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RZ7 Frameset

Aero. Smooth. 30 mm Tire Clearance!

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  • 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 they set out to develop the ultimate high performance road bike they combined their 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. They started with a clean sheet design, and incorporated their latest aerodynamic and technical developments. For instance, their second generation Recurve™ tubing profiles that provide unmatched drag reduction in real world riding conditions. In addition, the RZ7 features their watt saving, SpeedShield™ disc brake shroud technology, first introduced on our Eurobike Gold-Award winning TTiR. They also incorporated fully integrated and hidden cabling, fully hidden thru axles and compatibility with the latest wide and high volume tires and wheel-sets. They infused their proven Z carbon technology, using a proprietary blend of high performance, pre-preg carbon fiber, and their 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 their past, but also a vision of their future.

     

    FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE

    If you look at Strava segments, you care about going faster. 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.

    The RZ7 is designed 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 Parlee's 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.

    SPEEDSHIELDS: Parlee was the first to bring disc brakes and integrated SpeedShields to triathlon bikes with their Eurobike Gold Award winning TTiR. Their 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.

    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 their 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.

    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:

    • They reduced the length of the thru axles by one centimeter off the rear and six millimeters off the front. This saves weight, and allows for a narrower frame and fork stance.

    • For added aerodynamics and a clean sleek look, the heads of the axles are hidden in a countersunk hole that is molded into the frame and fork.

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

     

    RZ7 STANDARD 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

    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

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