Gravel is the new kid on the block and its popularity is rapidly increasing. Is there a better combination than “discovering” and “cycling”? We don’t think so. Ridley makes a bike that excellently combines both. Coincidence? Not for us. With a gravel bike, you can master any terrain, at your own pace. But why the name “Kanzo”?
Kanzo, or canzo, is a word that dates back to the times of the troubadours, who were singers and poets in the Middle Ages. They traveled widely and experienced all kinds of adventures, which they turned into stories about knights or even love stories. On return to their home villages, they would tell the inhabitants about their adventures using three different genres. The most commonly used of these was a “kanzo/canzo”. Their stories moved entire communities, who hung on their every word.
Just like the troubadours, we want to encourage our Ridley riders to go out and ride their bikes, to discover new places or rediscover what they thought they already knew.
The Kanzo Speed is Ridley’s answer to those who want to stay ahead of the pack in one of the many gravel races that have sprung up all over the world. One such race is Kansas’ 200-mile Dirty Kanza, in which participants battle it out to be the first to cross the finish line. The 36-mm tire clearance is more race-oriented, but leaves enough space for different setups, with ample space built into the frame to fit mudguards.
Thanks to its stable geometry, this bike rides like a dream in those long, straighter sections of trails. Hidden rack and fender mounts on the frame and fork give the bike a clean look when not in use.
Thru-axles in the frame and fork add stiffness to the bike-wheel connection. Flat-mount disc brakes ensure you have control of the bike in all conditions – both on- and off-road.
|Frame||Kanzo Speed, 30T-24T HM UD Carbon, TA 12x142mm|
|Fork||Forza Oryx Disc, TA 12x100 mm, Hidden Fender Mounts // KAS01As|
|Groupset||Shimano GRX600 2x11s|
|Crank||Shimano RS510 // 172,5 // 50-34|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 R7000 // 11s // 11-32|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 (R7000) // 2x11s|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX 810 // 11s // Medium Cage (34T)|
|Handlebar||Forza Stratos, Compact // 400mm (cc) // Black Glossy|
|Stem||Forza Stratos // 90 mm // Black Glossy|
|Seatpost||Forza Stratos // 15mm Offset // 350mm // 27,2mm // Black Glossy|
|Saddle||Forza Stratos // Black - Black|
|Wheelset||Shimano RS171 DB // Shimano 11s // Clincher|
|Outer Tyre||WTB Byway // 700x34c|
|Base Color||Black // 8|
|Paint Color 2||Yellow // 3|
|Paint Color 3||Red // 6|
|Pedals||Not included **|
|Warranty period||2 years (+ 3 years after registration)|
|Condition of use||New|
|Bike Weight||8,25 kg|