighs in on the Z5 SL

Mar252011 features Z5 SL Limited

The guys from were kind enough to run an article on our newly launched Z5 SL Limited. The article with some really nice detailed pics of the finish can be found HERE (opens link in new window/tab). The Z5 SL is now shipping!


PezCyclingnews features our Ryan Sabga

Newly crowned Trinidad & Tobago national champion and long time Parlee test pilot Ryan Sabga and his Black Dog Sports team were recently interviewed on about their forays into the world of professional six-day racing. Interview HERE.


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!!


Outside Magazine rates Z5

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


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!





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


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!

Feb172010 rides the Z5

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

Check it out HERE.


northshore magazine profiles our shop

Just published....

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


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.


Z5 First Ride!

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


VeloNews - Introducing the Z5

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


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 This will also be available after the show as a podcast. Thanks for having us!

Mar132009 on David Kemp's Team Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living Parlee TT

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

Mar112009 follows V Australia at the Solvang ITT at ATOC

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


Tour of California Prologue with and Fly V Australia

Feb102009 on the 2009 Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living team

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