Colnago G3-X by Lauren De Crescenzo for SBT GRVL

Lauren De Crescenzo is back in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, preparing to defend her 2021 SBT GRVL title aboard her Colnago G3-X.

Not competing in the Life Time Grand Prix series, she skips the Leadville 100 mountain bike race, giving her more time to scout the route, which remains largely the same as last year, and s set up before one of gravel racing’s biggest events. . But more importantly, it means she will arrive at the start line on Sunday morning much cooler than many of her competitors who face a transfer of several hours after a grueling day on the bike.

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Interestingly, De Crescenzo has a racing bike that she only rides at events, separate from her home practice bike. It’s common for top men to do this, said his trainer Tom Danielson VeloNews, but not so much for women. That means his Colnago, carefully serviced by his Cinch cycling mechanic, is at its best for race day.

“They make sure I never get my hands on it,” De Crescenzo joked after a Friday morning weaning ride in Steamboat Springs.

We took a look at his Colnago G3-X for his SBT GRVL defense, built with a SRAM Red groupset and Princeton Carbon Works wheels paired with Rene Herse tires. Take a closer look at all the details below.

Wiley C. Thompson