2018 Parlee Chebacco Shimano Ultegra Di2 Bike
Most of us like to have more than one bike in our collection. But then again, sometimes it is even nicer to have one bike that can do it all. The Parlee Chebacco is here for you, whether you are looking for mixed surface riding, commuting in comfort or even cross racing on the side. This is a gravel-oriented bike that will motivate you to hit the roads, whatever their condition.
The frame is made from the same high modulus carbon that Parlee uses for their top line racers like the Altum, but they have tweaked the geometry to have a slacker head tube angle to help you find a position comfortable for long days in the saddle while the bottom bracket has been lowered relative to a usual cross bike to give the bike a lower center of gravity which will help when you are negotiating long, unknown descents. And to make it easier for you to adjust your positions, either raising or lowering the stack height, the Chebacco features a Flex Fit top cap system that allows you to choose from three stack heights, 8mm, 15mm and 25mm.
Though all cable routing is internal, a neat little feature comes with the rear brake hose that is routed through the downtube and chainstay, which makes it possible to mount the brake caliper inside the rear triangle, giving it a cleaner look, reducing the drag and offering a modicum of shelter in case you slide out on a corner. The rear drop outs are also modular, so you can use either a through axle or quick release setup according to your preference. The frame also includes integrated fender mounts to help you stay dryer if you plan on using it for your daily commute. And with a tire clearance of up to 40mm, there will hardly be a road, paved or gravel, that will be closed to you.
The Parlee Chebacco is available in two specific builds either with Shimano Ultegra or Ultegra Di2. For the fork, Parlee uses their XD fork with a tapered steerer tube to provide stability, rigidity, and vertical compliance, while the 12mm through axle will give you the confidence to slam on the brakes when necessary. The fork weighs 390 grams while the frame itself will come in between 870 and 980 grams, depending on size.
With the Parlee Chebacco you can head out on long adventures or take a quick ride to the office in equal comfort.
Frame: Chebacco high-modulus carbon
Fork: Parlee XD carbon disc
Headset: Cane Creek Carbon
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Crank: Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket: Parlee Shimano PF30
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Wheelset: DT Swiss P1800 Disc
Handlebar: Zipp Service Course
Stem: Zipp Service Course
Seatpost: Zipp Service Course
Saddle: fi’zi:k Arione Kium
Sizes: 45.5cm SM | 47.2cm MD | 49.2cm ML | 50.6cm LG | 52cm XL
Colors: Enzo Red