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Here's what our fellow cyclists said about riding the Officina Battaglin custom steel bikes

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"First ride on the Portofino was so comfortable"

“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 Battaglin

He was personally following up on my enquiry, and was very helpful explaining the whole process of supplying a frame made to my specifications. 

After some discussion with my wife, I decided to commission a frameset. I completed a detailed measurements form and Giovanni Battaglin designed a frame to suit my measurements. 

I approved the frame design, and was kept informed throughout the entire build process. 

And then came the hardest decision of all, what colour should the frame be? I finally decided to go with the red and am so happy that I did!

Once the frame arrived, I built it up with Campagnolo Record 12 speed, Campagnolo Bora 35s and Deda finishing kit. 

First ride was 80kms and was so comfortable, soaking up the bumps and gliding over the variable road surfaces encountered on the country roads of Australia. 

The geometry is responsive without being too aggressive, and is a pleasure to ride

Don’t know why I waited so long to get a custom hand-built frame! I highly recommend Officina Battaglin and Alex Battaglin for their excellent customer focus, attention to detail and their awesome custom-built bikes.”

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My name is Andrew Binks. I live in Harrogate, in the UK. My cycling background was originally mountain biking… I didn’t ride a bike for 20 years, and when we had the Grand Depart in Harrogate, I started riding road bikes again.  I ride 150-200 miles a week regularly with two or three clubs. I…

“I picked up my frame on Wednesday 11th. I’m absolutely delighted with the same – the standard of build & finish is simply superb – as indeed was the way it was packed for shipment – Many many thanks. I’m now still chasing New Old Stock Campag equipment – my fall back is to take…

“I started my wonderful journey with Alex and the other people from Officina Battaglin last year. After submitting my email, Alex arranged an interview and outlined the models and the options. I signed up and submitted my measurements, and agreed on the custom-sized frame measurements. A few weeks later, we had another interview with Alex…

“After the first rides on my Power+ Disc, here are my first impressions. The bike is super silent and super smooth. It doesn’t feel as fast as my carbon racer, but when I look at the averages, it comes pretty close. The biggest difference is the stability though. I think part of it comes from…

Hello Alex, Giovanni and all the good folks at Battaglin Bikes, My pursuit for a new bike began 4 years ago when an unfortunate collision left my beloved Look 585 in pieces. Once I’d healed, I picked up my 20-year-old steel Serotta and began to think of my next ride. I knew I wanted steel…

“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…

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