Starling Cycles Murmur Stainless x Hope x Bristol Bicycle Restoration


Starling Cycles Murmur Stainless x Hope x Bristol Bicycle Restoration

We’ve heard John sing the praises of his Starling Murmur over the past three years, and with good reason! Starling really has pushed the zeitgeist of carbon full suspension mountain bikes with their steel bikes, and to commemorate the launch of Starling Murmur Stainless pre-orders, the brand teamed up with Hope and Bristol Bicycle Restorations to cook up something special. Let’s check the press release from Starling out below!

To celebrate the launch of pre-orders for the Starling Murmur Stainless, we decided to create something really eye-catching.

We teamed up with Bristol Bicycle Restorations and Hope to create a super-special, one-off custom-painted Murmur Stainless.

The age-old mountain biking truth ‘anodizing equals eye-catching’ rings true on this one, and Hope supplied some absolutely stunning anodized parts for this. Choosing all 4 of their ano colours felt a little over the top even for this build, so we stuck with 3 – blue, orange and purple. We selected as many Hope parts as possible and tried to have every part next to a different coloured component.

Next we enlisted the help of Bristol Bike Restorations for a custom paint job.  We gave Josh free reign to use his own creative interpretation and he created a smooth fade between colours and some nice hex details to match the Hope components.

The rest of the build was completed with:

Wheels: Ryan Builds Wheels DT Swiss XM421 rims, 24H hubs, silver Sapim CX-Ray spokes
Fork: RockShox Pike
Shock: Cane Creek Inline Coil with Progressive Spring (now available on Starling frames)
Cockpit: Various from FunnMTB
Tyres: Michelin Wild AM (using the older generation with white logos so the colours wouldn’t clash!)
Inserts: CushCore Enduro

We’re absolutely over the moon with the results – and happy with how Marmite the bike seems to be with riders. It did a great job of grabbing attention at the Ardrock Enduro and we’re hoping it’ll do the same as more people catch sight of it.

Starling Cycles Stainless Murmur frames will be available to ship to customers on September 22, with stainless front triangles and black swingarms.

You can learn a little more about the bike here at Starling Cycles.
Pre-orders are now open here on the Starling Cycles website.