UK based Singular Cycles started out in life relatively recently producing 29in wheeled mountain bikes that, as we saw at the London Cycle Show recently, combine beautiful refinement tinged with the appeal of classically built bikes. Now the company is stepping off the trail and onto the Tarmac.
The first frame to cater for road cyclists is the recently launched Peregrine. A beautiful steel frame constructed using a traditional lug method, it’s is about as versatile as you can get with room for 38mm tyres and an eccentric bottom bracket for easy chain tensioning with hub-geared or singlespeed setups. Add in mounts for mudguards and you’ve got an ideal commuter or touring bike. The Peregrine is available in three sizes and costs £400.
While the Peregrine is a bit of an all-rounder, the Osprey, due for launch next summer is a pure road frame designed around a classic Italian geometry with a lugged steel construction.
“Singular Cycles was born out of my desire to create something a bit different in the realm of 29″ wheeled mountain bikes,” says Sam Alison from Singular. “However my passion for cycling certainly extends beyond the dirt and onto Tarmac.”
Find out more at www.singularcycles.com.