SLEEK, FAST AND COMFORTABLE - The Parlee Nytro spec TT Custom Triathlon / TT is the perfect bike to be used against the clock. Whether you are a time-trialist, duathlete, triathlete or track racer, there is no faster bike available. The goal with our TT design was simple. Create the best performing bike for individual efforts against the clock. You might expect that given Parlee's background in developing NACA-based low-drag sections, we would be speaking endlessly about the aerodynamic qualities of this design.
Maximum performance depends on a unique blend of fit, ride quality, efficiency and aerodynamics. If an athlete can't be in the ideal position where comfort and power are maximized and road shock is minimized, then all the aero tricks in the world won't make you faster.
Cycling Weekly says about our road frames 'the road feels smoother when riding the PARLEE'. As important as this is on a road frame, take into account being in a full tuck on an aero bar with a deep section front wheel and disc out back. Comfort does matter.
Low drag is great but if you can't comfortably put out your maximum wattage, there is no point. For the first time on a stock geometry bike, you can get each of our sizes with one of two head tube heights. This is important because every athlete has their own individual position where power, comfort and aerodynamics can be maximized along with predictable handling and precise steering. This, along with our unique, multi-position seat post, provides the widest range of fit options. Fit is key.
All of the sections are bike specific, optimized NACA-derived, low-speed sections designed exclusively for the typical, variable wind conditions faced by cyclists racing solo against the wind. Equally fast in a 0 degree (head-on) as in varying crosswind conditions. Cable routing and brake mounting are as clean as possible. The cables take the shortest possible path from the controls to the point where they enter the frame. Cables remain out of the airstream as much as possible. The rear brake sits under the chain stays. The top tube is perfectly parallel to the ground. Frontal area is reduced as much as possible, but nothing gimmicky is added that takes away from the handling or set up.
While our focus was elsewhere first, we simply built one of the lightest time trial machines on the market without sacrificing comfort.
A quick glance at any review ever written about a PARLEE will show that we get the balance between stiffness and comfort. Why should an aero bike be any less responsive? A stout drive train delivers exceptional sprints and out of the saddle feel. Expect our TT to respond to pedal input just like our road bikes.