Oscar is from the small village of Esparreguera, nestled in the mountains to the north-west of Barcelona, he’s been ripping up the gravel routes around Vic & will soon be doing the same here in Girona! Oscar came to speak to us last year when he was looking for a gravel bike to help keep him sane during the lockdown restrictions. He joined us for a siesta lunch ride to share his story & thoughts on his bike – the Ridley Kanzo Adventure.
Ridley Kanzo Adventure
Ridley are best known for making cyclocross bikes & supporting World Tour team Lotto Soudal with the Fenix SLiC, Helium & Noah Fast on the road. Their first foray into gravel bikes was the Ridley X-Trail – a bike which was hugely popular & got rave reviews from across the globe. The Kanzo Speed is the descendent of the X-Trail & is built for fast gravel riding. The Kanzo Adventure is its adventurous counterpart, developed to optimize fun & to be the perfect companion on long rides & multi-day adventures.
We asked Oscar why he chose the Ridley Kanzo:
I was looking at a different bike, then I spoke with Lee, and he told me this was great for me. I was looking for a reactive bike but thas also comfortable on long rides.
Kanzo Adventure Ride Quality
The Kanzo Adventure is a bike which promises to be fun in the marketing materials. But what is the reality like? We asked Oscar if the bike has changed the way he rides:
100%! I really found exactly what Lee said about this bike – its a fast bike but also with the 45c tyres you can use it as a mountain bike. This bike has confirmed my passion for gravel!
The Wow Factor: Born to Ride Bikes
We asked Oscar what inspires him to ride:
Big question, it’s not easy. For me its the best way to forget everything & I like it because every ride I feel the same, like the first ride in my life… WOW!!
Oscar has a history of going on adventures & he loves to explore. His rides right now focus on staying closer to home but we asked what his dream ride would be on the Kanzo:
I got the bike during covid restriccions so I have the ridden the routes around Vic so far. My dream trip with this bike would be Uganda, Congo, Ethiopa.
Want to find out more about Ridley Bikes or Gravel Bike options?
We are the official Ridley Bikes point of sale for Girona. Head over to our Ridley Bikes section on our online shop or get in touch! We carry a wide range of gravel bikes from different brands too – check out our Gravel Bikes online.
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