Each year, cycling enthusiasts from around the world gather at the international luxury bike show, LikeBike, in Monte Carlo to ogle some of the most sophisticated and expensive bikes on the market – with said bikes ranging from the latest cutting-edge road racing models, to the most elaborate electric bikes of the day.
To many however, one bike stood out the most, by virtue of its reminiscence to the past, only to be refreshed by modern day technology and materials.
Created by Belgian architect/designer, Pierre Lallemand, in partnership with Belgium’s Ridley Bikes, the ECCE Cycles Opus ditches any notion of a contemporary cruiser bike in favor of an elegant Art Deco-esque style frame, which comes complete with a modern Gates Carbon belt drive system that’s mated to an 11-speed Shimano Alfine rear hub transmission. Moreover, a luxurious Brooks leather saddle and bag, along with retro-looking handlebars, grips and headlight, punctuate its cockpit.
The Opus is available in two models, which feature a choice of either a wood or carbon fiber frame, with the hefty starting price of around $11,000.
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