By Matt Kasprzyk,
My commute to work, should I choose, takes me over a variety of surfaces. Because of that, I’ve had a monster ‘cross-style bike on my mind for about year now. A road bike with disc brakes that could fit 29 x 2.0 tires seemed ideal to tackle the few miles of road, cinder, and rough gravel.
Apparently I’m not the only person to think so. Adventure touring bikes are coming on and the UK’s Singular was able to send a uniquely specced Peregrine allowing me to experience what I’ve been dreaming of.
The Peregrine is billed as Singular’s most versatile frameset. It’s designed for drop bars, can fit up to 29 x 2.0 tires without fenders, has classic lugged construction, an eccentric bottom bracket insert for gears or singlespeed, brake and gear cable guides with rack and mudguard mounts and a matching lugged fork.
“Sturdy enough to hit the dirt, nimble enough for some singletrack, stable enough for touring – the Peregrine will do what you want to do, take you where you want to go," says the Singular website, and from the several weeks I’ve been on the Peregrine, I have no reason to doubt it.
Check out the full review in Bicycle Times issue #15, on sale January 31.