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Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations include the following conditions for a vehicle to be classified as a power-assisted bicycle:

  • They must have pedals and be capable of being propelled by muscular power;
  • Less than 500W of electric motor output;
  • Incapable of providing further assistance above 32km/h;
  • The motor must not engage before you attain a speed of 3km/h.

All Opus electric bicycles conform to these conditions.

Each Canadian province sets its own highway traffic codes, and for the most part any power-assisted bicycle is treated just like any other bike. That is, no licence or insurance are required, and e-bikes are fully legal to use on public roadways. Note, however, that there are age restrictions in some territories, and helmet laws apply equally to e-bikes. We suggest that you look up your local regulations to make sure you’re fully compliant with the laws.

All Opus electric bikes feature “Pedal Assist,” which regulates the power delivery from the electric motor. Basically, sensors on the bike detect how hard you’re pedalling and control the motor’s output so it corresponds to your effort. The harder you pedal, the stronger the assist.

The percentage of assist is controllable on the bikes. As a result, you’ll get greater range with a low level of assist, or use less effort with a high level of assist. When you stop pedalling, the sensors tell the motor to shut off to save power.

The sensors also tell the motor when you’re travelling above 32 km/h, so that it will stop assisting you. While it is possible to ride faster than 32 km/h, you’ll be doing it by muscle power alone.

A battery’s charge can be looked at several ways, but the easiest number to consult is the Watt-Hour rating. The voltage of the battery, multiplied by the amp-hour rating, yields the watt-hour rating, or Wh. This gives you a rough idea of possible range.

It all depends! Many variables will affect the battery life and maximum distance that you can travel on a full charge. The weight of the rider and the cargo weight, the type of terrain - a hilly course in particular - and strong headwinds are factors that will reduce the range that can be covered. For more specific information, please refer to the user manuals for each system.

The batteries on the Opus electric bikes can be charged with a charger (which is supplied with the bike) plugged into a conventional 120-volt outlet. Lights on the batteries indicate the state of charge so you can monitor its progress. Circuitry in the chargers prevent from over-charging the batteries.

As a general rule, you can expect an approximately 80% charge in two hours, and a full charge in four hours for LRT models that come with higher amperage chargers. A six-hour charge time is required for bikes not in this range to reach full battery capacity.

Opus electric bikes are built with quality parts, and assembled and tested in our Montreal facility. Apart from the normal maintenance associated with a standard bicycle, the electric drive systems require the following basic maintenance:

  • Before storing the bike for an extended period, the user must partially charge the battery, so that it is at 80% of its capacity. Once the latter has been removed and placed in a dry and cool place, the user must ensure that the cables and connectors are well protected in order to avoid being damaged.

As for the OPUS electrically assisted systems, here are the main points :

  • The Opus electric bikes equipped with the Shimano STePS ebike drive system uses a proprietary drive unit that includes the motor, control unit and BB axle. The controls and display unit are connected with standard Di2 cables, and the system can be customized, updated and diagnosed using the standard Shimano e-tube program that connects to a computer via USB cables. Please see an authorized Opus dealer to service the Shimano STePS system.
  • The Pendix and Vittoria systems have two main components, the battery and the motor unit. A simple flashing light will indicate a problem with either unit, which can easily be serviced by an authorized Opus service location.
  • Used during numerous road tests, in the face of the worst Canadian weather conditions, the two systems provided impeccable performance, regardless of the season.
  • A note about winter use: since the battery life decreases in very cold weather, the latter must be warmed up - reach a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius - before being recharged, in order to avoir the deterioration of its cells.

As a Canadian company, Opus Bike is committed to being more sustainable and defending active transportation, commuting and a healthier lifestyle. 

Cycling is a rewarding and liberating experience. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy their electric bike and be assured that the end of life of any potentially harmful component to the environment has been planned in a safe and responsible manner. The disposal of batteries in landfills can cause serious damage to the environment and that is why Opus is in partnership with the organization Call2recycle.

Opus understands that as an industry, we have a responsibility to mitigate our impact on the environment and pursue the idea of improving, creating a more sustainable future for all.

Yes, please have your serial number in hand (located on the frame, under the bottom bracket), and click here.

To find the serial number of your Opus bicycle, look under the bottom bracket of your bicycle. The serial number is an alphanumeric code on a sticker or engraved in the frame. 

For Electric bikes, the serial number will be located under the bottom bracket or along the downtube. It is also indicated on the small accessory box that was given to you by your Opus authorized dealer. 

If you are looking for the serial number of the electric battery key, it is located on the small accessory box provided by your authorized Opus dealer. It is also on the key chain provided with your keys. Always keep the key chain and the spare key in a safe location. 

See our warranty policy here.

All Opus authorized retailers will be happy to service all Opus bicycles. However, there is no way to tell how a bicycle was used by a previous owner. Therefore our warranty does not cover second-hand bicycles. The OPUS warranty applies exclusively to the original owner, cannot be transferred, and takes effect from the date of purchase.

Any claim related to this guarantee must be made through an authorized Opus retailer. To submit a claim, the claimant must submit the original proof of purchase (purchase receipt), which must include the names of the purchaser and retailer, the date of purchase, model, year, and serial number of the bike, and proof that the purchaser has paid the full amount shown on the purchase invoice (handwritten receipts/invoices are not accepted.)

All OPUS dealers can order a replacement hanger for you from our warranty center. Your can find your nearest OPUS retailer here.

OPUS warranty claims must be handled through an authorized OPUS retailer. Your can find your nearest OPUS retailer here.

While carbon composites can be repaired, it depends on the severity and location of the damage. Opus Bicycles does not repair damaged frames. Your OPUS retailer may be able to put you in contact with a local composite repair center.

Please contact us at [email protected] as in some cases, we might be able to help.

The warranty on OPUS bicycles does not apply in the case of damage or defect caused by an accident ; if the bicycle has been subjected to improper, abusive or negligent use ; or if it has been used for commercial purposes or for competitions.

No. Any changes to the frame or components will automatically void your bike’s warranty. This does not cover the installation or use of parts or accessories that are inappropriate or incompatible with the bike as sold and not provided by Opus.

No. Any changes to the frame or components will automatically void your bike’s warranty. The warranty policy does not cover the installation or use of parts or accessories that are inappropriate or incompatible with the bike as sold and not provided by Opus.

Opus bikes are sold through our authorized retailers only.

You can use our 'Dealer Locator' to find your local retailer.

  • Enter your address.
  • Find the closest store from the list on the left hand side or click on a pin from the map to show contact info.
  • Contact the dealer, or dealers, of your choice to learn more about their availability and inventory. 

Find your nearest OPUS retailer by clicking on the "find a retailer" tab at the top of the page.

Yes, select OPUS retailers participate in our demo program. Contact your local OPUS retailer for more information.

Each OPUS model has a specific geometry chart as well as rider recommendations based on height. You’ll find geometry charts on each model’s web page. 

Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll gladly help you.

Yes, you can view all previous years’ catalogs here.

Currently, OPUS bikes are only distributed across Canada.

An owner’s manual is included in the box with each OPUS bike when it’s shipped to the dealer. The sales agent should give you the manual upon purchase. If it’s been misplaced, you can download a copy here.

There is a link at the bottom of the page on under "Product Manuals", but you can download a copy here.

Refer to the rack manufacturer’s user’s guide and follow proper tightening instructions. In all cases, over-tighening of a rack clamp can damage a carbon frame and is not coverted by the OPUS warranty. 

Yes, but always refer to the trainer manufacturer’s user guide and follow proper installation instructions.

We have suggested guidelines based on our frames and forks. However, you should check with your dealer to ensure that your particular OPUS bike meets your needs.

Yes, any bike store can service your OPUS bicycle. However, OPUS warranty claims must be handled through an authorized OPUS retailer. You can find your nearest OPUS retailer here.

Founded in 2000, we believe that cycling improves people's quality of life, ever since the design of our very first bicycle. Cycling allows you to discover the world, experience new adventures and bond with other enthusiasts. Each outing provides its share of sensations. It is an experience like no other.

That's why we make bikes, and why we encourage so many people to ride bikes. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to see a new rider learn about the joys of cycling.

Proudly Canadian, we are the in-house bike brand of Outdoor Gear Canada (OGC). We are distributed across Canada and are proud to offer you quality bikes that not only meet your riding style, but your lifestyle. For more info, click here.

OPUS bikes are designed by our dedicated team at our Montreal headquarters. This includes the design of the frames (elaboration of the geometry, design and choice of tubes), the choice of components and accessories down to the smallest graphic details. Our bikes are designed with durability and functionality in mind without compromising an aesthetic that won't go out of style. We carefully choose the parts and materials for each of our bikes, without exception. Our thinking is based first and foremost on the needs of the cyclist and easy maintenance.

OPUS electrically assisted bicycles are assembled and then tested in our Montreal facilities. To ensure the highest standards of quality and safety, every bolt and component is carefully inspected, lubricated and adjusted by our highly skilled assembly team. The rest of the "muscle" type bikes and children's bikes are assembled in Asia with the same standards as the bikes coming our of our headquarters.

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