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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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“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…

“I have tried to choose modern components that function well so that the bike has a classic look but modern performance (Campagnolo Athena 11s., Cinelli stem, Chris King headset with sealed bearings). At last I have had some time to take the Marosticana out for her maiden ride. And a very enjoyable ride it was…

“Just a quick note to thank you (and your team) for all your help with the bike. A great frame is not a ‘product’ it’s a ‘process’ and that’s something the big name brands seem to have forgotten. Well this process has been easy, fun and very rewarding indeed. Thanks for putting up with all…

“Giovanni, Alessandro, Francesca and all the technical team, thank you for this magnificent work of art! Very pleased to have number 2 of this prestigious collection. Extremely high-quality finish! Even more beautiful in reality! Thank you for your professionalism. Looking forward to the next collection..”

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…

“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…

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