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Pro Bike: Nathan Haas gets retro Italian airbrush style in Kansas custom Colnago G3-X for UNBOUND

Pro Bike: Nathan Haas gets retro Italian airbrush style in Kansas custom Colnago G3-X for UNBOUND

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…

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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 road World Champ Peter Sagan on the start line looking for a win. Haas’s secret weapon though, will be retro Italian airbrush style… Colnago G3-X Unbound retro Art Decor custom for Nathan Haas

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Haas last placed second at the UCI Gravel World Series ( yes, that’s a thing now ) race a few weeks back in Seven, Australia. Unbound Gravel isn’t part of the UCI series, but plenty of big names are expected to show up. And he will stand out in the pack, racing this 1990s retro-style Colnago gravel bike.

Colnago describes that old look as “real works of art”, although for many, the airbrush look was always over the top flashy Italian style that now feels dated. Yet, as Colnago has transitioned to a simpler, more modern aesthetic, this feels like a nice dose of nostalgia to see the style reimagined.

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

Can I just say that more modern bikes need to bring back chrome stays? And that shiny chrome fork looks soooo good! ( Although, why in the world are all the dropouts white instead of chrome! )The Art Decor bike design even features the […]

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