Don’t call the new carbon Ridley Grifn a gravel bike… instead, this versatile in-betweener creates an all-new for-Ridley ‘All-Road’ category. OK all-road isn’t really new, but for Ridley their new Grifn is a much quicker, more road-inspired mixed-surface bike that just happens to fit some pretty big tires, too. 2023 Ridley Grifn carbon All-Road bike
The true evolution of the new Grifn gives a bit more explanation of why it gets a new all-road moniker instead of a gravel one. Ridley came to gravel around eight years back with their X-Trail blending cyclocross & road, so they already felt like they had plenty of in-between categories. What makes it All-Road?
But even though this Grifn started out a Kanzo All-Road project – an all-road-leaning gravel bike – as the Grifn developed it became clear that it deserved to stand alone as another category. The all-road Grifn is a bike that reshapes the idea of an endurance road bike into one that can simply ride any road – smooth tarmac, broken asphalt, undeveloped dirt roads, and quite a bit of gravel too.
As modern road bike buyers begin to clearly dive themselves into either performance road racing style or more capable, more versatile road bikes, the endurance category seems to make less sense. Now All-Road can offer the same comfort & stable handling, but with larger tire clearance and accessory compatibility to be less limited to asphalt. Plus, you get the handling and fit benefits of more modern geometry with the […]
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