Parlee Z-Zero Lightweight

Lightweight bike, heavy duty rides

Painted by Alistair McLean at the brilliant Fat Creations (motto: “Paint it, ride it, race it, crash it” – love it!) this is an awesome Parlee Z-Zero Lightweight – weighing in at just 5.5kg!

The lucky rider of this bike will be able to sleigh up hills and glide down descents with ease, due to how lightly and nimbly the bike reacts.

This build involves:

  • Parlee Z-Zero Lightweight frame 
  • Darimo Spanish seatpost, bar and stem
  • THM carbon crank
  • Meilenstein lightweight wheels
  • Lizard Skins bar tape
  • Schmolker carbon saddle 
  • Cane Creek EE brakes

keeping it light

This is a timeless frame. According to Parlee themselves: “In an industry where three years is considered the normal lifespan of a bicycle design, our Z-Zero stands alone. A design so advanced that it still continues to be a benchmark”.

Weighing in at an unbelievable 5.5kg (about the same as a cat, apparently), this model is lightweight because Parlee have reduced the metal content to less than 20 grams. It’s been designed to suit a broad range of different athletes and is incredibly strong, with amazing torsional performance. 

Naturally, we didn’t want to weigh this bike down with heavy componentry. So, we used Meilenstein lightweight wheels, which are perfect for endurance and comfort alike. 

A lightweight cockpit from Darimo was selected for this build. Darimo is a Spanish company, that makes really great carbon fibre seatposts, bars, and stems. 

A slim Schmolker lightweight saddle is the cherry on this cake, with comfort for endurance at all times, wherever you are on your ride.

The bonus!

You can see this bike being built! Head to Gee Milner’s Dream Builds YouTube page to see this bike coming to life.

The bike tailor cycle fit service

Bike fitting can be underrated, especially when it comes to purchasing a new bike. You don’t have to be a professional cyclist to need a bike fit, either. Get your measurements just right and trust us, you will feel the benefit on those longer rides.

Bike fitting

Building a bike from scratch – what does it cost?

Your custom bike will be different from anyone else’s, so the cost will vary depending on what you need. If you contact us with as much info as you can about what you’re looking for, we’ll get a quote together and chat to you about it!

How to get in touch

A phone call cuts to the chase so much quicker than emails. So, if you fancy a chat, our number is at the top of this page. We do understand that you might not have time for a call right away, so you can also fill in the form below to request a call back! 

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