Parlee custom paint jobs never fail to deliver a bike with an amazing finish and this Parlee Z-Zero was no exception. The client had seen a paint job that they loved and we supplied the images to Parlee to create a similar effect. The bike appears a toffee colour from a distance, changes colour in the sunlight and when you are up close – you can see completely through to the carbon weave. Images simply do not do this paint job justice.
The bike had to handle well for climbing and descents in large multi-stage gran fondos over mountain ranges – so of course, it had to be disc brake.
The Parlee was also one of the first bikes in Australia (if not the first bike in Australia) with the latest SRAM Red AXS. We actually held off building the bike for a few weeks to wait for the release of the new 12-speed groupset. We pre-ordered the groupset for this bike before it was released so that it could be shipped on the first day possible. The parts arrived the next day and the Z-Zero was built up as soon as the parts arrived.
The geometry of the bike was determined through a Retul frame selection bike fit where we determined the geometry and componentry of the ideal bike for their biomechanics. We then worked with Parlee to turn those details into the ideal frame geometry and carbon layup for this amazing bike.