Officina Battaglin’s premier custom steel road bike gets a Power+ EVO evolution upgrade to become the one of the first steel bikes we’ve seen to adopt the modern clean lines of completely hidden, internal cable routing. Working with the new Deda DCR routing system and custom Italian steel tubing, the limited edition Power+ EVO integrates the electronic shift & brake routing inside the color-matched cockpit as cleanly as we’ve seen in any modern bike.
Battaglin Power+ EVO limited edition modern Italian steel road bike
The Battaglin workshop first introduced their modern, lightweight steel Power+ road bike brazed in northern Italy from premier Columbus HSS oversized tubing back in 2014, giving it a disc brake version just two years ago. it has remained their best seller, mixing the classic ride of steel, the fully custom & personalized build process they are known for, all with the best performance you can get in a modern steel road bike.
Now the Power+ EVO takes it one step further, as Officina Battaglin worked closely with tubing supplier Columbus to create a lightweight, straight 1.5″ headtube in which they could fit the Deda Elementi DCR headset for a fully integrated cockpit with completely hidden, internal cable routing. It also required a custom Columbus carbon steerer for the fork and customized downtube to facilitate the smooth transition of the internal cables.
But the result is another impressive mix of classic style & modern details (much like their lugged steel, disc brake Portofino) to create a uniquely beautiful custom handmade Italian road bike – with no cables in sight.
Custom Tech Details
Like every bike they build, the new Power+ EVO is made-to-measure, with each buyer personally consulting on their bike fit & details with 1981 Giro-Vuelta double winner Giovanni Battaglin who oversees production. It’s a relatively time-intensive, individual process, and why Officina Battaglin will produce just 40 pieces of the new bike this year.
The Power+ EVO is available in standard or contemporary sloping geometries, with rim or disc brakes, and in custom paint or Battaglin’s deeps colored chrome cromovelato finishes. The one limitation is that you stick to wires or wireless electronic shifting (from any major drivetrain maker), as they want to ensure flawless shift performance through the internal routing installation.
Pricing & Availability
The new bike is available exclusively direct from Officina Battaglin to get that one-on-one experience. The Power+ EVO frameset isn’t cheap at 4000€, but besides the custom geometry and custom finish included in that price, Battaglin also includes the complete DCR cockpit with painted-to-match Deda Vinci stem & carbon handlebar, a limited edition number plate, and even you name engraved onto the bike if you want. (Color-matched seatposts are also possible.)
Battaglin will also help you source a complete bike build if you desire. Slots for the limited edition Power+ EVO are open now, with frameset turnaround starting from around 6 weeks after geometry, details & finishing are agreed.