Singular Cycles Puffin Prototype Spy Photos

Written and Photographed by Michael McColgan

Rider – Matt Gersib

The Puffin begins to take flight

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Singular Cycles entry into the Fat world is starting to come to fruition.  The company Sam Alison started in 2006 because he  was “less than enamored with” the 29er offerings of the time is now getting ready to put out a fatbike, and like it’s short fat namesake, it can fly.

We’re not going to dive into the tech details much here since this is the first prototype, but  from first impressions,  I’d say things look very promising.  Like the majority of new fatties coming out, it will be 170 spaced.  It will also feature an eccentric bottom bracket for you crazy single speed types, and have clearance for 4” tires.  The rest of the frame is getting closer to being dialed in with the feedback of Singular rider Matt Gersib, who took me out for a little sneak peek recently.

I took the Puffin out for a short lap while Matt got ready and I was impressed.  Although it’s only the first prototype, it’s damn close to being a marketable bike right now.  Matt pointed out a couple spots where he and Sam are looking at weight savings and possible changes to the head tube type, and then it was off for a couple laps of me sucking wind trying to keep up, and taking short cuts so I could get some photos.

Look for an in depth review of the final product when available.  Until then, stay fat!

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3 Responses to Singular Cycles Puffin Prototype Spy Photos

  1. Sam August 6, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    Glad you like the look of how it’s coming together so far, I’m really pleased as well. One minor correction – in order to have greater flexibility of crank type my intention is for the production frames to have clearance for up to 4.0″ tyres on 100mm rims.

  2. MG August 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Thanks for the correction, Sam. That was my fault. I should have, but didn’t realize the clearance was a bit tighter on the new frame. Not needing to run a Moonlander-width crank will be an excellent trade.


  3. Sevo May 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    Just an update, we’re the new importer. Special thanks for all of Marty’s hard work over the years. Still a fine diplomat for the brand.

    You can now order Singular Cycles in the USA here:

    (Puffins are in stock and Roosters are on their way in August!)

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