Rondo Ruut CF2 2x review

A quality frame with huge clearances and variable geometry, but not great value on the components

Rondo Ruut CF2 2x
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ruut has a great geometry makes it well suited for riding on tight and twisty trails – but also long-distance all-day epics, as well. However, the component spec does represent a bit of a step down from other bikes around this price point – and of those other bikes, there are ones which give a similarly good ride feel. Which makes it hard to recommend the Ruut CF2 2x ahead of the competition, even though it is still a good ride.

Reasons to buy
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    Huge tyre clearances

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    Great handling on twisty trails

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    Variable geometry fork increases stability

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheelset is quite heavy

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    2x10 GRX groupset is a lower tier than you’d expect at this price point

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Rondo is a relatively new Polish brand, but it has been producing a whole host of very interesting bikes at a rapid rate. The Ruut slots into the lineup as a capable gravel bike for rougher terrain and multi day bikepacking trips. That said, this machine is also perfectly happy on skinner tyres for faster riding, if that’s what’s required.

The frame

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg