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Friday, 23 July 2010

Lisa's XS Parlee Z5

This is a bike we have been waiting a long time for
It is the brand new XS size that Parlee are now offering on the Z5
At last Lisa will have a frame that is the right size and not have to compromise on cockpit choice and all that entails

We are waiting on the last bits of 3T kit (with the red stripe) to match the look !
But its almost there, with Record build and Eurus wheels
The frame on its own was the lightest we have ever seen and comfortably under 800 gms
All in all a climbing dream !

Justin's Kent Eriksen

Justin already has a lovely Parlee Z4 but had a titanium itch he had to scratch
The brief was simple, design a light bike that would climb well, descend beautifully and provide the all day ride comfort that Titanium is renowned for. Easy !
Kent used a whole variety of ubing for the frame - the chainstays are his newest offerings - massive 1" stays for great "snap" but he also used a lighter tubing tubing in the top tube to give a bit more compliancy and reduce weight
The joys of custom !

Finishing kit is Edge carbon fork, Easton bars, Super Record, Fulcrum Zeros

I love the finish Kent offers - its called "Ti on Ti" and is a mixture of blasted and polished Titanium. It looks wonderfully classy !

Gerard's Z4

This is a ML Z4 in the matte finish option
Gerard was thrilled with how subtle and 'stealth' it looks
The gruppo is a mixture of Chorus and Record and we have gone for the classic Eurus wheels

Brett's TT bike

Brett won his Age Group at UK 70.3 on this bike. Now he has just picked up his Zipp 808s it is even faster. We are both doing the Copenhagen Ironman distance event on Aug 15th, and I am scared how much time he will put into me !

Ashley's Z1

A busy day with 4 cracking builds !
First up is this Z1 for Ashley who flew in from Hong Kong this morning to pick up the bike
Its a 56 Z1 with the wax finish
Finishing kit is not bad either, 3T LTD cockpit, Super Record and Lightweight Ventouxs
Ashley is off for 2 weeks riding in Spain and on his return we will make the final tweaks and adjustments to this wonderful bike

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Simon's Kent Eriksen (LOTS of paint !)

Simon is from SA, and is one of my most loyal customers. For his new Kent Eriksen MTB (this is a 29'er HT to joing his 26'er) he wanted to go all out on paint, so we entrusted the masters at Spectrum Powderworks. The thing looks mind blowing !

A full link to this amazing frame is here

Eddie's Z5

Here is Eddie's stunning Parlee Z5 with custom paint (Pearl white with Z4 blue panels)

Jean, who gets to build shiny bikes all day, was so excited to get cracking on this one !

The build kit is fitting of the frame - DA 7900, reynolds carbon clinchers, Time I-Click pedals and Deda Zero 100 contact points (in white obviously) !