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"A modern dream ride – with the retro feel of fine steel"
I just want to thank you from my heart for the Power Plus frameset you recently built for me.
It has exceeded my highest expectations!
When I opened the extremely meticulously packed box last Fall, I simply could not believe my eyes.
I have had many top brand carbon bikes over the last 20 years, and still own one, but this is the first custom made steel frame bicycle I have had since I started competitive cycling in 1972.
After reading the Bicycling Magazine review last year, and then speaking with you Alex on the phone, I knew I had to proceed with my order as I my intuition told me that this bike was something unique and special.
I just did not know how special…..It is absolutely amazing!
The custom order paint scheme you and your team created for me is truly a work of art!
The bicycle looks fantastic and is so unique, it always turns heads on group rides.
I built it up with new Campagnolo Record Gruppo and It looks absolutely beautiful. But more important the ride!….It feels like the classic steel bicycle of the 70’s, but a whole lot faster and lighter, and much more responsive.
The Columbus HSS Spirit tubing is so skillfully fillet brazed – together with the modern head tube coupled to the carbon fork, and compact geometry…all making for a modern dream ride – with the retro feel of fine steel.
I continue to get out for brisk weekly evening club rides, and have no problem keeping pace with the pack, who are mostly all on their carbon bikes.
This Spring is the start of my first full season with the Power Plus, and so far my carbon road racing bike hangs-up in the garage looking so lonely from not being ridden!
Thank you so much! I will treasure and enjoy this Battaglin bicycle always.”
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“Dear Alex & Dario, I have received the Power+ EVO safe and sound, and I’ve just finished assembling it. I put on the Ultra WTO 45 with GP5000 continental 25-mm tires, bike computer mount, carbon bottle cage, and Xpedo pedals. Surprisingly it weighs 8.13kg… Which is not bad at all for a steel bike. Wow……