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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 fast, stable, comfortable"

“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 above sea level with the longest climb just over 1 km and a steepest gradient of 10%).

Besides a flat tire, the bike handles brilliantly.

It is fast, stable, comfortable and the combination of the components and the frame makes a brilliant bike.

The bike is fitted with a Sram Red eTap groupset. A modern steel frame deserves state of the art components I think.

Carbon rims, steerer, stem and seat post bring down the weight under 8 kilos. This is exactly what I was looking for in a bike.

Thanks to the bike fit and the work done by you and your father the frame is a perfect fit for me.

Although I’m not in perfect form, my rides were instantly faster on the Battaglin compared to my other bike.

Looking forward visiting the Officina in Italy.

Thanks for all the support and conversations we had in preparation of the actual production of this very special bike to me.”

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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.…

“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…

“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…

“Alex, Just a quick note to let you know about how my Power+ is coming along. For background, I’m a recent convert to cycling having played rugby and raced motorcycles for the last 20 years. Almost all my riding is between 30-70 miles with 3,000-4,000’ of climbing. I’m not fast, can’t climb or TT, don’t…

“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…

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