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 A is Ridley’s alloy gravel bike for adventurous riders on a budget. This bike may be our most versatile frame platform: Offering a commuter setup with fenders during the week, it also allows you to discover gravel roads at the weekend, and every now and then you can put your bike packs on to go and explore the world. With this bike, you can do it all.
Thanks to its stable geometry, this bike rides like a dream in those long, straighter sections of trails. The frame fits 650B (650 x 50) or 700C (700 x 42) wheels and uses 12-mm thru-axles in frame and fork.
Item number SBIXTARID524
Model Kanzo A
Design code KAA02AS
Frame Kanzo A Disc 7E2/size XXS/KAA02A
Fork 4ZA Oryx XTrailA Disc 12TA 7E3/KAA02A
Groupset Shimano GRX600 2x11s
Crank Shimano GRX 600 // 11s // 172,5 // 46-30
Cassette Shimano 105 R7000 // 11s // 11-32
Brake Type Disc
Front Derailleur Shimano GRX 810 // 2x11s // Braze-On
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX 810 // 11s // Medium Cage (34T)
Handlebar Forza Stratos, Compact // 400mm (cc) // Black Glossy
Stem Forza Stratos // 80 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 Riddler Comp // 700x45c
Base Color Silver Powder Coating - Fork Black(8)
Paint Finish Glossy
Pedals Not included **