‘As most of our customers know Ive had an original Peregrine for many years, it has been thrashed and built in many different guises, from single speed cross bike to monster tyre bikepacking beast’
The Singular Peregrine is simply a classic that was way ahead of its time when it first appeared about 10 years ago. The lugged construction and classic lines are beautiful, combined with huge tyre clearance, an EBB and now, through axles and flat mount brakes.
I see it as the ultimate touring bike, but rides equally well as a comfy randonneur/road bike or anything in between.
Drawing on the traditions of the great French constructeurs of the post-war period, while employing the finest modern steel tubing and fitment for modern componentry. The Peregrine was the second frameset I designed under the Singular brand – with the first prototypes landing in May 2007. I’d already been a big proponent of 29” wheels launching the Swift in ‘06. The concept of the Peregrine was to take the function of those big wheels and put them in a classically styled lugged construction frame, with disc brakes and ability to use current componentry. That brief hasn’t changed in the 13 years which have since passed – bringing with them a whole raft of ‘gravel’ bikes – a wider audience now coming to appreciate the wonders of drop bars and fat tyres for tackling varied terrain.
Versatility has always been the Peregrine’s essence – and that is heightened with the Mk3 to be released in 2021. Adapted for current component standards, the emergence of the 650b (27.5”) wheel size is a boon. While 29×2.1” wheels will fit the frame, for those after volume 27.5×2.3” rubber is a treat. The eccentric bottom bracket shell has twin virtues of allowing single cog drivetrains (whether singlespeed, fixed or internal gears) and adjustment for multiple wheel sizes – see more details below. The Mk3 framesets employ flat mount brakes for neat and sleek lines and thru axles for secure and repeatable wheel fitting. They enjoy full mounting points for traditional pannier racks, three bottle cages, and mudguards. Thanks in part to the flexibility afforded by the EBB, the Peregrine can be anything from a stripped back fixed gear commuter, to a pacey road bike, or a loaded tourer – but it’s at it’s best somewhere in the middle – covering some distance with a light load over rough terrain. It’s surefooted, yet agile when needed. Fit some higher volume knobby tyres and you’ll find it surprisingly capable on tight, twisty singletrack – though perhaps leave the black runs and gap jumps for the sprung brigade.
- Custom drawn double butted Columbus steel tubing
- Lugged head tube and seat cluster
- Flat mount 160mm brake fitment
- 12mm thru axles – 142mm rear spacing, 100mm front
- Eccentric Bottom Bracket insert – 68mm BSA threaded shell.
- Clearance for Shimano road width cranks with <48/34 chainrings
- Tyre clearance for max 622x55mm (29×2.1”) or 584x65mm (27.5×2.3”)
- Bolt on modular cable guides under down tube
- Double chainring compatible
- 27.2mm seat tube diameter
- 1 ⅛” external bearing head tube (34mm ID) for straight steerer fork
- Electrostatic Deposition (ED) anti-corrosion treatment
- Four frame sizes from Small to Extra Large.
Two colour options:
- The iconic Singular blue (RAL 5014) with ivory head and seat tube panels
- Midnight Blue (RAL 5004) with ivory head and seat tube panels