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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 am really enjoying the Marosticana that Officina Battaglin built for me: beauty, grace, responsiveness, and speed in one package. I get a lot of compliments on it when riding here in Raleigh, North Carolina. While stopped at a light here in town recently, one rider crossed the intersection just to have a closer look…

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 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…

“Like the classic road bike made from Columbus SL, it was really smooth and comfortable to ride the Marosticana at the middle-speed range.”

“To My Friend Alex: In December of 2018, I went on a group ride and saw my friend, Allen McKay, on this stunning bike.   I rode up to him and told him that’s the third different bike I’ve seen you on in the last 3 rides together and that is the most beautiful of the…

After about 1500 kms of riding my new Battaglin, here are my impressions. This is the finest steel bike I have ridden and considering I have owned dozens of steel bikes, this is a remarkable achievement. However, when I compare it to carbon fibre, it only lacks by being a few hundred grammes more in…

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