When one thinks of Downtown LA, the great outdoors isn’t immediately what comes to mind. One often thinks of overpriced, fancy, and “extra” lifestyles. That was precisely what the mind’s behind Retrospec wanted to overcome and help dispel. Inspired by his grandfather’s love of the outdoors, Ely Khakshouri launched Retrospec in 2009 while still a Sophomore at USC.
Retrospec was conceived with the purpose of creating products that ignite a passion for fresh air, and nurture a lung burning, chest pounding euphoria Ely experienced outdoors as a child alongside his grandfather. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the LA-based outdoor company, they’ve created the Omega. A blend of exquisite form, function, and affordability makes the Omega a shining example of all the brand stands for.
Omega is built to last using high-tensile strength steel, crafted for another decade of cycling. Omega includes Retrospec’s signature flip-flop hub (to ride fixed or single-speed), comfortable riser handlebars, powerful dual brakes, and exclusively designed components including VP freestyle pedals, KMC 1⁄8” chain, 25.4mm riser handlebars, front and rear Promax brakes, 30mm Deep V rims, and more. A color palette refined and simplified to enhance the features of the design doesn’t demand attention. It lends a subtle nudge to each individual component that ties together to form the machine. The most impressive element perhaps is the price tag. With an MSRP of $229, The advent of Omega celebrates Retrospec’s 10-year commitment to the outdoors and price accessibility in the space.
Retrospec offers many things outdoors, including bike, paddle, skate, and snow equipment and accessories. Omega is available to purchase on Retrospec’s website now, which is where you will find even more information about the Omega.
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