Wow - wonderful to see all these builds on one thread! Glad everyone is liking them so much. Just to answer a couple of questions.
There is a US page on the Singular website - http://www.singularcycles.com/US.html. The link in the 'Dealers' section points to Marty's old page which seems to be dead so I will fix it to point back at the page above.
The Kite project has unfortunately been pushed back due to delays with the current production run of more Swifts and Peregrines. In the end I felt it was more important to try and keep as consistent stock as possible of existing models than go introducing new stuff. There are also other considerations as to whether to give it discs now they've been legalised for UCI 'cross racing, or maybe a disc and canti version.... If you've got any thoughts please just drop me a mail.
Toe overlap is always a hard one to be 100% certain on given the variety of factors which influence it - tyre size, foot size, shoe type, cleat position, crank length, ebb position... I can say that the Gryphon (indeed all my frames) is designed to try and minimise the chance of overlap. That said, if you are on a medium with size 12 Carnacs, 185mm cranks, the ebb well forward and 2.4" tyres it may well hit.
Anyhow, as this is a photo thread here are some of my own. Recently been feeling a lot of love for the Gryphon again!
... I'm 5'10" with freakishly long arms, 33" pant inseam, 11.5 US shoes (47 Sidi Doms) and ride a Large Swift with 180mm XTR cranks and a 2.3" WTB Exiwolf up front. I got no toe overlap. There is an inch and a half of clearance or so, and that is plenty.
No toe overlap here.
BTW, the bike rides great, even with a 38mm offset Reba set to 80mm. I may give 100mm a go to see what happens. The thing is like seriously buttery smooth over rocky stuff, yet not a noodlely or flexy (unlike some other major brand 29er steel bikes I've tried).
Pix from the maiden voyage on Sunday at China Camp State Park:
...and a short vid shot by my bud Sparky.
My only real complaint is that the downtube decal started chipping off already from my U-Lock when it was on my car bike rack. My U-Lock is coated with rubbery stuff too. The decal came off awfully easily.
GT, the blue Gryphon is my personal bike, not intending to do it for production.
Sorry, no immediate plans to return the geared specific Swift, though you are welcome to have a geared specific Pegasus and I've done a few like that.
Strange to hear of decal chipping off, hasn't been reported to me as a problem before. Though if driving along with bike on a rack with a u-lock through it it doesn't really surprise me. If you need a replacement decal let me know, I have some vinyl ones which can just be applied over the top if you prefer.
Completely divided opinion on whether to do a disc brake version of the Kite - I should have suspected as much... Marty & Los, I kinda agree with you in terms of braking power, but I think in truly mucky conditions discs have an advantage simply because cantis are prone to collecting mud. I did a race last season which was outrageously muddy on my Peregrine in cross mode. I went past a number of folks who'd stopped just to clear out mud so their wheels could turn again. Anyhow, I'm still a little in two minds though as discs would pretty much require a complete re-design of the frame I think we'll stick with cantis, possibly with a view to doing a disc version in 2011.
Curious with regards to the Kite on pricing, ETA, and whether it will come with the matching fork shown on the Singular site.
Pricing will be similar to other frames in the range. I plan to offer a steel or carbon fork option. Getting the correct colour match for the carbon fork is tricky as I really want to continue to use a powder coat for the frame, and obviously you can't powder coat carbon. However I'll be testing some things with the painters and hope to get it right. Availability however has been pushed back to 2011. It wasn't going to happen in time for this cross season, and I figured there's not much point releasing a 'cross frame in January, so I want to make sure it's perfect for autumn next year.
In the mean time I'll be working on bringing the Osprey (classic lugged steel road frame) out in time for spring '11. Oops, sorry for the OT road talk. This should be a nice one though!