The Parlee Z2 is a comprimise between their award winning Z3, and flagship Z1; providing the same horizontal top tube and front end as the Z1, and the wishbone seat stays of the Z3. This assures a frame that is equally responsive to the Z3, with similar handling and tendencies of a Z1. This is a great bike for someone who wants a bike that will perform perfectly in any venue. Criterium, road race, climbing, descending; no matter the task, the Z2 will respond with enthusiasm and grace.
I ride to and from work about 40 miles per day (4 days/week) and I do a longer ride on the weekends - usually about 50 - 60 miles. I average about 200 miles or so per week. I am considering the Felt Z2 with electronic Dura Ace.
I currently ride a Look 595 and am happy with it, but I'm looking f ... Read More »
I have a 2011 Felt Z5 and fit the OEM saddle extremely well. I have tried to find this saddle by contacting Felt as well as calling a bunch of bike stores who carry Felt bikes but have had zero luck.
My last chance is to find the owners of these bikes who have hated these OEM saddles and potenti ... Read More »
I recently purchased a 2011 Z2 and love the bike. One of the things I liked about it was that it seemed well spec'ed - it has a (seems to me) good light set of all around wheels and other nice bits (DA Di2 rocks). Only thing I've changed so far is the seat - can't fault Felt for that, everyone's but ... Read More »
I got some info on the 2011 Felt Z2, the list price on the bike is $6499. Felt went crazy when upgrading the 2011 Z2.
The fork is a full monocoque, lighter, more shock absorbing yet stiffer.
The handlebar, stem and seatpost are a lot nicer, from Felt's race design group called Devox.
The ... Read More »
I'm not a big runner but do a few triathlons and biathlons every year and I notice that my running heart rate is darn near my max heart rate whenever I run. If I want to run in a Z2 or Z3 it's pretty much walking.
I usually only get about 12 weeks of training in before the events, and have usua ... Read More »