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New Parlee Z5 or just stick with my Addict

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:50 am
by rowdysluggins
Okay, I've been thinking about a new build for 2013. I could just hang on to my Addict - size M, mainly DA 7800, ISP / Ritchey stubby (30mm setback?), Fizik Aliante seat clamped about in the middle, and a 110 stem, 6300g with pedals. It fits great and handles fantastic, but has a pretty stiff ride. But... I think I eventually want to go DA 9000, and I'd prefer to hang it on a new frame. I've been considering a Parlee Z5 in Medium/Large or maybe a SuperSix Evo. If I could find something a little more compliant while maintaining the great handling, light weight, and stiff BB, I'd be happy.
Anyone gone from an Addict to one of these frames? Feedback?

New Parlee Z5 or just stick with my Addict

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:50 am
by Weenie

Re: New Parlee Z5 or just stick with my Addict

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:08 am
by jmilliron
Addict is a fantastic frame. I'd still be riding my R1 as my main bike if it fit me better.

Maybe if you want to freshen it up, get it repainted or refinished?

Re: New Parlee Z5 or just stick with my Addict

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:13 am
by Doolop
I had a 2009 addict SL and I sold it for those exact reasons, its just not a very vertically compliant frame. My 54 weighed 808g so I was very pleased in that respect but I just didn't feel the love.

I do not own one, but have ridden many models, the Cannondale Evo is next on my list. Its most defiantly more comfortable then my addict and I feel it has similar torsional (I'm 150 lbs) stiffness while being around the same weight.

I surely wouldn't put down the money for a Z5 when Evos now retail for $4000 for a Sram red complete bike but that's just me.

Re: New Parlee Z5 or just stick with my Addict

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:33 am
by rowdysluggins
Doolop wrote:I had a 2009 addict SL and I sold it for those exact reasons, its just not a very vertically compliant frame. My 54 weighed 808g so I was very pleased in that respect but I just didn't feel the love.

I do not own one, but have ridden many models, the Cannondale Evo is next on my list. Its most defiantly more comfortable then my addict and I feel it has similar torsional (I'm 150 lbs) stiffness while being around the same weight.

I surely wouldn't put down the money for a Z5 when Evos now retail for $4000 for a Sram red complete bike but that's just me.


I want to build it up myself, so I'm looking for frame/fork. I think I could get a "like new" EVO right now for around $1500. The Parlee is 2012 new @ $2500. I'm a little concerned about fit, but I have 30mm of headset spacer on my Addict, and that's why I'm thinking the M/L Parlee would be nice. The EVO in medium is pretty darn close to the Addict so not really a problem.
BTW, I do still really love my Addict, but if I was to fix something, it would be the vertical compliance. I could just upgrade it to DA 9000, and sell the 7800, but I think I could sell the Addict as a whole bike easier than parting out the components, and maybe get an equal performance, yet slightly more compliant frame too (okay, and little extra money). ;)

Re: New Parlee Z5 or just stick with my Addict

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:40 am
by rowdysluggins
jmilliron wrote:Addict is a fantastic frame. I'd still be riding my R1 as my main bike if it fit me better.

Maybe if you want to freshen it up, get it repainted or refinished?

I'm not really worried about the frame appearance, I'm more interested in a possible improvement in comfort, and something to hang DA 9000 on. I could also end up with an extra bike, but can you have too many bikes? :D
The Addict does fit me perfect, with some spacers on the steerer, and that's part of my dilemma. :roll: