The Parlee Altum is a brand new carbon aero road race frame with many striking new features and technologies yet retains the soul of Parlee’s DNA.
Modeled after Parlee’s benchmark Z5 series, the Altum is a superlight carbon frameset developed for higher power transfer and a crisp climbing. Special attention is paid to ultimate compliance and smooth ride quality as this frame takes over where the venerable Z5 series left off. The Altum now allows for differing headtube / handlebar drop dimensions with its unique integrated spacer.
Parlee engineered a new layup process that places the high modulus carbon fiber in strategic areas to maximize weight reduction without negatively impacting strength or stiffness. The tube shape and transitions are more pronounced in this carbon frame design. The head tube, where the top tube and head tube meet flare out. The same design is also applied at the bottom bracket area where the seat tube and down tube meet. The result of this design, paired with a fork that is integrated with a carbon crown results in a superlight frameset with increased steering stiffness and pedaling efficiency.