Gryphon Titanium - from £1900
Frame price £1900 (including UK VAT)
£1000 deposit payable at time of order, total due prior to shipment - typically 4-5 months following the order being placed.
While we weren't the first to combine big wheels and drop bars, Singular was very much at the vanguard of the current era of creating these fun and versatile bikes. Combining big, wide flared drop bars with big, wide tyres makes for a supple and synchronous ride over varied terrain.
Our first model the Swift was first design to work with both drops and flats – though my personal preference was for the former. This was always a slight compromise, the perfect drop bar bike necessitated a taller headtube and shorter reach.
Enter the Gryphon.
The mythical mash-up of lion and eagle representing the ostensible clash between dropped handle bars and big knobbly tyres – perfectly harmonious in reality. Released in 2008, at the time many just didn’t get it, however those who did appreciated the virtuous combination of drop bars and big wheels on a smooth riding steel frame. It became a cult favourite. More and more people came to appreciate the comfort and versatility of drop bars with the alchemistic pairing of big fat 29″ rubber. Drawing upon and further evolving the traditions of the legendary bikes of Charlie Cunningham and more contemporaneously Matt Chester, the Gryphon foreshadowed bikes such as the Salsa Fargo and subsequently the advent of ‘gravel’ bikes. The Gryphon was the first production 29″ wheeled, disc braked, steel mountain bike frameset designed for use with a drop handlebar.
The Gryphon Ti takes that proven heritage and elevates it.
Standard geometry in S, M, L & XL size – see below for full geometry details. Custom geometry is also possible in smaller or larger sizes or if you would like to make some small tweaks at no additional cost.
Standard tubing – a size specific selection of 3Al/2.4V Titanium to give that fabled lively titanium ride.
Standard frame – £1900 (including UK VAT)
- 34mm ID head-tube – for a traditional 1 1/8″ steerer fork
- Single chainring
- 73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket shell
- 142×12 thru axle
- Internal dropper-post cable routing
- Bolt-on cable guides on underside of down tube
- Three bottle cage mounts – seat tube, down tube, underside of down tube
- Post mount rear brake on the chainstay
- Clearance for 29×2.4″ or 27.5×3.0″ tyres
- Eccentric bottom bracket shell and insert – genuine Bushnell lightweight insert (+£150)
- T47 bottom bracket shell (+£50)
- More tyre clearance – up to 29×3.0″
- Rear rack-mounts (no charge)
- 135mm QR dropout spacing (no charge)
- 148x12mm ‘Boost’ thru axles (no charge)
- No gear cable routing – singlespeed specific (no charge)
- Spare aluminium rear derailleur hanger (£15)
- Omit any of the standard options – bottle cages, dropper post routing etc. (no charge)
Fork – £450
- Gryphon Ti fork
- Segmented construction 31.8mm blades.
- 440mm a/c 55mm offset
- Straight steerer 1 1/8″
- Rack mounts
- Mudguard mounts
- ‘Everything Cage’ mounts
- Internal dyno cable
Any other ideas not listed here just let me know. The basic geometry and tubing can’t change, most other things should be do-able.
With the exception of…
- Sliding dropouts
- Press-fit BB shell
Sorry, not going to get into any of those things.