The Altum Disc has its roots in the Z series as well as the Altum, but perhaps it is more different than similar. A lot of innovation went into the Altum disc and that is something to get excited about.
The Altum Disc shares almost the same geometry as the Altum. The only difference being the slightly longer chainstays on the Altum disc. It is lighter than before and its tubes have been innovated to be lighter and stronger.
There is a revolution going on in the road bike world with many companies introducing disc versions of their best bikes, and Parlee is right there with them. Parlee engineered its bike to allow for a seamless integration with disc brakes.
Parlee designed a modular rear dropout for the Altum Disc that accepts QR135 or through axle 142mm wheels. And in the front it designed a specially built fork that can handle the extra stress of disc brakes. It has a 15mm through axle design. This allows for added stiffness and steering precision. And even better, the frame and fork are fully compatible with either mechanical or hydraulic braking. And for 2017 the Altum Disc will switch to flat mount disk brakes.
So take your Altum Disc out in the gnarliest of conditions and it will perform like it would on an 80 degree sunny day.
Frame: Parlee high modulus SL carbon
Fork: Parlee carbon disc
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: 15mm Thru x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8Ó - 1 1/4Ó
Headset Included: Yes, integrated Cane Creek
Bottom Bracket Type: Press Fit 30
Cable Routing: Internal, mechanical or electric
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc, post mount
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: Modular dropouts, QR x 135mm or 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 43.4cm XS | 45.5cm SM | 47.2cm MD | 49.2cm ML | 50.6cm LG | 52cm XL |
Colors: Black Red Pixel, Gloss Obsidian with Diablo Green and Riviera Blue accents, custom finishes available (+$300)
Weight: 840g-960g | 1.85-2.12lbs