Parlee RZ7 LE

More watts, less grams. Parlee's shape-shifting aero fuselage

"Bob Parlee was an aerodynamic expert before we all thought it was important!"

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The lightest aero frame in the world - 870 grams

Parlee RZ7 - there is a storm coming!

Bob Parlee knows a bit about both aerodynamics and fluid dynamics from his time as a America's Cup /Olympic boat designer. It was only a matter of time before Parlee tacked from his trademark super-minimal classic road shapes, made from the cleanest carbon that you ever saw, to a more radical silhouette designed to cheat the wind.

"More watts, less grams. Parlee's shape-shifting aero fuselage"


RZ7 in the wind-tunnel. Bob Parlee was an aerodynamic expert before we all thought it was important!

What is Parlee Recurve™?

Recurve™ is Parlee's very own airfoil design, derived from the designs Bob Parlee originally formulated for America’s Cup racing sailboats. Recurve is aimed at metric-driven athletes who are always seeking to improve or racers on the eternal quest for free speed.

Recurve™ Advantages:

  1. Maintains, and at some yaw angles improves drag reduction of established airfoils.
  2. Balances lateral and vertical stiffness of tube sections; improves ride quality without sacrificing aerodynamics.

RZ7 Design Highlights:

  • Lightweight - 870 grams for size Medium is quite frankly astonishing
  • System integration - fully optimised and hidden cables give a clean aesthetic and smaller aerodynamic footprint
  • The RZ7 seat-post incorporates a reversible rail clamp system - dial between 0mm and 25mm offset in seconds - move between road and TT

Available as a complete bike from £6597 (Force AXS) or £4903 for frameset only

Parlee RZ7 Geometry

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