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

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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 will see 3x highway Planet Champ Peter Sagan on the start out line seeking for a win. Haas’s key weapon nevertheless, will be retro Italian airbrush style…

Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor tailor made for Nathan Haas

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

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Haas final put 2nd at the UCI Gravel Environment Collection (yes, that is a issue now) race a handful of months back in Seven, Australia. Unbound Gravel isn’t aspect of the UCI collection, but a good deal of significant names are anticipated to present up. And he will stand out in the pack, racing this 1990s retro-design and 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 glimpse as “real is effective of art”, although for many, the airbrush glimpse was always more than the top rated flashy Italian fashion that now feels dated. But, as Colnago has transitioned to a more simple, additional modern aesthetic, this feels like a wonderful dose of nostalgia to see the style reimagined.

Kansas state flag inspiration

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Haas’ new Colnago G3-X gravel race bike for Unbound takes inspiration from the hues and sunset fade on Kansas’s condition flag, but taken a bit more with a dash of neon.

Can I just say that more modern-day bikes need to convey again chrome stays? And that shiny chrome fork appears soooo good! (Whilst, why in the planet are all the dropouts white as an alternative of chrome!)

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

The Art Decor bicycle design and style even features the silhouette of Nathan Haas himself driving the bicycle just powering the headset (…in case he forgets what he’s supposed to be undertaking mid-race?) Furthermore the state’s Latin motto “advertisement astra for every aspera” on the prime tube.

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

By way of roughness to the stars” isn’t a lousy motto both equally for the pioneers that settled the Midwestern condition and for a modern-day icon of gravel racing.

Colnago claims that designer Richard Pierce ‘curated’ the appear with each other with Castelli, and Haas really should be decked out in a matching kit also, impressed by the exact same ’90s type. We imagined a bright, flashy Euro pro glimpse with a lot of sponsor logos and color-matched shorts? But fortunately they at 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 bicycle itself is the same Colnago G3-X that we seemed at previously this season beneath Haas, and the exact same bike ridden to gain previous year’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 bike design and style inspired by Colnago’s a long time of verified cyclocross racers, and this Kansas Artwork Decor customized make definitely does glimpse a good deal like an outdated cyclocross bicycle. But it is a good dedicated gravel bike with more substantial 42mm tire clearance (with home for the Kansas mud that is forecast this weekend), lengthier wheelbase, reduce BB, and normally far more comfy & secure geometry for lengthy-length off-highway racing.

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

There is also 3 sets of bottle cage mounts and a direct top tube bag mount, whilst no clue what Haas’ race day set up will actually appear like?

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

Regrettably for retro Colnago fans, this is a a single-off bike.

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

You’ll have to find your own Italian airbrush artist to recreate this look for your individual gravel bike…

Colnago.com/G3-X

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