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Podcast #089 – How Parlee Cycles Rebooted

podcast interview with new parlee cycles owner john harrison

A little while back, Parlee Cycles filed for bankruptcy protection and seemed like another big brand suffering the consequences of the pandemic boom and bust.

But now they’re back, with a new owner, new ideas, and fresh funding. My guest today is John Harrison, a long-time Parlee fan and tech turnaround guy who saw an opportunity to breathe new life into the legendary drop bar brand.

We talk about what led to Parlee’s bankruptcy, what they learned from it, and more importantly where the brand is headed and what new bikes are on the horizon!

It’s a great chat, and if you’re a fan of the brand like I am, it’s definitely a big sigh of relief to see that they’re building a company that’s focused on smart growth and continuing their heritage of premium bikes and forward-thinking designs. I’m excited to see them back in action and to know that Bob Parlee is still involved.

Check out the official press release and more images in this post.

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