PARLEE CYCLES

We’ve scoured the globe for the most prestigious brands to create our custom builds. And, after visiting as many as possible, we have selected four we love to work with. Two in Europe and two in the USA.

Parlee is one of our awesome US brand partners.

About parlee

Ever since establishing the first fully customizable carbon-fiber road racing frames in 2000, Parlee has been at the forefront of breakthrough designs. As well as their success in custom geometry, Parlee was also the first brand to produce a sub-900-gram carbon fibre road frame. (Then, amazingly, not long after, they managed to smash the 800-gram barrier.)

Their designs have been awarded with major awards from Bicycling Magazine’s Editors’ Choice to Race Bike of the Year (Cycling Weekly) and Eurobike Design awards.

At Parlee, the focus is always on engineering, testing and refining every tube shape, depending on what’s required of it. Whether you’re looking for super-light, ultra-rigid race bikes or luxuriously comfortable endurance, a Parlee frame is purpose-built for any specific ride.

At Parlee, our focus never strays. We constantly engineer, test and refine every tube shape to meet specific goals. From ultra-light, super-stiff race bikes to silky smooth endurance, gravel or cyclocross machines, each one is purpose-built for a specific type of ride.

parlee ALTUM DISC

In recent years, disc brake technology has changed road riders for the better. The Altum DISC has been engineered by Parlee for disc brake use. The Altum DISC has customisable frame and fork designs. The DISC frame includes the same design as the other Altum models, but with a modular rear dropout that allows for QR135 or thru-axle 142mm wheels. A specially-built fork takes greater braking forces from flat-mount disc brakes. This frame has a 12mm thru axle design for added strength and precision. The frame and fork are compatible with mechanical or hydraulic braking systems and various rotor sizes (140-160mm) for added versatility and upgrade options.

ALTUM DISC SPEC

  • PARLEE High Mod SL
  • Compact road geometry
  • Tire size 20-28mm (measured)
  • DISC, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, internally routed
  • Seatpost 31.6mm, with hidden binder
  • PARLEE Road Disc, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, 12mm through axle, 370g
  • Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
  • Integrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 lower
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ALTUM DISC LE

The LE model includes Parlee bar, stem and seatpost combo

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PARLEE Z-ZERO

Disc and calliper options

The Z-Zero incorporates all the features of a cutting-edge race bicycle with tuning that was exclusively available in their Z1 model.

Available in 16 effective semi-custom sizes and full custom geometry, the Z-Zero simply fits a wider range of athletes than any other carbon road design.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

PARLEE tube joining process: The Z-Zero joining process is precise and unparalleled in strength. The Parlee master craftsmen and women use only carbon fibre to fuse each tube to another. The result is a completely unified structure – with almost zero redundant material.

Carbon dropouts and bearing races: Compression moulded carbon drops and bearing races means the metal content in this frame is reduced to less than 20 grams. This means a lighter weight and better durability.

Shaped, bladder-molded tubing: Produced by hand, the Z-Zero tube set is roughly 10-15% lighter than the Z1 model (with better torsional performance).

Disc Brake compatibility: This model was designed to be both caliper- and disc-brake- capable.

PARLEE Z-ZERO SPEC

  • PARLEE rider specific lay-up schedule
  • Tire size 20-28mm (measured)
  • Available in calliper or DISC option, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, internally routed
  • Seatpost 31.6mm
  • PARLEE Road Disc, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, 12mm through axle,
  • Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
  • Integrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 
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PARLEE Z-ZERO XD

Rather than follow the well-trodden path for creating a cyclocross bike, Parlee set out to create a premium bicycle with near-unlimited versatility. They started with same precision engineering as the Z-Zero, then modified the geometry and added some extra features including disc brakes and extra clearance for tires up to 40mm wide.

PARLEE Z-ZERO XD SPEC

  • PARLEE rider specific lay-up schedule
  • Tire size 23-40mm (measured)
  • DISC option, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, internally routed
  • Seatpost 31.6mm
  • PARLEE Road Disc fork, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, 12mm through axle,
  • FENDER MOUNTS Integrated, hidden, front and rear
  • Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
  • Integrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 lower
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PARLEE CHEBACCO

This bike is inspired by a place in the USA that’s drenched in history. North of Boston, MA, Chebacco Parish was one of the earliest European settlements. Today centuries-old roads, lanes and trails make Chebacco the perfect setting for adventurous rides—if you have the right bike.

Meet the Parlee Chebacco. It’s equally at home on gravel, roads, track and off road. This beautiful thing means you have versatility plus the Parlee ride quality we’ve all come to expect.

With disc brakes, tire clearance up to 40mm and hidden front and rear fender mounts, this 100% carbon fibre frame is versatile and lightweight.

It includes wide chain stays and seat stays. The bottom bracket sits lower than established Euro style cyclocross bikes, and the head tube angle is slacker. This gives the Chebacco silky smooth yet steady ride – especially when you’re speeding over gravel or uneven roads.

The rear brake hose on a Chebacco is sent through the downtube and chainstay. This allows the rear disc brake caliper to be mounted inside the triangle. The rear dropouts are modular, compatible with either thru-axle or QR, and the frame also includes integrated fender mounts for a sleek setup in wet weather conditions.

PARLEE CHEBACCO SPEC

  • PARLEE High Mod XD
  • Tire size 23-40mm (measured)
  • DISC option, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, internally routed
  • Seatpost 31.6mm
  • Carbon (w/replaceable hanger) – Modular 142x12mm through axle or 135x9mm QR
  • PARLEE XD, Multi-surface disc, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, 12mm through axle, 390g
  • Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
  • Integrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 lower
  • Parlee Chebacco LE comes with Parlee bar, stem and seatpost
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PARLEE RZ7

Created by carbon-fibre innovators, this model’s aerodynamic shape drives the rider forward with ease for a high-quality ride. The amazing combination of stiffness, efficiency, weight and of course performance, makes for an aerodynamic experience.

Parlee’s second generation Recurve™ tubing profiles give unparalleled reduction in any riding conditions. This model also features Parlee’s watt-saving SpeedShield™ disc brake shroud technology, first seen on their Eurobike Gold-Award winning TTiR. They have also fully integrated, concealed cabling; concealed thru axles; and this model is compatible with wide and high-volume tires and wheel-sets. Additionally, Parlee has employed their Z carbon technology, using a mix of high performance, pre-preg carbon fibre, and their own precise carbon lay-up schedule. Z carbon technology makes every Parlee bike not only the most lightweight, but an awesome ride quality, frame stiffness and receptive handling.

The next generation of performance road bicycle is here. The all-new Parlee RZ7. Created by cycling’s carbon-fiber pioneers, the RZ7’s aerodynamic shape cheats the wind and rewards every pedal stroke with forward motion. But, speed is nothing without ride quality. The ultimate blend of stiffness, efficiency, weight and performance also features ride quality unrivaled by any other aero machine. That means more PRs with less fatigue. Nothing feels better than going faster. And, faster feels better on a Parlee.

PARLEE RZ7 SPEC

  • Parlee High Modulus, Recurve 2.0 Design
  • Tire size 23-32mm (measured)
  • DISC option, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, internally routed
  • Seatpost 31.6mm
  • Press Fit 30 (68mm x 46mm)
  • Carbon (w/replaceable hanger) – Modular 142x12mm through axle
  • PARLEE XD, Multi-surface disc, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, 12mm through axle, 390g
  • Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
  • Integrated Cane Creek, IS47 upper, IS52 lower
  • Parlee RZ7 LE comes with Parlee bar, stem and seatpost
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PARLEE TTIR

The quickest triathlon disc bike in the world is here to help you smash your next race. How? Whereas classic rim brakes leave you braking too early so that you lose speed in corners and descents, this model allows you to accelerate and brake with confidence, and without performance losses.

Every inch of the Parlee TTiR is created to help you gain precious time in your races. Aerodynamic SpeedShield™ carbon fairings shield the flat-mount calipers and disc rotors from the wind, preventing them from overheating. A brand-exclusive seat post design allows you to adjust the seat up to seven degrees – giving you optimal comfort and power. The flex-fit modular cockpit adapts to a wide range of positions. This bike will feel amazing on the road, as every Parlee does.

There are two benefits of the front and rear 12mm thru-axles. For one, thru-axles increase lateral and torsional frame and fork stiffness, meaning you can generate more power transfer on climbs or sustained high-wattage segments, as well as maintaining your line through corners. And secondly, switching training and race wheels is so much easier because thru-axles guarantee flawless alignment of the disc brake rotors, with no rubbing.

PARLEE TTIR SPEC

  • PARLEE Carbon, optimized low-drag design
  • Tire size 20-28mm (measured)
  • DISC option, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, internally routed
  • Seatpost 31.6mm
  • Press Fit 30 (68mm x 46mm)
  • Carbon (w/replaceable hanger) – Modular 142x12mm through axle
  • PARLEE TTiR Carbon, integrated crown race, hidden cabling and flat mount disc brakes
  • Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
  • Integrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 lower
  • Parlee TTIR comes with Parlee bar, stem and seatpost
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bike tailor custom bike build terms & conditions

When ordering your custom-built bike, a non-refundable deposit of a maximum 75% is taken to confirm your order. You can expect your bike in a minimum of 12 weeks as standard. Timings can’t be guaranteed, but we’ll keep in touch and let you know when it is ready.

Get in touch with us to find out more about your next custom bike build. Email sr@thebiketailor.com or give us a call on 01273 569006.

models

Altum Disc
Altum Disc Le
Z-Zero
Z-Zero XD
Chebacco
Rz7
TTIR

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