Simply Stainless

With Free Hope Headset and Seatclamp.

The racer’s choice. Built to go flat out between the tape or in the mountains. And now in a beautiful, raw, limited edition stainless finish.

The Starling Cycles Murmur Stainless combines 29″ wheels with 140mm travel and our much-loved steel frameset. It’s built using our V3 technology for the best Starling Cycles frame to date (excludes adjustable shock mount and head tube gusset).

The Murmur Stainless is built for raw speed, bags of confidence and full control. It’s the perfect choice for privateer racers, bike-park lappers or big-mountain senders.

If speed is your goal, the Starling Cycles Murmur Stainless is your tool to achieve it.


For Spring 2023 we’ve teamed up with Cane Creek to create a limited edition special edition Stainless Murmur.

The Stainless Murmur can now be supplied with one, or both of the following:

Cane Creek Progressive IL Shock and Volt Progressive Spring + £100 (RRP £550)

Cane Creek Helm 29″ Fork 150mm + £600 (RRP £1050) (4-6 weeks lead time)

FREE Hope Tech Headset and Seat Clamp with all Stainless Frames

For raw speed. Between the tape, the bike park or the mountains.


  • Full frame handbuilt by ORA, Taiwan.
  • Front triangle constructed from top-quality stainless steel.
  • With V3 Features (except HT gusset & adjustable shock mount).
  • Rear triangle in heat-treated Chromoly.
  • Maximum 140mm rear travel.
  • Recommended 150mm front travel.
  • 29″ wheels.
  • 2.6″ tyre clearance.
  • Up to 200mm rotor.
  • Boost rear axle spacing (but fits non-boost with spacer).
  • Bottle mount in frame on medium & above.
  • Choose frame-only or full builds.
  • Funn, Hope, Öhlins, RockShox, Middleburn available.

Murmur Stainless

  • SHOCKS FROM £195


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Why starling Cycles?

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.

Geometry and sizing

MediumLargeExtra Large
Wheel size29″29″29″
Rider size range5’6″ – 5’10”
167cm – 177cm
5’9″ – 6’1″
175cm – 185cm
6’0 – 6’4″
183cm – 193cm
C.Head Angle65°65°65°
D.Seat Tube Length410mm440mm480mm
E.Head Tube Length110mm110mm120mm
F.Fork Length150mm150mm150mm
I.BB Drop38mm38mm38mm
J.Seat Angle77°77°77°
K.Effective Top Tube596mm628mm662mm
Max Seat Post Insertion280mm310mm340mm


Travel 140mm
Shock 210 x 55mm metric
Headset Top ZS44/28.6
Headset Bottom EC44/40
Seat Tube 31.6mm
BB 73mm threaded
Seat Clamp 34.9mm
Chain Device Integrated 30T-36T
Bash Mount Integrated ISCG05
Rear Axle 148x12mm Boost
Max Tyre 29 x 2.6″
Brake Mount IS
Max Disc 200mm
Front Shock Hardware 25x8mm
Rear Shock Hardware 35x8mm
Main Pivot Bearings 6902 2RS

Why Stainless?

We’re constantly asked whether we can produce raw frames. Riders just love that unpainted look but, unfortunately, steel being steel that means oxidisation and corrosion.

But, never fear, there’s a solution. Stainless steel tubing is the answer, providing a very high-quality finish that doesn’t need to be painted and has that much sought-after ‘raw look’.

However, it’s not only about aesthetics. Stainless offers plenty of benefits and, when used right, can create an even more compliant and comfortable ride than ‘standard’ tubing and added strength.

Build kits

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.


March 2021
“Long, extra-slack and low geometry makes for stable and confident handling in the nastiest terrain, without sacrificing agility; supple yet predictable, balanced coil suspension gives great traction and support.”


Fall 2020
“The Starling Murmur’s feel is second to none. Its raw stainless steel front triangle is elegantly simple and sleek, round tubing speaks of the beauty found in function over form. The Murmur is a bike that’s built to be ridden, plain and simple.”


Sep 2018
“This is simply a shredder of a mountain bike… The idea of a simple, low-maintenance frame that I’m not afraid to ride hard, put away wet, and toss into the weeds on occasion, is appealing. Perhaps a bit indicative of my predilection for slightly off-kilter rides, but this is the kind of bike I’d keep for a good long time, and never get bored of. “

Full custom

We exist to create the perfect bike for you and your trails. Beautifully simple, brutally fast.

For those that need something a little extra, we offer full custom reach, seat tube length, head tube length, head angle and fork length. We can also customise travel to create short, mid or long travel setups.

Fancy a painted frame?

Fancy something else?

Fancy less travel?