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Bedford stainless KVA

Bedford Stainless w/ Sequential Di2

More than any of our other bikes, this one had already received a lot of exposure before going on display in Las Vegas. It was destined tobe in the public eye since the the owner, Charles Manantan writes and shoots photos for Pez news. So the build was very well documented, and with no existing … Read More

Parlee's New ESX Aero Road Bike

Parlee’s new aero ESX frameset

The new Parlee ESX frame is out and more specs, including aero data, will be available in the next couple days.  For now I know that the weight will be mid 800 to mid 900 depending on sizing.  Obviously it’s going to be a bit more than the Z5 but surprisingly not as much as … Read More

English Cycles Aero Road Bike

Aero English Road

This build is bound to ruffle a few feathers, especially the deep section rims on a thin-tubed steel road frame. Rob English has applied his unique vision of what an aero road bike should be. Small, but complicated touches like the inverted fork/stem arrangement and integrated skewer ends reduce drag in little ways that add … Read More

Worlds lightest ProXL built by Nick Crumpton

Crumpton BMX, Worlds Lightest PROXL.

I imagine that quite a few people reading this have already seen this project we did for Interbike, but we figured this was a good time to complete the details on it.   Complete finished weight of the bike was just under 5.4kg, (11.89 pounds). The frame is a custom handbuilt by Nick Crumpton of Crumpton … Read More

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

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

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

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

Worlds Lightest Bike, Interbike 2010

World’s Lightest Bike, Revisited

Over the last weekend CyclingNews reported on one of our old projects, the worlds lightest bike. This now seems like a good time for us to revisit this project as well.  It also seems like a good time to mention that this project is the inspiration for two of our upcoming Interbike projects.  No, we’re … Read More

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