Simply fun - Starling Releases the Roost Hardtail

Starling Cycles

The Brand New Roost Stainless Steel Hardtail

Pure, Undiluted Fun.

You asked and we delivered. Our most anticipated frame to date, the Starling Cycles Roost.Since day one. Starling Cycles customers have been yelling for a hardtail but it wasn’t something we wanted to rush. After two years of designing, redesigning, prototyping and testing we’re finally ready to let the Roost fly.

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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.

The Roost isn’t a sickly slack ‘ardcore hardtail. Neither is it a spindly and steep trail whippet. It’s a proper go-anywhere, do-anything all-rounder that we’ve built for local laps and adventures further afield. It’s as home on a big mountain epic as it is your after-work power lap or the hardtail category at your next enduro.A handbuilt, zingy steel frame makes light work of rough and rowdy descents whilst mullet wheels bring that perfect balance of flick-knife and magnum. With room for a 120mm to 160mm fork you’ve got plenty of options to custom build your own perfect setup.

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The tubular yoke adds big tyre clearance (room for up to 2.8″) and adds a unique style that’s a nod to our full-suspension frames. To guarantee a perfect fit the Roost is designed with specific chainstay lengths for each frame size – with 425mm on medium, 430mm on large and 435mm on extra large.

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We’re proud to say that the prototype Roost has already ruffled some feathers thanks to our man Finlay Clay. Fin has won every hardtail race he’s entered on the Roost, including Ard Rock and two rounds of the PMBA. The Starling Cycles Roost is available as frame-only or as a build kit with various components available from Starling. Pre-orders are open now with frames shipping to customers in early April 2022.

You can learn more about the Starling Cycles Roost here on Starling Cycles.

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