Starling Cycles Murmur Factory Edition (non-EU)

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Ordering is easy - just use the bike builder to specify what you'd like, pay and we'll get your bike on order.

Step 1: Take your pick

Choose from the custom options what frame and accessories you'd like and add them to your basket

Step 2: Pre-order or pay in full?

When you're ready to order you can place a deposit or pay in full.

Pre-orders will receive a free Hope headset and seat clamp. The balance will be payable when your order is ready for dispatch.

Orders paid in full will receive free Hope headset and clamp and free Burgtec controls kit.

To pay in full, simply check out as normal

To pay deposit-only, use the voucher code FACTORYMURMUR at checkout.


The Starling Cycles Murmur is our fast, tough and beautifully simple steel 29’er.

Designed in the UK, hand-built by Taiwan’s master frame builders.

Frames are expected in Autumn 2018.

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Starling cycles murmur factory

The new Starling Cycles Murmur Factory Edition is our latest 29” mountain bike frame, hand built in Reynolds 853 steel.

The Murmur Factory is built around 29” wheels with 140mm rear travel and room for disc rotors up to 200mm and 2.5” tyre clearance. It is built for metric rear shocks and 148 x 12mm Boost rear hub spacings.

The new ‘Factory’ frame has been designed at home in the UK and hand built in Taiwan by ORA, one of the World’s very best steel mountain bike frame manufacturing facilities.

The move to Taiwan was a considered one. As a frame builder, aerospace engineer and designer, Joe made the decision after visiting the factory and seeing first-hand the high quality of manufacturing, work ethics and working conditions.

ORA’s factory is the perfect setup for hand-crafting the new frames with expert engineers, boasting years of experience in building top-quality mountain bikes.

Frames will arrive in the UK in Autumn 2018.

If you’d prefer a hand-built, made-in-the-UK Starling frame with custom geometry you can get in touch here.

Build kits

The Starling Cycles Factory Murmur is available as a frame and shock or rolling chassis with components from Burgtec, SRAM, Hope, Middleburn, Maxxis, DVO, RockShox, RustComponents and SixthElement.