UK bike company Singular Cycles have launched a titanium version of their popular Swift hardtail mountain bike frame.
The £1500 (frame only) Pegasus is built from grade 9 3Al 2.5V titanium and uses the same geometry as the Swift – suitable for use with rigid or an 80-100mm travel suspension fork.
Sam Alison of Singluar Cycles says the Pegasus takes the style of its steel counterpart and turns it up a notch: “The difference in ride quality is very revealing of how much difference frame materials can make.”
“While the Swift is no slouch, the Pegasus encourages you to ride a gear or two bigger everywhere. It has you looking for climbs and stomping up the smallest of rises just because you can. It feels fast! There is no let up on the descents either. Confident and composed when pushed hard at speed, it’s still responsive enough to not be a handful when it gets tight and twisty.”
Front view of the pegasus:Singular
Available in size medium, large and extra large, the Pegasus is being produced in limited runs.
Singular are hoping to introduce a couple of new models in 2010 too including a lugged steel Osprey road bike and the Kite cyclocross bike. We’ll let you know more about these bikes next year.