Parlee Cycles

Parlee was founded in 2000 with a simple but lofty goal: to build the best bikes in the world. With 20+ years’ experience in the boat-building business, Bob Parlee understood the capabilities of composite materials. Carbon fiber was the obvious choice to take performance bikes to the next level, but Bob found that this incredibly capable material wasn’t being utilized to its full potential.

Carbon fiber opens up a world of opportunity when it comes to optimizing tube sizes and shapes: they can be fine-tuned to highlight properties such as weight, strength, durability, and compliance. By perfecting lay-up schedules and molding techniques, manufacturers can create lighter, faster, more comfortable bikes. That’s what Parlee Cycles has been doing for years.

Every company claims to use the highest strength materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. The reality is that carbon fiber allows bicycle designers to become stylists. Frames can be molded and shaped in all imaginable forms but style doesn't always correlate to performance. Parlee focuses on designing and engineering bikes that are fast, light, durable, and fun to ride. 

Never using unnecessary shapes in the name of design, Parlee's guiding principle is efficiency. They use carbon fiber strategically to achieve a certain level of performance. To create a bike specifically for you that does exactly what it’s intended to do—whether that’s road racing, daily training rides, cyclocross or all-day gravel adventures.

Targeted performance meets tailor-made fit: This is what defines a Parlee bike.

Ever since they pioneered the first fully customizable carbon-fiber road racing frames more than 15 years ago, Parlee have been pushing the envelope with breakthrough designs. Instead of chasing trends, they pursue real innovations that improve the ride quality and performance of their bicycles.

Every new Parlee bike builds on the success of its predecessor. They don’t change for change’s sake, and are not interested in superfluous styling.

At Parlee, the focus never strays from performance. They 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.