We built up a handful of super-sexy road race bikes this past month and figured we'd show them off one by one!
First up is Kareem's Parlee Z5SLi "Stealth" Edition...
Frame: Parlee Z5SLi
Fork: ENVE tapered
HS: Cane Creek Carbon
Group: Dura Ace Di2 9070 with internal battery
Crank: 172.5 x 52/36 which is awesome for Toronto
Cockpit: ENVE bar, stem and 31.6 setback post
Saddle: Selle Italia SuperFlow
Wheels: ENVE 6.7 Clinchers on Chris King Hubs
Tires: Continental GP 4000
Cages: Arundel Mandible UD
Pedals: Look Keo Blades
Final weight with cages and pedals = 15.2 lbs
So ask yourself, can your bike shop do this????
Full picture here
or drop by to discuss your own custom Parlee, just one of our 10 fully custom brands, which you can read about on our Custom Bike page
Oh, I will leave y'all with some thoughts from Kareem himself after his first week of rides:
"In one word, the ride quality of the bike is exceptional
! I've actually never ridden anything like it...Bikes I've ridden are either super stiff (the S5 is like riding a 2x4), or feel like over-weight noodles. This is thing is so smooth, yet incredibly responsive. I think Parlee may have perfected a great balance between vertical compliance and bottom-end stiffness. Couple that with a SUPER light frame, and you most certainly have a winner! Other than my REDACTED rides, I doubt my Cervelos will see much road time."