STARLING MURMUR FACTORY EDITION
Designed in the UK, built by ORA
The new ‘Factory’ frame has been designed in the UK by Starling owner Joe McEwan and hand built in Taiwan by ORA, one of the World’s very best steel mountain bike frame manufacturing facilities. The frame is built in Reynolds 853 steel with modern angles to be fast, aggressive and beautifully simple.
The collaboration between British-born Starling Cycles and Taiwan’s expert frame builders means that Starling can meet the high demand for their frames whilst maintaining the awesome ride and build quality that has claimed praise from riders and press alike.
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.
The Starling Murmur Factory Edition is built around 29” wheels with 140mm rear travel with room for disc rotors up to 200mm and 2.5” tyre clearance. The frames will fit metric rear shocks and 148 x 12mm Boost rear hub spacings.
Choose frame-only or rolling chassis
Frames will be available in two sizes and with a choice of rear shocks from Rock Shox, DVO or Fox. They can be supplied as a frame-only package or build kits with components from Rockshox, DVO, Fox, SRAM, Hope, Burgtec, Middleburn and Maxxis. Frames will be available in Primer Grey with black graphics as standard or in a choice of custom colours for an extra cost.
For riders who want a custom geometry, a British-built Starling frame won’t be disappointed. Joe will continue to hand-build the Starling custom frames in the UK. Now Starling customers can simply choose whether to commission a one-off UK built frame or order one from the ‘Factory’.
Available to order now
Starling Cycles are taking pre-orders now with delivery expected in Autumn 2018.
Frames will be £1850 with a RockShox Deluxe shock and all pre-orders will receive a Hope headset and seat clamp. Orders paid in full at pre-order will also receive a Burgtec control kit.
A UK made, custom Murmur frame is £2040 without a rear-shock.
Starling Cycles has a range of full suspension frames – the 27.5” Swoop, the 29” Murmur, the new 29” Murmur Factory and the Beady Little Eye.
You can learn more on the new Starling Cycles website.