WE HAND – BUILD STEEL FRAMES
SO YOU FEEL GOOD ON THE BIKE
OFFICINA BATTAGLIN IS A COLLECTION OF STEEL ROAD FRAMES HANDMADE IN ITALY
In the era of bicycle production being obsessed with weight reduction and stiffness, we believe there’s still a place for steel. If you’re after a frame that will make your ride smooth and quiet, you’ll put steel on top of your list because of its incredible road feel. That’s why the whole Officina Battaglin collection is hand-built in our workshop from Columbus tubing and with an emphasis on comfort.
CREATED BY A CYCLING ICON
The Officina Battaglin brand was founded in 2014 by Giovanni Battaglin , the Italian ex-rider who achieved the Giro-Vuelta double in 1981. After a 20-year break, he’s now back to brazing steel frames, just like he used to do before aluminum and carbon became the de facto standard for bicycle production. Using the original process and craftsmen , Giovanni Battaglin is reviving his legacy , being the only Italian steel maker to have significant experience riding steel in the pro peloton.
HERE’S WHY YOUR STEEL FRAME WILL LAST SO LONG
If you’re after a true Italian handmade steel road frame , you’re more than a little concerned about how and where your steel frame will be built. Every single step of our production process takes place in small workshop in Italy. Our craftsmen will be the only people who will manufacture the frames, following a process we know everything about.
We have perfected the techniques over decades. As steel was the best material to make frames, from 1981 to 1996 building more than 250 steel frames was what we did on a daily basis.
Our craftsmen boosted their skills by working for some of the most distintive riders of cycling history such as Giovanni Battaglin and all the Carrera Team’s champions ( Visentini, Roche , Bontempi, Chiappucci , Zimmermann and many others).
There are so many of Battaglin steel frames made in the 80s and the 90s still on the road that we feel confident in saying that the “ second generation “ will be as durable as the first one.