Officina Battaglin upgrades gorgeous Portofino with disc brakes

Officina Battaglin blends traditional steel and carbon construction
Officina Battaglin has finally upgraded its Portofino to accept disc brakes (Image credit: Officina Battaglin)

Officina Battaglin embraces the trend towards improved road bike brake performance, with its 2020 model year Portofino.

The boutique Italian frame builder has announced that its custom steel Portofino road bike range, will now feature the option of disc brakes.

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Lance Branquinho is a Namibian born media professional, with 15-years of experience in technology and engineering journalism covering anything with wheels. Being from Namibia, he knows a good gravel road when he sees one, and he has raced some of Africa’s best-known mountain bike stage races, such as Wines2Wales and Berg&Bush.