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majklnajt
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by majklnajt

Nice!

You should get 3T stealth stuff....

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by munk93

Finally! Almost slammed stem, and classic handlebars. Looks awesome. But get those warning stickers of.
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by NiFTY

That looks amazing. How is it 6.8kg though? I would think it would be low 6s at least.
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by kodiesan

munk93: All the stickers are removed from wheels.


The weight is now 6.8: this includes P2Max, hyperon clincher wheels, heavy skewers...(internal cables add weight to, next year I'm going electronic :-) )
But really ( I know this is WW so don't shoot me), I prefer a 6.5-7kg bike then a 6.0-6.5kg. It complements my riding style better.

Frame weight was 830grams ( Large)


I thought about getting te Stealth 3T stuff but I prefer te grey on the this bike. It complements it perfectly.

Mid april I'm getting a new fit then I'm sending BERK COMPOSITES some measurements for integrated saddle and seatpost and stem-bar combo... :beerchug:

kodiesan
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by kodiesan

@arc:

frame weight was 830gr ( including bolts,derrieclamps,etc...)

No rattling on cobbles so far ( I live in flandres Belgium, not far from start Ronde Van Vlaanderen so I have the opportunity of testing :D

twigstim
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by twigstim

In the style of the new canonndale evos, I like it.

Arc
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by Arc

kodiesan wrote:frame weight was 830gr ( including bolts,derrieclamps,etc...)


Wow, you got lucky then, or I just got very unlucky. Mine is 950gr as XL tall.

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by veloman

That is pure, spare elegance. There is nothing not to love about that build. Great job.

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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

Arc wrote:
kodiesan wrote:frame weight was 830gr ( including bolts,derrieclamps,etc...)


Wow, you got lucky then, or I just got very unlucky. Mine is 950gr as XL tall.

mine was 830 grams as well - size M/L with Tall headtube

twigstim wrote:In the style of the new canonndale evos, I like it.

no, i think the new cannondales are in the style of the Parlee....
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twigstim
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by twigstim

no, i think the new cannondales are in the style of the Parlee....


heh. Order isn't important. Just the direction of an industry of trends.

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by sugarkane

pfft i think its heresy to compare parlees sense of style to cannondales :unbelievable:

one companies designs are geared to get the desired performance, the other is concerned with 'trends' and shifting as many units as possible

the z5s looks a bit like a steel frame until you get close, round tubing, straight lines and no stupid anagrams on every available piece of real-estate, tasteful :mrgreen:

Naturel
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by Naturel

I see you have still ridden a lot of bike like Cervelo.

What is the difference between a R5 and this one?

I have a R3SL and I hesitate between the both...

Thank You for your review.

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by kodiesan

@naturel:

Well, the first thing I noticed is that the frame doesn't crack (nor make cracking noises from bracket area) by looking at it... that's a plus no? :D. 2 S3's, 1R5 and 2 R3's cracked (2years time)...Replaced under waranty from Cervélo, but you still have to wait for it. Last R3 that was cracked (2011model->already in same colors AND same fork as 2013 model) I had to pay 500euro, that was a real bummer...

That's MY experience, my brother rides a 2008 Cervélo without a problem.

Parlee is something else. It's more under the radar, except from the real bike lovers ( in Belgium not to many people ride or even know this brand).

The ride compared Cervélo R-series-Parlee: about the same, The parlee is nat as twitchy and maybe a tad more comfy, but really not by much. A bike that is criterium ready if you ask me!

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