The last 10 years have seen a curious trend emerge in road bike design. Conservative policies by the governing bodies in professional cycling allow the technology available to amateur and recreational cyclists to far outpace the technology available to professional racers.

The Z-Zero Disc is a great example of this unusual dichotomy. Featuring custom geometry, custom tube lay-up schedules, tubing made by Parlee north of Boston in Beverly, Massachusetts and the most advanced braking technology available, the Z-Zero Disc is a technical tour de force, a sheer joy to ride and still not legal for use in the Tour de France. Their loss is the Parlee riders gain.

The Z-Zero Disc is 100% made to order, with the optimum performance characteristics and technical requirements perfectly met for each individual rider. From gravel epics to gran fondos, no road bike can match the versatility of the Z-Zero Disc.



PARLEE tube joining process: Pioneered on the Z1, our exclusive molding process is the technical benchmark for fusing carbon fiber tubes into a monolithic structure. Our process is neither “lugged” or traditional “tube to tube” construction. The Z-Zero joining process is more precise, more costly, and unmatched in strength, using only carbon fiber to fuse each tube to another in a manner that yields a wholly unified structure with almost zero redundant material.

Carbon dropouts and bearing races: First used on the Z5, our compression molded carbon drops and bearing races (in the head tube and bottom bracket) allow us to reduce the metal content in the Z-Zero to less than 20 grams. Eliminating metal correctly in any carbon composite structure translates to lighter weight and better durability.

Shaped, bladder-molded tubing: A technology first used in our Z5, the performance based shaping allows for lighter overall tube weights and optimized tuning of the laminate schedule. A variety of tube designs allows us to perfectly tune the ride to each riders needs. Produced by hand, by our staff,here in Beverly, MA the Z-Zero tube set is 10-15% lighter on average than the already light Z1 (with better torsional performance) and more tunability.

Tapered head and steerer tubes: An innovation derived from the now industry-wide CEN testing protocols; tapered steerer and head tubes are hardly news anymore, however, with our Z5, we pioneered the use of the smaller 1.250” (32mm) inch lower standard over the heavier 1.500”(38mm) inch standard. Riding the bike demonstrates that the 1.250”(32mm) taper provides the ideal balance for a road bike. Strength, safety, performance and lightweight without harshness.

Disc Brake compatibility: A new standard for the future, disc brakes for road bikes present a range of new options for brake, wheel and drive systems. The Z-Zero was designed from inception to be both caliper and disc brake capable. We use the modern thru-axle standards both front and rear for optimum performance and handling. The Z-Zero Disc is compatible with 12mm front and rear thru-axles and the latest flat-mount calipers from Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo.


Standard Features

Z-Zero DiscStandard Features
DESIGN:Compact, custom, sloping road geometry, built to order
TT SLOPE:5-9 degrees
TUBING:PARLEE Z-Zero, rider specific lay-up schedule
SEAT STAYS:Custom molded monostay, rider specific lay-up schedule
TIRE SIZES:23-32mm (measured)
CABLING:Internal Di2/EPS, eTap HRD or external mechanical
BOTTOM BRACKET:Press Fit 30 (68mm x 46mm)
DROP OUTS:Carbon, with alloy replaceable hanger, thru-axle (12 x 142mm)
BRAKES:DISC, flat-mount front/rear, internally routed, 140mm or 160mm rotors
FRONT DERAILLEUR:Braze-on with PARLEE carbon mount
OPTIONAL FINISHES:Custom finishes available
FRAME WEIGHT:850-1025g
FORK SPECS:PARLEE Road Disc, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, 12mm thru-axle, 365g
HEADSET:Integrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 lower


Complete Bike Options

Complete Z-Zero Disc models start at $13,599*

SRAM Red eTap RD
SRAM Red eTap FD
Cane Creek Headset
SRAM Red Dub Crankset
SRAM Red eTap Shifters
SRAM 1290 Cassette
SRAM 12s Chain
Parlee Carbon Handlebar
Parlee Carbon Stem
Parlee Carbon Seatpost
Parlee Sky Ridge Carbon Wheels
Parlee Carbon Bottle Cages
Ergon SR10 Saddle
SRAM Force eTap AXS
SRAM Force eTap RD
SRAM Force eTap FD
Cane Creek Headset
SRAM Force Dub Crankset
SRAM Force eTap Shifters
SRAM 1270 Cassette
SRAM 12s Chain
Parlee Carbon Handlebar
Parlee Carbon Stem
Parlee Carbon Seatpost
Parlee Sky Ridge Carbon Wheels
Parlee Carbon Bottle Cages
Ergon SR10 Saddle

Please note: all complete bicycle specifications are subject to change.

*Suggested MSRP prices are listed in US dollars specifically for the US market. These prices do not include freight, taxes, duties, VATs, tariffs, insurance, and financing. For purchasing outside of the US, please consult your local market Parlee dealer or distributor.

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