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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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“Received my Officina Battaglin No.37 of 65 today, words can’t describe just how good this bike looks. The craftsmanship in the frame is perfect and the finish of the polished metal through the red is like looking at a Ferrari Dino in the Italian sunshine. Never seen a bike like it before, simply beautiful.”

[Testimonial after the assembly, Ed.] “With no pedals, the Portofino’s final weight is 6.85 kg with Lightweight wheels and 6.90 kg with Mavic wheels. We could have made it even lighter by using KCNC brakes (almost 100 gr) and other specific components. But I must say that what we have achieved is absolutely comparable to…

“The Portofino is amazing, very comfortable and responsive. I ride it for hours, almost everyday. Owning it makes me really proud. My kids’ names engraved on the bike make it really personal for me… And the pink cromovelato color with-all black Italian components is a great combination. I love to start my day with an…

“The frame arrived yesterday and it is just beautiful. Can’t wait to build and ride.”

“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…

I’m visiting the Battaglin workshop after racing the Haute Route. The Haute Route is a 7-day event famous for being the toughest and the highest amateur race. This time we were 450 riders, and it was just amazing. One of the toughest that we’ve ever done. It was 800 kilometers and almost 22000 meters of climbing..…

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