Officine Mattio (Mattio Workshop) is the largest Italian brand that you’ve never heard of, located in what I think is the most under-appreciated region in Italy for incredible cycling, Piemonte. Here’s the latest OM1, from the company pushing to keep cycling manufacturing INSIDE Italy.
PEZ-Man Chuck Pena takes us through an enviable passion project as he rebuilds a new stock Colnago V3 carbon disc road bike with some major parts upgrades including wheels, rotors, tires, chainrings, saddle, bars & stem, bar tape, cages, power meter, and more.
If you follow Mario Cipollini on Instagram, you've seen him talking (in Italian) about the latest bike coming to the line that bears his name. The new model is called the "Dolomia" - and designed to be "agile uphill, fluid downhill". Add in fully integrated cable routing, disc brakes, a full monocoque frame weighing just 800g (Size M), and this looks to be an exciting addition to a line that's already set the bar pretty high for performance road bikes. When the brand launched a few…
VIDEO: Here's the first in my series of building up this custom Battaglin POWER+ disc brake steel road frame set. In this video I unveil - and unbox the fresh new frame from storied Italian builder (and 1981 Vuelta a España & Giro d'Italia winner) Giovanni Battaglin.
For today's Readers' Rigs we head north to Canada where we find one of France's favorite machines, a LOOK 695 Light decked out in Dura-Ace Di2 and with Easton Carbon Clinchers on board. Not a new bike, but timeless in its looks and very rideable. Four years old but could be right out of the box yesterday.
The Cipollini MCM road bike offers all the flash & panache you'd want from a brand that's all about performance, but with a slightly more forgiving frame design, and a custom tube-to-tube carbon construction option for this Italian original. Here's my long term review...