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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:45 pm 
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I am looking to replace my aluminum cyfac with a full carbon frameset. I can go either a Parlee z5 SLi (demo for $2500) or a Crumpton Corsa Team ($3400). I am torn. The Parlee gets rave reviews, and I have a Parlee TT that is awesome. Plus the price is very good. But the Crumpton is, well, a Crumpton. I like that it is made in italy by Sarto. I also like that there are fewer of them around. I need to decide quickly. Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:21 pm 
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i would save the money and go with the Parlee Z5 SL. you won't regret it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:41 pm 
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I would not pass up such a great deal on the Parlee. I've read a lot of good things about them, although I do not personally own one.


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Crumpton has more niche about it. The price difference is not that great assuming you will keep the frame for a while.

Parlee for ex-demo is on the high side price wise. They are becoming as common as Cervelos were about 4-5 yrs back (here in London) ..


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:14 pm 
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If resale matters at all- Parlee will sell better in the used market.
A Crumpton is pretty esoteric- a Sarto made Crumpton is an even bigger push.


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Both are good bikes. Buy the cheaper one, or if money doesn't matter buy the one with the best colour. Personally I would choose based on warranty and experience on Parlee so far is that it's rock solid.


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Thanks for the input. I chose the Parlee. Look for a build update in a few weeks.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:44 am 
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Was going to chime in and push for the Parlee, but it seems you've already come to that conclusion. Parlee's are truly amazing bikes...

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