Parlee

Beverly, MA

Science, informed by an understanding of the rider. That’s Parlee.

When Parlee says “custom,” they mean every frame tube is woven with the rider in mind. Stiff, smooth, comfortable, responsive, stable: these are all words we use to describe how a bike rides, the way it handles. How we get there is a function of the tubes’ diameter, length, fiber composition, fiber orientation, and angular permutations.

What we love about Parlee is their commitment to making bikes for actual riders. Big brands are driven by producing race machines for the elite racer. That's .0000061%* of the world's population that use their bikes the way the rest of us never will. Redbeard Bikes is all about optimization of experience and joy, and Parlee blends those two things marvelously. When you ride a Parlee, you will feel a carbon bike that is built for the way you want to ride. It's smooth, responsive, perfectly tuned and balanced.

* We've consulted a few statisticians who assure us that .0000061% is not a good representative sample size.

Riders often return from a test ride with the same confused expression on their faces--searching for the right word to describe the experience.

"Planted."
"Connected."
"Butter."
"Stable."
"Effortless."
"Does it come in black?"

Brian’s Parlee Z-Zero Disc

Brian’s Parlee Z-Zero Disc

Brian’s full custom Parlee Z-Zero Disc with ENVE 4.5 AR rims, laced to White Industries hubs, rolling on Kogel bearings.

Full Dura Ace Di2 Hydraulic groupset for shifting and braking.

The bike rides buttery smooth (as was requested), and it feels like it can just keep rolling forever.

The hot pink on raw black carbon gives the bike a certain air of getting away with something, of ditching work to go for a ride (and not even calling in sick).