If you hang around cyclists long enough, you’ll hear the phrase “steel is real.” If you’ve never ridden a steel frame, this phrase seems like a basic rhyme — but once you take a well-made, steel-framed road bike for a spin, you’ll quickly realize they're anything but basic. There are a compliance and liveliness to steel that can’t be matched by aluminum or even fancy carbon fiber. Rondo knows this, and that’s why they made the Mutt ST.
The Mutt ST utilizes Tange Prestige Cro-Mo steel tubing to get the maximum comfort and ride quality out of the Mutt. Combined with Rondo wheels wrapped in WTB road plus tires and a Shimano 105 drivetrain, the Mutt ST rides like a dream on gravel, B-roads, or anything else you want to go explore. Fenders are fitted standard, and Rondo’s endurance geometry ensures that you are comfortable on those all-day epics. All the analysis in the world won’t tell you what a single ride will: steel is real.