Simply Fun

Pure, undiluted fun.

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.

Sizes M and L now sold out – Last few XL still available.

29″ / 27.5″wheels
For fun, pure and simple.


  • Handmade in Taiwan by ORA.
  • Made with high-quality stainless steel tubing.
  • Designed for 140mm fork, works from 120-160mm.
  • 27.5″ rear wheel, 29″ front wheel.
  • Up to 2.8″ tyre clearance.
  • Up to  200mm rotor.
  • Boost and non-boost compatible.
  • Tubular chainstay yoke is inspired by our FS bikes and adds big tyre clearance as well as being structurally efficient.
  • Sizes M and L now sold out, XL available.
  • Choose frame-only or full build.
  • Ohlins, Rockshox, Hope, Funn, Magura, Bike Yoke, Michelin, CushCore available.
  • In stock now for immediate shipping.


  • Stainless steel finish


In Stock Now.

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 size27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″27.5″ / 29″
Rider size range5’6″ – 5’10”
167cm – 177cm
5’9″ – 6’1″
175cm – 185cm
6’0 – 6’4″
183cm – 193cm
C.Head Angle64°64°64°
D.Seat Tube Length410mm440mm480mm
E.Head Tube Length120mm120mm130mm
F.Fork Length140mm140mm140mm
I.BB Drop69mm(fr)/50mm(r)69mm(fr)/50mm(r)69mm(fr)/50mm(r)
J.Seat Angle76°76°76°
K.Effective Top Tube603mm638mm671mm
Max Seat Post Insertion265mm295mm335mm


Recommended Travel 140mm
Max/Min Travel 120mm – 160mm
Headset Top ZS44/28.6
Headset Bottom EC44/40
Seat Tube 31.6mm
BB 73mm threaded
Seat Clamp 34.9mm
Chain Device Integrated ISCG05
Rear Axle 148x12mm Boost
Max Tyre 27.5″ x 2.8″
Brake Mount IS
Max Disc 200mm

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.


Bike Rumor
March 22
“I had an unrealistic amount of fun testing this bike. From social laps of the local enduro trails, fitness-building blasts around the trail centre reds, and moor-top XC-style journeys, the Starling Roost delivered every time.”

March 22
“The smile I had on my face at the bottom of the first descent said more than enough, this bike is fun. It’s nimble in the turns, super balanced on the trail and in the air.”


January 22
“The Starling just encourages the hooligan in you to keep pushing harder and faster than ever, and you’re rewarded with massive grins.”

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