HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 74 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 62
Location: Moss Beach
Have had my Z5 since last December. Best frame I've had the pleasure to own.
Sold my Cervelo R3SL - as I just couldn't get past how well the Z5 climbs, DESCENDS, and the all-day comfort.

_________________
My Ride - Parlee Z5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:43 pm
Posts: 79
I am not geriatric yet, have never ridden a Gran Fondo, but I will bend over backwards for Parlee. Best frame I have ridden in the 12 years of racing. MAYBE I would tweak the geo a bit but I wouldnt hesitate to race stock.
I am not one for writing glowing reviews with my palmares included in order to sell myself and my opinion. What I do instead is give an opinion when asked and so far everyone who has followed my suggestion of getting a Parlee has been very happy.

_________________
I miss the Jerk because your stem is still too short.
Your saddle is probably too high as well.
Oh, and your cleats too far forward.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:55 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:56 pm 
Offline
in the industry
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:33 pm
Posts: 713
Location: Luxembourg / Sweden
Parlee, along with Walser and Spin to me are the current gold standard of frames.
Had mine for a couple of years, can only concur with the praise above.
Many, many companies in the bike business would count themselves lucky to have a Tom Rodi on board.

_________________
Technical Artisans


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:13 am
Posts: 837
Location: Utah
I am in the process of purchasing a new frame for training/bad weather/winter/travel etc...

I will most likely be getting a Z5. That will be my second Parlee and I am looking forward to it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:57 am
Posts: 731
Location: mOntreal
carbon2329 wrote:
....

You can't go wrong with a company that has their type of busness mentality (i.e. We just want to make good bikes).
I spoke with Tom at Interbike and I don't think he would me mind quoteing him. I asked him why Parlee didn't have a booth, he said (in a nutshell),"It's just not how we do business, we just want to make good bikes for shops and people who want them".




Even if i didn't like the final product for my own reasons, that is the kind of dude i would get behind!

_________________
it's actually possible to come to the conclusion even before realising it makes no sense at all
-
tymon_tm


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:02 am
Posts: 46
ok so i think ive settled on the z4


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:39 pm
Posts: 180
The only thing I regret about my Parlee is not getting one earlier when they were a bit cheaper.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:56 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:36 am
Posts: 1083
Location: Denmark
carbon2329 wrote:
I have a Parlee Z3 Custom with SL tubing.
...
It really is the best balance between light/stiff/agile/smooth
I use the term smooth because I think it is more appropriate that comfortable. (comfortable sounds too soft. I is definatly not soft, but it is definatly not harsh.
VERY SMOOTH

...

I think the layed-up carbon to the precisely cut tubing that make it feel so precise.

If it is in the budget I don't believe you will ever regret it.
The only regret people have is when they get one and they really prefer the Ferrari look (pina, colnago paint, flashy graphics etc..) but you will never regret the ride. I 'm quite certain.

Hope this is helpfull.


+1 on that. I own a Z3 custom with SL tubing and I fully agree. It is very, very good. Agile, stable, smooth and I got it in a very subtle style that I really like (matte UD with matte 3k lugs). Its the complete opposite of my Pinarello.

_________________
Scott Plasma 3 premium
Parlee Z3SL:
Argon18 E112
TREK TTX7.0
S-Works Transition
Pinarello F4:13


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:46 am 
Offline
Shop Owner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:22 pm
Posts: 3538
Location: Tucson, Az.
I hate to say it but I prefer my Z5 over my Z1. I know another person who also has both and is pretty torn as to which one he likes more.

The z5 is one of the best frames ever. The Z4 is almost as good.

_________________
Fair Wheel Bikes

Fair Wheel Blog

Friend me on Facebook for behind the scenes updates


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:31 am
Posts: 268
Location: LOS ANGELES
Best frame I've ever ridden so far....... :P
Image

_________________
"black on black, is a crime"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:14 pm 
Offline
Shop Owner

Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:53 pm
Posts: 892
Location: United States
While I do not own one, there are obviously people that do regret them. I see used ones on Ebay all the time. Everything from Z-1's to the latest Z-5's. I also see shops selling the new ones, but there have been quite a few used ones. They are obviously people who are not on this site though.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:37 pm
Posts: 66
Location: Los Angeles
I've had the Z4 and now have the Z5. Same components on both, only the frame is different.

Z4 was great, but the Z5 is definitely better.

Lighter, stiffer in the right places (especially in the BB), tapered headtube does give it more control in front. It feels super solid, but I never feel that bad riding on my local crappy roads. Plus it doesn't look super aggro-crazy like other modern carbon bikes.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 am
Posts: 5020
Location: New York
ritcheykestrel wrote:
While I do not own one, there are obviously people that do regret them. I see used ones on Ebay all the time. Everything from Z-1's to the latest Z-5's. I also see shops selling the new ones, but there have been quite a few used ones. They are obviously people who are not on this site though.


Most likely the ones that either want to upgrade to a newer version, or they got the wrong size. And obviouly the possibility that the ride was not what they expected but for that kind of money it better be :mrgreen:

_________________
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree


Last edited by stella-azzurra on Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 am
Posts: 5020
Location: New York
shapeofthings wrote:
I've had the Z4 and now have the Z5. Same components on both, only the frame is different.

Z4 was great, but the Z5 is definitely better.

Lighter, stiffer in the right places (especially in the BB), tapered headtube does give it more control in front. It feels super solid, but I never feel that bad riding on my local crappy roads. Plus it doesn't look super aggro-crazy like other modern carbon bikes.


what's aggro-crazy?

_________________
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:31 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:19 pm
Posts: 1958
Location: On Pave
stella-azzurra wrote:
shapeofthings wrote:
I've had the Z4 and now have the Z5. Same components on both, only the frame is different.

Z4 was great, but the Z5 is definitely better.

Lighter, stiffer in the right places (especially in the BB), tapered headtube does give it more control in front. It feels super solid, but I never feel that bad riding on my local crappy roads. Plus it doesn't look super aggro-crazy like other modern carbon bikes.


what's aggro-crazy?


All that curved SH1T :mrgreen:

_________________
i like people... i just can't stand assholes


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 74 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 44 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Parlee ESX or S5 or what?

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3 ]

in Road

Rodecki

39

1487

Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:10 pm

goodboyr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Isle of Man TT... And Parlee Z Zero

in Road

CharlesM

4

1151

Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:34 pm

liam7020 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Parlee Z5 SLi 2013

in Road

adrianishikawa

9

1290

Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:29 pm

runner999 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Parlee ESX Aero

[ Go to page: 1 ... 6, 7, 8 ]

in Road

Ozrider

110

11931

Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:49 pm

djconnel View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Comtat vs Parlee

in Road

greentimgreen

5

534

Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:39 am

Rippin View the latest post


It is currently Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:44 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB