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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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“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…

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“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…

“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…

“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…

“Hello Alessandro from chilly New York!    As beautiful as your online pictures are, they really do injustice to your frames.   Finally seeing my Portofino in person was a surreal experience.  I was simply dumbfounded.  The depth of the chromovelato color, the perfect chrome and clear coat, the lettering that did some typographer proud, even the…

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