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Friday
Mar182011

PARLEE Cycles is hiring!

We are looking for a person to join the production team.  Prerequisite skills include in-depth knowledge of road bicycles and their mechanics, a high level of manual dexterity, some frame building knowledge, and the ability to learn basic machining tasks using a vertical milling machine and a lathe.  The PARLEE team is a tight knit group of skilled and motivated individuals that demand the highest level of craft and performance from the bicycle frames they produce.  If this sounds like the right environment for you please send your resume and cover letter to jared@parleecycles.com

Tuesday
Jul132010

Video Tour of Parlee Cycles

Thanks to the team at Get a Grip Cycles in Chicago for coming east and shooting this! This is the old shop, FYI...we are not quite as crowded in the new one!!!!

Wednesday
Jun232010

PARLEE Cycles has moved!!!

We are really pleased to announce that we have moved (locally) to a fantastic new facility. After expanding our current shop as much as we could, we decided to move to a more modern, stand alone facility that will have over 2x the workspace. We are also excited that our new building is not in a flood zone!!! Anyone who has worked with us knows that every spring we are on pins and needles worrying about rainfall, culverts, sandbags, etc....we'd rather be building bikes!!

Our new facility is approximately 5 miles from our old location.

The new address is:

PARLEE Cycles
69 Federal St.
Beverly, MA 01915

We can be reached now on 978-998-4880 and if you are faxing us please use 978-560-0639.

Wednesday
May122010

Custom Paint Configurator now Live!

We are excited to launch the beta version of our custom paint configuration tool. It can be found by browsing here. Design your paint job exactly how you want it to look! NOTE: Not all models are in the configurator yet, bear with us as we populate this new tool.

Friday
Apr092010

New Finishes page live!

We just updated our Finishes page to show all the decal styles that are now available.

http://www.parleecycles.com/standardfinishes/

NOTE: These are just the decals, we have thousands of other options available in our custom paint program, which is available:

http://www.parleecycles.com/customfinishes/

 

Monday
Mar152010

PARLEE is hiring!

PRODUCTION STAFF

We have several openings in our production team for finishers and frame builders.

The position is located in Peabody, MA, approx. 40 minutes north of Boston.

Email resumes to info@parleecycles.com or fax to 978-977-7405

Learn more at http://www.parleecycles.com

INSIDE SALES

We are quickly expanding across the U.S. and internationally and are looking for a motivated inside sales person to help grow the business and support our existing dealer network.

PARLEE Cycles focuses only on the high-end road, triathlon, track and cross markets.

We are looking for an experienced professional with in-depth knowledge of the road market and 3-5 years experience minimum, please.

The position is located in Peabody, MA, approx. 40 minutes north of Boston.

Email resumes to info@parleecycles.com or fax to 978-977-7405

Learn more at http://www.parleecycles.com

 

INDEPENDENT SALES REPS (OUTSIDE SALES)

We are quickly expanding across the U.S. and looking for a handful of motivated independent reps to help grow the business.

PARLEE Cycles focuses only on the high-end road, triathlon, track and cross markets. We have invested heavily in our infrastructure and are looking for a few successful reps to support our existing dealer network as well as develop new territories.

We are only looking for experienced, professional reps with in-depth knowledge of high-end products and existing dealer relationships. 3-5 years experience minimum, please.

Email resumes to info@parleecycles.com or fax to 978-977-7405

Learn more at http://www.parleecycles.com 

Wednesday
Feb032010

Z5 Extra Small is coming!

We are excited to announce that we are adding two more sizes to our Z5 model range. An extra small with a short head tube and a extra small with a tall head tube will shortly join our range. We are officially taking orders as of Feb. 1 with deliveries on the schedule for late spring. 500.00 placeholder deposits will reserve one with any authorized dealer. Geometry is wholly based on our Z3 XS size (51cm virtual top tube) and a combination of our CL (compliant) tubeset and the Z5 SL layup...expect unbelievable comfort and performance!

Friday
Oct022009

Bike Rides: The Exhibition

Join us in a new exhibition that features approximately thirty bicycle-related works from around the world, including functional cycles—ranging from cutting–edge designs to populist expressions—as well as bicycle–inspired sculpture and video. Organized by Aldrich curators Richard Klein and Mónica Ramírez–Montagut, with the advice of musician, artist, and bicycle advocate David Byrne, the exhibition explores the growing relevance of bicycles in contemporary art and culture. We are honored that the curators chose a nude finished Z1 for this show.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel 203.438.4519

Website: http://www.aldrichart.org/exhibitions/bikes.php
The exhibition is open until January 3, 2010.

Tuesday
Sep082009

Demo the complete PARLEE range!

We are excited to have the full range of PARLEE Cycles available later this month at Interbike OutDoor Demo in Las Vegas, NV. Come see us September 21 and 22 in Boulder City, NV. We will be in D2026 with the new Z5, TT and Z4 as well as an assortment of CX and Z1's. See you there!

Tuesday
Aug252009

Eurobike, September 2-5

Looking forward to Eurobike next week! Come see the full 2010 PARLEE range in hall B5, stand 301 (Shocker Distribution). See you there!

http://www.eurobike-show.com/eb/ 

Wednesday
Jul292009

Congratulations to Josiah S. on winning the Fly V Australia team Z4!

Congratulations to Josiah S. on winning the Fly V Australia team Z4 in the Mapmyride.com Tour de France challenge!

Monday
Jul132009

Win a Fly V Australia team edition Z4!

In conjunction with Mapmyride.com and Versus, we are excited to offer a Fly V Australia team bike as the grand prize in the Mapmyride.com Tour de France Challenge. Sign up HERE for your chance to win this amazing bike!

Tuesday
Jun022009

Introducing BB30 Option for Z1, Z2 and Z3

For 2009 we are excited to offer a BB30 option for our Z1, Z2 and Z3 frame sets. BB30 is a (relatively) new open standard, originally launched by Cannondale, that is threadless and uses a larger bore and therefore axle for the crank versus standard English-threaded bottom brackets.  Benefits can include lighter overall combined weight, lower Q factor, increased stiffness as well as increased ankle clearance.

We have offered a similar sized option for both the ZIPP Vuma series as well as the THM crankset since 2006, so this concept is not necessarily "new" to us, but the BB30 spacing is a little different than the ZIPP or the THM. Crank options are now shipping from SRAM, FSA and others. The BB30 compatible bottom bracket is being offered as an option when a frame is ordered. The 68mm English threaded standard is still the standard on all our frames.

Monday
May042009

Fly V and Phil Z win the Gila Monster

In an exciting finish on the last, and most brutal, stage of the SRAM Tour of the Gila, Phil Zajicek of Fly V Australia (on his 2009 PARLEE Z4) out sprinted Lance and Levi to claim the win and move up to 3rd on the GC. Congrats to Phil and the team!

VELONEWS.COM coverage here (click to open in new window/tab)

Wednesday
Apr292009

Introducing ISP options

We have been asked the last 2-3 years for ISP (Integrated Seat Post) on a regular basis and we have built a few. We like them in general terms, but have always been upfront about the potential limiting issues with them, specifically travel, shipping and fitting issues. Because of those issues, we have never offered an ISP on any of our stock designs, and we do not plan to anytime soon. However, given the nature of our custom bikes, meaning we have a serious discussion with the rider and the dealer about all custom options, we feel that offering the ISP option on custom frames now makes sense. We are initially offering them with Ritchey WCS "stubby" posts that feature small amounts of vertical adjustment and a nicely executed one-bolt fastening system, although it appears that there will be some additional 34.9mm ID post options this year.

Friday
Mar272009

Ben Day wins opener at Redlands!

Continuing his great form that saw him win the time trial and the overall at the San Dimas Stage Race, Ben Day (Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living)won the hilly opening prologue of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Riding his brand new TT, he was able to capture the yellow by three seconds.

See coverage and pics on: (link will open in new window)
Cyclingnews.com and VeloNews.com

Congrats to Ben and the team!

Saturday
Mar212009

Ben Day wins in San Dimas!

Congrats to Ben Day of the Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living Foundation team. Ben smashed the uphill TT (on his Z4) and set the course record in the first stage of San Dimas Stage Race. Click HERE for the VeloNews.com coverage. Socalcycling.com has the story as well. Nice job Ben!

Tuesday
Mar032009

Meet the Makers

If you are anywhere near Greenwich, CT this Saturday, March 7th, please join us for what should be a very interesting afternoon! Bob will sit down at Signature Cycles with 3 of his New England based peers (Serotta, IF and Seven) for a panel discussion on framebuilding-past, present and future. Food, drink and bikes...what could be better?

Click here for the details:  http://signaturecycles.com/document/123757

Sunday
Feb222009

NAHBS 2009

Come join us (and about 100 other frame builders) at the NAHBS 2009 in Indianapolis this week (Feb 27th-Mar 1). Join Bob, Tristan and Tom at the booth to see the full PARLEE range as well as a few new things for 2009! See you there!

Monday
Feb092009

Introducing Fly V Australia presented by Successful Living Foundation

We are thrilled to have been chosen as the frame supplier to the new Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living professional cycling team for 2009-2010. The team will be racing the Z4 in road races and the new TT in time trials.

We are working hand in hand with the team management and mechanics to get the team bikes ready for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California, starting Feb. 14.

Velonews.com has posted an early look at the Z4 that the team will be running. Click here to open the link in a new window.

More info coming shortly!