The 2022 Ridley Kanzo Adventure is the brand’s latest take on the original Kanzo Adventure they released in 2019. They also have the Kanzo Fast for, you guessed it, going fast and the Kazno All Road for a little taste of everything. The Kanzo Adventure takes things a step further with bigger tire clearance and more mounting options. It features a carbon frame and fork, 1x drivetrain, press-fit bottom bracket, and is tested to meet mountain bike strength standards.
In terms of its geometry, Ridley also tweaked the Kanzo Adventure’s geometry to be more capable over rough terrain. It has a lower bottom bracket, slacker head tube angle (70.5°), steeper seat tube angle, and longer wheelbase. They kept the head tube short to accommodate the new wave of gravel suspension forks entering the market, and they claim this should have less impact on the bike’s geometry when running a suspension fork.
Ridley went all out when it comes to mounting points. There are four- and three-pack mounts inside the main triangle, three-pack mounts under the down tube, and three-pack mounts on each fork leg. The top tube mounts come with a flush-fit cover and a unique “dog-bone” spacer for strapping on a spare tube or small tool roll. There are fender mounts, but you won’t find rear rack mounts or internal dropper post routing, which is slightly disappointing.
The fork has internal dynamo routing, and there’s a small port by the seat tube for dynamo-powered rear lights. Ridley includes rubber covers for those not using them. Additionally, Ridley’s F-Steerer hides cables in the stem to provide more room for handlebar and frame bags. There is clearance for 29 x 2.1″ tires, with room for mud, and we wouldn’t be surprised if larger tires can fit as well.
Ridley offers the Kanzo Adventure in three complete builds: SRAM Rival 1 ($4,589 USD), Shimano GRX800 ($5,279 USD), and SRAM Rival XPLR ($6,469 USD). All builds are customizable using Ridley’s online configurator, which allows you to choose graphics, colors, finish, components, tires, saddle, and more. It comes in five sizes, from XS to XL. According to Ridley, the complete medium XPLR AXS build weighs 19.8 pounds.
Head over to Ridley-Bikes.com to see the entire lineup and complete specs.
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