Parlee Z5 SLi or Crumpton Corsa Team

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Thrillho
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by Thrillho

I am looking to replace my aluminum cyfac with a full carbon frameset. I can go either a Parlee z5 SLi (demo for $2500) or a Crumpton Corsa Team ($3400). I am torn. The Parlee gets rave reviews, and I have a Parlee TT that is awesome. Plus the price is very good. But the Crumpton is, well, a Crumpton. I like that it is made in italy by Sarto. I also like that there are fewer of them around. I need to decide quickly. Thoughts?
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kode54
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by kode54

i would save the money and go with the Parlee Z5 SL. you won't regret it.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

NealH
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by NealH

I would not pass up such a great deal on the Parlee. I've read a lot of good things about them, although I do not personally own one.

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mr_tim
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by mr_tim

Crumpton has more niche about it. The price difference is not that great assuming you will keep the frame for a while.

Parlee for ex-demo is on the high side price wise. They are becoming as common as Cervelos were about 4-5 yrs back (here in London) ..

boots2000
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by boots2000

If resale matters at all- Parlee will sell better in the used market.
A Crumpton is pretty esoteric- a Sarto made Crumpton is an even bigger push.

mrfish
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by mrfish

Both are good bikes. Buy the cheaper one, or if money doesn't matter buy the one with the best colour. Personally I would choose based on warranty and experience on Parlee so far is that it's rock solid.

Thrillho
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by Thrillho

Thanks for the input. I chose the Parlee. Look for a build update in a few weeks.
Speedvagen Road
Stoemper SSCX disc
Ira Ryan XCR DI2
Parlee TT
Moots Mooto-X RSL SS
Richard Sachs Cyclocross
Scott Spark 29er

audiojan
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by audiojan

Was going to chime in and push for the Parlee, but it seems you've already come to that conclusion. Parlee's are truly amazing bikes...
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