Joe McEwan - the man behind Starling - Dirt

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Joe McEwan – the man behind Starling

A full metal crack-at-it

It’s no secret that we love Joe McEwan’s Starling bikes here at Dirt. From the very first time we were shepherded into Joe’s shed in Bristol we knew something special was being fabricated between four wooden walls.

Now Joe’s bikes clutter the 100s and our bikes of the year lists and have totally transformed our attitude to steel. Check out this mini-doc charting Joe’s path from hobbyist to mass acclaim in just a few short years.

Aspect Media said:” Joe McEwan loves bikes, engineering and doing things his own way.In the summer of 2017 Aspect media went to a shed at the end of a garden in Bristol and spent some time learning about Joe’s life, his passion for bikes and how he gave up a well paid, safe day job to chase his dream of building his own bicycle business.You can learn more about Starling Cycles at”


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