Officina Battaglin, the Italian steel bicycle company founded by the 1981 Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin, has unveiled their latest offering: the “Grand Tour” endurance steel road bike.
This addition marks Officina Battaglin’s first foray into the endurance road bike realm with a premium frame that grants the smooth ride feel of handmade steel.
But the Grand Tour, crafted using Columbus GB81 tubing and fillet-brazed construction, offers more than just a comfortable ride.
The frame design allows for tire sizes up to 35 mm, making it a versatile choice to effortlessly transition between well-paved roads and light gravel paths.
“For many of us, the sense of freedom that comes with exploring unfamiliar and unbeaten roads is what makes a long ride worthwhile.
We designed the Grand Tour to satisfy this craving for exploration”, said Officina Battaglin’s CEO, Alex Battaglin.
Grand Tour: two cromovelato colors to choose from
One cannot help but be captivated by the Grand Tour’s simple yet striking paint scheme.
Showcasing Officina Battaglin’s renowned cromovelato finish, the frame exhibits a reflective and deep surface achieved through meticulous craftsmanship.
Skilled Italian artisans employ labor-intensive techniques to create a vibrant bike that is sure to turn heads.
Offering a choice between two distinctive cromovelato color options, red and blue, the Grand Tour allows riders to express their individual style.
Ordering a Grand Tour 2023
In 2023, a limited number of just 50 Grand Tour custom framesets will be made available worldwide.
Each one will be custom-made according to the rider’s specific measurements after an individual consultation with Giovanni and Alex Battaglin, ensuring a perfect fit.
To emphasize its exclusivity, every Grand Tour frame will bear a numbered plate brazed to the down tube.
The Grand Tour is exclusively available as a disc-brake version to provide riders with superior control and confidence over rougher paths.
For those seeking the ultimate custom experience, Officina Battaglin offers the option of a fully built Grand Tour, with every component tailored to the owner’s needs and preferences.
A custom Grand Tour 2023 includes:
- custom steel frame built from scratch in the Battaglin workshop;
- carbon fork;
- cromovelato finishing (red or blue);
- head parts;
- individually numbered plate;
- Deda Superzero carbon seatpost;
- Deda Superzero DCR carbon handlebar;
- Deda Superbox stem;
- front and rear axle;
- Certificate of Authenticity signed by Giovanni Battaglin.
To learn more about the new Officina Battaglin Grand Tour, visit the product page HERE.