The guiding principle for Parlee is efficiency. The key to pushing performance is to use carbon fiber strategically to maximize its characteristics. Carbon fiber is perfect for building bikes because it has such a high strength to weight ratio. This is why the styling makes no sense. All it does is add weight and take away from ride quality. It is akin to putting fins a car — they may look cool, but they are not going to make it perform better.
Efficient use of material leads to good performance. This unrelenting focus on efficiency in our designs leads to better performance. Better acceleration. Better tracking on technical descents. Lighter weights. Unmatched durability. Remarkable comfort. That is what sets Parlee apart.