The Z-Zero includes all the modern performance features of a cutting-edge race bike with the ride tuning and custom fit Parlee have made their own.
Unlike 99.9% of modern road bikes, the Z-Zero is 100% made to order, with the optimum performance characteristics and technical requirements perfectly met for each individual rider. We simply do not start fabrication without knowing the riders needs perfectly.
Available in 16 effective semi-custom sizes and full custom geometry, the Z-Zero simply fits a wider range of athletes than any other carbon road design. With custom finish and paint options, the Z-Zero is as individual as you are.
One of the biggest game changers that road riders have seen in the past few years is the emergence of disc brake technologies. The Altum Disc is engineered specifically for disc brake use with some key frame and fork designs that allow for seamless integration. The frame features the same engineering, design and geometry as the other Altum model, but with a modular rear dropout for through-axle 142mm wheels.
Up front, it has a specially built fork designed for the greater braking forces of disc brakes. It features a 12mm thru axle design for added stiffness and steering precision. The frame and fork are fully compatible with mechanical or hydraulic braking systems and various rotor sizes (140-160mm) for added versatility and upgrade options. For adventurous riders who love to tackle unpredictable roads and all kinds of weather, the Altum Disc delivers a new level of performance.
Yes, the latest Altum is lighter than it's predecessor. Yes, it has many striking new features and technologies. But the heart and soul of this bike is centered on how it rides. How it leaps into action when you stand up and sprint. How it carves through corners with unrivaled confidence, and disappears beneath you on long, grueling rides. Subtle, evolutionary refinements have long been the Parlee way.
Of course, it's not just about stiffness and weight. Much of the carbon layup strategy is based on Parlee's goal of attaining a certain ride quality. The Altum is engineered to feel "snappy" when you stand up and sprint but have just enough compliance, especially in the rear triangle, to give it a smooth ride quality. All of the Altum models use a traditional round 31.6mm seatpost with a hidden, integrated binder.