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Old 06-20-2017, 07:01 AM
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Parlee Z2

Almost all my bikes the last decade or so have been american made. Why not continue this nice tradition. This Parlee is a very nice riding bike who i have just started to get to know the last 2 days. So far its pretty great which is a relief as i rarely have fallen for carbon frames in the past.

Its built to be somewhat lightweight but still not sacrifice too much in the looks department So even with leather tape and a somewhat heavy busyman smp its comes in at around 6.3 kgs which feels very light to me but i guess its nothing crazy these days either.

The finish on the tubes is very hard to photograph but they look amazing in person. Even nicer than i thought they would when i took delivery which was a pleasant surprise. The work done by parlee just looks absolutely awesome and so far it rides pretty fantastic as well!

Big thanks to Eric who helped ship this to me!








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Old 06-20-2017, 07:03 AM
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Matte black never looked so handsome.

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Old 06-20-2017, 07:24 AM
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Lol "sacrifice too much in the looks department." Hard to build a better-looking bike than that.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:28 AM
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Level top tube - check
Campy - check
Lightweights - check
"Hard to build a better-looking bike than that" - agreed

P.S. Don't care for the saddle but that is a very personal choice.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:40 AM
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You should post that picture in the large saddle bag thread. 6.3kg is just so run-of-the-mill these days... That's a stunner.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:56 AM
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Killer stealth machine!

I love the Carbon weave lugs with the unidirectional tubing, adds a touch of drama up close and goes great with the Campy details
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:00 AM
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Yeeouch - that's awesome. I'd treat that bike with the love it deserves
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:09 AM
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the great thing about that parlee is it will look just as awesome 20 years from now as it does today.

can't say the same for today's "hottest" swoopy angular big box carbon rig that happens to be 25% better than the last year's model.

enjoy your new ride!
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:26 AM
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Cheers all!!!

Hah yeah that little bag is no more than 70Liters or something when extended, 80 tops!

Yeah true its a classic ride, wont get tired of it the same way as the latest n greatest.

Darren, its all yours when you are here!
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:38 AM
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are those schmolke bars or something? they have a nice bend.

cool looking bicycle, will you ride the lightweights very often? I sometimes suspect that most lightweights only get mounted for photos

Those plastic shimano barrel adjusters need to go.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:58 AM
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They are actually zipp bars that i sand down the logos on.

These are called zipp sl tb. My preferred bar are the zipp contour sl tb which is the same bend and everything but with hidden channels for the housing and a flat top (just the right length flat, not silly aero flat top). But those i searched after for 3 month with no luck

I then reclear the bars but not the clamping area, thats why its still matte in the middle of the stem if one looks carefully.






Yeah sure i will ride those lightweights. Love em. 95% of my riding is as a courier so they may not get used all the time.. But just today they got something like 65km or so tho. They are however great photo session wheels thats very true.

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Old 06-20-2017, 11:17 AM
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cool looking bicycle, will you ride the lightweights very often? I sometimes suspect that most lightweights only get mounted for photos
I daily my LW. They ride so nice why would I ride another wheel?

Beautiful bike B!
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:28 AM
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Cheers all!!!

Hah yeah that little bag is no more than 70Liters or something when extended, 80 tops!

Yeah true its a classic ride, wont get tired of it the same way as the latest n greatest.

Darren, its all yours when you are here!
Hmmmm, I will be in Copenhagen in two weeks. can you bring the bike there ??
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:36 AM
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I daily my LW. They ride so nice why would I ride another wheel?

Beautiful bike B!
because the cost one million dollars and have only one layer of carbon on the brake track?

that is why I would be afraid to use them constantly.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:34 PM
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Hmmmm, I will be in Copenhagen in two weeks. can you bring the bike there ??
You fly to Stockholm, i will pick you up at Arlanda and then you can jump in the bag and we will be in copenhagen in no time.
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