Aero disc brake bikes have been stirring up the cycling world, but Rondo takes things not one, but two steps further. The HVRT is the world’s first variable geometry, road-plus ready road bike.
This is an all-out race bike, first and foremost. Don't let its additional features throw you off track. No compromises have been made in this area. It's responsive and aggressive. However, since most of us do other things on our bikes than race the TdF, we built in some unique solutions that will make this bike your best everyday companion.
First of all the HVRT offers the option to use big volume 700c rubber, or even mount massive road plus tires on 650b hoops, ultimately transforming the HVRT into a road-plus pothole slayer.
Secondly, thanks to the unique Twintip fork you can change your riding position and adjust the steering character of the bike. The first setting with steeper angles, smaller trail, and a lower front will be the choice for racing. The alternative fork setting, that fits big tires and/or fenders, with slightly slacker angles is ideal for harsh, long endurance rides.
To comply with both applications mentioned above, the HVRT has been built to be as laterally stiff as possible to make sure power is transmitted with no loss, however, there is some degree of vertical flex in the rear to take the edge of the biggest hits.
When it comes to pure performance for the buck, nothing can compare to HVRT CF2. Superb Shimano 105 drivetrain powers the stiff Rondo alloy wheels with Continental Grand Sport tires. This bike is lightweight, fast, and offers great pedaling efficiency with just the right amount of compliance and comfort.