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Posted: Mar 11, 2021 at 11:04 Quote
I discovered there was no thread for Starling owners, so let's see your Murmur, Swoop, Sturn, or Twist!

Here's my Murmur budget build.

XL Starling Murmur in Slate Blue with Cane Creek Helm and DB Coil IL Shock PNW Loam Dropper Deore drivetrain and 4pot brakes Hunt Trail Wide wheels with Schwalbe Magic Mary F and Hans Dampf R One Up pedals.

XL Frame
Cane Creek DB Coil IL and Helm fork
Deore 4pot brakes and 12spd drivetrain
Hunt Trail Wide wheels
PNW Loam dropper with Wolf tooth LA Lever
Turbine 800mm bars

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 at 14:43 Quote
Starling Murmur
Starling Murmur
XL Factory Murmur
It now has Ohlins coils both ends - pictured with Pike RC and Debonair rear shock. Forks at 160mm
DT 511EX rins / Hope hubs
Zee / XT brakes / Hope rotors - now 205F / 203R
Zee mech and cranks
10 speed HG500 11-42, 32 front ring, XT shifters (dropper running on modded XT shifter)
PNW Bachelor dropper
Chromag Trailmaster LTD saddle
SQLabs 16 degree backsweep bars - high rise (45mm)
Renthal ultra tacky pushons
Chromag Ranger 40mm stem
Hope HS and seat collar
Shimano BB
Wolftooth tube holder - but not a BRad bag.
Also have an EDC lite in the steerer.
Weight - varies but up to 41lb with WTB Verdict / Judge and tool bag.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 0:02 Quote
Stainless steel Starling Murmur I demoed earlier today.
Stainless Steel Murmur I demoed before I bought mine.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 0:25 Quote
That raw finish looks amazing! I had no idea there were any stainless Starlings.

Here's my medium Murmur. Now with a Lyrik Ultimate instead of the Ohlins.



And my girlfriends tiny Swoop!


Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 0:46 Quote
How did you find the old Ohlins? I'm loving my m2 coil. - also love the Kyuss photo

Joe did a few stainless steel front triangles - Reynolds 953 from memory and made in Taiwan. Not sure if they were for sale tho - altho I would love one if they were.

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 0:47 Quote
XL Starling Murmur in Slate Blue with Cane Creek Helm and DB Coil IL Shock PNW Loam Dropper Deore drivetrain and 4pot brakes Hunt Trail Wide wheels with Schwalbe Magic Mary F and Hans Dampf R One Up pedals.
Are you running a coil up front? IIRC Helms can be run as both

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 1:04 Quote
fartymarty wrote:
How did you find the old Ohlins? I'm loving my m2 coil. - also love the Kyuss photo

Joe did a few stainless steel front triangles - Reynolds 953 from memory and made in Taiwan. Not sure if they were for sale tho - altho I would love one if they were.

Personally, I struggled with the Ohlins. It's an RXF 36 Evo air. It was likely partly due to not having much good stuff to ride in lockdown, but I just couldn't get a good setup. It felt extremely fast and very accurate, but overdamped for my preferences. I'm not particularly fast or heavy, which probably made it worse. I knew with a Lyrik I could get a decent set up pretty quick

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 5:36 Quote
fartymarty wrote:
Are you running a coil up front? IIRC Helms can be run as both

It's an air Helm!

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 14:16 Quote
Complete with dorky mudguards (they do work really well tho).

Posted: Mar 12, 2021 at 14:17 Quote
Got gas...
Slides in nicely with a little tyre tube around it to keep it in place.

Posted: Mar 13, 2021 at 22:40 Quote
Haven't had a chance to properly take it out yet

M Starling Swoop
Fox 36 Grip 2
Fox float DPS
Shimano XT
sunrace MZ903 cassette
DT Swiss M1700 wheels
SRAM Guide R brakes

Posted: Mar 14, 2021 at 0:35 Quote
[Quote="ssantana"]Haven't had a chance to properly take it out yet
Looks sweet, really well proportioned. Think a Swoop would be a good fun bike.

Posted: Mar 16, 2021 at 13:44 Quote
Sally the swoop


Frame build #058, custom geo
64* head angle
495mm reach
1250mm wheelbase
160mm push coil 36s
140mm ohlins ttx
Rideworks 35mm stem
Renthal alloy bars
TRP gspec quadiums
E-13 alloy rims on Chris king hubs
Hutchison Griffin's
Nukeproof tyres noodles

Love it and wouldnt change it for anything

Posted: Mar 16, 2021 at 13:55 Quote
seadog275 wrote:
Sally the swoop


Frame build #058, custom geo
64* head angle
495mm reach
1250mm wheelbase
160mm push coil 36s
140mm ohlins ttx
Rideworks 35mm stem
Renthal alloy bars
TRP gspec quadiums
E-13 alloy rims on Chris king hubs
Hutchison Griffin's
Nukeproof tyres noodles

Love it and wouldnt change it for anything

Love the idea of sharing the frame number! Mine is #389. Not nearly as cool as #58 haha. Also how you liking 140 rear/160 front? Thats the setup I have now

lastly, what front fender is that?

Posted: Mar 16, 2021 at 14:16 Quote
ssantana wrote:

Love the idea of sharing the frame number! Mine is #389. Not nearly as cool as #58 haha. Also how you liking 140 rear/160 front? Thats the setup I have now

lastly, what front fender is that?

I really like it, haven't ever felt out of my depth and I've ridden the bike on nearly every terrain type Scotland has to offer. From trail centre blue, Munro hill paths to fort bill WC DH track. I think having well setup suspension and frame geo that suits you is way better and more sensible than lots of travel.

It's an RRP, well worth the money ????

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