Opera Super Leonardo review

Opera Super Leonardo bike
Cycling Weekly Verdict

As it stands, the SL is light, responsive, fun to ride and comfortable on a six-hour epic. Admittedly it looks a bit industrial, but that could equally be part of its charm. £2,499 frameset only

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    Comfortable on longer rides

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For all the references to Italian artistic finery, Opera's Super Leonardo is a brute with a killer instinct - more mafioso than virtuoso.

Visually, the main triangle has more in common with the RSJs that hold your house up than the comparatively dainty offerings of the average boutique frame-builder. But of course the Super Leonardo is made of unidirectional high-modulus carbon-fibre so it's paper-light and when you stomp on the pedals it goes like stink.

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