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Simply Shreds

27.5" wheels, mid-travel, go-anywhere geo.

Built to do it all.

The Starling Cycles Swoop Trail combines 27.5″ wheels with 140mm travel and our hand-built steel frameset.

The little brother of our award-winning Murmur Enduro, the Trail is built to go anywhere and ride anything whilst putting the emphasis a little more on big grins than raw speed. From your favourite trail centre to a local enduro race to those big days in the hills the Trail will fly through it all.

That unmistakable ‘feeling’ of steel, the easy-to-ride nature of 27.5″, short-travel and perfect geometry make this a hell of a bike.

It’ll haul ass through rough, nasty terrain but remains lively and responsive to see you racing back up for another run (and another, and another).

Go anywhere, ride anything. From all-day-epics to your local lap.
150mm / 140mm


  • Front triangle hand-built in Bristol, UK, using Reynolds 853 heat-treated tubing.
  • Rear triangle hand-built by ORA, Taiwan, using heat-treated Chromoly.
  • 140mm rear travel.
  • 150mm front travel.
  • 27.5″ wheels.
  • 2.6″ tyre clearance.
  • Up to 200mm rotor.
  • Boost rear axle spacing (but fits non-boost with spacer).
  • Integrated seat-clamp.
  • Stainless & numbered dropper port.
  • Starling headtube gusset.
  • Bottle mount in frame on medium & above.
  • Custom colour options available.
  • Choose frame-only or full builds.
  • Funn, Hope, Öhlins, RockShox, Middleburn available.

Swoop Trail

  • with standard paint
  • Shocks from £195

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

Wheel size27.5″27.5″27.5″
Rider size range5’2″ – 5’7″
157cm – 170cm
5’6″ – 5’10”
167cm – 177cm
5’9 – 6’1″
175cm – 185cm
A. Reach425mm450mm485mm
B. Stack592mm601mm601mm
C.Head Angle64.4°64.4°64.4°
D. Seat Tube Length375mm410mm440mm
E. Head Tube Length110mm120mm120mm
F. Fork Length150mm150mm150mm
G. Chainstay435mm435mm435mm
H. Wheelbase1193mm1223mm1258mm
I. BB Drop18mm18mm18mm
J. Seat Angle77.4°77.4°77.4°
K. Effective Top Tube564mm591mm626mm
Max Seat Post Insertion230mm265mm295mm


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 Integrated
Chain Device Integrated 28T-34T
Bash Mount Integrated ISCG05
Rear Axle 148x12mm Boost*
Max Tyre 27.5 x 2.8″
Brake Mount IS
Max Disc 200mm
Front Shock Hardware 25x8mm
Rear Shock Hardware 35x8mm
Main Pivot Bearings 6002 2RS

*Non- Boost available on special request.

Custom colour options

Starling Cycles customisation isn’t just about function, we can also create the best looking bike on your trails.

Starling Cycles frames are supplied as standard with light grey front triangle with black swingarm and graphics.

If you want something special you can customise your colour scheme and graphics to create your dream bike.

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.


Sep 2019
“If you’re looking for an out-and-out fast enduro race bike, then look no further. The Starling Swoop is a charger, coming alive on fast, big-bermed, steep trails”


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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