Some say that carbon fibre bikes lack soul. That's until they
first see a Parlee Z-Zero in waxed bare carbon finish. Individually
handmade in the USA by the undisputed kings of carbon, using a very
modern spin on lugged construction to give seamless joins, light
weight and strength combined.
Just take a look at this stunning example, rolling on
Lightweight Meilenstein C 24D carbon wheels - precision made in
Germany and with the carbon weave proudly on display. These weigh
just 650g front/730g rear even in Disc clincher configuration as
24mm wide rims give a sensible, up-to-date amount of air volume
(mated here to GP4000S IIs in 25mm width, they'll take up to a 32mm
tyre). They're superbly made, and ridiculously light for a deep
The rest of the build keeps up the carbon theme, with Parlee's
own contact points, and a Bontrager Serano saddle (with carbon
rails and carbon reinforced shell).
Shimano's ultra-reliable Dura-Ace Di2 disc groupset rounds out
the build - right at the cutting edge of performance but as close
to "fit and forget" as any groupset can be.
Of course everything has been carefully selected to ensure the
perfect fit. Fancy building a dream bike of your own? Give us a shout.
photos by Bence Bujaki