Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fast, Not Cheap, And Under Eleven Pounds – 10.36 lb Parlee Road Bike

All we really know about this bike is what we see in front of us and what we can read on Cycle Zine. Oh right, and it weighs in at 10.36 lbs.
The bike is built up with all the craziness from THM-Carbones, AX Lightness, Lightweight, and of course, Sram.
More artfully executed photos by Puck Ananta and (most) component prices and weights after the break.

The bike is outfitted with a whole bunch of crazy stuff from THM-Carbones, including this 235 gram $700 fork (assuming this is the Scapula SP, but I can’t read what it says on the fork leg).

$1000 120 gram rear derailleur? Sure, why not?
When you have brakes and a rear derailleur that cost $1000 each, a $1400 crankset doesn’t seem all that absurd now does it? Especially when it weighs 410 grams.
Um, this brake set costs over $1000 itself…alone. Just the brakes.

The wheels are AX Lightness 42s – 930 grams, approximately $3300

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