Having met Sam (the man behind Singular) on a couple of occasions and enjoyed a ride or two in a Gryphon I am delighted to announce we have backed the Kickstarter project for the new model, the Puffin. I look forward to updates on progress and riding our Puffin next year!
SPECIAL OFFER: I’ve posted a Singular Puffin special offer wheel package for Kickstarter backers in the Fatbike wheels section.
Here is the specification and briefing from Sam:
I have been thinking about fat tyres for a while, finally getting prototypes for the Puffins a couple of months ago. Now that they’ve been ridden, tested and drawings revised we have a fatbike which is ready to fly. Ready that is, except for the fact that due to having stock of the new and revised Swifts and Gryphons on the way I don’t have enough cash to order them right away. This is where you can help. I have launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to get these fat birds off the ground and to give you a good deal on this unique bike as well. There is a whole lot more detail on the Kickstarter page but the key points are;
Frame constructed from double butted 4130 cro-moly steel available in 3 sizes
Frame weight expected approximately 2.7kg in M size
Fork with tapered steerer and Reynolds blades
Tapered external cup head tube (SHIS EC 28.6/34 I EC 40/44)
170mm rear and 135mm front symmetric spacing
World’s first 100mm eccentric bottom bracket shell
Modular bolt on cable guides for clean geared or singlespeed use.
Direct mount front derailleur adadpter
Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
27.2mm seat post diameter
Frame clearance for 26×4.7″ tyres (Surly Big Fat Larry on 80mm rim)
Fork clearance for 26×4.8″ tyre (Surly Lou on 100mm rim)
Compatible with all 100mm bb shell fatbike cranksets.
Production frame and fork sets will retail at £595 GBP – if you back this project in an amount of £400 GBP you will receive a Singular Puffin frameset (frame and fork) in the size of your choice.