I am on board (I like it) with the Z0 not the Z5
) , and will most likly get one ,but....
Does anyone know, for sure, if the Z5sl example they had at Interbike (and mention in online Mags.) is the final version, they will be selling.
i.e. with the frame be both mechanical/electric, but the mechanical with require FULL LENGTH HOUSEING THROUGH THE FRAME
(no cable stops, housing just goes internal)
I really like the new Z5, but I am still suprised if they are going to go this way (with the Z5, that is
) . Parlee has always been about "top quality", you know.
Yes full lenght housing works fine, but it not as great and it is definitly heavier, and doesn't allow for thinks like iLinks, Nokon, etc... and the housing rattles in the frame (that has been my personal experience with frames with full internal housing)
It just seems like a "compromise" from a company that has never compromised.
Tell me I am wrong......please....
I was planning on a Z5sl, but I WILL NOT GET IT" if it requires full housing through-out the frame for brakes & shifting.
(perhaps I'll look for NOS 2012 Z5sl)