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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 love the bike. It’s way different, in that it is steel, but it’s super comfy and loves to roll!!!” Photo credits: Morgan Segal Photography www.morgansegal.com Build credits: Zealot Cycleworks https://www.zealotcycleworks.com/

“I have been on the look for a while to find the right frame that would match my Campagnolo 50th anniversary group. When Officina Battaglin released the first pictures of the amazing Arena 1981, I instantly realized that this was the perfect match. I quickly ordered mine and with the guidance of Giovanni have build…

Hi Alex, First of all I am happy to share my experiences with my Power Plus Disc bicycle. It has been a few months since I received it and I wanted to have some “saddle time” with the bike to give my impressions. I have now ridden ~ 750 miles on it. Impressions: I love…

“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…

“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…

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