Want to see how modern a steel road bike can be? Take a look at this custom build with no visible cables!
In today’s video, you’ll see a Power+ EVO that brings a steel bike’s contemporary aesthetics and technology to a whole new level.
This specific Officina Battaglin model is the first steel frame in the world designed for an integrated cockpit with fully hidden cable routing.
So, here’s the story behind the custom Power+ EVO that Alex will show you today.
Anthony, the owner, is a businessman from Macau.
He reached out to the Battaglin workshop after seeing one of his friends’ Officina Battaglin Portofino bike.
When the new Power+ EVO came out last May, he decided to reserve one of the 40 build slots available in 2020.
In the video, you’ll discover what happened as soon as we began working on Anthony’s build: the discussion about the custom geometry and the components took place in an unusual location!
Then, once the geometry was finalized, we started the construction of the frame.
Anthony’s Power+ EVO was built from Columbus Spirit HSS tubing, customized to Officina Battaglin’s specifications to make it possible to hide all the cables and wires.
We finished the frame in a vivid green cromovelato, following the Power+ EVO’s design that includes the Deda Vinci handlebar, the Deda Vinci stem and the Deda Superzero seatpost in matching finish.
To keep the bike fully Italian, Anthony decided to build up the frame with Campagnolo groupset and wheels.
The Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12-speed disc groupset makes for a totally integrated front-end, while the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45 with Continental GP 5000 28-mm tubeless tires allow Anthony to deal with poor road surfaces.
The choice of the saddle was a fantastic touch to complete the ultra-modern look while keeping the weight down as much as possible: it’s the brand new Selle Italia SP-01 Boost Tekno Superflow, completely made of carbon fiber.
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