We are excited to announce that our integrated bearing option for Z1, Z2 and Z3 framesets is now available for the Zipp VumaQuad crankset. Originally developed in 2006 for the (EU released only) THM Clavicula crankset, our integrated bearing design removes 60-70 grams from the frame/bottom bracket combination and allows for the use of the new 30mm axle cranksets. The ZIPP VumaQuad is interesting not just from a weight and stiffness perspective (...it is both quite light and stiff) but that it can use either compact (34/50) or standard (39/53) chain rings on the same spider/crankarm. Pics coming soon!
Due to the incredible popularity of our 7 gram, tube and paint-friendly Front Derailleur clamp in 34.9mm (1.375") we have decided to release a version of our clamp for both the 31.8mm (1.250") and 28.6mm (1.125") sizes. The clamps are now available to fit the three most common seat tube sizes for road and cyclocross frames.
We are excited to introduce our first standalone component and the first front derailleur clamp specifically designed for carbon fiber frames. The clamp has no moving parts or pivots that can damage lightweight carbon fiber, titanium or aluminum seat tubes. The part has an ultra slim profile and weighs just 7 grams. This is 1/3 to 1/4 the weight of traditional aluminum clamps.
The clamp is hand built from the same carbon as the PARLEE frames and is compatible with all PARLEE frames as well as any road frame that has a 34.9mm/35.0mm (1.375") seat tube. 31.8mm (1.250") and 28.6mm (1.125") are also available now.