"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.
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!
Cool video from inside the V Australia p/b Successful Living team car out on the course at the Amgen Tour of California.
Check out the article on the team background and sponsors here.
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.
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?
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.
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:
Thanks to Rich at wheelbuilder.com and the guys at edgecomposites.com for the help getting this bike together.
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."
"Bikes come and go here in the RCUK office but, just occasionally, one will turn up that stops us in our tracks. A small handful of bikes have had this effect on us, but with the Parlee Z4 (pronounced 'Zee Four'), the latest to be wheeled into the office, the benchmark has just been raised several notches higher. "
From roadcyclinguk.com, a first look (click here to open review in a new window) at our Z4.
Bicycling Magazine recently took a Z4 for an extended test and has just included the Z4 as one of four machines deemed to be "The New Look of Value".
"The ride is phenomenal. At first, it's so subtle you realize only that it's exceptionally light and beautifully responsive to pedal inputs. But the more you ride the Z4, the more you recognize the small, smart touches."
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Cycling Weekly (UK) was kind enough to take a Z4 for a ride and just published their review. Their first impression...10/10...and "...the ride is simply superb."
Read the entire review here. (opens PDF link in a new window or tab)
"High-end pedals to the metal"
USATODAY recently highlighted PARLEE as one of the 5 "coolest" framebuilding companies in a feature article about the changing nature of the high-end road bike market. The article (click here to open in a new window) featured two of our great dealers and their clients to illustrate how the increased level of knowledge and interest in fine road bicycles has led to a resurgence among small frame builders and specialty shops.
"Nothing but the best." The Editors of Bicycling magazine have spoken. Each Spring they announce their favorite products of the year. "The concept is basic: Assemble a bunch of bikes, clothing and accessories, hand it over to about 20 testers, ride the stuff, in some cases for months, and at the end vote and declare victors."
We were happy to be invited this year for the first time as one of three finalists in the Dream Road category. Now, we are even more excited to announce that the Z1 is their selection for Editors' Choice Dream Road Bike for 2007. According to the editors, [the Z1] is "masterfully crafted," and "achieves a balance of speed, quickness, refined road feel--and grace". "The Z1 is equally adept at all kinds of riding. It's as comfy in a tight pack as it is on a gentle cruise with your spouse," said one tester. We are glad they liked their Z1 as much as we like ours.
Click THIS LINK to see the write up on the Bicycling.com website.