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A carefully curated selection of content about the world of custom steel bikes. Discover the latest news about the Officina Battaglin products, get inspired by some truly unique builds to create yours, and get a behind-the-scenes look at Giovanni Battaglin’s racing career.

The ultimate Italian steel gravel bike build? Battaglin Portofino G 2023 No. 15

Today, we’ll dive deep into a gorgeous steel gravel bike build: the Officina Battaglin Portofino G 2023 No. 15. Watch the video and see all the details that make it the ultimate Italian gravel build! Making a dream bike come true: from a “Like” on Instagram to reality Imagine scrolling through Instagram, and there it… (Read moreThe ultimate Italian steel gravel bike build? Battaglin Portofino G 2023 No. 15)

Officina Battaglin at MADE Bike Show 2023: A Memorable Ride in Portland

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… (Read moreOfficina Battaglin at MADE Bike Show 2023: A Memorable Ride in Portland)

New Campagnolo Super Record Wireless: our first custom build!

Finally, the new Campagnolo Super Record Wireless! At last, we’ve managed to get our hands on Campy’s long-awaited groupset. In this video, we share the first custom build to come out of the Battaglin workshop with the Campagnolo Super Record Wireless: the gorgeous Portofino R 2023 No. 3. Adding a new piece to an already fantastic… (Read moreNew Campagnolo Super Record Wireless: our first custom build!)

Officina Battaglin unveils the first endurance steel road bike of the custom collection

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… (Read moreOfficina Battaglin unveils the first endurance steel road bike of the custom collection)

Ultra-modern lugged frame: here’s the first Portofino R 2023 | VIDEO

Dubbed by BikeRumor as an “Ultra-modern lugged frame”, the Officina Battaglin Portofino R 2023 marries the latest cycling technology with traditional Italian craftsmanship. In this video, we’ll walk you through every detail of the very first Portofino R road bike we assembled, the No. 00/99. But first, some context about what makes the Portofino R a one-of-a-kind… (Read moreUltra-modern lugged frame: here’s the first Portofino R 2023 | VIDEO)

VIDEO | A dream cycling holiday in Italy on Italian steel road bikes: the Battaglin Experience

Cycling in Italy is great… But riding a brand-new Italian custom steel road bike can make for a dream cycling holiday! This video has captured the best moments of three American cyclists’ Battaglin Experience… And here’s the full story behind it. Planning a dream cycling holiday in Italy on Italian dream bikes Gary, his wife… (Read moreVIDEO | A dream cycling holiday in Italy on Italian steel road bikes: the Battaglin Experience)

Officina Battaglin’s flagship Portofino can now tackle gravel roads: introducing the Portofino G 2023

Officina Battaglin has revealed the Portofino G, a new facet of their flagship Portofino. The Portofino G is a gravel variant that embodies the Portofino’s one-of-a-kind design concept of oversized lugs, capable of delivering an unparalleled riding experience:  “If there’s one thing the Portofino is renowned for, it’s the supreme riding comfort.  Reimagining it as a gravel machine… (Read moreOfficina Battaglin’s flagship Portofino can now tackle gravel roads: introducing the Portofino G 2023)

VIDEO | Custom road bike build inspirations | #8

Looking for inspiration for your next road bike build? Introducing the stunning Officina Battaglin Portofino 2022 No. 42 of 50! A custom steel road bike custom-made to the owner’s specifications and expertly assembled with some of the best components on the market. The build project This beautiful machine is the pride and joy of Steve,… (Read moreVIDEO | Custom road bike build inspirations | #8)

Officina Battaglin’s flagship Portofino gets a significant overhaul: introducing the Portofino R 2023

Officina Battaglin has pulled the curtain off the biggest makeover of the Portofino, their flagship model. The new Portofino R is a steel road bike that showcases the Portofino’s signature style while embracing all the latest trends in road bike design. “We had been feeling the need to push the Portofino toward the race side for a while,”… (Read moreOfficina Battaglin’s flagship Portofino gets a significant overhaul: introducing the Portofino R 2023)