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"The Marosticana is somehow both stiff as well as comfortable"

In seeking out a new road bike frame, my principal requirements were that it be new, Italian-made, of lugged steel Columbus SL tubing and with painted forks but a chromed fork crown.

It was a great pleasure to discover—within minutes of starting my internet search—the Marosticana, a frame which not only precisely fit my needs but also a frame which happens to be produced by a company with the stature and heritage of Battaglin.

The Marosticana frame—mine now built up with a Campagnolo Veloce gruppo, Ambrosio wheels, and Cinelli stem & handlebars—is a work of art that combines the best of classic and modern style.

And the bicycle’s performance is, frankly, more than I could possibly ask for.

It is somehow both stiff as well as comfortable. It is stable yet manoeuvrable; never have I felt safer and more assured while cornering downhill at speed.

In addition, the Marosticana genuinely seems to help this rider while pedalling uphill!

There is unmistakable genius involved in the design of this frame — the choice of materials and the angles and dimensions used to marry the SL tubing—and it is a pleasure to have this genius revealed to oneself on every ride.

To me, riding the Marosticana is to partake in the legacy of the likes of Visentini and Roche as well as, of course, Signor Battaglin; it is also to ride on what I believe to be one of the best bicycle frames made today.

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Hello Alex!! Come stai? I want to once again thank you for sending the bike to home in Italy. I had an accident and injured my lower back while I was in the Netherlands. I hope to recover soon. I got the bike shipped to my home in the Netherlands and had it built there.…

“I have been on the look for a while to find the right frame that would match my Campagnolo 50th anniversary group. When Officina Battaglin released the first pictures of the amazing Arena 1981, I instantly realized that this was the perfect match. I quickly ordered mine and with the guidance of Giovanni have build…

“It all begin with an article on the “Bike Rumour” website.  The Cromovelato finish really attracted my attention, so I checked out the Officina Battaglin website to get more information.   I filled out their enquiry form, expecting to receive a brochure with photos and a price list. Instead, I received a phone call from Alex…

“To My Friend Alex: In December of 2018, I went on a group ride and saw my friend, Allen McKay, on this stunning bike.   I rode up to him and told him that’s the third different bike I’ve seen you on in the last 3 rides together and that is the most beautiful of the…

“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…

“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…

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