Officina Battaglin Power+ Disc (frame)

The Power+ Disc is built from the latest Columbus Spirit HSS triple butted tubeset. Steel may have abdicated as the material of choice for the majority of cyclists, but Columbus has never stopped being the first contributor to innovation in its field.

Featuring oversized tube profiles, the Spirit HSS are the first step towards a lightweight steel frame with racy aesthetics.

The frame is built using fillet-brazed construction.

Fillet-brazing is art. It’s the most sophisticated way to build a steel bicycle frame. After carefully mitering the ends of the tubes on a precision machine to make sure the fit is perfect, the frame builder melts a filler metal in the gap between the two pieces at a temperature below steel’s melting point. Getting sculpted joints as those you can see in photos requires a lot of hard work and years of practice.

M. Özgür Nevres

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