The Starling Spur ditches the derailleur in favour of endless grip and perfect suspension performance.
Packing 170mm (150mm now available) of travel, 29″ wheels (mullet now available) and the Effigear system, the Spur is the bike for big-terrain enduro racing, double-black bike park laps and hassle-free seasons in the mountains.
The Spur’s high-pivot, gearbox design is deadly fast on rough, technical terrain. Zero chain growth, zero chain forces, zero worries about smashing mechs. You’ll experience incredible small bump performance, endless grip in all conditions, a beautifully light rear wheel and the best descending bike we’ve ever made.
New for 2022 – The Spur is now offered in either mullet or 29″ and with either 150mm or 170mm travel.
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.
|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||110mm||110mm||120mm|
|K.Effective Top Tube||589mm||624mm||654mm|
|Max Seat Post Insertion||265mm||295mm||335mm|
|Shock||230 x 65mm Metric|
|Bash Mount||Gearbox Integrated|
|Rear Axle||Rear Axle, 142x12mm|
|Max Tyre||29 x 2.6″|
|Front Shock Hardware||25x8mm|
|Rear Shock Hardware||35x8mm|
|Main Pivot Bearings||6807 LLB|
The Spur pairs two of our favourite things, high-pivot suspension and gearbox drivetrains.
This combo of technologies creates a bike with incredible grip, a super light rear wheel and the most capable suspension we’ve ever made. There’s no rear mech to maintain or damage, there’s no annoying grip-shift like on other gearbox bikes and the system is single speed for simplicity and silence on the trails.
Add 170mm of rear travel (or 150mm) and the beautiful ‘feel’ of our steel frames and you’ve got one hell of a bike.
Take note, the Spur is a big bike for bike terrain and, as with all gearbox systems, there is an element of inherent drag. Riders looking for a no-compromise downhill machine that’s still capable of getting from the lift to the trailhead will love it. All-day XC whippets may not. Pinkbike’s Starling Cycles Spur review explains it well.
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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