The Starling Cycles story

The simplicity and reliability of single pivot, the durability and compliance of hand-built steel and the peace of mind of talking to a flesh-and-blood human that designed your bike.


This all adds up to a bike like no other, with a ride only Starling can deliver.

Starling Cycles is a custom, steel mountain bike frame manufacturer.

Starling’s products are designed and built in Bristol in the UK.

Joe started Starling Cycles in 2015, bringing together his love of mountain biking and engineering and his expertise from the aerospace industry to create bikes that are fast and uncomplicated. They are as tough and reliable as they are fun to ride.

Joe and all of us at Starling Cycles believe that a simple bike is a fast bike. By building a tough, strong, reliable single pivot with a linear leverage ratio Joe creates bikes that riders can quickly jump onto, understand and get stuck in to riding.

That means more time going fast and less time setting up suspension, maintaining bearings and learning how to ride the bike.

Starlings are designed to perform simply and to simply perform.

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