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"With my Portofino I’m simply going faster with more ease!"

Hello Alex! 

As you can see, the Netherlands is quite flat.

It’s all flat. This is typically Dutch. And in this world, there’s now a new kind of bike. 

A bike that is astonishing… That you can’t compare to anything else. 

You know it! But do other people do? 

It’s the Officina Battaglin Portofino

I have it now for a few days. This is my second ride, and I’m still astonished by the quality.

The quality of the components you advised…

The quality especially of the driving. 

And I don’t know, I told you so, I don’t know what happened…

But it seems to me that there is a motor inside

I’m simply going faster with more ease!

My heart rate is 10 to 15 points lower at the same speed. Against wind and before the wind.

It’s just incredible. I very much love this bike.

I’ve had many bikes before… My wife says ‘you have had too many’! But this is my absolute beauty. 

And it’s not only beautiful… but its ride… It’s amazing. 

So everyone who wants to consider a Portofino… If you want me to give them advice, just call… Give them my email… And I will tell them.

By the way, you advised this saddle, the short-nose Selle San Marco.

It’s lovely.

I used to sit on Fizik Aliante, and that was fine too… But this is better. 

There’s nothing I can say about this bike that I don’t like. 

And that’s not just because I’ve only had it for a few days… It’s simply because of the quality.

The riding quality and the way it’s made. My friends who have seen it were all astonished. 

So, Giovanni, Alex, and everybody at Officina Battaglin… 

Thank you very much for making this beautiful bike for me.

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“I want to thank you for a wonderful bike. My Portofino G just rides awesome. It is fast-rolling and agile for road riding and comfortable and stable for gravel riding. A real do-it-all bike and a perfect match for the terrain around my hometown with tarmac and gravel mountain roads. I did some 2 to…

“I have ridden my Battaglin Portofino for 7 rides ranging from 20 miles to 72 miles. First, let me confirm the build. I purchased the complete package from you, which included: Campagnolo Record groupset (172.5 crankset); Deda handlebars/stem; Deda setback seat post; Look Keo carbon pedals; Fizik Antares R3 saddle (regular size); Bora WTO 45mm…

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’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…

“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…

“Coming from 10+ years and 100,000 KM on a very nice carbon bike, my expectation was a slightly more comfortable ride but minor sacrifice of speed. I discovered that the Portofino R rides better in every possible way. Definitely more comfortable, but also gets up to speed on flats surprisingly quickly, and when the slope…

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