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The Ridley Kanzo Fast gravel bike provides a robust cycling experience on different terrains, gravel, and tarmacs. This allows you to have a comfortable ride on any surface with maximum comfort and resilience to stress.
The Kanzo Fast for 2022 features a Carbon 30T carbon frame and a fork with a 12mm thru-axle frame, which provides the cycle with ultimate control over different land types. The bike’s frame also includes WTB Venture tires that allow a robust grip over the land regardless of the weather conditions, although not offering the smoothest rolling resistance.
The bike has a higher stack and a shorter reach, providing efficient body shape and movement along the ride. The Ridley Kanzo Fast allows you to have a comfortable ride on the roughest patches.
The riding style can be adjusted as per the rider’s requirement. Including different sizes, the rider can adjust the components as per their requirements.
The bike includes a Kanzo Fast Aero handlebar which provides a proper grip and smooth aerodynamics, with hydraulic brakes and an 11 gear single chainset.
firm and compliant road grip
fast and nimble
limited off-road capability
single front chainset
tires with excessive rolling resistance
one-piece cockpit limits adjustability
Ridley Kanzo Fast Classified VS Ekar VS GRX800 VS SRAM Rival 1
Kanzo Fast Classified GRX800 DI2
Kanzo Fast Campagnolo Ekar
Kanzo Fast Shimano GRX800
Kanzo Fast SRAM Rival1
SRAM Rival 1
Electronic 1 × 11
1 × 13
1 x 11
1 × 11
Classified GRX // 11s // 11-34
Campagnolo EKAR // 13s // 9-42
Shimano XT M8000 // 11s // 11-42
SRAM // PG-1130 // 11-42T
Forza Vardar db // TA 12x142mm // Clincher-TLR // Classified hub // 17mm Internal Width // 45mm deep
Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 DB // Campagnolo N3W // Clincher-TLR
Forza Norte db // Shimano-Campagnolo 11s // TA 12x142mm // Clincher // Forza 3 Beaufort // 20mm Internal Width // 23mm deep
Forza Norte DB
Ridley Kanzo Fast Gravel: Geometry
With the Kanzo Fast, Ridley welcomes in the rooster an aerodynamic gravel bike with race oriented-geometry.
The frame is indeed based on the Noah Fast, Ridley’s aerodynamically-optimized road bike,
With a few tweaks, the Belgian brand has adapted the design for gravel riding. The carbon frameset offers clearances for up to 700 x 42C tires and is compatible with the interesting Classified geared hub.
The bike’s competitive ambitions are ever-present aboard the Ridley Kanzo Fast with an aggressive and stretched riding position.
The 168 mm long head tube though, offers a tad of relief, allowing a relatively more relaxed rider position.
The transition between the fork and frame, the F-Wings at the bottom of the carbon fork, the fully integrated cable routing and the aerodynamic, and the one-piece carbon cockpit are great features that place this bike in a different league.
Ridley offers plenty of customization and configuration options for the Kanzo Fast. All the groupset options you could imagine (for this league), plus 42 colors, and 7 designs. One downside though, the frame is only compatible with 1x drivetrains.
For speed-lovers and competitive souls, the Ridley Kanzo Fast ambitious level will deliver an impressive performance on compact surfaces. Its stable handling and decent vibration-damping make it great for well-maintained gravel tracks but it’s not enough to make it a proper off-road machine.
Overall, this is a great bike to go fast on tar and light gravel.