With Vario-Geometry and a fresh design, the new brand Rondo presented their first creation at the “Berliner Fahrradschau”. The new Rondo Ruut is supposed to merge gravel and endurance-bike and presents the solution to the all-time quest for a perfect all-rounder. We didn’t miss the chance to get closer.

A new brand? Yes and no, since Rondo hides a few well-known faces of the bike industry in its workshop. Amongst the founders are the people from MTB-brand NS Bikes, who just released their first Dropbar-Bike, and the creative brains of Creme Cycles.

With the Ruut, Rondo wants to stir up the gravel bike market. Certainly the buckled top-tube and rear-end design is an eye-catcher straight away. This design is supposed to add extra comfort to your ride.

This Flip-Chip on the front end allows switching between geometry settings.

The Ruut also offers plenty of room for rubber. Up to 42mm on 700c-rims or 2,2″ on 650b’s, makes it possible to prepare for any situation. Loads of little fine touches reveal a great love for detail. This is apparent in the tastefully balanced paintwork on frame and fork, the bright shimmering hubs and the colour matching Rondo water bottle.

The Rondo Ruut will be available mid-year from the German distribution partner Sports Nut and comes in Aluminium, steel and carbon flavours.

„Stop F*cking Around!“ We will take Rondos motto to heart and take on the woods!

For more great products from the Berliner Fahrradschau head over to our Highlights article. The Rondo Website will be coming soon.

PS: Readers' Survey 2017 - Give feedback, win awesome prizes: We're giving away prizes worth €10,000 among all participants of our reader's survey! Win prizes from Open, Focus and Shimano! Click here to take part now!

Words: Manuel Buck Photos: Benjamin Topf