Is this the most unique steel road bike built in 2020?
With its antique brass cromovelato finish and premium part selection, this custom Power+ EVO is for sure the Custom Bike of the Week!
So, if you want to know more about it…
Here’s its story.
Michael, a businessman from Indonesia, is one of the youngest Officina Battaglin customers.
He’s 27, and he’s relatively new to the sport: his father-in-law gifted him his first road bike.
However, he became so passionate about cycling that it didn’t take long before he started considering a bespoke build.
Michael wanted a custom bike that could handle fast road racing. Obviously, he also wanted to be able to personalize its finishes and make it one-of-a-kind.
The Officina Battaglin Power+ EVO ticked all the boxes, and Michael managed to reserve the last build slot available in 2020.
First, we designed the custom geometry to Michael’s measurements.
Then, we built the frame from scratch, using the special HSS tubes that Columbus produced to our specifications.
These tubes have been designed around the Deda DCR headset and allow for a fully integrated cockpit with no visible cables when the frame is equipped with a major electronic groupset.
Michael’s frameset has a very distinctive color: an antique brass cromovelato, with the cockpit and the seat post in matching finish.
But Michael personalized the Power+’s paint scheme even further, choosing to leave the rear stays in bare chrome.
The selection of parts for the full build is outstanding.
We assembled the frame with the 12-speed Campagnolo Super Record EPS 1 groupset, with a 52-36 chainring and an 11-32 cassette at the back.
And for the wheels, Michael’s choice went with the Lightweight Meilenstein EVO Schwarz Edition, definitely one of the coolest wheelsets on the market.
What a build!
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