Parlee Cycles Z1 Frameset - 2012

TIMELESS STYLE, STUNNING PERFORMANCE You have ridden the rest. Now you are ready for the best. Cliché? Perhaps. But truth is, we hear that all the time here at Parlee. It means you have done your homework and now are ready to buy the last r ...(Read More)

Parlee Cycles Z1 Frameset
We can custom build this frameset with your choice of parts packages. Price listed is for the frameset.
$7,599.00 - $9,649.00
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TIMELESS STYLE, STUNNING PERFORMANCE
You have ridden the rest. Now you are ready for the best. Cliché? Perhaps. But truth is, we hear that all the time here at Parlee. It means you have done your homework and now are ready to buy the last road bike you’ll ever need. You are ready for a hand-crafted, best-in-class Parlee Z1, the world’s benchmark full-custom carbon road bike.

This is the bike that put Parlee on the map. No other frame requires as much time or skill to build. And even today, 10 years after initial introduction, the Z1 remains respected, revered and coveted. There is simply no better bike on the market. Period.

Whether you’re a corner-diving criterium racer, bumpy back-road adventurer, or high-mountain master, each Parlee Z1 is built to the exact standards, needs, expectations and specifications of its user. There are no compromises, no second bests, no conciliations, no concessions. The Parlee Z1 is the conduit to both personal peak performance and individual two-wheeled self expression.

The 100-percent custom Parlee Z1 can be modified in both one-millimeter and 0.1-degree increments in frame sizes from 40cm to 70cm. Custom carbon fiber lug lay-up combined with five tube set choices allows for perfect optimization and ride tuning. Z1s are also available with semi-sloping geometry up to 8 degrees, and can be upgraded with one of five custom crafted tube sets: the benchmark UD, super light SL, extra stiff XL, compliant CL, or visually alluring X-woven. Hidden, internal Di2 or Campagnolo EPS V2 wiring is also available.

Each year, after logging thousands of miles on bikes from all across the globe, the editors of Bicycling Magazine select one bike as the ultimate, cost-is-no-object dream bike. The Parlee Z1 is that bike.

Your Bike, Your Way

Parlee specializes in making your dreams come true!

Parlee's impressive customization process starts with you. Combine your vision with their master craftsmanship, unyielding attention to detail and years of custom bike-building experience, and you can be sure that your new Parlee will be stunning in all ways. They have a generous custom program that includes Flex Fit options, finish options, and tubing choices. Then, with their full custom program, the geometry, paint, and frame detail possibilities are virtually limitless.

Have a look at this overview of Parlee's custom program. Start dreaming and let us know when you're ready to design your very own Parlee!

Custom: a generous selection of modifications


Not all riders require full custom geometry. The Parlee line includes a wide array of stock geometry sizes. Then, with their Flex Fit option, you can extend the head tube height up to 2.5cm for a more upright handlebar position.

The Ride You Want
Stiffness here, compliance there; Parlee's carbon tubes feature unique characteristics that come together to create your desired ride. You can even mix and match tubes to tailor your Parlee to your riding style. Love hills? Go with SL tubing and build a sub-1,000 gram frame. Do you love exploring bumpy back roads for 4+ hours? Try the CL tube set for more comfort. Again, Parlee can do whatever you want, and all tube set options are included in the custom price.

Parlee custom tube sets make all the difference!

Frame Details
Parlee bicycles can be customized with an array of options including an integrated seatpost (ISP), cable stops, bottle mounts, internal electric drivetrain wiring and more. A wide array of bottom bracket options are available, including PressFit30, integrated bearings, standard threading, etc. See the chart below for ideas. All options are incluced in Parlee's custom pricing.

Here are more of Parlee's custom options!
Paint and Decals:

Why hide a beautiful carbon frame? Famous for emphasizing the beauty of their carbon frames, Parlee's Z1, Z2, Z3, Cross and Track models include your choice of decal colors and style over a nude (bare carbon) or glossy clear coat finish. Etched logos are available for a subtle look that will surely stand out from the other bikes in the peloton. Parlee's Z4, Z5 and TT models have a standard finish that may be partially modified.

The Build Kit
Once the frame is built, it's time to add the fork, components, wheels and finishing touches. Choose one of our stock build kits or customize any component to suit your needs. Taking into account your riding style and aesthetics, we'll help you come up with a unique build that perfectly complements the frame.

The full custom program includes everything that the custom program offers plus:


A Full Custom Fit

Expert craftsmen will work on your Parlee!Whatever you need or want, they can do. Parlee can alter frame geometry by as little as 0.1 degree of angularly and one millimeter linearly. Full custom geometry is available on their Z1, Z2, Z3, CX, Track, TT and Tour platforms. And all full custom designs are created using Parlee's proprietary computer-aided-design system, which matches all rider contact points to the actual frame geometry to ensure a fantastic finished product.

The Build Kit
Once the frame is built, it's time to add the fork, components, wheels and finishing touches. Choose one of our stock build kits or customize any component to suit your needs. Taking into account your riding style and aesthetics, we'll help you come up with a unique build that perfectly complements the frame.

Parlee offers every paint option too!

Paint and Decals
Parlee’s unique build-to-order process includes full customization of the finish too. Personalized paint finishes are classified from Level 1 to 3 (least to most complex). Based on your design, they determine the level and pricing. Choose your paint scheme and color, then select from a broad array of decal choices and panel themes. The only limitation is your imagination!

Stop by and talk to us to get started!

Parlee Flex Fit

Parlee's Flex Fit option extends the head tube by up to 2.5cm and results in a higher
handlebar position. It's available at no extra charge.

Specs

Frame Parlee carbon
Fork *Enve Composites