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"My Portofino is the smoothest and most beautiful bike I have ever ridden! I even managed to better my FTP"

A beautiful Officina Battaglin Portofino road bike finished in red cromovelato standing on green grass with an Italian landscape on the background

Photoshoot day for Red Lantern – My new Battaglin Portofino, which I bought for my 44th birthday.

I built this completely Italian: frame, groupset, components, wheelset, tyres, even the inner tubes (Pirellis)! The only thing not from Italy? The saddle 😀

My Portofino is the smoothest and the most beautiful bike I have ever ridden! I didn’t have to wait long for it too, and everything was communicated well with weekly updates and photos of the build.

Alex was kind to have calls to sort me out if I had more things to add or change. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

The bike rides like a magic carpet. It’s smooth, and I hardly feel any bumps on the road.

I did a speed test and managed to better my personal FTP, no joke!

Anyway, keeping with the rest of the race bikes on Sunday was a bliss, and at times, I was ahead pulling the pack 😂

 

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“WOW !!!!!!!!! Even better than I was expecting Alex. Totally stunning. I’ve owned a lot of bicycle frames since 1981 and this is, without doubt, the most beautiful. Inside the bottom bracket shell you can feel that the tube mitres are just spot on. The attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship are just sublime.…

After about 1500 kms of riding my new Battaglin, here are my impressions. This is the finest steel bike I have ridden and considering I have owned dozens of steel bikes, this is a remarkable achievement. However, when I compare it to carbon fibre, it only lacks by being a few hundred grammes more in…

I have had an appreciation for Italian made bikes, ever since I bought my first one in 1989. So when I saw the release of the Collezione Speciale I immediately expressed my interest. My experience dealing with Alex and the rest of the team at Officina Battaglin has been fantastic. Waiting for the frame to…

“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…

[Testimonial after the assembly, Ed.] “With no pedals, the Portofino’s final weight is 6.85 kg with Lightweight wheels and 6.90 kg with Mavic wheels. We could have made it even lighter by using KCNC brakes (almost 100 gr) and other specific components. But I must say that what we have achieved is absolutely comparable to…

“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…

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