GRAVEL / STOCK SERIES

Discover your greatest ride.

“Gravel” has become more than just riding on dirt roads. More than a way to escape traffic and routine. It’s how we immerse ourselves in our environment, and the all-new Parlee Taos delivers an entirely new level of compliance that not only elevates its ride quality above anything else, it delivers Velcro-like traction to inspire supreme confidence on any terrain.

We purpose-built the Taos to deliver more than comfort. More than confidence. It is designed to deliver new experiences, blurring the line between bike and rider, moving with you over the terrain and offering traction like nothing you’ve ever felt before. 

We do this by blending our unique carbon fiber expertise with a progressive, groundbreaking design that eliminates chatter and vibration, letting you focus on your surroundings… and your performance. Combined with a uniquely modular design, it gives you the right fit, the right performance, and the right options for every ride.

The all new Taos was inspired by the soul stirring landscape and endless riding options around Taos, New Mexico, at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A place where trust in your connection to the bike is essential, to confidently transition from pavement to service road to mountain single track to winding canyon descents and back to the road again. Immersing you in the ancient power of the high desert sun.

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A true clean-sheet design

All-new from the ground up, the Taos’ monocoque frame starts with Bob Parlee’s 25 years of masterful custom carbon fiber expertise and the brands’ legendary ride quality.

We then took everything we love about our Chebacco and filtered it through a modern cyclist’s perspective to create a bike capable of winning today’s blazingly fast 100-mile gravel races and crushing all-day epics alike.

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Handmade in the EU, our new precision layup process creates a perfect frame, both functionally and aesthetically. Like our new Ouray road bike, each piece of UD carbon fiber ply is meticulously placed to create a frame that requires no cosmetic layers, filler, bonding agents, or paint.

This level of finish quality is extremely hard to do -it’s why almost no one else does it- but the result is a perfect finish, straight out of the mold. That’s why we offer it with a bare nude waxed finish to showcase the ultimate in precision carbon manufacturing.

Light, but not a lightweight

Our unique construction method delivers a true monocoque one-piece frame that’s incredibly lightweight (average frame weight ~980g), yet durable enough for real-world adventures.

This layup process gives us complete control over the ride quality, and a modular design gives you control over its handling. In fact, the Taos is the most adaptable bike we’ve ever made.

It’s also tough, with reinforced carbon layups in high-impact areas, and added rubberized protection over the chainstay and beneath the downtube. Opt for the waxed carbon finish and there’s no paint to scratch either…just wipe it down with a fresh coat of wax and your bike looks as good as new.

Intentional Compliance = Exceptional Traction

“Compliance” has become such a buzzword that we hesitate to use it at all. It’s important, but with Taos we took it a step further to improve Traction.

Compliance adds comfort, but Traction adds speed and confidence.

The Taos’ unique monocoque design and masterfully crafted carbon layup delivers an entirely new level of traction in a gravel bike, without gimmicks, micro-suspension, or proprietary parts. Seriously, no other bike comes close.

Combine that with longer, lower & slacker geometry for improved stability at speed, and a torsionally stiff lower section and compact, sloping front triangle that maximizes power transfer, and you have a bike that sticks in the corners, floats in the straights, and flies up the climbs. Just like a great gravel bike should.

Plus, all six frame sizes have their own custom layup and geometry to deliver the same amazing ride no matter what size bike you’re on.

Racing? Exploring? Taos does that.

Clearance for up to 700x50 tires let you run any rubber you want. Suspension-corrected geo lets you add a suspension fork without altering ride quality. And a front axle flip-chip lets you adjust the wheelbase and head angle when using smaller tires for a more road-biased ride quality.

Run it 1x or 2x with a removable front derailleur mount. Combine that with fender mounts, internal downtube storage, top tube bag mounts, and stealth dropper seatpost routing and you have a bike that’s ready for any adventure, whether you're racing the clock or chasing daylight.

Modern touches like full internal routing with integrated cockpits, electronic-only shifting, and minimalist front brake mounts combine with proven open standards like a T47 threaded bottom bracket and UDH derailleur hanger for easy (and future-proof) component compatibility.

Built to order

Every frame is made one at a time, in small batches, then individually built to order at our US headquarters. Choose from six frame sizes that can be built in standard or tall configurations, then choose your desired cockpit (including bar width, stem length, seat and seatpost configuration), wheels, tires, drivetrain, and accessories.

Parlee #Paintlab has set the standard for custom paint for many years. We offer our full scope of custom paint options on this bike as well.  Our team can recreate anything from mild to wild to deliver a bike that is 100% unique to you.

The Taos is the next generation of Parlee gravel bike, delivering our signature ride quality and handling on a modern machine that’s ready for your next adventure, wherever that may be. This is the ultimate gravel bike.

Discover your greatest ride.

Tech Highlights

Monocoque Frame - a true one-piece, unidirectional carbon fiber frame & fork, handmade in the EU.

Nude Carbon - Precision layups allow us to offer an unpainted frame with perfect carbon fiber layers visible through a durable wax finish

Modern Geometry - Longer reach, lower bottom bracket height, and more relaxed head tube angles make the Taos stable at speed and capable on the roughest descents. And it’s suspension-ready, too.

Internal Downtube Storage - Large access door makes it easy to carry tools, a spare tube and/or nutrition securely inside the frame

Traction-Enhancing Design - Dropped seatstays and a unique layup delivers confidence-inspiring traction like no other bike.

Adjustable Fork - Flip-chip dropout lets you optimize the geometry based on tire size.

UDH - futureproof compatibility with all standard and direct-mount rear derailleurs.

T47 BB - proven threaded bottom bracket with modern crankset compatibility and improved bearing durability.

Open Standards - Concealed cables, disc brakes, and aero bar compatibility use modern standards for easy parts swaps and service.

Lower Standover - Designed to fit smaller riders better while still offering our signature “tall” frame configuration.

No-Cost Custom Builds - Every Parlee is built to fit you, with no extra charge for choosing your stem length, handlebar width, seat and seatpost setback and crank length.

  • SRAM RED XPLR 1x (Power) Wide

    FSA K-Wing AGX Cockpit

    Parlee Carbon Seatpost

    Zipp 303 Firecrest

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • SRAM Force 1x Eagle

    FSA K-Wing AGX Cockpit

    Parlee Carbon Seatpost

    Zipp 303 Firecrest

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • SRAM Force AXS 1x Eagle

    FSA A-Wing AGX Cockpit

    FSA SLK Seatpost

    Zipp 303 S

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • SRAM Rival AXS 2x Road

    FSA A-Wing AGX Cockpit

    FSA SL-K Seatpost

    Zipp 303 S

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • SRAM Rival AXS 2x Road

    FSA A-Wing AGX Cockpit

    FSA SL-K Seatpost

    DT Swiss G1800

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • SRAM Rival AXS 1x XPLR

    FSA A-Wing AGX Cockpit

    FSA SL-K Seatpost

    DT Swiss G1800

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • Shimano GRX RX825 Di2

    FSA K-Wing AGX Cockpit

    Parlee Carbon Seatpost

    Zipp 303 Firecrest

    Parlee Carbon Cages

  • Shimano GRX RX825 Di2

    FSA A-Wing AGX Cockpit

    FSA SL-K Seatpost

    Zipp 303 S

    Parlee Carbon Cages

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Technical Features

Sizes

XXS/XS, XS/S, S/M, M/L, L/XL, XL/XXL

Construction

One-piece, UD (uni-directional) carbon monocoque frame and fork

Design

All-road geometry with modular Flex-Fit system

TT Slope

Sloping, 15-21 degrees (size-specific)

Seat Stays

Twin, individual stays

Tire Clearance

32-50mm (measured)

Seatpost

31.6mm, round, 0mm or 25mm offset, replaceable external clamp

Cabling

Full internal routing, electronic drivetrain only

Bottom Bracket

T47, internal, 85.5mm width

Drop Outs

142mm thru-axle, UDH (Universal Derailleur Hanger) compatible, 140/160 rear rotors

Front Derailleur

Braze-on, removable, includes 1x blanking panel

Standard Finish

Nude, waxed carbon - Parlee Paintlab custom paint available

Fork Specs

Full carbon, integrated crown race, hidden cabling, flat mount disc, 100mm, Thru-axle, 160/180 rotor compatible

Suspension fork ready geometry

Headset

Integrated IS52 upper and lower, stainless bearings

Flex-Fit Spacers

Included ENVE, FSA, and PRO short and tall top caps - and universal fit cap