Simply Flies

27.5" wheels, big travel, big geometry.

The original Starling. Built to go flat out between the tape or at the bike park.

The Starling Cycles Swoop combines 27.5″ wheels with 130mm/160mm rear travel and our award-winning steel frameset.

It’s built for raw speed and bags of fun whilst still maintaining that nimble, easy-to-ride feel of 27.5″ wheels.

It’s the perfect choice for privateer racers and bike-park lappers or simply anyone that wants an ass-hauling steel bike that’s built around 27.5″ wheels.

And now, for Autumn 2022 and beyond, introducing V3 of the Starling Cycles Swoop.

V3 brings a whole heap of subtle but significant updates. We’ve combined ‘Enduro’ and ‘Trail’ models with a simple solution to combine both options into one frame, using an adjustable shock mount. The seat angle has been steepened for a better pedaling position and we’ve raised the BB a touch to add manoeuvrability.

We also now have an aluminium insert in the seat tube to stop seized posts, a stronger anti-flare headtube, a better-looking asymmetrical headtube gusset and we’ve moved the main pivot to the swing arm for a wider interface. Last but not least, we have a new cast main pivot part, which is neater and stronger than ever.

27.5″wheels
For raw speed and good times. From the bike park to the race track.
130mm or 160mm

Features

  • V3 frame design with updated technology.
  • Updated design offers ‘Trail’ & ‘Enduro’ modes from same frame.
  • 27.5″ wheels.
  • 130mm or 160mm rear travel.
  • Front triangle hand built in Bristol, UK, using Reynolds 853 heat-treated tubing.
  • Rear triangle hand built by ORA, Taiwan, using heat-treated Chromoly.
  • Up to 200mm rotor.
  • Fits standard tapered forks.
  • Boost rear axle spacing (fits non-boost with spacer).
  • Stainless & numbered dropper port.
  • Starling headtube gusset.
  • Bottle mount in frame on medium & above.
  • Custom colour options available.
  • Choose frame/full build/anything in between.
  • Hope, Öhlins, RockShox, Cane Creek, Magura, BikeYoke, Michelin, Funn, Middleburn build kits available.

Swoop

  • with standard paint

£1990.00

Lead time 16 weeks.

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

Spec

Travel Trail: 130mm
Enduro: 160mm
Shock Trail: 210x55mm
Enduro: 230x65mm
Headset Top ZS44/28.6
Headset Bottom EC44/40
Seat Tube 31.6mm
BB 73mm Threaded
Seat Clamp 34.9mm
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 30x8mm
Rear Shock Hardware 35x8mm
Main Pivot Bearings 6902 2RS

 

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.

Review

The Loam Wolf
Sep 2018
“The ride quality offered by the steel tubing gives exceptional grip and a comfortable ride. By fitting high-quality suspension units, the Murmur can be a seriously fast and capable bike.”

Review

BikeMag
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.”

Review

NSMB
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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