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January 10th, 2012 St-Laurent, QC, Canada (updated February 8, 2012)

Subject: Ora carbon forks on 2011 model year Opus Alegria, Alto, Andante and Scherzo bicycles

Opus Bikes is issuing a recall for the ORA Carbon forks found on its 2011 Scherzo, Andante, Alto, and Alegria model bicycles. It has come to our attention that some of the forks installed on these models may not meet impact test standards. Repeated or sudden impacts may cause the dropouts to separate from the carbon legs of the fork. Although there have been no reported incidents or injuries as of this date, safety is always our first concern in such circumstances.

Do not ride your bicycle until the fork has been replaced.

What Opus owners should do:

If you own a bicycle that is affected by this recall, Opus Bikes will provide you — through your Opus retailer — a free replacement of the fork on your bicycle. We are currently working to determine how quickly we can do this and will advise your Opus retailer as soon as we have this information. If you have questions, please contact your retailer, or the Opus Bicycles’ service representatives at maximel@ogc.ca or jamies@ogc.ca .

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this problem might have caused you. We are currently working to have replacements forks available for the end of March and will work as quickly as possible to minimize any downtime.

Opus Bikes



All new 2012 Opus Catalogue!

The all new 2012 Opus Catalogue (PDF) has arrived

And remember that Expocycle of Montreal opens its doors to the public for one day,
Saturday, September 10, 2011
, 10 am- 6 pm

Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, QC H2Z 1M2


Congratulations Stéphane LeBeau !

Stéphane LeBeau won six gold medals at this week`s Canadian track championships and managed to record better times than he did at last year`s championships.

See his great photos on his Facebook page :


Fhast 29er 2011

Fhast 29er 2011

OK almost everyone knows Big wheels spin big benefits! Now that there are lighter wheels, tires and better suspension options for 29ers, racers are winning BIG Time on 29ers! The 29” wheels ride over obstacles more easily, generate more momentum, and deliver a more stable ride. They also lower your center of gravity due to the increased height of the axles relative to the bottom bracket height. Feels like your riding in the bike instead of sitting on top. Take those benefits and add the 2x10 drivetrains on our new carbon Fhast 29er frame and you have one really Fhast bike!

• Lightweight T-700 carbon monocoque frame
• Tapered headtube for increased stiffness
• Direct-mount rear brake mount; internal routing for shifter housing
• RockShox Reba RL with lockout and tapered steerer
• Full SRAM 2x10 X9 drivetrain, 39-26T
• Avid Elixir R brakes
• Easton EA70 cockpit
• New Easton EA70 XC wheelset
• Lightweight Maxxis Aspen tires


Solid Weekend for Opus-OGC Riders at Quebec Cup Mountain Bike Opener in Terrebonne!

The Opus mountain bike team had a strong and successful showing this past weekend at the Quebec Cup season opener in Terrebonne.

Elite women's Opus rider Andréanne Pichette led the race for three out of four laps aboard her Opus Fhast, and battled cold and muddy conditions to challenge Rébecca Beaumont for victory. The Opus rider eventually finished with a very solid 2nd place podium finish in the Women's Elite category.

Difficult conditions continued in the Junior Women's race where Frédérique Larose Gingras battled to a very solid and hard fought 5th place position on her Opus Fhast.

Opus' Master's Expert 30-39 rider Alex Frappier dominated his category aboard his Opus 29er to lead the race from start to finish and convincingly win the Master's Expert 30-39 category. The 29 inch wheels have certainly helped Alex through the thick and sticky mud on the trails!

The team is looking forward to travelling to Mont Tremblant, Quebec for the Canada Cup/ Quebec Cup events May 20-22. Stop by and cheer them on!


Stephane LeBeau- Opus Road and Urbanista Brand Manager Featured in Canadian Cycling Magazine

At Opus Bikes many of our employees are big cycling enthusiasts themselves. One such bike crazy individual is our Opus Road & Urbanista brand manager, Stephane LeBeau. Steph is a three time World Track Champion. He trains hard every day, rides his bicycle to the office, eats healthy and does his very best to stay in shape for something he is passionate about- riding bicycles. Check out the latest issue of Canadian Cycling magazine for an in depth interview with Stephane.