How does one create the fastest bicycle frame in the world? Incredible knowledge of fluid dynamics and aerodynamics. This just so happens to be Bob Parlee's area of expertise; with all of his knowledge amassed while building carbon fiber sail boat hulls. For Parlee, this is the easy part. When Parlee first thought of building a time trial bike, their only thought was ride quality; the the one aspect of the bike that every other manufactuer neglects. The goal was to create a bike with an incredible aero profile, that would ride like their flagship Z1 road bike. I dare say mission accomplished, as this is the finest riding time trial platform in the world. Whether you are looking to blaze your next prologue, 40K or Ironman, you will appreciate the supreme ride quality that Parlee offers.
Tried it out with my REynolds sdv66 clincher front whels and Reynolds Eement Disc wheel. The bike is light and reasonably priced considering its pedigree. The streamlined headtube means reduced drag. As claimed by other reviews, the Parlee's are very smooth and same time stiff. You're like riding on top of silk textile.
I have not ridden long enough to write a substantial review but it is an awesome bike. Parlee however can improve on Stock colors if possible.
For those who thought Wiggo had lost the plot this year -
"Wiggins obliterated the field on a 37km course ending in Krakow with a stunning time of 46 minutes 36 seconds, beating second-placed Fabian Cancellara by 56 seconds and third placed Taylor Phinney by 1min 14sec. It was the outstanding per ... Read More »
These Guys are sensitive to saving seconds... I wonder why they waited to have a guy pop out of the car, get the bike, carry it up, When they could have had a bike waiting for him with someone already on the road?
I guess for the guy who is coming in 10th , 11th it doesnt matter...Read More »
Ready to take the plunge and get a TT bike. On a budget, so I've been shopping around on used deals.
Found a great deal on an older bike that is right in my size and price range. Full disclosure, it's a Griffen Vulcan. And it's sweet.
It's one of the first Griffens though, and although it h ... Read More »
I am going to try a few different bike events. what websites have good schedules of event? also I am part of Reston Bike Club and Potomac pedalers....any other fast group rides to consider?
thre is some event in Arlington this AM whick looks to have a 3.5 hr ride....I would really enjoy a 3-4 hou ... Read More »
What's the difference between a Time Trial and Triathalon bike.
I've been thinking about checking out TT competition and have been researching bikes. I see both types of bikes but couldn't tell you the difference if any.
Could someone explain, perhaps?Read More »