The Opus Horizon makes an end season appearance at Canadian Cycling for a top down bike review including some on/off road ride impressions.
“At $3,500, the Horizon checks a lot of different boxes without breaking the bank.”
“The Horizon is billed as Opus’ all-road machine. With ample clearance for tires as wide as 42 mm, it’s a bike you can take nearly wherever you fancy if you’ve set it up right. Extra bottle cage bolts on the downtube and rack mounts make it equipped for bike packing trips while fender mounts mean it can easily be set up as a winter or foul weather bike. All that is balanced by the robust carbon layup that makes the bike relatively light and pleasingly responsive when I put in a dig to gain speed.”
“The Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brake groupset is right on for this bike. It was my first time on the new 105 groupset and it left me very impressed. It feels more dialled than the previous 105 generations. There’s a bit more feedback on shifts but everything happens very smoothly. There’s nothing fancy about 105 but it gets the job done reliably without breaking the bank which suits what Opus was trying to do with this bike. Hydraulic disc brakes are a no-brainer providing powerful braking where and when it’s needed.” – Philippe Tremblay
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