I wanted to follow-up in this thread and see what people know about the 2013 Z5.
I am suprised that no one commented about the full length housing for shift and brake.
Parlee has a dedicated following, and rightfully so, but full length shift/brake housing is a real compromise to get a frame both Electric & cable ready.
Don't you think
Other companies have this with cable stops.
Full length housing:
-will add A LOT of housing (toptube length, down-tube length, chainstay length etc..)
-will add a lot of weight
-only adds more area to compress = less quality (minor, yes)
-cannot use Nokon or iLinks etc..
-if i'm not mistaken, Campagnolo housing dosen't come in a lenght long enough to go from shifter to R-derailer...I could be wrong.
-possibility of housing to rattle in frame (this has been my experince with full housing, personally)
This seems like a real compromise, from a company that has always been "no compromises". Just a little sad, I really wanted a new Parlee Z5sl soon (because it is the lightest Parlee, for a new WW build, but this changes things.
(from a smaller cheaper company, I wouldn't think twice, but from a high end quality Co. like Parlee, I just didn't think I would see this
I don't want to be negative toward Parlee, I am actually writing this becasue I know folks at Parlee read from WW, so I thought it might be some customer feedback.
I own a Parlee Z3 sl custom. It is the best frame I have owned IMO, by far. I share this because I am a fan.
Tom (from parlee) or anyone, what are your thoughts.
Am I way off, here