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Old 07-17-2022, 11:53 PM
foregroundmusic foregroundmusic is offline
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A Parlee Altum Disc on a Budget

Yes, a Parlee on a budget.

Sometime last year I made the decision to sell my previous bike, a rim brake Parlee Z5SLi. I adored the bike and I actually sold it to someone on here who messages me every once in a while to let me know he's still loving it. The bike was fantastic, but the tire clearance was a bit lacking, especially in the rear.

After selling it, we packed up and made the move from South Florida to Los Angeles, and after taking some time to get settled I finally was able to piece together a new bike.

I'll start by saying: I know there's 100% some room to drop weight on this bike and let it live up to it's potential, but budget was the main priority. I got incredibly lucky finding the frameset and the groupset used from some great people who sold them to me for a crazy bargain, and had a lot of fun building this one in my living room. The extra power from the disc brakes has been very welcome as I try to get used to descending the canyons, something that's super foreign to me coming from Florida.

Build List:
Frame - Parlee Altum Disc - Medium
Groupset - SRAM Rival AXS with the Quarq PM - 48/35 and a 10-36
Wheelset - Prime RR-38 V3 Carbon
Tires - Pirelli P-Zero Race TLR - 26 filled with Muc-Off Sealant
Bars - Prime Lightweight Alloy Bar - 38
Stem - Unknown 100mm Stem I Had in the Parts Bin
Seatpost - Bontrager XXX
Saddle - SQLab 612 Carbon

Planning to make changes in the future to upgrade some parts of the bike, but for now focusing on trying to get back the fitness.

Here's some GIF's of the bike built and out in the world:

And a static shot up at the Hollywood Reservoir
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Old 07-18-2022, 06:54 AM
KonaSS KonaSS is offline
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Great looking bike. Who cares about the weight? I would rock that thing any day. No need to apologize for Rival.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:54 AM
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Old 09-13-2022, 02:34 PM
velovincent velovincent is offline
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Well Done!
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Old 05-24-2023, 08:36 PM
the bottle ride the bottle ride is offline
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That bike looks so good- kudos!
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Old 05-25-2023, 11:09 AM
thairish thairish is offline
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looks fast
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Old 07-09-2023, 10:09 AM
vtsnowplow vtsnowplow is offline
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looks amazing.
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Old 07-10-2023, 10:11 AM
KingOftheCat6s KingOftheCat6s is offline
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Looks great, impressive use of GIFs as well!
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Old 10-01-2023, 01:40 PM
rmac24 rmac24 is offline
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Beautiful bike. Glad you like the disc brakes for the descents in your area.
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