This Parlee Z-Zero is definitely in stealth mode.
Parlee offer a range of finishes and this waxed finish is really
popular with a lot of our customers. It has a raw, unusual effect
that works really well with the Z-Zero, highlighting it's
construction technique. This customer put some choice components
together to create this great build.
The Campagnolo Super Record mechanical groupset is augmented
with Rotor assymetrical chain rings and a gold KMC chain (ok, so
it's not all stealth...). The seatpost, stem and bars are
all from 3T. Ergonova Ltd Stealth carbon bars keep weight down
without compromise as does the Stylus 0 carbon seatpost. The
Jagwire Elit cable housing is a nice touch and gives a definite
performance upgrade as well as a visual boost.
This customer opted for eeBrakes. Made by eeCycleworks, we often
use the Direct Mount (dual mount) version on frames like the Parlee
ESX. At under 200g with pads for the pair and mammoth stopping
power these are an excellent choice among the cognoscenti.
Zipp have been at the top end of the carbon road wheel market
for some time now. Their 303 Firecrest wheelset matches advanced
aero technology and carbon know-how giving you a wheel that can
perform everyday, whatever the conditions.
Speedplay pedals keep up the high-tech spec. This is definitely
the bike of a real road bike tech connoiseur.
We love builds like this, where upon closer inspection the
details really start to intrigue the viewer. It's never "just a
black bike" really, is it?
Photos: Bobby Whittaker / Bespoke