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"I have now ridden 750 miles on it. Impressions: I love it!"

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 it!

I too, like others who have had experiences with you, greatly appreciated the personal approach to the sizing and selection of the bike components.

I had wanted a steel-framed bike for a long time and my first introduction to Battaglin Cycles was the article in Bicycling Magazine about the Power Plus.

When the advertisement came for the Power Plus Disc I did not hesitate and put in my registration.

To receive a direct, personal phone call from you regarding the bike made a very positive impression upon me and is a testament to the approach and caring of Battaglin to your bicycles….and a wonderful legacy from your father!

We discussed my riding style and needs and you made recommendations for the build… I was honestly surprised that you confirmed Sram eTap hydraulic was indeed a fine selection, noting that we were fitting Campagnolo Bora One DB 35’s!

Heresy!:)

I am glad that you did the complete build and all components work in harmony.

The bike has received many, many compliments… (one of the local mechanics calls this the “magazine bike” since these are bikes we can only see in the magazines!… And another cyclist made a U-turn to check it out when I had it mounted on my rack at a recent training ride!).

I will send pictures of the bike when the wildflowers bloom here in Texas…..and it is a struggle to keep this bike looking beautiful and to still ride it often!!

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“Good morning Alex, I wanted to take a few pictures of my new bike before writing to you… But as soon as I came home from my first ride with the Power+, I couldn’t help but sit down at my desk to tell you about my sensations. FANTASTICA!!! It goes beyond my expectations. The first…

“Alex, Just a quick note to let you know about how my Power+ is coming along. For background, I’m a recent convert to cycling having played rugby and raced motorcycles for the last 20 years. Almost all my riding is between 30-70 miles with 3,000-4,000’ of climbing. I’m not fast, can’t climb or TT, don’t…

“I’ve been riding since I was about three years of age. Until about 17 or 18, I used to race strictly on an amateur level. I went to University and did other things… I didn’t ride a bike seriously for about 20 years. And then, in my mid to late 30s, I rediscovered the passion…

Hello Alex!! Come stai? I want to once again thank you for sending the bike to home in Italy. I had an accident and injured my lower back while I was in the Netherlands. I hope to recover soon. I got the bike shipped to my home in the Netherlands and had it built there.…

Gran Turismo… That is the term I use to describe the most incredible bike I have ever owned, my Officina Battaglin Portofino Disc. I fondly remember first seeing the Officina Battaglin Portofino when it was introduced, in rim-brake version, with cromovelato lacquer in Italian colours. It immediately struck me as a piece of cycling art, a gorgeous…

“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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