favorite
favorite
hide
unhide
flag

Posted

print

Battalign Power + XL - $4,500 (Raleigh)

Battalign Power + XL 1 thumbnailBattalign Power + XL 2 thumbnailBattalign Power + XL 3 thumbnailBattalign Power + XL 4 thumbnailBattalign Power + XL 5 thumbnailBattalign Power + XL 6 thumbnailBattalign Power + XL 7 thumbnail
bicycle type: road
frame size: XL
wheel size: 700C
bicycle frame material: steel
suspension: none (rigid)
brake type: caliper
handlebar type: drop
electric assist: none
condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Officina Battaglin
model name / number: Power +
What is he selling? This is a custom made Italian racing bike, but it is so much more. It is a blend of innovation, performance, steel(that’s right), and art. This is a hand made frame. It took ten months and no less than 5 phone calls they made to me from their shop for progress reports and measurements. What I finally received was a work of art. The brazed welding gives the joints a smooth transition from tube to tube to stays. Flawless artisan technique. The tubes are oversized Columbus steel. Most people think it is a carbon bike. The carbon fork adds rigidity on the front end. The combination provides all the comfort and spring of a steel bike without the noodling of a steel bike. Is it fast? The impossibly short chain stays deliver the power the second you tighten your quads. No lag time. The bike surges forward giving you that wheeeeee feeling you first had when you learned to ride a bike. It is an incredible feeling not duplicated in any other bike I have ever owned. It’s kissing a girl for the first time every time. One ride and you will know what I am talking about.

This bike is not for everyone. Probably it should be a second bike. Great for those days you are having a long ride with friends. I have been missing those long rides, missing those friends, and I will miss this bike.

This one is for tall riders, 6’0"+

Frame: Handmade Battalign power + size XL

Wheels: Fulcrum Racing Zero wheels
Competizone bearings
30mm deep
clincher or tubeless

Tires: 25mm Goodyear F1

Drivetrain: Campagnolo Chorus 12 Speed

Brakes: Campagnolo Rim Brakes


other: 3T 44cm handlebars
3T stem
Selle Italia saddle

Other than the tires the only thing not Italian on this bike is me.

Shown by appointment only.

post id: 7754540189

posted:

best of [?]

loading
reading
writing
saving
searching