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First Look: Opus Allegro 2

A quick look at the Opus Allegro 2, the new endurance bike from the Montreal-based company.

Opus Allegro 2

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.)

Opus Allegro 2
Opus Allegro 2
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    Opus Allegro 2 top tube.
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    The Allegro 2 has the same carbon-fibre layup as the top-end model, the Allegro 1. Only the parts spec differs.

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    Opus Allegro 2 front fork.

    The front brake cable disappears nicely into the front fork. The brakes are TRP HY/RD, which are cable-actuated hydraulic disc brakes.

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    Opus Allegro 2 down tube.
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    Cables disappear into the beefy down tube of the Allegro 2.

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    Opus Allegro 2 thru-axle.
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    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.

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    Opus Allegro 2 with Shimano 105 components.
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    The bike runs Shimano 105 parts, which are situated in the middle of the company’s component line. Their performance, however, is top-notch.

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    Opus Allegro 2 chain keeper.
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    The integrated chain keeper offers extra protection for the frame by keeping the chain in place.

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    Opus Allegro 2 disc brake caliper mount
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    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.

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    Opus Allegro 2 tires.
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    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.