We’ve been following Joe McEwan’s Starling Cycles since (pretty much) the very beginning. Now he’s added a second bike to the fleet and we’re very excited.
The Starling Murmur is a 145mm 29er, named after a dancing flock of birds. It will of course be built from steel in Bristol with Joe’s ethos behind it – simple = fast.
The bike is designed to be a true all rounder capable of Alpine shuttling or a quick lap round the woods. Despite the steel construction, it’s claimed the bike weighs no more than an aluminium equivalent.
The oh-so-important numbers are looking promising too with clearance for 2.35” tyres and a recommended head angle of 66°. Other key figures are -38mm BB drop, 445mm chainstays and 74.5° effective seat tube angle.