Bike test: Rondo’s Ruut CF1 gravel bike

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The Ruut makes short work of long off-road climbs, on Table Mountain (Photo: Steve Smith)
The Ruut makes short work of long off-road climbs, on Table Mountain (Photo: Steve Smith)

There can’t be many bikes that have backstories as cool as Rondo’s.

It goes something like this. The lead singer of a punk band wants a gravel bike machine to ride the forest trails in his native Poland. But his alternative sensibilities mean a mainstream brand isn’t going to cut it.

So what does Szymon Kobylinski do? Alongside playing in his band, Blenders, he founds his own bike brand: Rondo.

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