Whether we're in search of a daily commuter or the ultimate bikepacking machine the Ridley Kanzo A Apex 1x Gravel Bike is a trustworthy go-to. It features a lightweight yet stiff aluminum frame that features Ridley's innovative technology and hydroformed tubing. The gravel-grinder geometry combines stability and comfort allowing us to hit high speeds as we ride for hours at a time. For bikepacking versatility his off-road machine boasts a wide tire clearance and additional frame mounts meaning we can attach bike bags a third bottle cage or whatever else we may need for a successful trip. Ridley spec'd this version of the Kanzo A with the SRAM Apex 1x11-speed groupset for easy shifting plenty of gearing and a fun ride. The 42T chainring and 11-42T cassette provide a wide range of gearing that is simple to use as we climb descend or roll through flat sections. When the time comes to hit the brakes the hydraulic disc brakes provide exceptional control and stopping power with little to no effort.