Parlee Z2

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


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.



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. 


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.