INTRODUCING RONDO GRAVEL BIKES TO THE SPORTS ROOM

Rondo – the newest bike brand on The Bike Room floor.

You’re heading out for your weekly spin, maybe you’d like to mix it up a bit? Get off the busy, tarmac roads and head onto the fire roads or local trails? But, will your road bike handle it? You need a gravel bike! Hugely popular in Ireland over the last while, their versatility makes them perfect for Wicklow terrain. It’s a rapidly expanding segment of the drop bar bike market. The generous tyre clearance and the bike geometry make them more stable than regular road bikes.

At The Sports Room, we’re blown over by Rondo bikes. These bikes stand out from the crowd. They are beautiful – technically and visually. Let’s take a look at what you’ll see shortly on the shop floor.

RONDO RUUT  – THE WORLDS FIRST VARIO GEOMETRY GRAVEL BIKE

The Ruut range was born from the need to have a REALLY versatile bike. One that would be comfortable enough for backpacking and long distance riding, but at the same time would retain a clearly sporty character. The team at Rondo are all competitive guys – they ride fast, they race – but they didn’t need a bike for the CX World’s. What they wanted from a drop bar bike was to be able to go long, and go fast, especially on rough roads. So, after over two years of development, they came up with a tool that they believe is the ultimate solution for real-world riders. This Polish brand has found a niche for itself and is garnering great reviews worldwide.

RUUT AL aka SWISS ARMY KNIFE

Thanks to the adjustable geometry you can transform the bike from a frisky racer to a comfy tourer. This Ruut Al has all the fender, rack and cargo mounts that you need and bomb proof drivetrain packed in a light yet wrecking ball-tough frame. This bike is a hardcore commuter, training partner, adventure seeker and even a cyclocross racer – all in one. The RUUT AL1 version gets TwinTip 2.0 fork made with FLY technology. Lighter, horizontally stiffer and offering a more vertical compliance edition of Rondo’s trademark fork with full set of racks and bottle cages mounts. The frame is light and comfortable. It comes with custom, beautifully hydro formed front fork tubing, new forged CS yoke, wide PF bottom bracket for maximum horizontal stiffness and tyre clearance and flattened stays profile and s-bend shape for increased bump compliance. Rondo use bridge-less seat-says design with custom fender mount for a clean look and practical usage. The wheels look great and they’re tubeless ready, as are the rims. The beauty of this bike is that you can change the bike to a more racier or relaxed feel depending on where you’re cycling.

Rondo Gravel Bike Ruut
Ronod Ruut AL1

RUUT AL 2

The RUUT AL2 is a great entry level all rounder. It’s the perfect choice for a winter training bike, commuter or your first gravel bike. Built around a light and tough alloy frame and fitted with the same V2 forks as higher models. All components have been carefully chosen and tested for reliability. Among them are the user-friendly mechanical disc brakes, simple and reliable 1×11 drivetrain, FSA crankset and mud-proof WTB Nano tyres. This bike is responsive and has elegant internal cable routing for a clean finish. We guarantee you will clock up lots of miles on this model.

Rondo Ruut Al2
Rondo Ruut Al2
Rondo Ruut Al2

RUUT ST1 – CLASSIC COMMUTER AND WEEKEND RIDER

The RUUT ST1 is designed for classic riders seeking a reliable and smooth commute to work or cycle on the weekend. This bike features a high quality steel frame built with custom shaped heat treated Tange tubes. An S-shaped seatstays add superior comfort while an oval top tube increases front end compliance. The RUUT ST1 is equipped with our TwinTip 2.0 fork made with FLY technology. It’s a lighter, more compliant edition of Rondo’s trademark fork and comes with triple cargo cage mounts. The RUUT ST1 is fitted with light and reliable 1×11 Sram Rival drivetrain with a wide range 11-42 cassette. A sophisticated option for everyday cycling.

Rondo Ruut ST1
Rondo Ruut St1
Rondo Ruut ST1

RUUL AL1 2x – ROAD TO GRAVEL ALL ROUNDER

The RUUT AL1 2x is a more road-friendly version of the RUUT and built for beginner gravel riders. This model is an aluminium framed all rounder, perfect for discovering new places on your doorstep. Capable of going the distance thanks to its wide range 2×10 Shimano GRX drivetrain. The RUUT AL1 2x has fast-rolling tyres for ultimate mixed surface riding. Ideal for long distances, bikepacking and winter training.

 

Rondo Ruut
Rondo Ruut

The Sports Room, Wicklow Town is a technical sports store, specialising in running, trail running, water sports and all things bike.  We hope to see you in our shop one day but if you can’t make it you can always shop online!