Batavus Professional

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Nice example of an early Batavus Professional.
Batavus-Gonso team frame and jersey
Cyclists riding their Dutch bikes through wind. Detail on early 80s crown.
Professional time trial bikes in AMEV colours.

Batavus Professional was a road bike frame built by Batavus.

From the early 70s on, through the 80s and into the early 90s Batavus offered a 'Handmade in Holland' performance orientated range of bicycles consisting of roadbikes, crossbikes, trackbikes and time trial machines.

The Professional frames were available in many tubing variants: Reynolds 531C/butted, Reynolds 531P, Columbus SL, Columbus SP and Columbus SLX. Bocama was the main lug supplier, but Everest supplied the lugs for the SLX frames. Both Bocama and Cinelli suppled fork crowns, but Batavus selected the Zeus Professional 2000 crown for the cross model. Cinelli did supply spoiler shells for the SLX frame. Most other frames have a Dardanne (open) shell. Drop outs always came from Campagnolo.

Batavus sponsored the Batavus-Gonso team. From the 80s on Batavus became official material supplier of the Dutch national KNWU/AMEV team.