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 Beast. That’s the Kanzo Fast. A real competitive gravel bike that is fully aerodynamically optimized. You clearly recognize some of the features of the Noah Fast. The F-Tubing (the tube shapes) and F-Steerer (cable integration) technology are unmistakable and their strength is now known worldwide.
The Kanzo Fast has a real gravel geometry, with a higher Stack and shorter Reach, but its handlebars are also very distinctive. An aerodynamic handlebar with a clear gravel twist (short drop & reach and 16° flared). The bike is designed to win gravel races.