Thirteen years after it was originally introduced, the Singular Gryphon is back with updated specs, a fresh look, and clearance for 29 x 3.0″ tires. Learn more about what’s new and how to order one here…

Originally released back in 2009, UK-based Singular Cycles describes its Gryphon as the “mythical mash-up of lion and eagle representing the ostensible clash between drop bars and big knobbly tyres.” It combines wide flared drop bars with big tires and a custom-drawn 4130 Chromoly steel frame for a versatile platform that’s designed to go pretty much anywhere. The Gryphon came before bikes like the Salsa Fargo and was apparently the first production 29″ wheeled, disc brake, steel mountain bike frameset designed for use with a drop handlebar. The Gryphon is designed in the UK and made by a family-owned and operated factory in Taiwan that’s been working for more than 30 years.

  • Singular Gryphon mk3
  • Singular Gryphon mk3
Note: photos of complete builds are older versions
Singular Gryphon mk3

The latest edition of the Gryphon has been updated to keep up with current standards, including thru-axles, flat mount brakes, and clearance for 29 x 3.0″ tires. The frame is based around a 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell with eccentric insert, external cable routing, triple pack mounts under the downtube, and all the other mounts we like to see. The fork has bottle cage mounts and internal dynamo routing. The Gryphon MK3 is available in three sizes (M, L, XL) in a muted khaki paint job with a simple Singular logo in ivory.

The frameset price is £900 ($1,200 USD) including UK VAT but excluding shipping, and a £500 deposit is payable now to reserve your frame. Shipping costs will be £30 in the UK, £50 to the EU, £150 to the USA and most other places. Contact Singular directly if you’re purchasing from outside of those locations.

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