Technology

FRAME MATERIALS



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    GAMMA 30 CARBON
    Mix of high-modulus and high resistance carbons for optimum balance of weight, comfort, performance and durability.

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    META 30 ALLOY
    Advanced hydro or mechanically formed 6061 tubing in conjunction with triple butting.

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    META 20 ALLOY
    Double butted 6061 tubing.

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    META 10 ALLOY
    Single butted 6061 tubing.

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    6061 ALLOY
    Light and durable premium grade 6061 aluminum for youth-sized frames.

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    META 20 STEEL
    Double butted chrome molybdenum tubing.

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    META 10 STEEL
    Hi-tensile steel tubing.

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    FEATHERWEIGHT
    Extra-light frame and components for easy handling and pedaling.

FORK MATERIALS




  • CARBON FORK
    A carbon fork delivers the best balance of lightweight, compliance and comfort.


  • ALLOY FORK
    Lightweight aluminum fork for better handling and weight savings.

BENEFITS




  • PROGRESSIVE GEOMETRY
    Even progression between sizes eliminating gaps, yielding a wide range of possibilities for a custom-like fit.


  • OPTIMIZED GEARING
    Tailored gear range for its specific use; benefiting from the maximum number of useable gears.


  • EPT ANTI-RUST TECHNOLOGY
    KMC EPT chains are designed to easily withstand extreme weather conditions, including salt, high humidity, snow and rain storms.


  • GEAR RATIO
    Highlight of the gear offering for each specific model. Front gearing (1,2 or 3 gears) X rear gearing (7,8,9,10, 11 or 12).


  • SIZING RANGE
    Range of sizing for each specific model, ranging from double extra small (XXS) to double extra large (XXL).


  • YOUTH SIZING
    Wheel size for each specific youth model, ranging from 12" to 24".

ELECTRIC BIKE FEATURES




  • RANGE
    Approximate maximum distance that can be travelled on a full charge.


  • BATTERY CHARGE TIME
    Total time to recharge the battery to full capacity.


  • MAXIMUM SPEED
    Top motor-assisted speed.


  • BATTERY CAPACITY
    Total energy capacity of the battery.

R&D


Opus bicycles are proudly designed in our Montreal based headquarters by our team of product managers and designers. As riders themselves, they create a wide range of electric, road, urban, trail and youth bikes to satisfy every rider over every type of terrain. With each design story comes technology, which we integrate within all our models.

Many Opus bicycles are also hand-assembled in our Montreal headquarters. Our team of assemblers inspect, grease and torque each and every bolt and component. This ensures the highest levels of quality and safety to make that first ride on your new Opus unforgettable.


ENGINEERING

Exploring the latest materials and assembly technologies, Opus frames feature precisely calibrated degrees of rigidity and durability, the lightness and shock absorption. That’s what the most demanding cyclists expect from their bikes.


RESEARCH

Opus frame is the culmination of extensive research and testing. We ride every prototype just as if it were our own bike, to ensure optimal ride experience.


LIFETIME WARRANTY

Opus Bicycles warranties each new Opus aluminum and carbon bicycle frame against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the bicycle.See warranty policy for details, does not apply to dual-suspension frames.


For those seeking a new and better way, Opus Electric has arrived. Ergonomic design, advanced engineering and smooth electric assist. Opus Electric bikes have it all. So plug-in and feel the difference. You’ll get a whole new charge every time you ride.


SHIMANO STEPS is for all you people - young, old and in between - who love to cycle and get outdoors, and put a premium on healthy living. It's got great range and gets you places fast, even in headwinds and up hills. With the SHIMANO STEPS motor, your OPUS electric bike will expand your horizons and help you discover new landscapes.

Learn more about Shimano Steps here.




ELECTRIC BIKE FEATURES



  • RANGE
    Approximate maximum distance that can be travelled on a fullycharged battery. This distance will vary depending on total bikeweight, riding style, topography and motor setting.

     

  • BATTERY CHARGE TIME
    Total time to recharge the battery to full capacity.


  • MAXIMUM SPEED
    Top motor assisted speed. Higher speeds can be reached usinghuman pedal power. 

     


  • BATTERY CAPACITY
    Total energy capacity of the battery; calculated by multiplying the voltage of the battery by the amp hours (Ah) of the pack, resulting in the watt hours number (Wh). Higher watt hour ratings generally equal greater ranges.


At Opus, we love riding our bikes as much as you do. So we know that having the right size bike to fit your body is essential to enjoying long road rides. That’s why we’ve developped our own Progressive Geometry for Opus road endurance bikes. An even progression between sizes, based on the two most important bike-geometry measures (reach and stack), eliminates gaps and yields a wide range of possibilities for a custom-like fit. This means every rider can be precisely fitted, from a race-specific to a comfortable gran-fondo ready position.




HANDLING

Optimal fit for responsive and confident handling.

POSITIONNING

Widest choice of riding positions.

FIT

Guaranteed fit for all body proportions.






Tight clustering enables a huge range of stack choice for any given reach. Practically speaking, this means up to 8cm, so riders can choose from aggressive racer to upright endurance position and everything in between all within the same model.






The size guide below is for Opus Endurance series bikes:

Every bike should have an optimal gear range based on the type of terrain it’s designed for and the speeds at which it’s ridden. Unfortunately, the actual gear range you get rarely conforms to the optimal.

Too many bikes come with a one-size-fits-all gear selection. Typically, the top gears are too high for most riders, which means two things: You’re not getting the full benefit of all the gears you’ve paid for. And, because the range is unnecessarily wide, between-gear jumps are both unpleasant and inefficient.

At Opus, Optimal Gearing means tailoring each bike’s gear range to its intended use so you benefit from the maximum number of useable gears. In many cases we offer more useable gears on our drivetrains than other bikes boasting a higher number of total gears. How do we do that? By keeping the range specific to the needs of a particular bike, so gear spacing is tighter. That way, you never lose your rhythm when shifting up or down.

Wherever possible, we also use smaller front chain-rings, enabling us to specify smaller rear cogs and a shorter chain. Result? Dramatically lower bike weight at no additional cost.

Optimal Gearing from Opus. For a lighter, easier shifting, more efficient and more fun bike to ride.


We bring the very same focus and passion to designing our youth bikes as we bring to every other Opus bike. Each delivers safety and fun, along with exceptional quality and value. You’ll find a size and age-appropriate model for every budding cyclist.  

We begin by tailoring the frame geometry and component selection for an optimal fit, from stand over height to stem and crank length. We then add features that ensure a simply great riding experience. This includes correct-reach hand brakes, safety headsets and training wheels. And we finish with the neighborhood’s coolest graphics and colors! Result? Parent-friendly bikes that kids really want to ride.

 


 

THE ABC’S OF OPUS YOUTH BIKES

We design and build Opus youth bikes on three founding principles:





ALUMINUM

A is for aluminum. Most other bike makers use heavy steel frames and forks for their youth models. We prefer aluminum.Why? A lighter bike is easier for a kid to handle. It rides better, starts easier and, most important, it stops faster. Aluminum is alsonaturally corrosion resistant, so it’s more durable. Parents appreciate that our bikes last longer.






BRAKES

B is for brakes. Remember coaster brakes? When you got older, you learned that hand brakes had better stopping power. So why make today’s kids wait? The sooner they get used to hand brakes, the more years of safe riding they’ll have. Even our smallest bikes have them!






CONTROL

C is for control. A lighter bike with powerful brakes is easier to control and therefore safer to ride. Plus, our smaller youth bikes have a specially-designed headset that resists fork spin. This means even better control and a reduced risk of injury.



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