The first reaction I had when I saw the Opium speed pedelec was, that they have looked very closely at Stromer. Revolt Zycling the company behind the Opium speed-pedelec is just like Stromer a Swiss company who is specialized in designing e-bikes.
Stromer ST3 vs Opium
When you see the image above, the direct comparison of Stromer ST3 vs Opium is clear. To be complete, the blue bicycle is the Opium, the white bicycle the Stromer ST3. Although the Opium speed-pedelec is a belt-drive only the Pinion gear and hub motor make this bike a serious competitor for the Stromer bikes. On their site, Opium is talking about an integrated battery but also that “Authorized dealers can remove the battery in case of service.” which comes to me as the battery can easily get out of the frame for external charging. Which would really be a deal-breaker for many people.
The Opium e-bike is a new speed-pedelec that will enter the market in 2023. There will be 4 models available each with its own specs, but all build on components from Pinion and Fit.
Opium speed pedelec specs
|Specs||OPIUM 6 LR||OPIUM 6||OPIUM 4||OPIUM 3|
|Pinion Gear Shift||C1.12||C1.12||C1.9-XR||C1.9-XR|
|Total Gear Range||600%||600%||568%||568%|
|Fork||Wren Suspension||Wren Suspension||Wren Suspension||Rigid|
|Gates Belt Drive||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Range Extender||470 Wh||No||No||No|
|Battery Capacity||1670 Wh||1670 Wh||1670 Wh||1400 Wh|
|Range||up to 340 km||up to 256 km||up to 256 km||215 km|
|Engine Power||850 W||850 W||850 W||850 W|
|Torque||48 Nm||48 Nm||48 Nm||48 Nm|
|Brakes||Magura MCi||Magura MCi||Magura MCi||Magura MCi|
|Brake rotors (Front/Back)||203 mm||203 mm||203 mm||203 mm|
|ABS Blubrake G2||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Digital Key Card||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Headlight Lumen||up to 3000 lm||up to 3000 lm||up to 1500 lm||up to 1200 lm|
Price and availability Opium Speed pedelec
The only part that is communicated about the Opium Speed pedelec is that you can see them at Eurobike in Frankfurt this year and that the pre-order process will start in July 2022. The first bikes will be available in spring 2023. About the price is nothing clear year, but when looking at the Stromer ST3 will Pinion gear hub and belt the starting price is set at €7818,00 EUR. So is Opium wants to be a real competitor against Stromer they should lower the prices.