From August 24 to 27, 2023, Officina Battaglin attended Portland’s much-talked-about MADE bike show.
In the industrial setting of Zidell Yards, a former shipyard reborn as an evocative event space, we shared our Italian craftsmanship with the American cycling community.
The energy and passion we felt during those four days were like no other. Every nod of appreciation and excited chat at our booth made all the hard work worthwhile.
A huge shoutout to the MADE team! Organizing an event with +5.000 attendees and +200 exhibitors is no easy feat, but everything ran as smoothly as a well-lubed bicycle chain.
The Officina Battaglin Portofino Series Takes Center Stage
Through the lens of Bob Huff, the show’s official photographer, we can dive into the details of the Portofino G on display at the Officina Battaglin booth.
The standout feature of this Portofino G was the combination of vibrant colors: a cromovelato pink fading to a cromovelato purple through a hand-laid filigree.
The chrome lugs’ look and oversized shape attracted a lot of attention, as did the color-matched Officina Battaglin stem and spacers.
The most tech-savvy visitors were impressed by the fact that the Portofino G blended three different construction techniques:
- lugged construction;
- fillet-brazing for the dropped seatstays and the dropouts;
- TIG welding for the bottom bracket area.
Top it off with the Campagnolo Ekar groupset and the Levante wheels, and you’ve got the Italian gravel bike dream.
MADE Bike Show 2023 Media Chatter: Here’s the Word on the Street about the Battaglin Bikes
The Officina Battaglin bikes didn’t just create buzz among attendees, but they caught the eyes of some notable cycling publications.
Bicycling gave us a flattering shoutout in their piece, “The Most Beautiful Bikes at MADE Show 2023”, crowning our Portofino R as the show’s shining star.
Over at Cycling News, they were practically spellbound. Their “Nine of the best bikes at the Made handmade bike show” says it all.
VELO praised our patient handwork in “The road bikes we found at MADE Bike Show 2023”, noting the intricate Battaglin filigree.
And let’s not forget Escape Collective. Their word for our Portofino G finish in “Tech gallery: 2023 Made handmade bicycle show, part three”? “Insane.” We’re thrilled with the acknowledgment!
And the cherry on top?
The engaging chat with Gravel Cyclist, who interviewed our CEO Alex Battaglin at the Officina Battaglin booth.
The interview features footage of the Portofino R, so it’s definitely worth watching! You can catch us at min 11.42.
“Arrivederci” to the MADE Bike Show 2023: Portland, See You In 2024!
What a ride! Portland, your vibe and love for bikes made our days at the MADE show unforgettable.
We’re looking forward to returning in 2024, bringing along more of our Italian touch to the show!