The bicycle industry is awash in cookie-cutter sub-1000 gram stock carbon frames. What used to be a rarity is now available in almost any bike shop. Don’t get us wrong, we like light bikes. We were building 850-gram carbon framesets when most manufacturers were still clinging to titanium and aluminum as the “ultimate” road frame material. It is not difficult to build light, stiff carbon frames. However, the challenge is to build light, stiff frames that ride smoothly and can be counted on to last more than a season or two. Designed from day one to be supremely comfortable and fast, the Z4 is our vision of what a stock carbon fiber frameset should be. Light. Smooth. Pretty. Durable. Efficient. Comfortable. Lively.
After three years of hard work, we are proud and excited to introduce the Z4 - based on the proven geometry, tube diameters and fiber composition/orientation of the Race Bike of the Year-winning Z3. We think that it achieves a perfect balance between light weight, durability, affordability and great road feel. The Z4 fuses the latest in advanced molding technologies with the ride and build quality that all PARLEE frames are known for.
NEW for 2009 is a new red stock color scheme as used by the Team Fly V Australia p/b Successful Living team as well as the option to have a Z4 custom finished with any of our 15 standard decal options or any custom paint option. We have the ever-popular panel schemes as well as solids. We have the full catalog of paint options from both PPG, Dupont and House of Kolor so we can do just about anything! Call with any questions.