Parlee RZ7

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

Announced overnight:

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I'm told it's the lightest aero frame currently available. Aero stuff borrowed from their TT/Tri rig around the disc calipers too.

Will have a 'flex-fit' style solution like the Altum did.

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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

I heard about this...but not very much, so I decided not to wait for it. I would have looked like a real Parlee-homer with what I already have :
1. Parlee Z-Zero XD
2. Parlee TTir Tri bike

got a BMC TimeMachine Road instead.

CAAD8FRED
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by CAAD8FRED

Wonder if they put into a wind tunnel

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

CAAD8FRED wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Wonder if they put into a wind tunnel
I'm sure they did some... TTiR was

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

Many places appear to be saying it’s an Altum replacement. Parlee say this isn’t actually the case.

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by velov

Are all brands converging to the same exact design philosophy?

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by Mr.Gib

That stem is so fat. I guess to house cables etc. IMO should be sleeker and must have an aero bar. The whole package is not quite there.

No way this should/could be a replacement for the Altum. The Altum frameset can be a very good part of a very light bicycle. This one not so much.

Curious about geometry.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

velov wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:06 am
Are all brands converging to the same exact design philosophy?
If all brands are using the same/similar aero theories then it's inevitable that they'll all arrive at a similar solution.

What isn't clear from the pics, so I'm told, is the tube shapes etc. Apparently those are all quite different. Will be interesting to see more detail as it becomes available.

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Not the prettiest bike I've ever seen.

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

I don't disagree, but it's not the ugliest either - that was probably their ESX!

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by AndreLM

I like it.

(+) 830g frame weight is definetelly good, but
(?) would like to see the weight of the fork, brake shields, seatpost and proprietary stem to make sure it remains competitive
(+) fortunately they got rid of that huntch on the top tube
(?) this is probably controversial, but I hope they kept the PF30 bb
(-) stem seems to be 35mm, which would limit choice of bars, and computer mounts... let's see what is their solution here (I am Ok with the barfly slotted stem faceplate)
(-) separate bar is good for fit options, but a round(ish) bar on an aero bike looks out of place. I hope they have something aero in the works
(WTF?) clearance for 32mm? is this road or gravel?

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by kgt

AndreLM wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:25 pm
(WTF?) clearance for 32mm? is this road or gravel?
It's called marketing.

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by timmerrr

kgt wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 pm
AndreLM wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:25 pm
(WTF?) clearance for 32mm? is this road or gravel?
It's called marketing.
Getting the tire away from the fork and seatstays/chainstays is more aero. That is why the tri version of the shiv doesn't have rim brakes so they could move the fork further away from the wheel/tire.

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by morrisond

It's looks good and it looks like they fixed the Problem with the ESX. The cutout downtube on the ESX caused it to do a lot of wonky things (frame twisting) at high speeds when you were really pounding on the pedals seated - it was unsafe.

It rode great though and they did buy it back - so assuming the new bike doesn't have the same issue I would buy one.

Nice looking bike.

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