parlee 'spitfire' ESX show build


This Parlee ESX was custom painted with a Spitfire fighter plane theme for the London Bike Show 2015. Taking inspiration from the Australian 457 "Grey Nurse" squadron Parlee's expert paint team came up with the goods. Naturally a time consuming paint job like this isn't cheap, but it show's that the sky really is the limit with what can be achieved.

As a show build, our ESX has a wealth of excellent components. We went for Dura Ace Di2 for the groupset, but swopped out the cranks for Cannondale's SiSL2 crank and chainring combo. Ultralight.

For wheels we went with tubular ENVE 6.7s, light really fast. We stuck with ENVE for the stem and bars, going for their SES Aero Road bars.

Fizik's ultralight top end Antares 00 carbon braided saddle tops it off.

Chocks away!

Shot by Bobby Whittaker, more photos are available here.


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