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"A modern dream ride – with the retro feel of fine steel"

“Dear Alex,

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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“To My Friend Alex: In December of 2018, I went on a group ride and saw my friend, Allen McKay, on this stunning bike.   I rode up to him and told him that’s the third different bike I’ve seen you on in the last 3 rides together and that is the most beautiful of the…

“WOW !!!!!!!!! Even better than I was expecting Alex. Totally stunning. I’ve owned a lot of bicycle frames since 1981 and this is, without doubt, the most beautiful. Inside the bottom bracket shell you can feel that the tube mitres are just spot on. The attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship are just sublime.…

“I first heard of Giovanni Battaglin in the early ’80s when I got into bicycle racing. Being from Italian descent, I have always been a fan of the Italian cycling greats.  Having owned Bianchi and Pinarello bikes, I always longed for a Battaglin, especially knowing the company’s pedigree and the success they achieved during the…

“It all begin with an article on the “Bike Rumour” website.  The Cromovelato finish really attracted my attention, so I checked out the Officina Battaglin website to get more information.   I filled out their enquiry form, expecting to receive a brochure with photos and a price list. Instead, I received a phone call from Alex…

“Hi Alex, as agreed, I will write some reviews on the Power+ frame or better said the complete bike. Today, I want to give you my first impressions… First of all some information on the review and the conclusions I am drawing: I got the bike 10 days ago and rode it for about 260…

I have had an appreciation for Italian made bikes, ever since I bought my first one in 1989. So when I saw the release of the Collezione Speciale I immediately expressed my interest. My experience dealing with Alex and the rest of the team at Officina Battaglin has been fantastic. Waiting for the frame to…

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