Parlee RZ7

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anykarthik
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by anykarthik

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.
I've got a Venge. Tire clearance is simply massive on it too. I've got a 28mm rear (and 25 front). The rear tire measures out at 30 on the stock rovals and there is still a ton of room. Fitting a 32 would be super easy and I suspect you could bigger if you really wanted.

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AndreLM
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by AndreLM


timmerrr wrote:
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.
I accept that at the fork. At the seatstays / chainstays, and specially behind the seat tube, I find it counter intuitive... But I accept my ignorance here.




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wheelsONfire
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spdntrxi wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:29 pm
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.
The BMC looks quite nice!
How is it?
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

wheelsONfire wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:40 pm
spdntrxi wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:29 pm
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.
The BMC looks quite nice!
How is it?
dont know yet.... just got my extralite chainrings the other night. Still need to do a few things before it's ready.

spartan
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by spartan

why with a disc brake only platform you don't need the seatstays to hug the wheel. dropped stays for more compliance. the bb is stiff enough with the latest high modulus carbon. no need for chainstay bridges to stiffen the rear end. yes disc brakes are better :shock:
AndreLM wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:23 pm
timmerrr wrote:
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.
I accept that at the fork. At the seatstays / chainstays, and specially behind the seat tube, I find it counter intuitive... But I accept my ignorance here.
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2018 Madone SLR DISC DI2 9XXX
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 DI2 9150

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Calnago
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by Calnago

AndreLM wrote:
timmerrr wrote:
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.
I accept that at the fork. At the seatstays / chainstays, and specially behind the seat tube, I find it counter intuitive... But I accept my ignorance here.
Do you really believe the design team of the new Shiv was even given the option of using rim brakes? Do you really think they were given free reign to design the fastest aero bike they could, with no constraints? At the top of the list of Design Specs either listed or explicitly and/or implicitly understood... was of course...
#1) Absolutely, Not an option, Don’t even ask.... NO RIM BRAKES. We are Specialized.
Now, with that in mind, go forth and come up with something slippery.

I suspect had they been given the rim brake option the newest Shiv could have been even faster, but you can bet the powers that be at Specialized were not even going to put that option on the table. Instead they gave it not one, but three short headtubes fighting their way through the wind.
I tend to agree with @AndreLM’s line of questioning. It’s good to ask the question. Especially when it involves Specialized, given their history.
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boots2000
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by boots2000

Why no aero profile handlebars on this bike? Don't aero bars save more time than an aero frame?

Stueys
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by Stueys

boots2000 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Why no aero profile handlebars on this bike? Don't aero bars save more time than an aero frame?
I had the same thought

kode54
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by kode54

Okay, so I can get this and replace both my ESX and Altum, right?
- Factor 02 Disc + DA9170 + Enve 4.5AR CK CL hubs
- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 Ene carbon hubs
- Argonaut Spacebike 2.0 + DA9170 + Enve SES 5.6 DT Swiss 240 CL hubs

RichTheRoadie
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by RichTheRoadie

kode54 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Okay, so I can get this and replace both my ESX and Altum, right?
I reckon it's perfect for exactly that.

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

kode54 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Okay, so I can get this and replace both my ESX and Altum, right?
not until they show the geo and the weight... but likely yes. The ESX for sure anyways.

MechMitch
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by MechMitch

It seems all info on the bike is up on their website now

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

wow cheap... considering the prices these days

I would have preferred a little less TT slope.

Lugan
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by Lugan

Any ride reports on the RZ7 yet?

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moyboy
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by moyboy

Not yet. Factory editions (full bike builds) are coming now.... framesets to come later....
We'll probably get more ride reports from WW users once the framesets are in. :thumbup:
Lugan wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:59 am
Any ride reports on the RZ7 yet?

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