Mike's Parlee Z3 Cyclocross Bike

Mike's Parlee Z3 Cyclocross Bike

Mike's Parlee Z3 Cyclocross

Owner:  Mike Meuse, Service Technician

Frame – Parlee Z3 Cyclocross

Fork – Alpha Q Carbon Cross

Shift Levers – Shimano Dura Ace

Brakes- Avid Shorty Ultimate

Front Derailleur – Shimano Ultegra

Rear Derailleur- Shimano Dura Ace

Chain – Shimano Ultegra

Cassette – Shimano Ultegra

Crankset – Shimano Dura Ace 46-42

Wheels – Mavic Ksyrium SL

Tires – Vittoria Cross XG Pro

Tubes (if applicable) – Vittoria Butyl

Headset – Chris King

Handlebars – Ritchey WCS

Stem – Zipp SL

Seatpost – Ritchey WCS Carbon

Saddle – Fizik Aliante

Pedals – Crank Bros Egg Beater Candy SL

Additional Accessories – Garmin Edge 500

What do you like most about this bike?  "While working for Parlee Cycles, I was an avid cyclocross racer and begged that we start making cyclocross bikes.  My persistence paid off and Bob Parlee agreed to start building cyclocross bikes.   This bike is special because I helped in the design of the geometry and many of the small parts were custom fabricated by myself.   I also worked with Rommel, the lead frame builder at Parlee, and helped fabricate the actual frame.  Getting to ride a bike that I built with my hands is the best part.

I have raced many different cyclocross bikes ranging from fully custom steel and titanium frames to stock aluminum frames.   You will find me racing, commuting, road riding, and riding local trails on this bike.   This Parlee blends the very best ride characteristics found in my other bikes all in one.  Every tube was carefully chosen and the lay up schedule was specific to my needs.  The result…  The one bike I will never part with as it is perfect."


About Ian

From first time riders to Olympians, Ian has helped thousands of athletes achieve their cycling and triathlon goals. Ian develops much of the Fit Werx fitting and analysis protocols and is responsible for technology training and development. He is regarded as one of the industry leaders in bicycle fitting, cycling biomechanics and bicycle geometry and design. He is dedicated to making sure the Fit Werx differences are delivered daily and provides Fit Werx with corporate direction and is responsible for uniting our staff and initiatives.

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