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

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"I can spend all day in the worst conditions on bumpy roads and still feel fresh at the end of the ride"

“I’ve ridden a lot of bikes; some top of the line carbon fiber, some custom aluminum or steel.

I’ve spent almost a year on my Battaglin Power Plus and what I liked at the very beginning about it holds true over 3,000 miles later: it has that wonderful, classic ride feel you expect out of high-end steel but it responds like a true modern race bike.

I can spend all day in the worst conditions on bumpy roads and still feel fresh enough for the ever important stop sign sprints at the end of the ride.

The tapered headtube and full carbon fork make for responsive handling and the Columbus Spirit tubing keeps the plush feel alive and also keeps the weight down, or as much as possible on a steel frame.

And, really, a steel race bike that weighs 8 kilos isn’t something to complain about.

I get a lot of compliments about the bike too.

On every group ride I do someone comments on how cool a nicely painted modern steel bike can be.”

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“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…

“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.”

“My idea to have a custom bike build began with a planned biking trip to Italy. I wanted a traditional lugged steel frame, with all new Campy components. I researched many builders focusing on quality, cost, and flexibility to have the bike finished when I arrived in Italy. Considering that specific criteria, there was no…

“Dear Alex: Thank you so much for my Portofino. You and the team at Officina Battaglin did an amazing job. I am so impressed with the Portofino and the experience I have had with you and your father, Giovanni. From the moment you called me, 24 hours after I filled out my email inquiry, until…

“I have followed the career of Giovanni Battaglin for many years when I was a teenager – the climax was the fabulous `Double victories` in 1981 it was so special, one of the nicest memories. The races, bikes, and riders of this time, I feel were the `Golden Age of Cycling` I remember with the…

“The performance of vibration absorption worked well, and it was very comfortable to ride on the Marosticana. I felt very good steering performance when cornering. I could easily draw a beautiful round-shape on the corner with this bike.”

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