Originally Posted by Bacchus
Bacchus, the Parlees at the show were around the 14.5lb mark. Carbon wheels made by Lightweight (brand - might be German), carbon bars and Campagnlo Record group apart from Stronglight Pulsion cranks. Makes my Colnago C40 look flabby (like the rider
) at 17lb. Framewight of the Parlee Z1SL was 850gms(1.87lbs?)
, the Z2 and Z3 came in at 1050gms (2.3lbs?).
I agree that pursuit of low at the exclusion of other factors is a blind alley, and frankly it doesn't interest me that much. Let's be honest any decent bike would be too good for me, I have no real intention of racing again, but I do love beautiful bicycles, always have, so I really do want something that is achingly beautiful in both form and function. The Time has the latter but probably not the former. The Look has good marks in both, but not top marks. The Colnago and the Parlee both really hit the spot.
BTW I don't know whether you get to see the weekly comic Cycling Weekly over in the US but each summer thay do their race bike of the Year road test. Last year the Time VXR beat off the C50, Trek, De Rosa, Litespeed and a couple of others. Fresh field this year and Look 585 took the honours. Maybe I'll just end up doing nothing
PS if my wife asks about this, you know nothing, never heard of me, Ok?
PPS picture of Colnago E1 not C50 but that's the paint job (or non-paint job) I like