Ridley Kanzo Adventure, new carbon gravel bikepacking bike

Ridley grows their Kanzo gravel bike household with an all-new carbon Kanzo Adventure bikepacking bike designed for the street much less traveled.. and even the path. While the Kanzo line-up already has a quick aero gravel bike, an all-road gravel bike, and a middle-of-the-road gravel bike, the new Kanzo Adventure is the primary to actually open up limitless potentialities on larger tires, extra mounts, and extra off-road bikepacking customization choices.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Rupert Fowler BikeConnectionAgency, SRAM XPLR

c. Bike Connection Agency (until famous), picture by Rupert Fowler

Whether you want loads larger… even mountain bike tire clearance, extra mounts than you possibly can shake an Anything Cage at, or countless customization choices like dynamo-powered built-in lighting, a gravel suspension fork, or 4-season fenders, Ridley’s all-new carbon Kanzo Adventure gravel bike is their most succesful & versatile but.

Ridley has constructed gravel bikes since again after we nonetheless referred to as them cross bikes. In reality, their first devoted gravel bike was the X-Trail again 7 years in the past (get it… cross path using), that since advanced into extra of an all-road gravel bike as gravel using received extra technical. Then, their current Kanzo Fast reimagined an aero gravel racing bike, advanced immediately out of their Noah Fast aero street bike platform.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike

c. Ridley

Now, the Kanzo Adventure turns it up a notch for off-road functionality as a correctly versatile adventure-ready bikepacking gravel bike that’s begging to trip singletrack, too. Ridley says it’s the bike for once you don’t need to fear about making a plan forward of time.


First Riding Impressions: Coming Soon

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Rupert Fowler BikeConnectionAgency, prototype testing

picture by Rupert Fowler

That’s a type of using I can get behind, and I gave the new Kanzo Adventure a fair proportion of blindly using out into the woods in the hunt for journey. Suffice it to say that is as enjoyable a bike on tight singletrack descent as it’s consuming up free gravel roads. Keep your eyes peeled for a First Rides Review, coming quickly to a Bikerumor close to you…

Kanzo Optimized Geometry

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, geometry

Kanzo Optimized Geometry

Ridley offers the Kanzo Adventure off-road secure geometry tailored from the mountain bike facet of issues for using tough gravel terrain and trails. That quantities to a one diploma slacker 70.5° head angle than the Kanzo Fast, slight steeper 74° seattube, 15mm longer body Reach, shorter stem, a bit extra BB drop, plus an extended 435mm set of chainstays for longer wheelbase total, and extra secure dealing with.

There’s a variety of fashionable path bike geo within the new Kanzo Adventure, with the acquainted aim of getting weight ahead to raised steadiness steep climbing effectivity with assured & managed descending – fully-loaded or not.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Mirror Media BikeConnectionAgency, gravel suspension

picture by Mirror Media

The adventurous bike additionally is prepared for a short-travel gravel suspension fork, too. Ridley saved the fork axle-to-crown (a-c) commonplace at 400mm (w/ 5omm rake), however saved body Stack figures low, so including 40-50mm of journey up entrance wouldn’t increase the bar an excessive amount of. The facet good thing about a barely longer suspension fork a-c is it slackens out the top angle a level or so extra, however there’s loads of leeway due to the lowered BB & steeper seat angle.

Bikepacking Adventure Details

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, dirty bottles

c. Ridley

Ridley (over)constructed the carbon Kanzo Adventure to sort out any terrain, and to cross MTB check requirements, in order that they leaned extra on sturdiness than final light-weight. At 1250g for an unpainted medium paired to a 499g uncut fork, it sounds a bit heavy. But for a bike with one thing like 27 braze-on mounts, perhaps that’s not so heavy. Ridley does say {that a} full SRAM Rival XPLR construct is simply 9kg (M) in the long run, which is on par with just about the very best different gravel journey bikes I’ve weighed.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Rupert Fowler BikeConnectionAgency, frameset

picture by Rupert Fowler

The Kanzo Adventure actually does get all of the mounts, with 3-pack Anything Cage mounts on the seattube, below the underside bracket on the downtube, and tremendous low on every fork leg that may carry 3kg per facet (or 9kg whole with a low-rider rack setup). Inside the primary triangle on the downtube, there’s even a 4-pack of bosses, so you possibly can mount a daily water bottle AND a device cage, or simply have the flexibleness to regulate bottle cage location to suit with bikepacking body luggage.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Rupert Fowler BikeConnectionAgency, toptube mount

picture by Rupert Fowler

There’s additionally a toptube direct mount, which Ridley units down into the flat tube so a bag will mount flush & safe (typically with out the necessity for a steerer strap) or you possibly can cowl them in case you favor a less complicated cockpit setup.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, dog bone mount

c. Ridley

Ridley additionally provides the bike with a small ‘dog bone’ mount for the toptube bosses, that permits you to connect a velcro strap as an alternative of a bag for a extra minimalist to hold a spare tube or instruments.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Mirror Media BikeConnectionAgency, dynamo detail

picture by Mirror Media

If you might be on the lookout for extra mounts, there’s additionally tabs for full-coverage fenders entrance & rear, plus inside fork & body routing for a dynamo hub and wiring to gentle up your adventures and preserve your devices charged on the go – and a fork crown gentle mounting level. Later this summer season, Ridley will even allow you to customized spec a bike with dynamo & lights, and can ship it to you totally arrange & wired, hassle-free.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Rupert Fowler BikeConnectionAgency, tire clearance

picture by Rupert Fowler

Big tire clearance goes a protracted method to guaranteeing off-road functionality, and Ridley has designed the Kanzo Adventure to suit as much as 29 x 2.1″ tires (actual 700c x 56mm width), with ample clearance. That’s loads of room for fast-rolling mountain bike tires and a little bit of mud, however most Kanzo Adventure bikes will seemingly get constructed up with 700 x 44-48mm gravel tires for balanced pace & management, on & off-road.

Tech particulars

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, frame details

The new carbon Kanzo Adventure will get totally inside cable routing, however due to their D-shaped F-Steerer it nonetheless managed to stay with a extra frequent 1.125-1.5″ tapered steerer tube & inside headset. Instead of attempting to make all the things extra aero, Ridley’s built-in journey setup is about getting cables out of the way in which of bikepacking bag straps, protected in case of a crash, and nonetheless totally adjustable by getting into by way of the traditional alloy stem.

The bike is 1x solely, however Ridley gives it with Classified Powershift drivetrains for these on the lookout for conventional street double gearing spreads with out compromise. The Kanzo Adventure will get a PressFit BB86 backside bracket, flat mount disc brake tabs, 12mm thru-axles, and a spherical 27.2mm seatpost.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure – Pricing, choices & availability

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, photo by Mirror Media BikeConnectionAgency, dynamo complete

picture by Mirror Media

The new Kanzo Adventure is available in 5 inventory sizes (XS-XL) which have a tendency to look one measurement larger in case you in contrast their Stack/Reach to racy gravel bikes. But that’s just about consistent with the MTB-inspired geo and a extra upright consolation match.

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, stock builds

Ridley Kanzo Adventure inventory SRAM Rival 1×11, Shimano GRX 1×11 & SRAM Rival AXS XPLR 1×12 builds (l-r)

Ridley has just a few inventory builds accessible already like a $4589 / 3475€ SRAM Rival 1×11 mechanical, a $5279 / 3999€ Shimano GRX 1×11 mechanical, or a wi-fi $6469 / 4899€ SRAM Rival AXS XPLR 1×12  with carbon wheels.

Or they allow you to customise your construct with the Ridley on-line Configurator to construct your individual dream bike…

Ridley Kanzo Adventure carbon gravel bikepacking bike, customized

c. Ridley

Part of that’s the chance to create your individual personalized paint job or coloration scheme at little or no additional price, or simply to tweak the element spec to completely fit your fashion of journey gravel using.

The new Kanzo Adventure is offered now in restricted numbers in Ridley seller retailers, and might be personalized on-line now for deliveries this summer season.


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