Single-speed, single pivot. Riding bikes shouldn’t be complicated.
Think of the Beady Little Eye as a hardtail with a bit more give, a bit more grip and a bit less chatter from the trail. Super-low BB, zero sag, super fun, crazy fast. All the fun of a hardtail but without the jarring landings on big hits.
The first thing to know about the Beady Little Eye is that the chain line is offset from the main pivot/BB centreline. There’s some bob from pedalling, so you run a firm shock with lots of low-speed compression. But the frame is designed with a very regressive leverage ratio, so when there’s a big hit, the suspension moves.
And because of the 90mm rear travel, there’s more grip and less trail chatter than a rigid frame. Not loads, but enough, and that’s the fun of it.
Sounds odd on paper, but in practice, the Beady Little Eye is an absolute blast. It might well be the most fun you can have on two wheels.
Starling Cycles are made by real flesh-and-blood humans. The perfect blend of precision and passion.
Our frames are hand-crafted with quality, lightweight steel for an unmistakable feel and undeniable speed.
Our single-pivot suspension design eliminates complexity. A blast to ride and a breeze to maintain.
|D.Seat Tube Length||410mm||440mm||480mm||410mm||440mm||480mm|
|E.Head Tube Length||110mm||110mm||120mm||120mm||120mm||130mm|
|K.Effective Top Tube||603mm||638mm||671mm||603mm||638mm||671mm|
|Max Seat Post Insertion|
|Shock||210 x 55mm metric|
|BB||Unique Starling design
Easily serviced using ENDURO MR1905372RS bearings
|Rear Axle||Rear Axle, 142x12mm|
|Max Tyre||29 x 2.6″|
|Front Shock Hardware||25x8mm|
|Rear Shock Hardware||35x8mm|
|Main Pivot Bearings||Integrated in to BB|
Starling Cycles customisation isn’t just about function, we can also create the best looking bike on your trails.
Starling Cycles frames are supplied as standard with light grey front triangle with black swingarm and graphics.
If you want something special you can customise your colour scheme and graphics to create your dream bike.
Your dream build needn’t be a nightmare. We can supply your frame with or without a shock and with build-kits to help you complete your masterpiece.
We’ve hand-picked some of the very best brands in the business, brands that we’ve personally ridden and rated. This includes Funn, Hope, Öhlins, RockShox, Middleburn, Magura, BikeYoke build components available.
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