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Starling Cycles Mega Twist

After having my second Orange alloy frame developing a crack it is time to take the steel is real path! I have had good experiences with UK bikebrands using Reynolds tubing and loved the single pivot kinematic and flex of my last two Oranges. So the choice fell on Starling Cycles. Then I saw a guy having a EDC tool in the rear yoke and imediatly knew that I want the same on my Starling. Unfortunatly there were no pictures of the drive side and I can imagine why. Hammering a starnut in to the rear triangle or use a topcap with a nut is kind of a bodge. Because of this a friend came up with a specific designed cap that is absolutly killing it. The colourchoice was easy when having the opportunity to coulourmatch it to my beloved pink UK steel commuter. The plan is to buid it up as og mtb with innertubes, massive mirrorpolished CNC Stem, 31.8 riser, coil shock and not a single carbon part. This bike will completly lack modern marketing gimmics like electronic shifting, wireless droppers and big cassettes.

Frame:
Starling Cycles Mega Twist V3  / Size Medium / Powder Pink colour / 2x SKF MTRX 6902RS 15x28x7mm Bearings / 230x65 EXT Storia Lok V4 with long 350lbs V2 Spring / 35x8mm 30x8mm Buschings. Frameset weight: 4,04kg

Fork/Headset:
FOX 36 Factory FIT4 160mm / Truetune Volumespacer / 88psi / Rebound and Compression fully open / OneUp Components Axle / Hope ZS44/28,6 / Hope EC44/40

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano XT FC-M8100 165mm / nichecycling.ch Titanium Hollowtech ll Screw / Shimano XTR BSA

Pedals:
Shimano XTR Trail PD-M9120 SPD

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano XTR CS-M9101 10-45 / Garbaruk 30T round Chainring / Shimano XTR Chain CN-M9100

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano XT RD-M8100 GS / XTR SL-M9100 I-Spec EV

Handlebars/Stem:
Renthal Fatbar Lite Riser V2 31,8 x 760 mm 7° 40mm Rise / Phenum C1 DH Apollo Ø31.8 40mm Stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Ergon Enduro titan rails / 31.6mm OneUp Components V3 150mm Dropper

Brakes:
Trickstuff MAXIMA with black Direttissima covers, 6mm goodrich braided hose and Galfer purple pads / 203 Intend Blackline Skinny rotor front, 180mm Trickstuff in the back

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hope Pro 4 laced with 32 DT Swiss Competition to 29" DT Swiss XM421 / ERD 602mm / Bearings: 2x S6804 20x32x7mm / Schwalbe Tacky Chan 29.2.4 UltraSoft Compound Super Trail Casing

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hope Pro 4 laced with 32 DT Swiss Revolution to 27,5" DT Swiss XM421 / ERD 564mm / Bearings: Microspline Freehub (yes 3 bearings not only 2) from outside in so right to left Freehub : 2x S6803/61803 MTRX08 17x26x5mm + 1x 17x28x7mm Pro4 Boost Hub 2x 6903rs MTRX09 17x30x7mm / Schwalbe Hans Dampf for local Trails and Continental Kryptotal-Re 27.5x2.4 for bikepark, shutteling and racing

Accessories:
King Kage Sideloader Titanium Bottlecage / Trickstuff Matchmakers / Hope model N IS200 Adapter +40mm silver / nichecycling.ch Titanium UDH / STFU Slapper Tape / OneUp Components EDC Lite Tool / nichecycling.ch CNC Starling Cap / Pro-Bolt Ti bolts / Loam Lab Counterpunch /

More Info:
total weight is 15,99kg which is sub16

Added by ianiscaratti. Last updated 11 days ago.

9 Comments

NicolasCalifornia

NicolasCalifornia says:

You will notice that your steel baby carries her momentum on an entirely different scale. I trust in your moral strength Ianis, remember it is the mist that is pretty.

Posted about 2 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

You need to take your medicine Nicolas

Posted 29 days ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

lmao this is crazy stuff

Posted 3 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

I take it as a compliment lol

Posted 3 months ago

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

you're an engineer i take it? hahaha regardless, I'm here for it!

Posted 3 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

nope I'm not. just a guy with ocd

Posted 3 months ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

This featured photo is wild lolol

Posted 3 months ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

thx lol

Posted 3 months ago

GhostRidingTheWhip

GhostRidingTheWhip says:

+1

Posted 3 months ago