- what a saddle... i think it is as comfortable as going with no saddle at all, so you could save some grams. jump into saddleless...
- word parlee is over-repeated. that is something very from specialized or standard brands. for an independent and expensive brand as this one, it's way too much. pity.
-new ultimate seatpost was lighter and way cooler.
-handlebar tape is a bit... fizik or cinelli looks better, more warm, not so thin rubbery look.
- very nice water bottle, are camelbak bottles nice? seems good. bottle cages look also great.
- very nice bike.
i don't mind the parlee decals it's still a very low key bike when seen in the company of big name machines, i could have gone with ghost decals but i really don't know that the ghost BoB thing isn't a bit of a trend that may or may not last
this was my last bike and i think the parlee is quite a bit more low key than the old serotta was
the new ultimate post was a little lighter and is a very fine post but i have wanted an extralite post for ever and they are very, very rare. Jason at fairwheel even managed to find a set of extralite chain ring bolts for my new crank set helping round out the extralite gruppo i have got going on.. i do like to try and keep the stem and post matchy matchy
i wasn't the biggest fan of the lizard skin tapes aesthetics either but.... have you ever used the stuff?
it's on an other level to anything i've used up in till now. such a nice feel under hand and so much more comfortable than the fizik offerings... sometimes function wins out over form
the camelbacks are great bottles, they don't taste plasticy and you don't have to open and close em every time you use em. the black ones go well with the bike but now that summer is here i might have to get into my stash of clear ones.. the black ones might warm up very quickly on hot days and that wont be much fun
and the saddle... i've clocked nearly 2000kms on that saddle and its great.. it's very flexible through the middle and the shape really suits me nicely, as long as your wearing a good pair of bibs you can't really tell the difference between my one and a non stripped SLR
looks great on the bike too..
its an amazing little bike to ride, i can't say i don't like any of the parts i've used either, they hold up to my 85kgs with out any fuss or breakages. Can't be unhappy with that really can I?