Starling Cycles Murmur 29″
Our fast, simple and silent 29’er with custom geometry
THE STARLING CYCLES MURMUR
The Starling Cycles Murmur is our fast, simple and silent 29″ frame that is hand build in the UK with custom geometry.
With 145mm travel, big wheels and plenty of tyre clearance it’s perfect for everything from your local woods to the Enduro World Series. It’s built to go fast and is beautifully simple to setup, to ride and to maintain.
The Murmur is built around 29” wheels with 145mm rear travel and room for disc rotors up to 200mm and 2.5” tyre clearance. It is built for 148 x 12mm Boost rear hub spacings but can also be built for non-Boost.
The Murmur is hand build in the UK at the Starling workshop using Reynolds 853/631 and Columbus Life and Zone tubing.
Our custom geometry options mean that you can choose your own angles to create your perfect bike.
THE FINE DETAILS
- Hand built in steel in Bristol, UK
- 145mm rear travel
- Built for 29″ wheels
- 2.5″ tyre clearance
- Reynolds 853/631 and Columbus Life and Zona tubing
- Custom head tube angle, reach and seat tube length
- Choose no shock or a rear shock from Rock Shox, DVO or Fox
- Choose frame only or build-kit with kit from Burgtec, SRAM, Hope, Middleburn and Maxxis
- Available as frame only or as a rolling chassis
- £2040 without rear shock
Size large (above) and XL get a support at the top of the seat tube.
Size small (above).
Un-confusing, simple, well made, unique, fun to ride, at a great price and fast. McEwan has fashioned one hell of a bullet, created a benchmark, one of the best bikes we’ve ridden this year. Performance delivered, expectation raised.
Beautifully-balanced suspension, geometry and stiffness make for a truly rapid ride.
The comfortable speed it offers compared to most bikes is phenomenal but it has one extra attribute which many other “so called” enduro bikes don’t possess; the Murmur would not be too out of sorts if spending the day on the gnarliest of DH tracks!
The frame is a beautifully embellished work of art… The super-low 330mm BB height combined with subtle lengthways twist in the frame keeps the rear wheel glued to the ground and the bike feeling amazingly calm as you barrel through rocks
Hand built in the UK with custom geometry
✔ Hand built in Bristol, UK
✔ Custom geometry – choose your own or ask us
✔ Each frame is uniquely numbered
✔ UK-only Starling details on headtube gusset
✔ UK-only Starling logo stainless-steel stealth port
The Starling Murmur is hand built in the UK with custom geometry.
Specify your own custom head tube angle, head tube length, fork length, reach and seat tube measurements to create a properly special and one-off frame that perfectly fits you and your trails.
The maximum reach we’re able to build is 535mm. Beyond that, we can’t get tubes long enough.
Please note that from July 2018 onwards we’ll be using Taiwanese produced chain stays for our custom UK builds, removing issues of compatibility with certain cranksets that occur with British produced stays.
You can supply your own numbers or we can give you some advice base on our experience of what works.
All custom frames are powder coated and available in custom colours at no extra cost.
DIRT MAGAZINE REVIEW
“McEwan has fashioned one hell of a bullet, created a benchmark, one of the best bikes we’ve ridden this year. Performance delivered, expectation raised”
Read more on Dirt Magazine here.
BIKE RADAR FIRST RIDE
“The frame is a beautifully embellished work of art… The super-low 330mm BB height combined with subtle lengthways twist in the frame keeps the rear wheel glued to the ground and the bike feeling amazingly calm as you barrel through rocks”
Read more on BikeRadar here.