The Marosticana SLX

Limited-edition frameset made from the legendary Columbus SLX tubing – Only 10 pieces worldwide

marosticana slx frame

Next year will be a year of change for us.

We will introduce new exclusive finishes, new products and new specifications.

The Marosticana, the classic-looking lugged frame of the Officina Battaglin collection, will change too.

And to anticipate the release of the new Marosticana in early 2020, we’re launching a small batch of 10 Marosticana frames with a very special feature.

In fact, these 10 frames will be made from the legendary Columbus SLX tubing as a tribute to our racing legacy.

The double-butted Columbus SLX was the Italian bicycle makers’ tubing of choice for building professionals bikes.

The SLX tubes featured helical reinforcements inside the sections that joined the bottom bracket lug.

This way it was possible to produce thin-walled tubes that were stronger and stiffer in the area where higher stresses concentrated.

At the time the helical reinforcements were an advanced solution that allowed us to build lightweight steel bikes while maximizing power transfer.

Then, in the late 90s, the SLX went out of production. But 2 years ago, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Columbus, we managed to bring it back to life.

We thought that the SLX would be a special touch for a special Marosticana!

There will be only 10 pieces worldwide, and each frame will be custom made to the owner’s measurements after an individual consultation with our founder Giovanni Battaglin.

The Italian race frame like we used to build it

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The Marosticana SLX is a steel frame designed to give your casual rides the look and feel of race steel bicycles from the 80s.

Made from Columbus SLX tubing and cast lugs, each Marosticana is built using the same process as in the 80s, when Giovanni Battaglin would build frames for professionals like Stephen Roche and all the Carrera team riders.

If you’re after a retro style, you’ll be able to assemble the Marosticana with old components and recreate the timeless aesthetics loved by generations of cyclists. But if you want to enjoy the benefits of modern technology, the latest carbon wheels and groupsets will be a great fit too.

No matter what type of bike you’ll build: with a custom Marosticana you’ll experience the legendary ride quality of Italian classic steel bicycles.

Premium Italian finishes

marosticana slx front

When it comes to staying true to the Italian’s framebuilding tradition, nothing beats chrome lugs. If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Giovanni Battaglin’s prestigious past, the Marosticana’s shiny lugs with engraved details make it the go-to frame for an Italian dream build.

But the lugs won’t be the only things shining on your bike. For this limited edition, the Marosticana comes with the one single finish that will elevate your bike to a work of art: the cromovelato, completely customizable.

You’ll be able to personalize your Marosticana SLX frame with your favorite cromovelato colors and fuel your passion for premium bikes with the translucent effect that only Italian expert craftsmen can create for you.

Technical specifications

  • Columbus SL tubing
  • Proprietary cast lugs manufactured in Italy
  • 1” traditional head tube
  • English bottom bracket
  • Traditional geometry

Ordering your custom Marosticana SLX

You can order a custom Marosticana SLX direct from Officina Battaglin and enjoy the full experience of building a frame or bike tailor-made to your preferences by a legend of cycling.

A custom Marosticana frame SLX includes:

  • custom steel frame built to your measurements in the Battaglin workshop
  • steel fork
  • custom cromovelato finishing
  • individually numbered plate
  • free shipping to your doorstep

The price for a Marosticana SLX frame custom-made for you in the Battaglin workshop is 2.500 €.

How to become a proud owner of one of these10 Marosticana SLX frames

The 10 Marosticana SLX frames are now available to order on a first-come-first-serve basis.

To become a proud owner of one of these 10 frames, all you have to do is fill out the form below to request a free callback.

A member of the Officina Battaglin team will get in touch to explain how you can reserve your frameset.