Palu performance bicycles was founded by Alberto Battaglia in the heart of Italian cycling, Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza), a renowned area where the Prosecco vineyards are, where he grew up competing alongside current professional riders.

Being a regular competitor and passionate cyclist, allowed him to develop a broad knowledge of brands, components and details which make a great bicycle.

The passion for cycling is the drive behind Palu and the aim is to make high-quality cycling products available worldwide to promote the sport of cycling.


Before working in the cycling industry I was a barber in London, working in a high-end barbershop in Mayfair.

I am the third generation of barbers in my family, with both my father and his father running a barbershop in my hometown.

The love for cycling runs deep in my family and my grandfather Alberto, who I was named after, also loved riding bikes in his spare time.

In my local Venetian dialect "pa lu" means "because of him" and on hearing of my plans to go start producing frames, my father told me "You are creating bikes 'pa lu'!" hence the name was born.

I'm proud that every bike is for him, Grazie Nonno.

Alberto Battaglia, Founder.