Singular Cycles Spreads Its Wings

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We’ve just heard from Singular Cycles boss, Sam Alison that he’s going into partnership with a long time dealer (Frank Dressler in Weselberg) in Germany. They will take care of things like storage, shipping and all that stuff, leaving the tall, blonde Aussie to concentrate on the more creative side of the business like frame design, sales and marketing. In the past, Sam did everything from answering the phone to labelling the boxes, so this should free him up to make sure his legion of customers is kept happy.

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29er racer or 27+ chubber fun bike? Singular was one of the first to play with those roles

Singular goes on to state:

“In addition to these operational changes we have taken the decision to dramatically reduce the range for the moment. Sadly this means the departure of some beloved models such as the Peregrine and Gryphon. However what we do have is three fantastic bikes which cover a broad spectrum of riding from the road to full fat and a whole lot in between. The goal is to consolidate and build the strength of the company so that we can confidently either reintroduce some models, or develop completely new ones.”

The bikes remaining in the slimmed down line are the fat Puffin, the ‘cross/gravel/anything Kite and the classic original model, the Swift.

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Fat bikes for fun people

“Overall, we are hugely excited about the new range of models we now have and what we are sure is a bright future that lies ahead for Singular. Thank you for your support of Singular over the years and helping us grow in the future.”

You can see the slimmed down line (with everything in stock) here: singularcycles.com

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And here’s the Kite

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

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