I got an early preview of the Opus Allegro 2 this past summer. A more thorough test followed in the fall. Here’s a quick look at the endurance bike from the Montreal-based company. A full review of the Opus Allegro 2 is on the way. (Click on each image below to enlarge.)[space height=”12″] [space height=”12″]
The Allegro 2 has the same carbon-fibre layup as the top-end model, the Allegro 1. Only the parts spec differs.
The front brake cable disappears nicely into the front fork. The brakes are TRP HY/RD, which are cable-actuated hydraulic disc brakes.[space height=”12″]
Cables disappear into the beefy down tube of the Allegro 2.[space height=”12″]
The frame’s design is optimized for the added rigidity that comes from the thru-axles. Designers could slim things up at the seatstays for a more compliant ride.
The bike runs Shimano 105 parts, which are situated in the middle of the company’s component line. Their performance, however, is top-notch.[space height=”12″]
The integrated chain keeper offers extra protection for the frame by keeping the chain in place.[space height=”12″]
Since the Opus Allegro 2 has the same frame as the Allegro 1, it is designed for flat-mount brakes. The Allegro 2 brakes sit on posts added later. The frame is future-proof, so you can switch to flat-mount brakes whenever you’d like.[space height=”12″]
The Opus Allegro 2 comes with Vittoria Rubino Pro tires in Size 28c. The clearance on the fork and frame allows you to run 25c to 30c treads easily. The wider tires with slightly lower pressure also let you take full advantage of the disc brakes’ stopping power.