Parlee Introduces SLi Road Bike Option for Electronic Shifting Groups

first_imgParlee has a new SLi frame that’s a Di2-only version of their SL full carbon road frame that removes all shifter cable stops and runs the electronic wires internally. It has a custom battery mount bonded to the carbon chainstay, which puts it out of the way and keeps the center of gravity low. Price is the same as the regular SL, $4,700, and includes a ENVE 1.0 fork, carbon seatpost clamp and carbon front derailleur clamp. Weight between the SL and SLi frames will be within 15-20g – it loses the weight of the cable stops but gains the battery mount.Lots of closeup detail pics and more info after the break, plus their new solution to running standard Shimano cranks on new PFBB30 frames! They used Shimano’s short battery mount attached to a mount bonded directly to the frame for a super clean look.The other difference is the SLi gets a PFBB30, where current models of the Z5 and SL have regular BB30 for now. When making the switch to PFBB30, they needed a solution for running Shimano’s standard cranks. Rather than rely on existing bearings with adapters, they developed a new alloy bearing cup that presses into the frame and fits standard Shimano cranks. What’s really cool is this piece will fit any PFBB30 frame and should be available aftermarket soon.The SLi is also available through their custom program, which uses non-standard lug and tube construction (as in, the lugs are wrapped together to allow custom angles and geometry), shown above and below and in the pic highlighting the PFBB30 adapter.They’ll probably be doing an “i” version of the Z5 in the future, especially as Ultegra Di2 comes around.last_img read more

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Macfarlanes posts PEP of £1.7m as Mills & Reeve boosts staff bonus pot

first_imgCity firm Macfarlanes has become the latest firm to report a stellar year, posting an increase in its operating surplus and record profit per equity partner (PEP).Operating profit came in at £107m, an increase of nearly 25% on the previous 12 months, while PEP was £1.7m, up 25.5%. Turnover climbed 20% to £201.5m, revealing an operating margin that makes Macfarlanes one of the most profitable law firms in the Square Mile.The firm said the results reflected a great year and one in which nearly all its markets were buoyant.A spokesperson for the firm said: ‘We live in an age of increasing volatility and law firm financial performance is bound to reflect that. Our firm is no different and we expect our results to show variable growth year on year. This year has started encouragingly, but there are many potential headwinds out there. We expect the coming year to be more challenging and we do not expect to enjoy the level of growth that we saw last year every year.’Meanwhile, national firm Mills & Reeve said its staff would be sharing a £2m bonus pot after a ‘stellar year’.The firm did not provide profit figures but said turnover rose to a record £106.3m – an increase of 14% on 2017.‘As a result of the strong financial performance the firm has announced the largest-ever all staff bonus pool of £2m, equivalent to 7% of the firm’s salary bill. This equates to a bonus for every full-time employee who has been with the firm for at least a year,’ the firm said.This equates to a bonus of £2,273 for every full-time member of staff who meets the criterion. Additional sums are awarded to staff who have been with the firm for over three years and five years. There is also a pro rata bonus for members of staff who are part-time and/or who have not been with the firm for the whole financial year.last_img read more

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Irish Eventers travel to France for World Championships

first_img 15 October 2014, 12:09 Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  Irish Eventers travel to France for World Championships Team Ireland’s eventers travel to Le Lion d’Angers (FRA) this weekend for the FEI WBFSH World Eventing Championships for Young Horses. Elsewhere on the eventing circuit, Ireland will be represented at Elkton in Maryland (USA). On the showjumping circuit, FEI World Cup Qualifier action continues in Oslo (SWE). Irish showjumpers will also compete at Vilamoura (POR), Odense (DEN), Wiener Neustadt (AUT), Chevenez (SUI), Cagnes-Sur-Mer (FRA), Harrisburg Pennsylvania (USA), Asten (NED), Del Mar California (USA) and Lier (BEL). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Irish Eventers travel to France for World Championships Tags:last_img read more

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