Single-speed, single pivot. Riding bikes shouldn’t be complicated.
The first thing you need to know about the Beady Little Eye is that because the chain line is offset from the main pivot/BB centreline. There could be a little bit of bob from pedalling, so you need to run a firm shock with lots of low-speed compression damping.
But the frame is designed to have a very regressive leverage ratio, so if there is a big hit, the suspension moves. So you need to think of the BLE as a hardtail, run with a super low BB and zero sag, but that moves on big hits.
It sounds bad on paper, but in practice rides really great and is genuinely the most fun you can have on a bike. All the fun of a hardtail but without the jarring landings or big hits.
There’s also just enough movement at the top end to reduce trail chatter and give some extra grip, not like a bike that sits at 30% sag, but more than a hardtail.
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.
|C.Head Angle||65° recommended||65° recommended|
|D.Seat Tube Length||custom||custom|
|E.Head Tube Length||custom||custom|
|F.Fork Length||130mm recommended||130mm recommended|
|K.Effective Top Tube|
|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.
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