Parlee Z-Zero Custom review

It’s not too often that we feature custom-built bikes here at CW and there are lots of reasons, but when Parlee offered to make us a frame from the ground up it was frankly too good a feature to turn down.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

We know this bike is expensive, but it cannot be marked down in this regard as it is in a league of its own. Akin to a super car this is a super bike with a comparable purchase being a Savile Row suit. The lucky few who get to experience a Z-Zero will not be disappointed as it offers all the qualities you would expect, with a little something extra.

Reasons to buy
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    Beautiful ride

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    Custom Paint

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    Custom Geometry

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    Carbon layup tuned to the rider

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    High end spec

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not many

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Parlee is known for its highly desirable custom carbon frames and it was prepared to build a completely custom build to highlight just what it could do with our geometry, our choice of paint and even our ride tuning. Frankly Parlee offer mind-bending choice, even for us, and we see a lot of bikes.

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Putting the Z-Zero through its paces

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