The most comfort-enhancing frame construction pushed further than ever before while honouring the Italian legacy
Giovanni Battaglin, the man behind his eponymous brand Officina Battaglin, wanted to modernize the overall look of a lugged bike built with the traditional Italian techniques.
That’s how the Portofino project was started: the creation of a lugged steel frame bringing all the modern features you would expect from a road bike. It bears the name of an Italian village known all over the world for its breathtaking scenery.
As a bicycle manufacturer in the field since 1981, Giovanni Battaglin has thousands of lugged frames under his belt. But to create something that didn’t exist, he had to start from scratch. The engineering process took place at the Battaglin headquarter, over the course of almost two years.
Available in 1cm stock size increments or with custom geometry.