Posts written by Emiliano Jordan

2013

15

Oct

Pair of Parlee Z5SLi Frames Built Up

Parlee Pair

The foundation for this build is a pair of Parlee Z5SLi’s, sturdy and stiff but still a comfortable frameset. There are a few small differences in the build list to better fit each rider, tubulars here and clinchers there. Two high performance machines, hidden under a tasteful matte black color scheme. Both bikes are built … Read More

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07

Oct

Rootbeer Crumpton

“Rootbeer” Clear Crumpton Road

The unorthodox finish on this Crumpton really is something you have to see for yourself. There’s a depth to the paint that you can only see in direct sunlight, the photographs really don’t do it justice. Contrasting colors and finishes don’t usually work together as well as they do here, matte carbon and leather combined … Read More

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14

Aug

Parlee Z0, Lightweight Meilenstein Obermayer

Campagnolo EPS Parlee Z0

I don’t entirely know what to say about this bike that the photos don’t already.  The build just came together nicely, and with the parts list it’s impossible to imagine that it wouldn’t.  The Parlee Z0 is the modern road frame with the right classic look to match a Record EPS groupo perfectly.  The Lightweight Meilenstein … Read More

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01

Aug

ENVE 25 Clincher Wheelsets

We’ve received our first shipment of ENVE 25 clinchers. The rims weigh in slightly over 400 grams at an average of 406. The brake track and sidewall are thick and look up to the task of dissipating heat during long descents. The ERD is slightly smaller at 601mm and shows the ground up redesign ENVE … Read More

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22

Jul

Interbike Sneak Peek: Tune / ENVE 8.9

I would have to say that these wheels turned out amazing. It’s hard to capture the effect of the spokes on camera but they’re a great effect once spun up.  The depth of the rim is going to be a contrast for the small tubed English aero road bike that they’re going on.  

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05

Jul

New from MCFK

We have few new products from MCFK coming on our next order. Here’s a quick sneak peak. Padded Saddle The new padded saddle takes their Carbon Saddle and adds about 21 grams of leather and padding making it one of the lightest padded saddles on the market. Expander Plug The MCFK Expander plug is an … Read More

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03

Jul

Absolute Black Chainrings

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be the sole North American distributor for Absolute Black. After months of test riding AbsoluteBlack has released two new mountain bike chainrings. Both are intended for single chainring use. The company says their new directional tooth profile will let you leave your chainguide at home, but more aggressive riding … Read More

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02

May

The final weight on our re-built hub was slightly under Alchemy's claimed weight.

Alchemy ORC-UL

Alchemy’s ORC-UL rear hub has been out on the market for a few weeks now and we, like a few other custom wheel builders, are completing our first builds with them.  Our initial impression was based on an early custom prototype made for a customer who’s extremely hard on wheels. We were impressed with how well it … Read More

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22

Apr

Parlee Z5, A Climber for the Colorado Rockies

Pearl Parlee Climber

The look of our latest Parlee Z5 custom bike builds reminds me of the classic bike builds I grew up lusting over, after it underwent a modern high performance evolution.  The clean traditional lines with classic box section rims accompanies components that I could only dream of as a kid.  Behind the EE brakes and Clavicula … Read More

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