Parlee Altum Dura Ace Disc Brake Build

Parlee Altum Dura Ace Disc Brake

If you’ve been following some of our custom bike builds lately you’ll have noticed that we, and our customers, are big fans of the Parlee Altum. We even built a gravel grinder on it and were able to squeeze some 28-30mm tires on that ride. But, obviously where this frame shines is as a workhorse all around road bike. If you’re interested in an Altum, contact us and start your next bike build.

Shimano Hydraulic
Disc Brakes

Since this is a semi-custom build and doesn’t feature many of our boutique components it’s worth taking the time to talk about Shimano Hydraulic Discs. Regardless of your feelings about discs in the peleton I’d highly recommend checking out hydraulic disc for your commuter / rain bike. The feel, performance and modulation of Shimano discs are impressive. One of the main benefits of going Shimano Disc vs other component manufacturers is its integration with Di2. This is because with the lever only housing a couple buttons and a chip the body of the lever has a lot of room leftover for hydraulic parts. There is a noticeable rise on the leading top portion of the lever but it is nowhere near that of Sram’s levers leaving you with a comfortable perch on the hoods.

Build List: 16.87 lbs

Frame / Fork Parlee Altum Disc
Front Hub DT 240 Centerlock
Rear Hub DT 240 Centerlock
Rims Easton R90 SL Clincher
Spokes Sapim Race
Nipples Sapim Brass
Skewers DT Swiss
Tires Hutchinson 25c Intensive
Tubes Tubeless
Cranks Dura Ace
BB Praxis
Bars Enve carbon
Handlebar Tape Lizard Skings DSP
Shift Levers Shimano Di2 Hydro
Stem Enve Carbon / Mount
Saddle Specialized
Seatpost Parlee Offset
Headset Parlee
Spacers Carbon
Front Derailleur Dura Ace Di2
Rear Derailleur Dura Ace Di2
Chain Kmc X11SL
Cassette Dura Ace 9000
Pedals Speedplay Zero
Calipers Shimano 785
Rotors Ashima AI
Mounting bolts Steel
Seat collar Parlee
Bottle Cages FWB Carbon

Parlee Altum Disc Image Gallery

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