This one was a bit of a surprise, wandering the halls of the Taipei Cycle show hunting esoterica, I stumbled on this complete built-up Rondo Ruut Ti. Details are relatively scant as the bike hasn’t seen its official launch yet, but rumor has it that Rondo has already gotten a lot of positive feedback from the bike from internal discussions with dealers and others in the industry.
Rondo Ruut Ti adjustable geometry titanium gravel bike
The Ruut Ti will feature the same two-position full-carbon Ruut fork which adjusts both the bike’s headtube angle and fork trail, as originally debuted on the carbon, steel & aluminum versions of the unique gravel bike. Two positions – relaxed gravel adventure cruising or fast gravel racing.
The fork still features rack mounts, and those carry over to the titanium frame as well, in addition to eyelets for full coverage fenders. The ti bike gets a tapered headtube, with internal headset, and modular internal shift cable routing through the main triangle with locking cable stops, and external brake routing.
The Ruut Ti gets flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles, and will clear up to a 650b x 2.1″ or 700c x 40mm tire. It achieves that not with a dropped chainstay design like the other metal Ruuts, but with a nice machined ti chainstay yoke & chainstay bridge. The bike does stick with a standard threaded bottom bracket as well.
No word on the time frame for availability, or if it will be offered as a complete bike only (like with this SRAM Force 1x build) or as a frameset for you to build as you please. We’ll update as soon as we know more, hopefully it will be coming this spring or summer. The other Ruuts we have had a chance to ride were a lot of fun, and this could turn it into one of the ultimate gravel adventure bikes.