The Secret to a Fast Bike is…

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Joe runs you through how his philosophy of ‘fast’ has created the Starling bikes you ride.

What makes a fast bike? The geometry? The suspension? 29″” wheels? A fancy red paintjob?

The proper answer is the rider. Steve Peat would be quicker than me on a shopping bike. Replace Steve Peat with Loic Bruni for the youngsters amongst you.

Your mate who is faster than you, is always faster than you. Even when you get the spangliest, freshest new bike with all the gadgets and gizmos.

The best and fastest you’ll ever ride is when you’re fully in the ‘zone’. You hit every line you want, rail every corner, pop off every lip, full commitment into the tricky features.

So, lets embrace that. Let’s make you comfortable and confident on the bike, so that you can go as fast as possible. Let’s keep suspension simple and understandable.

If we’re getting technical, anti rise as close to 100% through the full stroke means the bike will react as little as possible to your weight shifts and movements. It will always do what you expect.

Let’s make it strong so that you are fully confident it won’t break. Let’s make it silent so that there’s nothing to distract you from the ‘zone’. Finally, let’s make it beautiful so that you are attracted to it and want to ride it fast.

Not sure if a Starling is the fastest bike for you? Why not book a demo ride?

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Joe Mcewan

Ex-aerospace engineer Joe Mcewan is the founder and chief engineer of Starling Cycles. Passionate, outspoken and fond of a cuppa and a debate, Joe loves to challenge the established thinking of the industry.

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