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Parlee Altum Core Series Complete Bike

$3499.00 - $4999.00
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Product Description

Progress. Sometimes it happens incrementally—small advancements moving things forward. Other times, it hits like a bolt from the blue, a breakthrough moment when everything changes.

The new Altum series from Parlee represents both types of progress. The modern tube shaping, the cutting-edge craftsmanship, even the Altum name all leave an immediate, unmistakable impression: this is something new. Yet at the same time, Altum remains true to the Parlee DNA. In fact, it’s a direct descendant of our benchmark Z series. And that means one thing—ride quality comes first.

Yes, the Altum is lighter. Yes, it has many striking new features and technologies. But the heart and soul of this bike is centered on how it rides. How it leaps into action when you stand up and sprint. How it carves through corners with unrivaled confidence, and disappears beneath you on long, grueling rides. Subtle, evolutionary refinements have long been the Parlee way. Altum is simply the next step in a lineage of bikes that began with the award-winning Z1 and has continued through the Z5.

In short, the Altum represents the culmination of everything we’ve learned from the past two decades of handcrafting the world’s finest carbon fiber road racing bikes.


The lightest model in the Altum range starts with our highest modulus carbon fiber material. Through a combination of complex FEA (Finite Element Analysis) modeling and physical testing, we engineered a new layup process that places the high modulus carbon fiber in strategic areas to maximize weight reduction without negatively impacting strength or stiffness.

One look at the new frame design reveals more pronounced tube shaping and transitions than those of the Altum’s Z series predecessors. The top tube and head tube flare out where they meet the head tube, as do the seat tube and down tube at the bottom bracket area. The result: a superlight frameset (750g frame/280g fork) with increased steering stiffness and pedaling efficiency.

Of course, it’s not just about stiffness and weight. Much of the carbon layup strategy is based on Parlee’s goal of attaining a certain ride quality. The Altum is engineered to feel “snappy” when you stand up and sprint but have just enough compliance, especially in the rear triangle, to give it a smooth ride quality. All of the Altum models use a traditional round 31.6mm seatpost with a hidden, integrated binder for a modern, sleek appearance.

Other new features include increased tire clearance, from 23mm to 28mm, and a new fork design with an integrated carbon crown that helps increase stiffness while shaving 20 grams compared to Z5 SLi model fork. The internal cable routing is compatible with all major component groups, electronic or mechanical, and has been designed to make installation and service as simple as possible.


Parlee Altum Geometry Chart

Product Specifications

 105 MechanicalUltegra MechanicalUltegra Di2
REAR DERAILLEURShimano 105 RDShimano Ultegra RDShimano Ultegra Di2 RD
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano 105 FDShimano Ultegra FDShimano Ultegra Di2 FD
HEADSETCane Creek Carbon HeadsetCane Creek Carbon HeadsetCane Creek Carbon Headset
BOTTOM BRACKETParlee Shimano PF30 BBParlee Shimano PF30 BBParlee Shimano PF30 BB
CRANKSETShimano 105 CranksetShimano Ultegra CranksetShimano Ultegra Crankset
BRAKESShimano 105 BrakesShimano Ultegra BrakesShimano Ultegra Brakes
SHIFTERSShimano 105 ShiftersShimano Ultegra ShiftersShimano Ultegra Di2 Shifters
CASSETTEShimano 105 CassetteShimano Ultegra CassetteShimano Ultegra Cassette
CHAINShimano 105 ChainShimano Ultegra ChainShimano Ultegra Chain
HANDLEBARZIPP Service Course HandlebarZIPP Service Course HandlebarZIPP Service Course Handlebar
STEMZIPP Service Course StemZIPP Service Course StemZIPP Service Course Stem
SEATPOSTZIPP Service Course SeatposZIPP Service Course SeatposZIPP Service Course Seatpos
WHEELSETDT P1800 WheelsDT P1800 WheelsDT P1800 Wheels
SADDLEPro Condor SaddlePro Condor SaddlePro Condor Saddle
TIRESVittoria Rubino Pro TiresVittoria Rubino Pro TiresVittoria Rubino Pro Tires

Parlee Altum Standard Features
DESIGNCompact road geometry
TT SLOPE9 degrees
SEAT STAYSTwin carbon
TIRE SIZES20-28mm (measured)
SEATPOST31.6mm, hidden binder
CABLINGFull internal, mechanical, eTap or Di2/EPS compatible, quick access replaceable clip-in stops
BOTTOM BRACKETPress Fit 30 (68mm x 46mm)
DROP OUTSCarbon, replaceable hanger, quick release
BRAKESCaliper, centermount, internally routed
FRONT DERAILLEURBraze-on mount, replaceable
STANDARD FINISHGloss Maverick Gray Pearl with Fluorescent Yellow and Platinum Graphics, Platinum Fork and Stay fills, Fluorescent Yellow Logos
OPTIONAL FINISHESN/A, please see Altum LE for custom finish options.
FORK SPECSPARLEE Road Carbon, tapered steerer, integrated crown race, QR, 280g
HEADSETIntegrated Cane Creek, IS41 upper, IS47 lower

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