Introducing the All-New Starling Twist

Photos by Dave Price

✔ Hand-built in Reynolds 853
✔ Available in 3 sizes
✔ 27.5′′ and 29′′ wheels
✔ Max 160mm front and rear travel
✔ NEW: Shorter travel options available
✔ Demo rides available
✔ Available to order now

The new Starling Cycles Twist is the love-child of the brand’s two award-winning bikes, the Swoop and the Murmur. The Twist is built with a monster-truck 29′′ wheel up front and a fast, fun and flicky 27.5′′ wheel out back.

With 160mm rear travel, mullet wheels and plenty of tyre clearance, it’s built to party. The 29′′ front wheel offers a ton of gyroscopic stability for monster-trucking through rough terrain. The 27.5′′ rear wheel means fun and flicky riding, great manoeuvrability and back-wheel-loving good times.

Starling Twist

Frames are constructed from custom-butted Reynolds 853 steel tubing, chosen for its combination of low weight and high strength.

Tubes are combined with laser cut and machined steel parts, resulting in frames with a simple and lively feel.

The Twist also marks the start of a new era for Starling’s manufacturing. Starling will now bring manufacturing of front triangles back to the UK, hand-building every single one in-house at Starling HQ in Bristol. This approach means all bikes will now have the signature Starling headtube gusset, an integrated seat-clamp, a stainless dropper port and will be individually numbered.

Starling Twist Geometry

Rear triangles will continue to be handmade in Taiwan by the masters at ORA Engineering.

Last but not least, all bikes are now available with custom travel options. By adjusting the position of the shock-mount to allow the use of different stroke shocks, Starling can now offer longer or shorter travel versions options for Swoops, Murmurs and Twists.

All Starling models, including the new Twist, are available to order now on their website with frames available from £1770 without a shock or £1970 with a shock.

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