Testimonials

Here's what our fellow cyclists said about riding the Officina Battaglin custom steel bikes

Back to the testimonials

"My Portofino fits perfectly!"

“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 other builder even close to Officina Battaglin.

Alex and I spent many hours on the phone discussing the specifics and he made the entire process surprisingly simple.

When I arrived at the “Officina” in Marostica, I met the frame builder who was hard at work building another frame.

Within 15 minutes, Alex arrived with his parents.

We spent two hours at the workshop tweaking the fit and making sure my Customs forms were all correct and then I was off.

I biked in northern Italy and Austria for three weeks and then flew to Girona Spain for a week and rode many routes to include a century around the Costa Brava.

After many, many, hours in the saddle, my bike fits perfectly! Sure, it’s beautiful but if it didn’t fit correctly, it would be absolutely worthless to me.

This was a big trip with a lot of logistics.

Without Alex’s experience and meticulous attention to detail, it would have not been the same trip.

The Portofino…….perfection!”

Read more stories:

“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…

“Hi Alex, Hope you’re doing well. Herewith my first impression (testimonial) on the Power+. This is not yet a video testimonial. Working on that one as well. After several rides in my neighbourhood, yesterday I had (what I call) the maiden ride on the Power+ in a hilly part of the Netherlands (only 100 meters…

“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…

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

“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…

“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.”

Back to the testimonials