Parlee Cycles was founded by Bob Parlee in 2000. The company is located in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States. The company builds custom handmade carbon bicycles. Mr. Parlee has 20+ years of experience in the boat-building business, which helped him to understand the capabilities of composite materials.
“Carbon fiber is perfect for building bikes because it has such a high strength-to-weight ratio and that’s why it doesn’t make sense to focus on styling, which just adds weight and reduces ride quality. It’s akin to putting fins on a car. They may look cool, but they don’t make the car faster. Instead, our guiding principle is efficiency. We use carbon fiber strategically to achieve a certain level of performance. To create a bike specifically for you that does exactly what it’s intended to do-whether that’s road racing, daily training rides, cyclocross or all-day epics.”
“Targeted performance meets tailor-made fit. That’s what defines a Parlee bike.” -Bob Parlee