Parlee Z-Zero XD with Shimano GRX


The Parlee Z-Zero XD takes their top of the range carbon fibre frameset, individually handmade in the USA, and adds clearance for up to 40mm wide tyres, with gravel/adventure geometry.

Few bikes blend handling precision and ride quality as brilliantly as a Parlee, and the XD is no exception. The exclusive joining process and individual tubes allow them to fine tune each frame to perfectly suit its intended use (and particularly in this 'raw' waxed finish, look spectacular too).

Every element is carefully chosen and precisely set up, all underpinned by the Bespoke bike fit that starts the process. So each Z-Zero is unique, whether in paint, decals, components or a combination of all the above.

On this build we see one of the first appearances of Shimano's latest groupset - GRX. A gravel-focused gruppo, here with reliable, pin-sharp Di2 electronic shifting, that has already won a lot of praise for its particularly comfortable hoods. It's a neat setup, particularly in 1x form, and it's a great match for the classic lines of the Parlee.

photos by Bence Bujaki


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