BH Ultralight or Parlee Z5 SL

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Naturel
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by Naturel

Hi,

I hesitate between both.
Is there anyone who ride on it?

Not much review 's riders for the BH...

Thank You.

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Ozrider
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by Ozrider

I have a Parlee Z5, my wife has a BH.
Both very nicely made with excellent finish.
One of the downsides (very minor) of the BH is the design of the rear dropouts which limits skewer position and sometimes makes changing wheels in a hurry a problem.

Both bikes are light and get very good reviews in magazines and by those who ride them.
Best bet would be to test ride both, and choose the one that fits you best and which has the ride characteristics you are looking for.
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Naturel
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by Naturel

Thank You for your reply.
If I choose the BH (discount sales now) I spare 1900€ compared with the Parlee...
Is it worth the difference?
Just prestige between both?

Montana
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by Montana

As Z5 owner I can that you that you will not be disappointed if you choose the Z5 - excellent ride!!!

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runner999
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by runner999

I've pulled the trigger on a custom Z5sl a few days ago. The Parlee Z5 and Z5sl's are being discounted now by many shops. I've read/heard the current Z5's will be replaced by the Z5i and Z5isl in 2013 and will use internal cable routing to be mechanical and Di2/EPS compatible on the same frameset.

ttts2
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by ttts2

Parlee z5...you won't regret it! superb ride.

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by konky

Both bikes will be excellent and a choice really comes down to aethetics. The BH is very distinctive in looks and the Parlee is probably the only modern frame that looks very old fashioned. The Z5 looks a bit soldered steel with old fashioned tube shapes. They look very different. Choose the one you like the look of best.

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What is a custom Z5? I thought only 0-3 were custom.

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Naturel
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by Naturel

An other question about the choice of size:

When I compare my actual Cervelo R3sl top tube lenght is comparable to a small size for BH...

Is it possible?

I am 1.76m, the small is good for me? I don't like a top tube too long.

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by CharlesM

You might get some reasonable info on two nice bikes, but there's no chance you're getting a bike fit :wink:

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by Naturel

konky wrote:Both bikes will be excellent and a choice really comes down to aethetics. The BH is very distinctive in looks and the Parlee is probably the only modern frame that looks very old fashioned. The Z5 looks a bit soldered steel with old fashioned tube shapes. They look very different. Choose the one you like the look of best.



At this frame level, for you is only the look? if I understand.
Than the both are good comportement?
Is one better in downhill, about steering and stability at high speed?

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