To celebrate opening the order book on their stainless steel Murmur, Starling have built a one-off super jazzy build with Hope and Bristol Bike Restorations.
Starling Cycles don’t make many stainless steel Murmurs, so with the order book seeing some room free, Joe McEwan and the team have built a special, one-off stainless Murmur in partnership with Hope and Bristol Bike Restorations.
Read the full press release 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: 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 as of September 22, with stainless front triangles and black swingarms.
You can check out the stainless steel Starling Murmur on their website here.