Bicycling (South Africa) - - Fetish - R34 950 RONDO-BIKES.CO.ZA – JM

Rondo is a Pol­ish bike com­pany, and the RUUT is the most ver­sa­tile model in their range. There are car­bon ver­sions, but this al­loy RUUT of­fers great value for money.

It’s a funky bike that ex­udes style and at­ten­tion to de­tail: the wine-coloured paint job is fetch­ing, and there are dis­creet mounts for racks and mud­guards.

But the se­cret weapon is the car­bon TwinTip fork, which has a chip at the dropout that you can flip to ei­ther steepen or slacken the head an­gle. A steeper head an­gle puts you in a more race-fo­cused rid­ing po­si­tion, and the han­dling is more re­spon­sive. With a slacker head an­gle, you have more sta­bil­ity on rough ter­rain, and a more up­right rid­ing po­si­tion for com­fort over dis­tance. Go fast or go long. You choose!

The other stuff is all good: a 1x driv­e­train, hy­draulic disc brakes, tube­less rims and Pa­naracer Grav­elKing tyres – su­per all-round tyres for a mix of tar and gravel rid­ing.

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