You asked and we delivered. The Starling Cycles Roost.
Starling’s very first hardtail had to be something special, so we went all out to make a bike built for pure, undiluted fun. Made to go anywhere and do anything, it’s as suited to back-country epics as it is bike park blasts.
A handbuilt, zingy steel frame makes light work of rough and rowdy descents whilst mullet wheels bring that perfect balance of flick-knife and magnum. With room for a 120mm to 160mm fork you’ve got plenty of options to custom build your own perfect setup.
It’s not a spindly XC whippet, it’s not a sickly ‘ardcore ‘ardtail. It’s a ride-wherever, ride-whatever, tough-as-nails stainless do-it-all that’s built to take on whatever you can throw it at.
And, of course, it’s built with beautiful stainless steel for that shiny shiny, rust-free raw style.
Medium frames are now sold out – Large and Extra Large still available.
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.
|Wheel size||27.5″ / 29″||27.5″ / 29″||27.5″ / 29″|
|Rider size range||5’6″ – 5’10”|
167cm – 177cm
|5’9″ – 6’1″|
175cm – 185cm
|6’0 – 6’4″
183cm – 193cm
|D.Seat Tube Length||410mm||440mm||480mm|
|E.Head Tube Length||120mm||120mm||130mm|
|K.Effective Top Tube||603mm||638mm||671mm|
|Max Seat Post Insertion||265mm||295mm||335mm|
|Max/Min Travel||120mm – 160mm|
|Chain Device||Integrated ISCG05|
|Rear Axle||148x12mm Boost|
|Max Tyre||27.5″ x 2.8″|
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.
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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