Starling Cycles Release Their First Hardtail, The Roost.

After two years of getting the recipe exactly right, Starling Cycles’ Roost hardtail is finally out of the oven and ready for orders.

Starling Cycles’ Roost hardtail is designed to be the stainless steel do-it-all machine that will take anything from 120mm all the way up to 160mm fork, based around a Mullet setup.

Key Features:

  • Handmade in Taiwan by ORA.
  • Made with high-quality stainless steel tubing.
  • Designed for 140mm fork, works from 120-160mm.
  • 27.5″ rear wheel, 29″ front wheel.
  • Up to 2.8″ tyre clearance.
  • Up to  200mm rotor.
  • Boost and non-boost compatible.
  • Tubular chainstay yoke is inspired by our FS bikes and adds big tyre clearance as well as being structurally efficient.
  • Medium, Large, XL sizes.
  • Choose frame-only or full build.
  • Ohlins, Rockshox, Hope, Funn, Magura, Bike Yoke, Michelin, CushCore are available.
  • Shipping early April 2022.

Hot off the back of releasing the Sturn Jack Drive downhill bike, Starling have come out swinging again with their first ever hardtail, the Roost. Made from stainless steel and made in Taiwan by ORA, the Roost has enough of what makes their full bouncers unique to give the Roost a real Starling feel.

The Roost will take a multitude of different fork travels depending on what you’re looking to use it for. Geometry is sensible as a result, not too slack and aggro, not to steep and racey either. It’ll take a 120-160mm fork, meaning you can go for a mile-muncher or a trail killer, either way, the Mullet setup should keep things lively.

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The Starling Cycles Roost’s tubular chainstay yoke offers up to 2.8″ tyre clearance and adds a unique style that’s a nod to Starling’s full-suspension frames. The Roost is designed with specific chainstay lengths for each frame size – with 425mm on medium, 430mm on large and 435mm on extra large. Reach on the medium is 440mm, with a 410mm seat tube. Based on a 140mm fork, head tube angle is 64 degrees, combined with a 76 degree seat tube. Wheelbase with the 425mm chainstay is 1202mm.

Frames cost £1,220.00 in the stainless steel finish. Pre-orders are open now with frames shipping to customers in early April 2022.

You can check out the Starling Cycles Roost on their website here.