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Larry Warbasse's 3T Strada in custom colours for US national champion - Gallery

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Larry Warbasse's 3T Strada in custom colours for the US national road race champion

Larry Warbasse's 3T Strada in custom colours for the US national road race champion
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Disc brakes result in neat looking carbon rims, with full stickers and no brake track

Disc brakes result in neat looking carbon rims, with full stickers and no brake track
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The main area of custom design for Warbasse's bike is around the bottom bracket area

The main area of custom design for Warbasse's bike is around the bottom bracket area
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The team pairs their bikes with SRAM Force HRD shift/brake levers

The team pairs their bikes with SRAM Force HRD shift/brake levers
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The team use SRAM Force 1 mechanical rear derailleurs, which a clutch system to prevent chain slack

The team use SRAM Force 1 mechanical rear derailleurs, which a clutch system to prevent chain slack
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Aqua Blue Sport use tyres from Pirelli

Aqua Blue Sport use tyres from Pirelli
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The 3T Strada frameset has a seat tube which hugs the rear wheel for improved aerodynamics

The 3T Strada frameset has a seat tube which hugs the rear wheel for improved aerodynamics
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The race bikes have become known for their unusual 1X drivetrain and disc brake only option

The race bikes have become known for their unusual 1X drivetrain and disc brake only option
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SRAM provides the team with drivetrain components, including power meters from Quarq

SRAM provides the team with drivetrain components, including power meters from Quarq
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Aqua Blue Sport celebrate their Irish heritage with a shamrock on the top tube

Aqua Blue Sport celebrate their Irish heritage with a shamrock on the top tube
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Tiny star/stripe detailing features to the rear of the seat tube

Tiny star/stripe detailing features to the rear of the seat tube
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A look at the fork thru-axles, also note the decals denoting CeramicSpeed wheel bearings

A look at the fork thru-axles, also note the decals denoting CeramicSpeed wheel bearings
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Larry Warbasse runs Speedplay pedals

Larry Warbasse runs Speedplay pedals
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Warbasse runs a 130mm alloy stem

Warbasse runs a 130mm alloy stem
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A look at the aero front profile of the 3T Strada

A look at the aero front profile of the 3T Strada
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The US flag also features on the inside of the fork legs

The US flag also features on the inside of the fork legs
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A closer look at the custom detailing around Warbasse's bottom bracket

A closer look at the custom detailing around Warbasse's bottom bracket
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Aqua Blue Sport opt for Elite Vico Carbon bottle cages

Aqua Blue Sport opt for Elite Vico Carbon bottle cages
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Larry Warbasse runs a brightly coloured Selle San Marco Shortfit saddle

Larry Warbasse runs a brightly coloured Selle San Marco Shortfit saddle
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Warbasse's name adorns the top tube

Warbasse's name adorns the top tube
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Larry Warbasse took Aqua Blue Sport's first team victory at last year's Tour de Suisse before following it up a week later at the US national road race championships.

Switching from Ridley bikes to the unusual 3T Strada for the 2018 season, UK-based custom paint specialists Fat Creations unveiled Warbasse's frameset, which commemorates his national title, back in January.

The 3T Strada is only available with a 1X drivetrain system and disc brakes, with Aqua Blue Sport the only team in the top two rungs of cycling - WorldTour or Pro Continental - who have adopted the technology exclusively.

The decision was met with some criticism when announced and while complications are associated with the drivetrain components, team riders have suggested the technology has been costing the team results.

As the frame can only take 1X drivetrain components, options are limited. At last week's Tour de Suisse - where Warbasse's bike was photographed - Mark Christian, who also rides for Aqua Blue Sport, complained that a mechanical cost the British rider the best result of his career after a suspected rear derailleur failure.

The frameset is paired with a mechanical SRAM Force groupset, which also provides the hydraulic disc brakes and levers. A SRAM Force 1 rear derailleur includes a clutch system to reduce chain slack.

3T also provides the team with cockpit components and wheels, which are paired with Pirelli tyres.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Larry Warbasse's custom 3T Strada.

Frame: 3T Strada Team in custom colours for US national road race champion
Fork: 3T Fundi Team in custom colours for US national road race champion

Front brake: SRAM Force hydraulic disc with 160mm rotors
Rear brake: SRAM Force hydraulic disc with 160mm rotors
Brake/shift levers: SRAM Force HRD Shift-Brake control
Front derailleur: N/A
Rear derailleur: SRAM Force 1 Rear Derailleur
Cassette: SRAM, 9-32t
Crankset: Quarq power meter with SRAM 44T chainring
Wheelset: 3T Discus C60
Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Velo
Handlebars: 3T, 400mm
Stem: 3T ARX Team, 130mm 6-degrees
Pedals: Speedplay
Saddle: Selle San Marco Shortfit
Seat post: 3T Charlie Sqaero Strada
Bottle cages: Elite Vico Carbon

Critical measurements

Rider height: 1.83m
Saddle height (from BB centre to saddle top): 750mm
Tip of saddle nose to centre of bars: 615mm