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Officina Battaglin Unveils Stunning Steel Endurance Bike

Officina Battaglin, the Italian steel bicycle company founded by the 1981 Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin, has unveiled their latest offering: the “Grand Tour” endurance custom frame.

This addition marks Officina Battaglin’s first foray into the endurance road bike realm with a premium frame that grants the smooth ride feel of handmade steel.

The frame design allows for tire sizes up to 35 mm, making it a versatile choice to transition between sealed roads and light gravel.

“For many of us, the sense of freedom that comes with exploring unfamiliar and unbeaten roads is what makes a long ride worthwhile,” said Officina Battaglin’s CEO, Alex Battaglin.

The limited release steel endurance frameset will be available in two standout colours, gloss red or gloss blue.

“We designed the Grand Tour to satisfy this craving for exploration,”
Showcasing Officina Battaglin’s renowned ‘cromovelato’ finish, the frame exhibits a reflective and deep surface achieved through meticulous craftsmanship. Offering a choice between two distinctive colour options, red and blue, the Grand Tour allows riders to express their individual style.

Each frameset is individually stamped and numbered.

Availability and Pricing

In 2023, a limited number of just 50 Grand Tour custom framesets will be made available
worldwide. Each will be custom-made according to the rider’s specific measurements after an individual consultation with Giovanni and Alex Battaglin, ensuring a perfect fit.

To emphasise its exclusivity, every Grand Tour frame will bear a numbered plate brazed to the down tube.

The frameset is a work of art from every angle. We’re hoping touch up paint is included!

The Grand Tour is exclusively available as a disc-brake version to provide riders with superior control and confidence over rougher paths.

For those seeking the ultimate custom experience, Officina Battaglin offers the option of a fully built Grand Tour, with every component tailored to the owner’s needs and preferences.

The price for a Grand Tour 2023 frameset starts at €4000 (around $AU6580) and includes the following –

  1. Custom steel frame built from scratch in the Battaglin workshop;
  2. Carbon fork
  3. Cromovelato finishing (red or blue)
  4. Headset parts
  5. Individually numbered plate
  6. Deda Superzero carbon seatpost
  7. Deda Superzero DCR carbon handlebar;
  8. Deda Superbox stem;
  9. Front and rear axles
  10. Certificate of Authenticity signed by Giovanni Battaglin.


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