2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part Two

Parlee TT $6,400

The elegantly classical design of the Parlee TT—sharp airfoil tubeshapes and a traditional stem-and-steerer tube aerobar attachment system—is complemented by the frame’s cutting-edge geometry. Parlee effectively creates two different bikes by offering the TT with standard geometry and a second complete line of “tall” frames. The “tall” sizes have 2cm of additional head tube length, which allows the bike to fit a wider range of realistic positions without sacrificing stability or stiffness. Both versions handle exceptionally well, riding the border between stability and agility. Despite the name TT, this bike has a steep seat tube angle and true triathlon-specific geometry. Parleecycles.com