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"“The Power+ EVO is really comfortable, but it’s stiff when you need it to be”"
“I was always keen on a bespoke steel bike.
Then on the Internet, I saw the Power+ EVO. The cromovelato finish, a very modern look with the concealed cables and the dropped seat stays… I thought it was a modern take on a classic steel bike.
So, I started the project in June 2020, but Covid came in again and there were all kinds of delays. Fortunately, the frame arrived in February 2021, just in time for my 58th birthday.
My Power+ EVO is a really comfortable bike to ride, but it’s stiff when you need it to be. It responds very well when you put down power, but it’s always a compliant ride, even with some shocking UK roads.
It does everything all right and really well.
I have seven road bikes. I don’t know if it’s because it was designed to my body measurements… But the Power+ EVO is the fastest, one of the lightest, and according to the myWindSock app, one of the most aerodynamic as well.
I love my Power+ EVO. I have a garden room built at the back of our garden, a place to go and relax. The Power+ hangs on there, and it’s a bit like an ornament on the wall. All the rest of my bikes are in the garage. I sit there and look at it when I don’t ride it.
As my wife says, ‘it’s a pretty bike’! The light blue cromovelato is just a stunning shade of blue.”
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“I love the bike. It’s way different, in that it is steel, but it’s super comfy and loves to roll!!!” Photo credits: Morgan Segal Photography www.morgansegal.com Build credits: Zealot Cycleworks https://www.zealotcycleworks.com/
"I can ride the Portofino for hours, so much so, I have ditched carbon entirely for the past 6 weeks"
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…
Dear Alex, Ciao. Grazie mille. Please, on my behalf, thank your dad for designing such a tremendous frame for me. And thank the team for building such a unique color scheme for me. It is so beautiful. Bellissimo! I was originally skeptical about switching to a steel bike that is 1kg heavier than my Colnago…
“I picked up my frame on Wednesday 11th. I’m absolutely delighted with the same – the standard of build & finish is simply superb – as indeed was the way it was packed for shipment – Many many thanks. I’m now still chasing New Old Stock Campag equipment – my fall back is to take…
"The photos don’t do justice to how beautiful the paintwork and craftsmanship of the Portofino are in reality"
Dear Alex, First, I would like to thank the whole Battaglin team & family for building this dream bike for me. I’d like to thank your father Giovanni for designing the bike. It’s such an honor to own it. And of course, I’d like to thank you. You were very patient with my impatience. Even amid…
"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…