Words and photos by Tom Farrell (@fomtaz)
Hi, I’m Tom and I’m really stoked on my new Singular Peregrine build. I went all out on this one to make it the touring bike for life. It’ll be the bike I will ride most. I have a faster bike and also a more capable off-road bike, but this is the one that I choose to ride 9 times out of 10. It’s comfortable, can ride anything, and it’s just a pleasure to swing a leg over.
I have been riding the original Singular Peregrine for about 7 years now. It was the first drop-bar bike I owned, coming from BMX and mountain biking. Over the years, it has been built in many different ways, from flat bar single-speed to monster-tyre tourer. The design was way ahead of its time, and it seems the industry has only just kind of caught up.
The one I’m riding now is the prototype for the 2021 Peregrine. Sam at Singular has given in and finally put it back into production… and apparently it’s his favourite of all the bikes he’s designed!
- Frame/Fork Singular Peregrine 2021 Prototype
- Rims Velocity Blunt SS
- Hubs Hope RS4 rear, SON 28 Front
- Tires Teravail Ehline 27.5 x 2.3″
- Handlebars Crust towel rack
- Headset Hope
- Crankset Rene Herse One By
- Pedals Hope F20
- Cassette Shimano XT 11-46
- Derailleur Shimano XTR 11 speed
- Brakes Paul Klampers
- Shifter(s) Diacompe ENE bar end shifter (modified)
- Saddle Giles Berthoud Aravis
- Seatpost Ritchey classic
- Stem Simworks Anna Lee 90 degree
- Front bags Wizard Works Shazam XXL
- Rear bags Wizard Works Mini Shazam
- Accessory bags 0oz Klean Kanteen in a Velo Orange Mojave Cage
- Other accessories Sinewave beacon front light/ USB charger
I co-own The Woods Cyclery in the New Forest, UK. We are a touring, gravel, and adventure cycling shop based in a national park that’s full of amazing gravel cycle trails through ancient woodland and heathland. Oh, and we’ll be the only UK shop to hold stock of the new 2021 Peregrine when it drops this summer!
Note: pre-orders for the new Singular Peregrine are open and frames are expected to arrive in June 2021. You can secure a frameset by putting down a £500 ($675) deposit before the end of January 2021. Early bird pricing is £850 ($1,150) in the UK (including 20% VAT) or £710 ($960) excluding UK VAT elsewhere. Orders placed after January 2021 will have a recommended retail price of £1,000 ($1,350). Learn more or get in on the pre-order over at SingularCycles.com.
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