Simply Stainless

You asked, we delivered. The Stainless Murmur.

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

The Starling Cycles Murmur Enduro combines 29″ wheels with 140mm travel and our much-loved steel frameset.

The Murmur 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 Murmur Enduro is your tool to achieve it.

The Starling Murmur is strictly limited edition with only 15 frames available. Please note, XL is now sold out. 

For raw speed. Between the tape, the bike park or the mountains.
160mm / 140mm


  • Full frame handbuilt by ORA, Taiwan.
  • Front triangle constructed from top-quality stainless steel.
  • Rear triangle in heat-treated Chromoly.
  • Maximum 140mm rear travel.
  • Maximum 160mm front travel.
  • 29″ wheels.
  • 2.6″ tyre clearance.
  • Up to 200mm rotor.
  • Boost rear axle spacing (but fits non-boost with spacer).
  • Starling headtube gusset.
  • Bottle mount in frame on medium & above.
  • Choose frame-only or full builds.
  • Funn, Hope, Öhlins, RockShox, Middleburn available.

Murmur Stainless

  • SHOCKS FROM £195


Pre-order for Spring 2022 delivery.

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

 LargeExtra Large
Wheel size29″29″
Rider size range5’9″ – 6’1″
175cm – 185cm
6’0 – 6’4″
183cm – 193cm
C.Head Angle64.6°64.6°
D.Seat Tube Length440mm480mm
E.Head Tube Length110mm120mm
F.Fork Length160160
I.BB Drop35mm35mm
J.Seat Angle76.6°76.6°
K.Effective Top Tube628mm663mm
Max Seat Post Insertion295mm335mm


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 6002 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. “

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