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Battaglin’s drool-worthy custom, lugged steel road bike goes next-level with a new, more-modern limited Portofino R edition that’s even more integrated than ever. We don’t often associate Italian lugged steel with such modern features as fully internal routing, dropped seatstays, integrated seatpost clamp, and a T47 bottom bracket… but the craftsmen building bikes at Officina Battaglin continue to impress… Battaglin Portofino R custom road bike
c. Battaglin Battaglin’s more conventional-looking diamond, yet thoroughly modern Portofino road bike already was a showstopper with tinted cromovelato mirror finishes, unique modern oversized polished lugs, disc or rim brakes, internal cable routing, and made-to-measure geometry designed for you by Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin. And that bike will still be available for cyclists looking for classic styling…
But for those hoping to blow minds in the group rides, the newly renovated Battaglin Portofino R is ever faster & sleeker than ever.
“ We had been feeling the need to push the Portofino toward the race side for a while , ” describes Battaglin CEO Alex Battaglin. “ So, when the update project started, we focused on one single goal: achieving an increase in frame stiffness without compromising on comfort .” What’s new?
To build a stiffer frame meant beefing up the bottom end, and a more compliant top end balances that out.
The most obvious changes in the new Battaglin Portofino R are those dropped seatstays and the resulting new seat […]
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