2017 Parlee Z-Zero
In an industry where road bikes designs only last a few years, the Z1 has remained- 10 years after its introduction. It is the benchmark that other bikes are measured to. It was ahead of its time at its inception and is still representing the future of bikes. Even though Parlee had this great bike in its lineup, they never stopped innovating and designing. Through extensive research and development Parlee has come up with several new innovations in the past three years allowing them to decrease weight while increasing performance, and the result is the Z Zero.
The Parlee Z-Zero is Bob Parlee’s venerable flagship sloping-geometry custom frame. It is made-to-order with specific carbon requirements and geometry characteristics for a perfectly tailored bike that rides like no other. They take into account your own personal body dimensions, your prefered riding style, everything. Your bike is started only after Parlee knows exactly what you want out of a bike. And the Z Zero is 100% made in the USA.
Parlee is famous for its custom paint. You can choose from 25 colors, three schemes and two finishes. You can also use an online configurator to see how it will look. Or if you prefer, you can work with one of Parlee’s staff designers to create something totally unique. Your bike is a blank slate, and all paint work is done right here in the USA.
Parlee also offers the Z Zero in 16 stock sizes if you don’t want fully custom geometry, or if it is determined with your body dimensions that it is not necessary.
The wide variety of tube designs that Parlee has allows them to perfectly tune each frame to the riders’ needs. The Z Zero set is 10 to 15% lighter than the already light, trailblazing Z1.
The Z Zero also differs in how it manufactures its frames. Parlee creates a monolithic structure. Instead of tube to tube or lugging, Parlee uses carbon fiber to fuse each tube to one another. The end result is a structure that is unmatched in strength and durability.
Another exciting thing about Parlee bikes is that they are also able to get the metal content of their bikes down to 20 grams or less. Eliminating metal makes the frame, lighter, stronger and more durable.
The Z Zero was also made to be both caliper and disc brake compatible.
Full customization, lighter, stronger and 100% made to order in Massachusetts. This bike is perfect for you.
Fork: Parlee carbon
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/4”
Headset Included: Yes, integrated Cane Creek
Bottom Bracket Type: Press Fit 30
Cable Routing: External mechanical or internal electric
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 40.5cm XS | 44cm SM | 46cm MD | 48cm ML | 50cm LG | 52cm XL | 53cm XXL | 58cm XXXL | Full custom geometry available (+$1000)
Colors: Nude waxed or gloss clear coat, custom finishes available (+$100/hr)
Weight: 800g-975g | 1.76-2.15lbs