I first saw it last weekend at our favourite bike shop. I had been searching for a good hybrid bike for riding around town since my mountain bike is incredibly heavy and not very comfortable. I put up with it but now that the gears are starting to show their age, Alan insisted I find a new bike. I wasn’t sure what kind of bike I wanted but knew I would know when I saw it. And that’s what happened. The Opus is light, has some unique design elements, and despite the retro look, it’s still very modern. I was a little unsure at first since I had never heard of Opus so when I got home from the bike store last weekend, I asked the oracle. Turns out that the company is from Montreal and this particular bike was designed by a local artist! It looks like a really interesting company too; they even have a blog dedicated to the artistic expression of urban life, cycling, and culture. I fell in love with the bike and the whole concept behind it even more and this morning we finally went to the shop to buy it. Can’t wait to pick it up next Tuesday!