2013 Parlee Z5i

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tonytourist
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photocycler
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by photocycler

3delis - Do you know your saddle height and saddle to bar drop? Im considering the same size and want to get an idea of the aesthetics

3delis
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by 3delis

sure - saddle height from top of saddle to middle of BB- 70 cm

bar drop - about 5-6 cm

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Very clean machine.... Fair Wheel is no doubt on top of WW builds.

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by sugarkane

kaaos wrote:I think tall head tube is not a reason why this frame looks aesthetically strange.
This strange (or what stevec1975 calls ridiculous) look comes from connection point, of top and head tubes, sitting too low.
If top tube is connected to the head tube at the very top, this frame will look really good. It would mean that all "Tall Head Tube" Parlee frames will have more slope than "Normal Head Tube" frames and to me that would look far more aesthetically pleasing.

I understand why some people need taller head tube I just don't know why Parlee chose to do it this way.




Just think about the production of the range.... So we know they are semi mono in construction not full.. The frames are joined in the main trangle with the front and rear halves of the bike molded in single pieces, so... To make the frames the way you deem sensible you'll need each std and tall frame set to have its own mold, where as parlee has simply made new front triangle molds for the tall options.. Money and streamlineing of the production line are the very sensible reasons parlee has done things this way.. A small frame with a tall head tube is always gona look less than ideal that's just a fact..

3delis it's a great build! You could sneak it under 6kgs with lighter peddles, cables and a couple of small part changes! My next bike is gona be an small parlee z5sli, got a fit last week that green lights a smaller frame! Good work :thumbup:

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by 3delis

Thought I would post an updated pic of my Parlee with my new ENVE 25 mm CLINCHERS - yes Clinchers - built by the guys at Fairwheel Bikes

Wheelset came out to 1248 g, laced with Tune Mig 45 and Tune Mag 170 hubs - Sapim CX Ray

Took it out for maiden voyage this weekend - wheels roll like butter


2013 Parlee Z5i ST
Enve 2.0 fork
EE Cycleworks Brakeset
Enve compact Bars
MCFK Post
3T Stealth Stem
Selle Italia Flow Saddle
THM M3 Modular Crankset
Praxis Clover - Compact Rings
Record Gruppo - mechanical 11 speed
NEW ENVE 25 CLINCHERS
Tune Mig45/Mag170 Hubs Sapim CX-Ray
Tune Bottle Cages
Spd pedals
Cane Creek Headset

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Very BLACK...very nice!
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Classy ride 8) :thumbup:

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by btompkins0112

Sweet ride! Those wheels look GOOD ; )

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by PSM

Really nice looking bike. :)

Personally I am not too fond of Parlees chainstays...

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

I actually don't mind the taller head tube...it reminds me of Pegoretti's...
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by justaute

This makes me want to get a road bike.

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by Ozrider

Welcome to the Parlee club. You have a really nice combination of components there, and probably a bike that fits you properly and is a fantastically versatile machine. I race crits, road races and do endurance events on my Z5 and have never felt like I need another bike.
Enjoy riding your Z5, and as Sugarkane says, with a few minor changes you can drop below 6kg.
Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
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carlislegeorge
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by carlislegeorge

btompkins0112 wrote:Sweet ride! Those wheels look GOOD ; )


I agree, and lust after a pair myself. Can you give us a cost figure? I'm guessing they're not real cheap....
2011 Tarmac Pro SL3 Project Black (gone but not forgotten)
2012 Parlee Z5 SLi (just because)
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3delis
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by 3delis

A bit over $2 k - there's really not that much cost difference between building these 25s or building the 3.4s(not that much weight difference either) - I just prefer normally riding lower profile - normal valve stem size, easier flat change, etc- also changing flat on that front 3.4 wheel can be a bear b/c of its width - just my experience

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