How do you find the Carver compared to your Singular?
Well, I have them with both quite different set-ups at the minute, so it's difficult to say. The Hummingbird (at the minute) has an Alfine 8 hub fitted and Maverick SC32 forks but still with a 29" front wheel. This slackens it out a bit more than it really should be, plus with the Alfine it's not really very light. It still climbs well though and still handles well in tight, nadgery going plus it's a very comfortable feeling bike.
However comparing it as a singlespeed to the Carver - the Carver is lighter, shorter, turns on a sixpence and feels like a little toy. Because of this it's a lovely bike to play around the woods on for a couple of hours - climbs brilliantly, does slow trials-y stuff well too. That's sort of what I built it for, that kind of riding.....
But, comparing like for like (with rigid forks) the Hummingbird has almost telepathic handling, at low speed, at high speed, you almost just have to think of a line and you can get away with it - I've never ridden a bike that is as confidence inspiring.
I've said it before, I know, but if you want to see how a wonderful handling bike feels then try one - with the rigid forks and 29" front wheel. It really is a gem and I'll not be in a hurry to part with it.
In fact, I'd like to get another frame (medium) but there are non in stock now. Anyone got one they want to part with??