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by bencolem

ESX, Z5 and Z1 CX.

15.6lbs, 14.4lbs and 16.5lbs respectively.

They're each lovely, lovely bikes, but the ESX is something special...





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by spdntrxi

I'm at 5.96kg with my Z5

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by bencolem

So as absolutely no one asked, specs are:

Red eTap
Ultegra direct mount brakes (now eeBrakes)
KMC X11SL chain
Jagwire road pro cables
Chris King ceramic bottom bracket
Cane creek headset
Enve SES bar, stem and cages
Fizik performance soft touch 2mm bar tape
Specialized Power S-Works saddle
Enve 6.7 clinchers on Chris King hubs
Schwalbe One 28mm rear, Continental GP4000SII 25mm front tires
KCNC titanium skewers
Look Keo carbon blade
Enve Garmin mount

Red Black groupset
KMC X10SL chain
Jagwire road pro cables
Enduro ceramic bottom bracket bearings
Cane creek headset
Enve bar, stem and seatpost
Blackburn Camber cages
Fizik performance soft touch 3mm bar tape
Specialized Power S-Works saddle
Carbon-Ti clinchers
Schwalbe Pro One tubeless 25mm tires
Reynolds RZR skewers
Look Keo sprint
K-Edge Garmin mount

Force X1
Red cranks with Wolf chainring
TRP RevoX brakes
KMC X11SL chain
Jagwire road pro cables
Chris King ceramic bottom bracket
Chris King headset
FSA K-Force seatpost and cages
FSA OS-99 stem
Easton E100 bars
Specialized S-wrap roubaixbar tape
Specialized Power S-Works saddle
HED Ardennes Black wheelset
Schwalbe G-One Allround 35mm tires
Enve skewers
Look Keo easy
K-Edge Garmin mount

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by tonytourist

So which one is your favorite?

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by Kumppa

That Z5 still looks awesome. I don't think so I'll ever sell mine Z5sl becouse it's never getting "old looking" frame and totally happy with it even I can't use 25mm Conti clinchers on it.

How would you compare Z5 and ESX ride comfort?

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by bencolem

Thanks for the comments.

So the Z5 is the nicest ride, it feels so well damped like it's got suspension but it's stiff and accelerates so easily. But the ESX is so fast. I live in the flat lands of Savannah, GA and its just perfect for here. Very comfortable for an aero bike (28mm tire on the rear!) and climbs just fine but it just gives you free speed everywhere. The Z5 feels fast, but every time I look at the Garmin I'm 3mph down on what I'm used to with the ESX. And eTap is most excellent.

I must have had over 30 bikes and been lucky enough to have owned some lovely frames over the years (Baum, Serotta, Cyfac, Colnago, Look, Time, Litespeed, Lynskey, etc. etc.) but can safely say I'm fully resolved with the 3 bikes I've got (for now!). Parlee just make frames that really suit me.

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by ntb1001

Very nice....I have similar looking ESX myself.

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by gazzaputt

Wow what a collection! Lovely all of them. God knows how you choose one to ride.

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by derrickmurray

New rig :twisted:

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by rexyi1990

Hah, Sram fans!

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by mrfish

Nice bikes, but a bit similar for my tastes and not really good news as I’ve had my Z5sl for ages and am buying something else. What will you buy next? A pegoretti might be the perfect contrast

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by gotgame

damn, you have one for any occasion ! enjoy them!
Colnago C40 custom sarroni red, dura ace 7800 - sz54
Specialized Crux cyclocross, sram force hydro - sz52
specialized allez elite Peter sagan Edition- sz54
wheels and parts for sale at good prices!

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