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Parlee ESX Frameset

Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset
Parlee ESX Frameset

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Specifications
Frame Weight900 - 1050 grams
Fork Weight320 grams
MaterialParlee Recurve Carbon
Bottom Bracket ShellPress Fit 30, carbon
SeatpostParlee Recurve Carbon, (0 or 25 mm offset)
BrakesDirect mount
Cable RoutingInternal, Mechanical and Di2 Compatible
Parlee ESX Frameset Small $5,499.00 Notify Me When Available
Parlee ESX Frameset Small, w/ Flex Fit $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset Medium $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset Medium w/ Flex Fit $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset Medium-Large $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset Medium-Large w/ Flex Fit $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset Large $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset Large w/ Flex Fit $5,499.00 In Stock
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Parlee ESX Frameset X-Large $5,499.00 In Stock
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Details

Over a decade long relationship with Parlee we've had the pleasure of building up frames suited to our customers unique needs. Often times the criteria of a specific build were obviously suited to a Parlee frameset. As the public became more knowledgeable on the benefits of aerodynamic framesets for everyday riding and rolling terrain there a void quickly developed for comfortable five plus hour aero road frames. Now, thanks to the hard work by everyone at Parlee we're happy to introduce the ESX Frameset by Parlee. The latest in the category of "aero road" bikes that effectively balances stiffness, aerodynamics and comfort. This bike is destined to stand out in the peloton with its unique aerodynamic profile but is far more likely to stand out to the rider as fatigue is lessened and the efficiency is realized.

Drawing from a wealth of experience designing and manufacturing boats that move through water with as little drag as possible, Bob Parlee was able to create the "Recurve tubing" system utilized by the ESX. This is the explanation for the unusual top and downtube shapes. The Recurve tubing was designed to minimize drag, maximize torsional stiffness, while simultaneously creating a desirable ride quality for long days in the saddle.

With every frame in the aero-road market looking to stand out we're happy that Parlee created a platform for us to build a bike with almost any component system and wheel of our choosing. The ESX can be internally routed for both electric and mechanical shift systems and accommodates up to a 28c tire size.

Available in five "Flex-Fit" sizes, with 10 different stack and reach combinations, the ESX is ideal for riders looking for an aerodynamic build that they can dial-in to their exact body specifications. One aspect of fitting an ESX frame that, in particular, stood out to us was their elimination of a tall and short frame set. Many of you probably know from other models that you could get a medium tall and a medium short frame. The tall and short differentiated in head tube length. This means that you had to pick up front the geometry best for you before purchasing. The ESX now is interchangeable between tall and short geometries using a spacer system. This means the we, or you, can play around with a wider range of handle bar positions with the same frame.

In the fashion of whats typically expected from Parlee frames, all these benefits come in at and impressive 950 grams. Sub-kilo road frames are nothing new and not considered extremely light, but when looking at the aero-road category sub-kilo is a platform you could consider building an Alpe d'Huez slaying machine on that would urge you to sprint for the town limit signs all the way back home.

Assembly

We recommend that assembly of a high end frame set such as the Z5i be performed by an experienced professional. At Fair Wheel Bikes, we can provide helpful suggestions for component selection as well as partial assembly prior to shipment. Contact us directly for more details.

For those wishing to run a Shimano Hollowtech II crankset, a Parlee PF30 adapter specifically designed for use with their frames is available.

ESX Geometry
 S S w/
flex-fit
top cap
M M w/
flex-fit
top cap
ML ML w/
flex-fit
top cap
L L w/
flex-fit
top cap
XL XL w/
flex-fit
top cap
Actual Seat Tube (C-C) 45.5 45.5 47.2 47.2 49.2 49.2 50.6 50.6 52 52
Top Tube Length
(virtual)
52.5 52.5 54.5 54.5 56 56 57.5 57.5 58.5 58.5
Head Angle 72.5 72.5 73 73 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat Tube Angle 74 74 73.5 73.5 73 73 73 73 72.5 72.5
Chainstay Length 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41 41
Bottom Bracket Drop 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Fork Rake 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
Standover Height 75.2 75.2 76.9 76.9 78.7 78.7 80.2 80.2 82.3 82.3
Head Tube Length 13.9 16.5 15.6 18.2 17.3 19.9 18.9 21.5 21.2 23.8
Front Center 56.7 56.7 57.8 57.8 58.3 58.3 59.8 59.8 60.2 60.2
Wheelbase 96.7 96.7 97.8 97.8 98.3 98.3 99.8 99.8 100.2 100.2
Stack 542 567 560 585 578 603 593 618 615 640
Reach 369 361 379 371 383 375 394 386 392 385

Ordering a Frameset

Most all Framesets are available two weeks from order sometimes sooner.

Custom Color Options

We're always happy to work with you and Parlee to get your perfect bike. This oftentimes means custom paint. If you order a frame and want custom paint done we can work with you. Simply let us know in the order notes and we'll contact you about paint options.

Ordering a Complete Bike

If you're interested in ordering a complete Parlee ESX with Shimano, Campagnolo or SRAM this is where to start. Every bike we build, package and deliver to our customers is customized to be as versatile as you. Using the ESX as a platform we can build a bike well versed throughout varying terrain. We can maximize the aerodynamic potential to create a platform that will get you through the valleys between climbs and down descents with the sharpest of hairpins.

Below we've laid out some example builds to give you an idea of what's possible with different wheelset / groupo combinations and pricing. Using our team of full time builders — with decades of fitting, racing and industry experience between them — you can be sure to customize your next bike to exactly what you need. Contact us to get started on your project today.

Groupo Dura Ace Di2 Dura Ace Ultegra
Wheelset HED Ardennes +LT HED Ardennes +LT HED Ardennes +LT
Handle Bars 3T Team Stealth 3T Team Stealth 3T Team Stealth
Stem 3T ARX Team Stealth 3T ARX Team Stealth 3T ARX Team Stealth
Seatpost Parlee Recurve Carbon Parlee Recurve Carbon Parlee Recurve Carbon
Saddle Fizik Arione Fizik Arione Fizik Arione
Skewers HED HED HED
Tyres Michelin PRO4 Michelin PRO4 Michelin PRO4
Shifter / Brake Levers Shimano 9070 Shimano 9000 Shimano 6800
Brakes Shimano 9000 Direct Mount Shimano 9000 Direct Mount Shimano 6800 Direct Mount
Crankset Shimano 9000 Shimano 9000 Shimano 6800
Bottom Bracket PARLEE PF30 PARLEE PF30 PARLEE PF30
Front Der. Shimano 9070 Shimano 9000 Shimano 6800
Rear Der. Shimano 9070 Shimano 9000 Shimano 6800
Cassette Shimano 9000 Shimano 9000 Shimano 6800
Chain Shimano 9000 Shimano 9000 Shimano 6800
Handlebar Tape Lizard Skins DSP Lizard Skins DSP Lizard Skins DSP
Cables / Housing Shimano Shimano Shimano
Bottle Cages Fairwheel Carbon Fairwheel Carbon Fairwheel Carbon
Price (USD) $8,899 $7,799 $6,499
Groupo SRAM Red SRAM Force 22 Campagnolo Super Record
Wheelset HED Ardennes +LT HED Ardennes +LT HED Ardennes +LT
Handle Bars 3T Team Stealth 3T Team Stealth 3T Team Stealth
Stem 3T ARX Team Stealth 3T ARX Team Stealth 3T ARX Team Stealth
Seatpost Parlee Recurve Carbon Parlee Recurve Carbon Parlee Recurve Carbon
Saddle Fizik Arione Kium Fizik Arione Kium Fizik Arione Kium
Skewers HED HED HED
Tyres Michelin PRO4 Michelin PRO4 Michelin PRO4
Shifter / Brake Levers SRAM Red22 SRAM Force22 Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes TRP Direct Mount Brakes TRP Direct Mount Brakes TRP Direct Mount Brakes
Crankset SRAM Red22 PF30 SRAM Force22 PF30 Campagnolo Super Record
Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30 SRAM PF30 PARLEE Campagnolo PF30
Front Der. SRAM Red22 SRAM Force22 Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Der. SRAM Red22 SRAM Force22 Campagnolo Super Record
Cassette SRAM XG 1190 SRAM 1170 Campagnolo Super Record
Chain SRAM 1190 SRAM 1170 Campagnolo Record
Handlebar Tape Lizard Skins DSP Lizard Skins DSP Lizard Skins DSP
Bottle Cages Fairwheel Carbon Fairwheel Carbon Fairwheel Carbon
Price (USD) $7,799 $6,799 $8,299