The Opus Classico Lightweight Women is equipped with a Shimano 9 -speed Alivio drive train with low step-through geometry, an urban saddle, FSA Metropolis swept back handlebars, fenders and weighs a mere 20 lbs. Comes in space black and S, M and L. The Men’s version has a beautifully curved top bar and comes in Silver Blue
Tell your friends: This bike is light and nimble. Picking up speed feels almost effortless which is great for riding in the urban environment where you frequently have to slow down or come to a complete stop. Starting from zero on an incline is a breeze.
Wish List: A rack and kickstand would take this bike to the next level. It’s deserving of a cooler name then the Classico Lightweight. How about the Classico deLite? or the Classico Awesome!
Ideal User: This bike is perfect for the new rider that is looking for a bike that will suite their city lifestyle. If you have to pick up your bike to go up a few stairs or load it onto a bike rack on a regular basis the weight of this bike is a huge benefit. If you have an old beater or are ready to trade up to a bike that has a good range and is light, consider the Opus Classico Lightweight.
Summary: The Opus Classico Lightweight made me fly! I fell in love with how much quicker I was able to get up a hill. They weight also helps you to ride farther because it takes less energy. In fact the lighter and faster bike will make you want to ride further. I found the riding position comfortable and arms well spaced apart, provided great balance. The only compromise you will be making with this bike is it’s need to be cleaned a little more often than a bike with an internal hub and chain guard but the trade off is weight and therefore speed. Make sure you pick up a bike rack and kickstand before you leave the bike store. Looking to recommend a new bike to a friend – light, upright and stylish, the Opus Classico Lightweight will not disappoint.
Tania Lo, Momentum Mag’s Chief Bike Lifestylist. Working mom with two kids, fair-weather city cyclist who once upon a time road 16,000 km from Bolivia to the Canadian Arctic.
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