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"“My Portofino is one of the smoothest bikes I’ve ridden in a long time”"

cyclist posing for a photo with his blue Officina Battaglin Portofino steel road bike

“I have ridden my Battaglin Portofino for 7 rides ranging from 20 miles to 72 miles.

First, let me confirm the build.

I purchased the complete package from you, which included:

  • Campagnolo Record groupset (172.5 crankset);
  • Deda handlebars/stem;
  • Deda setback seat post;
  • Look Keo carbon pedals;
  • Fizik Antares R3 saddle (regular size); Bora WTO 45mm wheelset with Vittoria Corsa Next tires (26cc).

I also purchased some upgrades, which included painting the handlebars, stem, and seat post to match the frame’s color scheme.

I weighed the bike today as shown in the attached picture and it came in at 19 lbs.

Three things that stood out when I first rode the bike.

It does not feel like 19 lbs. There is a lightness to the ride that makes it feel like a carbon bike under your body when you ride it.

The engagement was immediate when I got up to accelerate, but it was not harsh at all.

There was just the right amount of stiffness coming out of the bottom bracket with a unique mix of comfort.

This bike is built to ride on various terrain. It is one of the smoothest bikes I have ridden in a long time.

On bumpy roads, the bike felt like it was gliding over the surface and there was no transfer of vibration through my arms or legs.

When getting up to speeds of 25 mph and above, the bike feels very stable and seems to want to go faster based on how well it holds top-end speeds.

Based on the ride experience, I know I will be riding this bike for quite a while and may even order another one when I turn sixty years old.

Thank you for such great customer service and for bringing me into the Battaglin family.

Keep building great bikes and having positive impacts on the lives of people who purchase your bikes.”

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