Saturday, September 15, 2012

Opus Ivan

I first spotted Opus Bikes in a small shop in Canada.  The Opus Ivana, the loop-framed version of the bike above, appears on an ad on the back of Momentum Magazine this month.   The Opus Ivan, pictured above, is an Aluminum-framed city bike with upright geometry and a large front basket.  I think you'll agree it has a unique style that's somewhat contemporary while honoring the classic lines of a city bike. 

The really exciting news is that Opus bikes are coming to the USA!  They have a large selection of practical transportation bikes.  Most of them have an Aluminum frame, which helps keep down the weight for those who have to carry their bike or climb hills.  As someone who rides a traditional city bike that weighs north of 50lbs, I find it appealing to have all of the city bike features in a more lightweight package.

Opus Ivan specs (provided by Opus):


Frame
Meta 10
Al-6061
Wheels
Shimano HBIM40 & SG7R46
Alex Z1000 26" Black
SS spokes
Colour
Dark Silver
Weight
35.5lbs
Fork
ORA Urban
CrMo
45mm - 1-1/8
Headset
CH-918TW integrated sealed
Handlebar
ORA Urban 70R X 50S
Stem
ORA 158, 80o, TIG,  25,4
Black
Grips
VLG617 Synth. leather - Brown
Shifters
NEXUS SL-7S10 REVO
7 speed
Tektro CL330 BL - LF
Brakes
Shimano Nexave BR-IM50
Roller brakes
Bottom Bracket
CH-46-E
Cartridge
Crank
PRO-A36
Single
36
Pedals
Wellgo LU-206T Flat
Front Derailleur
N/A
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Inter 7 Nexus
Internal gear
Cogs
Inter 7 Nexus
7 speed
Chain
KMC-Z610
Tires
Innova 218 - 26"
Black 26 X 2.0
Saddle
Ora Voyage
Black/Brown
Seatpost
Ora 242 Aluminum
Micrometric 27,2
Miscellaneous Parts
Fenders/rack/chain cover/kick stand

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