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"The first thing I noticed about the Power+ was how smooth and quiet it was"

“Alex-

My Officina Battaglin Power+ is my fourth steel frame, and first in over 30 years!

The first thing that I noticed about the bike when I rode it on the farm roads around the workshop in Marostica was how smooth and quiet it was.

I was expecting a jarring and rattling ride when hitting the rough sections – quite the opposite.

It was very smooth and tracked straight. The lateral stiffness of the bottom bracket is excellent – no chain rub or flexing.

Now that I have put about 40 hours on the bike on my local roads, my original observations still hold true.

The frame is very smooth and compliant over the rough sections, yet there is no chain rub when mashing on the pedals.

When sprinting the bike is very predictable – no crabbing or squirrelly behaviour.

I feel safer on high-speed descents on rough roads – I’m not getting bounced around.

When climbing, no mushy feeling, just power going to the wheel.

And after several 4-hour rides, I have yet to feel beat up or abused by the bike.

The finish on my frame is amazing – the joints, the chrome, and the paint are all perfect.

I have yet to find any file marks, especially in the chromed areas (like my old Italian frames).

The engraved head tube and brake bridge is a nice touch; might I suggest considering engraving of the bottom bracket.

The final assembly of the bike was perfect.

The Campagnolo Record 12 speed gruppo and Deda cockpit are amazing.

The color matched water bottle cage is a great custom touch.

The packaging job for the trip back to the States was top-notch. I think it took me longer to unwrap the bike, then it took to put the saddle and bars back on.

My goal with this bike was to create an 80’s style Italian race bike, but with a modern twist.

What I got, was a beautiful handmade, hand-finished Italian race bike with an amazing ride.

I am very pleased to how the bike turned out.

I would like to thank everyone at the workshop that helped create this beautiful bike for me.

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to have met signor Giovanni Battaglin and having the honor of him setting up the bike for me.

His bike fitting knowledge is unquestionable.”

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