This customer went for the matte finish on his Parlee Z-Zero and
it really shows off the beautiful detailing of the construction.
The Z-Zero is an incredibly sophisticated frameset: Neither
"lugged" or traditional "tube to tube" construction. The Z-Zero
joining process is more precise, more costly, and unmatched in
strength, using only carbon fiber to fuse each tube to another in a
manner that yields a wholly unified structure with almost zero
redundant material. The matte finish makes this more visible.
With one of the world's very best road frames as it's base, you
can't put any old parts on to complete the build. With the
Lightweight Meilenstein wheels this build showcases some of the
most advanced carbon technology on the world, both handbuilt by
small independent companies. The Meilensteins are exceptional in
every regard and are Lightweight's all-rounder. Not too deep for
every day use, supremely stiff for maximum power transfer.
The Enve bars, stem and seatpost are further examples of cutting
edge carbon technology. Aside from their incredibly low weight and
their high strength, we love the shape of the Enve bars. Short
drop, short reach, our fitters rate them very highly. This customer
didn't want the logos spoiling the matte aesthetic of the build,
(note also the Schwarz Edition wheelset), and paid extra for his
Enve finishing kit to be de-badged. Please contact us for further