About the Kanzo range
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.
About the Kanzo Speed
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, HM/HR Unidirectional Carbon, 12x142 TA
Fork Oryx Disc, 12mm TA, hidden fender mounts
Group Shimano 105
Crank FSA Gossamer Pro 50/34
Sprocket Shimano 105 11-30
Brakes Shimano 105 flatmount
Wheels Shimano RS171 DB
Handlebar Forza Cirrus E2
Stem Forza Stratos
Seat Post Forza Stratos
Chain KMC X11
Saddle Forza Cirrus Pro
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro Pro 700x32mm