It now says: Mark Legg-Compton has confirmed they are helping to test and develop a new carbon frame, but assured CXM that Katie will be racing on her Scandium Primus Mootry frames again this year.
But it used to say: Although the pair is mum when asked about the spy photo or a possible change in bikes for this season, we suspect it’s a new Parlee ‘cross frame custom built for Compton.
Why Parlee? Earlier in the year we grabbed the photo below of Compton’s Primus Mootry rig, complete with a $100 carbon fiber Parlee front derailleur clamp. While Compton has been known to buy the equipment she wants to ride, we suspect this clamp (pictured below) was the start of a long-term relationship.
I checked out the bike this weekend and Parlee makes a sweet looking bike. It's a nude carbon frame with clean lines. It does not have that over animated carbon look. All the lugs to tube construction is smooth and clean. Congrats to Mark Legg, who piloted the Parlee to a win in the 35+ race.