Simply rips

A sledgehammer up front. A machete out back.

Built for the perfect blend of raw speed and raw fun.

The Starling Cycles Twist Enduro is our take on the mullet with a monster-truck 29″ wheel up front and a fast, fun 27.5″ wheel out back.

With 160mm rear travel, mullet wheels and plenty of tyre clearance, it’s built to party.

The 29″ front wheel offers a ton of stability for monster-trucking through rough terrain. The 27.5″ wheel will slash turns, whip through your tightest and techiest and guarantee that speed goes hand-in-hand with fun.

29″ / 27.5″wheels
For ‘best lap ever’ days, between the tape or shuttling the park.
160mm / 160mm

Features

  • Front triangle hand-built in Bristol, UK, using Reynolds 853 heat-treated tubing.
  • Rear triangle hand-built by ORA, Taiwan, using heat-treated Chromoly.
  • 160mm rear travel.
  • 160mm front travel.
  • 27.5″/29″ 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.

Twist Enduro

  • with standard paint
  • Shocks from £195

£1880.00

Current build time: 12 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

 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
A.Reach450mm485mm515mm
B.Stack564mm632mm661mm
C.Head Angle64.6°64.6°64.6°
D.Seat Tube Length410mm440mm480mm
E.Head Tube Length110mm110mm120mm
F.Fork Length160mm160mm160mm
G.Chainstay435mm435mm435mm
H.Wheelbase1218mm1250mm1288mm
I.BB Drop35mm(f)/15mm(r)35mm(f)/15mm(r)35mm(f)/15mm(r)
J.Seat Angle76.6°76.6°76.6°
K.Effective Top Tube596mm628mm663mm
Max Seat Post Insertion265mm295mm335mm

Spec

Travel 160mm
Shock 230 x 65mm 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 29 x 2.5″, 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.

Review

EnduroMTB
Oct 2020
“If the classic skinny lines of a steel-framed bike get you hot under the collar, you will find the Starling a thing of beauty. Playing to the strengths of steel, the mullet Twist is a refreshing concept that puts fun front and centre.”

Review

BikeMag
Sep 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. “

Full custom

We exist to create the perfect bike for you and your trails. Beautifully simple, brutally fast.

For those that need something a little extra, we offer full custom reach, seat tube length, head tube length, head angle and fork length. We can also customise travel to create short, mid or long travel setups.

Fancy less travel?

Fancy something else?

Fancy 29" wheels?

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