Our History & Process
Innovate with Purpose
Since our formative year in the 1990's we have pushed the envelope with breakthrough designs. We never bother chasing trends. Instead, we pursue real innovations that improve the ride quality and performance.
Beyond our well-known achievements in custom geometry, Parlee was also first to create a sub-900 gram carbon fiber road frame. A few years later we broke the 800-gram barrier. Along the way, our designs have been recognized with major accolades including Bicycling Magazine’s Editors’ Choice, Race Bike of the Year (Cycling Weekly) and Eurobike Design awards.
We’ve made our mark by following our own path. Our progress is measured, our evolution organic. Every new Parlee bike builds on the success of its predecessor. We don’t change for change’s sake, and we’re not interested in superfluous styling. Massive downtubes and box-shaped bottom brackets might make for good sales fodder, but we choose to avoid trendy marketing features that only add bulk without improving the ride quality.
At Parlee, our focus never strays. We constantly engineer, test and refine every tube shape to meet specific goals. From ultra-light, super-stiff race bikes to silky smooth endurance, gravel or cyclocross machines, each one is purpose-built for a specific type of ride.
20+ years of innovation: