INTRODUCING THE PARLEE RZ7

The next generation of performance road bicycle is here. The all-new Parlee RZ7. Created by cycling’s carbon-fiber pioneers, the RZ7’s aerodynamic shape cheats the wind and rewards every pedal stroke with forward motion. But, speed is nothing without ride quality. The ultimate blend of stiffness, efficiency, weight and performance also features ride quality unrivaled by any other aero machine. That means more PRs with less fatigue. Nothing feels better than going faster. And, faster feels better on a Parlee.

FORWARD MOTION

When we set out to develop the ultimate high performance road bike we combined our twenty years of experience in design, engineering and innovation, and looked to the latest in emerging technology and advancements that the industry has to offer. The result is RZ7. We started with a clean sheet design, and incorporated our latest aerodynamic and technical developments. For instance, our second generation Recurve™ tubing profiles that provide unmatched drag reduction in real world riding conditions. In addition, the RZ7 features prominently our watt saving, SpeedShield™ disc brake shroud technology, first introduced on our Eurobike Gold-Award winning TTiR. We also incorporated fully integrated and hidden cabling, fully hidden thru axles and compatibility with the latest wide and high volume tires and wheel-sets. We infused our proven Z carbon technology, using a proprietary blend of high performance, pre-preg carbon fiber, and our very precise carbon lay-up schedule. Z carbon technology provides every Parlee with not only best in class light weight but also peerless ride quality, frame stiffness and responsive handling. The RZ7 is not only a nod to our past but also a vision of our future.

FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE

RZ7 Wind Tunnel
As we enter a new age of performance road cycling driven by always-on, real-time data capture and analytics (e.g. Strava and near ubiquitous power meter usage);
chasing speed is no longer just for professionals, so its no surprise road cyclists are looking to go faster and further.

We designed the RZ7 for any rider who focuses on performance and whose goal is to go faster. The RZ7 delivers the speed and comfort to go both faster and further than traditional road bikes.

WHAT IS RECURVE™? Recurve™ is our proprietary airfoil design, derived from the low speed NACA shapes Bob Parlee used when developing America’s Cup racing sailboats.

Advantages:

  • Maintains, and at some yaw angles improves drag reduction of established NACA airfoils.
  • Balances lateral and vertical stiffness of tube sections; improves ride quality without sacrificing aerodynamics.

Parlee Recurve Flow

SPEEDSHIELDS: Parlee was the first to bring disc brakes and integrated SpeedShields to triathlon bikes with our Eurobike Gold Award winning TTiR. Our forward thinking continues with the SpeedShield technology now available on the RZ7. SpeedShields smooth the flow of air around the irregular geometry of a disc brake caliper, saving you the most watts possible.

Parlee Speed Shields

LIGHTWEIGHT: At 870 grams frame weight for a size Medium, the RZ7 is the lightest performance Aero bike on the market.

EFFICIENCY = IMPROVED POWER TRANSFER: The RZ7 bottom bracket stiffness has been increased 7% over our Altum road bike. The virtue is in our proprietary Recurve™ aero tube sections, integrated in a way that not only allows us to achieve low aerodynamic drag, but also maximize torsional stiffness and promote efficient power delivery.

RZ7/Altum stiffness comparison

TIRE CLEARANCE = VERSATILITY: The RZ7 features a tire clearance of up to 32mm, leaving ample room for the latest high-volume tires and wide wheelsets.

INTEGRATED THRU AXLES:

  • We reduced the length of the standard road rear thru axles by a centimeter and 6mm off the front, saving weight, and allowing for a narrower frame and fork stance.
  • For added aerodynamics and a clean sleek look, the heads of our axles are hidden in a countersunk hole that is molded into the frame and fork.

Parlee Speed Shields

SYSTEM INTEGRATION: Fully hidden cabling, optimized for the latest electronic group-sets, allow for a fully integrated and clean, integrated look. But its not all just for looks, internally routing the cabling makes for a more aerodynamic profile.

ONE SEAT-POST, TWO OFFSETS: The RZ7 seat-post utilizes a reversible rail clamp system, allowing for one post to provide either a 0mm and 25mm offset. A two-bolt adjustment system allows for precise adjustments and stability on the roughest terrain.

GEOMETRY: When developing the RZ7, we analyzed our entire database of past stock geometries but also the geometries of our past custom frames as well. By doing this we not only simplified our proven Flex-Fit sizing, we also ensured a fit for 99% of customers.

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Geometry/Tech

Standard Features

RZ7Standard Features
DESIGN:Parlee Perfomance Road geometry, Flex-Fit spacer system
TT SLOPE:9 degrees
TUBING:Parlee High Modulus, Recurve 2.0 Design
SEAT STAYS:Twin Carbon, Recurve 2.0 Design
TIRE SIZES:23mm - 32mm
SEATPOST:Dual 0mm or 25mm offset
CABLING:Full internal, mechanical, eTap and Di2/EPS compatible, Fully hidden internal cable routing
BOTTOM BRACKET:Press Fit 30 (68mm x 46mm)
DROP OUTS:142x12mm through axle
BRAKES:DISC, flat mount front and rear, 140 or 160mm rotors, fully hidden internal cable routing
FRONT DERAILLEUR:Replaceable braze-on
STANDARD FINISH:Matte Black w/ Gloss Black Logos - or - Gloss Enzo Red w/ White logos and Silver Accents.
FRAME WEIGHT:900-1100 (weights varied due to size and finish)
FORK SPECS:Parlee RZ7 Disc, tapered steerer, integrated crown race and full internal cabling, oversized steerer (1.50 in. - 1.25 in. taper)
HEADSET:Integrated Cane Creek, IS47 upper, IS52 lower

Sizing/Geometry

SRAM Complete

Force eTap AXS
SRAM eTap RD
SRAM eTap FD
Cane Creek Carbon Headset
SRAM PF30 BB
SRAM Force PF30 Crankset
SRAM Force Brakes
SRAM eTap Shifters
SRAM 1270 Cassette
SRAM Force Chain
Parlee Carbon Handlebar
Parlee Carbon Stem
Parlee Carbon Seatpost
Reynolds AR41db Wheels
Parlee/Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages
Ergon SR10 Saddle
Vittoria Corsa Tires
Red eTap AXS
SRAM eTap RD
SRAM eTap FD
Cane Creek Carbon Headset
SRAM PF30 BB
SRAM Red PF30 Crankset
SRAM Red Brakes
SRAM eTap Shifters
SRAM 1290 Cassette
SRAM Red Chain
Parlee Carbon Handlebar
Parlee Carbon Stem
Parlee Carbon Seatpost
Reynolds AR41db Wheels
Parlee/Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages
Ergon SR10 Saddle
Vittoria Corsa Tires

Shimano Complete

Ultegra Di2
Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD
Shimano Ultegra Di2 FD
Cane Creek Carbon Headset
Parlee Shimano PF30 BB
Shimano Ultegra Crankset
Shimano Ultegra Brakes
Shimano Ultegra Di2 Shifters
Shimano Ultegra Cassette
Shimano Ultegra Chain
Parlee Carbon Handlebar
Parlee Carbon Stem
Parlee Carbon Seatpost
Reynolds AR41db Wheels
Parlee/Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages
Ergon SR10 Saddle
Vittoria Corsa Tires
Dura Ace Di2
Shimano Dura Ace Di2 RD
Shimano Dura Ace Di2 FD
Shimano Dura Ace Headset
Parlee Shimano PF30 BB
Shimano Dura Ace Crankset
Shimano Dura Ace Brakes
Shimano Dura Ace Di2 Shifters
Shimano Dura Ace Cassette
Shimano Dura Ace Chain
Parlee Carbon Handlebar
Parlee Carbon Stem
Parlee Carbon Seatpost
Reynolds AR41db Wheels
Parlee/Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages
Ergon SR10 Saddle
Vittoria Corsa Tires

RZ7 Press