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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Location: TN
Mine was 12.5lbs dead with wheels, pedals, bottle cages, and a Bar Fly - after swapping the Enve parts for Easton controls. I concur with the diagnosis of "sick."

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:46 pm 

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I built my Z5 sl recently too; here it is.

Untitled by meolsen, on Flickr

parlee z5 Sl
Enve bar
Enve 110 stem
Praxis rings
SRAM 2012 FD, RD
SRAM Red Shifters, brakes
Selle saddle
provisional seatpost
Zipp 404 FC wheels, PT rear hub
15.8 lbs -- it's the wheels, I'm sure of it.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:42 am 

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cant wait to see picts of your evo! post em up!!!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:35 pm 

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Location: South

I am looking for some information on the following frames:

2013/4: Cannodale Supersix Evo Nano & Hi-Mod & The Parlee Z5 SLi

If anyone has been lucky enough to ride all three, then a comparison would be great!

I'm particularly interested in your thoughts on BB stiffness and how the frames feel under load when climbing
or sprinting I am aware there are other factors to consider in terms of the riders weight, wheels chainset etc. but
I am still interested in opinions.

I'm planning to build one of the following for early next year but I am undecided as yet. I will be able to test the Z5 SLi but
it's unlikely that I'll be able to try the SS EVO Nano. I currently ride a non Hi-Mod SS EVO which I really enjoy and Pinarello Dogma 65.1 which I like but not enough to keep so it is now for sale (frame only or with SR EPS installed - Size 56 PM if you're interested). Somewhere between the two would be great in terms of BB stiffness and comfort but no less than the SS EVO.


2013 Pinarello Dogma 65.1
2014 Cannodale SS Evo

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Not ridden all 3 but for what it's worth I had a Hi-Mod SS which I thought was an amazing bike and changed to a Z5 SL (expecting it to be very similar and worried it might be more comfortable but not as exciting). It blows the Cannondale away IMO.

I know friends who have ridden the Parlee and the EVO and said it was close (but the Z5SL edged it)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:16 am 

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Long time reader, first time contributor here. Really interested in this thread….

Currently about to push the button on either the Cannondale SS Evo Black Inc. or Parlee Z5SLi. The pros and cons as I see them are:

Cannondale – comparatively good value. Great components, but wheels are tubular which is an issue for me (historic issues with some C35’s – both loved and hated them) and the fit is quite aggressive for the rides I do – mostly 75-100milers, flat and hilly. Super light, so would help me on next year’s Marmotte!

Parlee – I would port over my Zipp 202 clinchers, and go for DA Di2, but even without wheels this would still cost around the same as the Cannondale. Endless good reviews for this frame, and there aren’t many around, but feels like I’ll get less for more money… And where do you even start on a custom paint job??!

I’m no expert, just looking to treat myself to a nice bike that’ll last for 5 years or so…any thoughts would be very gratefully received!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:56 am 

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I have a Z5sli and have ridden the non high mod Evo. Fit wise they feel pretty similar between a 54cm evo and a medium short Z5sli. The group and wheels were not to the same spec on the evo but found it to be a great ride and a really easy switch from my own bike. Both not brutally stiff but easily stiff enough and comfort to ride all day. Im 82kgs and don't notice any power loss from the skinny chainstays as it was one on my main concerns coming from cervelos. Both bikes climb very well with the right kit and are well mannered whilst descending. I am considering a lower spec evo or caad 10 as a wet weather ride as they seem to be a good overlap.

I would buy the one that floats your boat the most... Evo black inc is a very nice frame but i think the Parlee has it on finishing and longevity. I really like the idea that in a few years you can ship it back for a checkup and respray. Can't really do that with big manufacturers.

Mercian Super Vigorelli - Dura Ace 7600 Track
Cervelo S2 - Super Record (Retired)
Parlee Z5 Sli - Super Record

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