Parlee Z2

Finally!  I have my hands on my new bike.  A very, very beautiful Parlee Z2.

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I know what you’re thinking.  Time to invest in some deep rim wheels to really do it justice. And you’d be quite right.

I can’t say enough good things about Barry Scott and Bespoke Cycling.  What I will say is that if you want a fantastic bike, great service, want to feel good about yourself, your bike and your life I suggest you get your arse up to Hoxton Square sharpish.  The level of support, service, detail and care really is exceptional.  I can’t imagine buying a bike from anyone else in the future.

 

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The bike itself is exactly what I wanted.  Exquisite, understated and quite beautiful.  The photographs do not do it justice.  It rides extremely well and feels like it’s urging me to ride harder. 

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The initial feel of the SRAM groupset is good.  The brakes are excellent.  The gears might take a little getting used to; upshifting feels fine, downshifting still a little uncertain.

More pictures here.

PS Note the ‘shut up legs’ t-shirt.  How did it ship from Australia so quickly!

No Comments on “Parlee Z2”

  1. 1 Simon Roberts said at 7:03 pm on March 29th, 2010:

    That is a beautiful bit of kit. The cogniscenti will appreciate it. Anatomic bars though?

    I have Cosmics on my Parlee, they look great. I upgraded the bearings to ceramic, and they roll very nicely. Comfortable wheels too.

    I saw the frame in Barry’s “studio” the other week, as I blew a fortune on an Indy Fab. Should be here in a few weeks.