There’s lots of things happening with the Battaglin brand these days. First, there’s Officina Battaglin that specializes in turning out bespoke steel frames in the old-world tradition of artisan framebuilding and the recently formed labels Full Dynamix and Battaglin Road Bikes, which are an extension of the Italian marque, offering a new range of gravel specific and carbon road models.
In the case of Battaglin Road Bikes, three new models called the Casanova, Amarcord and Altair were recently unveiled, all of which are full carbon specimens that are handmade in-house at the company’s state-of-the-art workshop in Marostica, Italy.
The Casanova represents Battaglin’s approach to the aero road bike segment, which features a tube-to-tube construction for the main frame, along with an integrated monocoque carbon fork, both of which comprise Torayca T1000 3K high modulus carbon fiber.
The Casanova also features a proprietary carbon aero seatpost with an integrated frame clamp, a Press Fit 86,5mm bottom bracket, carbon dropouts, Di2/EPS compatibility, full internal cable routing and is available with flat-mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles.
The Casanova is offered in six standard geometries, ranging from size XS to XXL.
In addition, Battaglin offers a new service called Ermitage World, which allows customers to customize their frameset via a vast range of color choices to embellish and personalize their frame.
The Amarcord is Battaglin’s expression of a great all-around road frame, which is capable of providing an excellent balance between comfort and performance, thanks to its conical shaped tubes, more traditional frame lay-out and race-inspired geometry.
The Amarcord also features a main frame constructed with Torayca T1000 UD high modulus carbon, fitted with Columbus’ Futura uni-directional monocoque fork.
A Press Fit bottom bracket, carbon dropouts, Di2/EPS compatibility and full internal cable routing also punctuate the Amarcord, which is available in the same standard sizes and geometries as the Casanova, as well as Battaglin’s Ermitage World program.
The collection culminates with the Altair, which features the same carbon construction and composition as its more expensive siblings, to include carbon dropouts, a Press Fit bottom bracket, 27.2mm seatpost, compatibility with both EPS/Di2 electronic groupsets, full internal cable routing and the option of flat-mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles.
However, perhaps the most impressive aspect about the new range of carbon road bikes is the company’s approach to sales.
Battaglin doesn’t want to be just another product in some importer’s catalogue here in the USA, nor do they want to waste time and resources trying to find the right intermediary to handle sales on these shores. Rather, they prefer to deal with customers directly or through only the best and most trusted bike shops in this part of the world in order to ensure the utmost in attention to detail and customer satisfaction.
You can learn more about Battaglin’s new range of bikes and its Ermitage World program by visiting their website here.
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