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Nathan Haas will get retro 90s Colnago G3-X for Unbound Gravel


Australian gravel racer Nathan Haas has a shiny new carbon Colnago G3X gravel bike to race Unbound this weekend in a hotly contested gravel race that may see 3x highway World Champ Peter Sagan on the beginning line in search of a win. Haas’s secret weapon although, will likely be retro Italian airbrush fashion…

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Artwork Decor customized for Nathan Haas

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, complete

c. Colnago

Haas final positioned second on the UCI Gravel World Collection (sure, that’s a factor now) race just a few weeks again in Seven, Australia. Unbound Gravel isn’t a part of the UCI collection, however loads of large names are anticipated to point out up. And he’ll stand out within the pack, racing this Nineties retro-style Colnago gravel bike.

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, angled detail

Colnago describes that previous look as “actual artworks”, though for a lot of, the airbrush look was at all times excessive flashy Italian fashion that now feels dated. But, as Colnago has transitioned to a less complicated, extra fashionable aesthetic, this seems like a pleasant dose of nostalgia to see the fashion reimagined.

Kansas state flag inspiration

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Haas’ new Colnago G3-X gravel race bike for Unbound takes inspiration from the colours and sundown fade on Kansas’s state flag, however taken a bit additional with a touch of neon.

Can I simply say that extra fashionable bikes must convey again chrome stays? And that shiny chrome fork seems to be soooo good! (Though, why on the earth are all of the dropouts white as a substitute of chrome!)

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, toptube detail

The Artwork Decor bike design even options the silhouette of Nathan Haas himself using the bike simply behind the headset (…in case he forgets what he’s speculated to be doing mid-race?) Plus the state’s Latin motto “advert astra per aspera” on the highest tube.

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, Ad astra per aspera

By means of roughness to the celebrities” isn’t a foul motto each for the pioneers that settled the Midwestern state and for a contemporary icon of gravel racing.

Colnago says that designer Richard Pierce ‘curated’ the look along with Castelli, and Haas must be decked out in an identical equipment too, impressed by the identical ’90s fashion. We imagined a vivid, flashy Euro professional look with plenty of sponsor logos and color-matched shorts? However fortunately they at the least gave Haas some black bibs for modesty’s sake.

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, studio

The bike itself is similar Colnago G3-X that we checked out earlier this season below Haas, and the identical bike ridden to win final yr’s Unbound by Lauren De Crescenzo.

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, non-driveside

The G3-X is a motorbike design impressed by Colnago’s a long time of confirmed cyclocross racers, and this Kansas Artwork Decor customized construct actually does look quite a bit like an previous cyclocross bike. However it’s a correct devoted gravel bike with greater 42mm tire clearance (with room for the Kansas mud that’s forecast this weekend), longer wheelbase, decrease BB, and usually extra comfy & steady geometry for long-distance off-road racing.

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, frameset detail

There’s additionally 3 units of bottle cage mounts and a direct high tube bag mount, though no clue what Haas’ race day setup will actually seem like?

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, downtube

Sadly for retro Colnago followers, it is a one-off bike.

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom gravel race bike, Pro Bike Check: Nathan Haas, complete

You’ll have to search out your personal Italian airbrush artist to recreate this search for your personal gravel bike…

Colnago.com/G3-X



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