As the flagship model, the Z1 sets the standard at PARLEE Cycles for our commitment to build each customer a bike that delivers an exceptional experience whether or not you are on back roads, a climb in the mountains, or a stage race. As a bike that excels on every type of terrain, it is the one bike you will want to keep forever. Fusing sublime style and graceful lines with modern materials and unmatched customization options, the Z1 is the pinnacle of the craft. No other frame takes as much time and skill to build. No other carbon frame looks this timeless or rides this beautifully.
Designed from the ground up for custom geometry, Z1s may be customized by 1mm and .1-degree increments to fulfill any custom design from 47cm to 63cm. Custom carbon fiber lug lay-up along with four tube set choices allows the Z1 to be perfectly optimized for each individual rider. New for 2008 is a fixed wheel option for track use or fixed wheel road riding, as well as updated geometry and additional stock and custom sizes, including an option for 650c wheels. Z1s can be built with semi-sloping geometry up to 3 degrees. Optional upgrades include the super light SL tube set, the extra stiff XL tube set and the X woven tube set. The Z1 design is flexible to accommodate just about any rider or riding style - from aggressive triathlete to relaxed randonneur.