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

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"The Power+ is super silent and super smooth"

“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 the geometry of the bike, it’s quite long, and part of it from the wider handlebar you suggested.

Most fun is riding out of the saddle, hands in the drops.

Holland is flat as a pancake of course, but on every bridge or dyke I do a little sprint in the drops. Just because it feels great.

I was a little afraid cornering could be an issue because of its length, but it really isn’t. Great how it handles.

It’s my first steel performance bike.

It was really fun to have the discussions with you on the right sizing, and getting the photos of the actual welding of the frame.

Even though I could see ‘16, wilfried’ on the freshly cut chainstay.

Email wasn’t the best way to reach out for you, but when I called you, you had all the time in the world for me.

I think you’re right when you say that a phone call is better then a thousand emails.

As mentioned, I liked your insights on bike size, handlebar width, disc size, tires…

I think the bike looks amazing: colors are great, and the result of the fillet brazing is amazing.

So smooth.

With a SRAM 22 groupset and carbon Across A-wheels (great value for money) I managed to keep the weight just under 8 kilos.

Not bad for a steel bike with disc brakes and 28mm tubeless tires.

I’m pretty sure I will enjoy this bike for thousands of miles. Not sure if I will reach a million though.”

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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…

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“Still my fave bike. Comfortable, compliant and fast when she needs to be.” “Just can’t get enough of her steel lugs and how comfortable she is on climbs and descents. Looking forward to more races with her in 2024.”

“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…

“I have followed the career of Giovanni Battaglin for many years when I was a teenager – the climax was the fabulous `Double victories` in 1981 it was so special, one of the nicest memories. The races, bikes, and riders of this time, I feel were the `Golden Age of Cycling` I remember with the…

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