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by ff29
Published: 24th July 2021 (2 months ago)
Size? (Frame, clothing, wheel size etc. You can pick 3)
Will post in UK

Anyone interested in buying my Medium Starling Murmur Factory as complete build. Built up January 2019 from a Frameset. It has spent most of its pampered life riding at Chicksands and Surrey Hills.

There are some marks on stickers and invisframe nothing to obvious. Have a look at Photos

Invisiframed from new by Mario of Soho Bikes fame.

I am biased but think the Factory is better looking than the custom.

Really don’t want to but house move is forcing the issue with less storage space.

Based in the South East and its to much bike for 90% of the riding I do.

It rides like nothing else. Extremely fast, stable, climbs like a goat and it will make you and your times look like a Rock Star.

Everything they say about steel is real and the way Joe has created this and its geometry is pure alchemy.

The bike has been well looked after, cleaned, lubed and stored inside the house. Used my hardtail when things got muddy.

Spec list is as follows:

Frame: Starling Murmur Factory – 29″ wheels – ‘Orange’ paint.

Rear Shock: Metric, 140mm – Cane Creek DB IL Coil  w/ 450lbs spring with a climb switch. This really works well with the bike. It’s only been on the bike since February of this year. Supplied and tuned by TF. I weigh about 82 kgs kitted up and have had no problems with its progressiveness and ramp up. It’s saved my bacon on many occasions keeping the rear tracking when most air shocks would be packing up.

Fork: 150 – MRP Ribbon Coil – 29″. On the bike from new. These are excellent forks with no indication of wear or substantial use. They can be changed to 140mm or 160mm. Will be supplied with the soft / firm springs that came with the fork new.

Wheels: Hunt Trail Wide. No dings or dents to the rims. In very good condition. They were checked and trued by Brinks in January of this year.

Will also be supplied with spare 11 speed Freehub. Switched the bike to 12 speed in January 2021

Tyre Inserts: Rimpact Pro – Front and back. These are about a year old and since the bike has barely seen a rock in its life must be mint. They really good at cutting out vibration from the trail.

Front: Maxxis Minion DHF (29×2.5″, 3C, Maxx Grip, DH Casing)
Rear: Maxxis Minion DHF 2 (29×2.3″, 3C, Maxx Terra, EXO)

Drivetrain: Pretty much new as was fitted January 21 this year when I refreshed and serviced the Bike.
Shifter: Shimano XT M8100 12 Speed
Rear Mech: Shimano SLX 12 Speed (Not because I am cheap, XT stock evaporated)
Cassette: Shimano XT M8100 12 Speed (10-51)
Chain: Shimano 12 Speed
Cranks: SRAM GX w/ 32T chainring 170mm

Funn Bash Guard

Hope Headset

Bars: Spank Spike Vibrocore  – Cut to 780mm, 30mm rise, 31.8
Stem: Syntace 35mm 31.8
Grips: ODI

Hope Tech 3 (Front Right with V4 Caliper)

Hope Tech Evo (Left Rear with M4 Caliper) The M4 was rebuilt and serviced by Slam 69. Will include spare unused pads for M4
Rotors: UberBike (F203mm, R180mm)

Will include spare Front 203 which matches.

Seatpost: Bike Yoke Revive 31.6 – 160mm drop. The dogs. Buttery smooth silk.
Lever: KS (The nice one)

Seat Clamp: Hope

Saddle: Specialized Phenom

Pedals: Six Pack will include for asking price

It has been well looked after under my ownership (I am the original owner and have receipts etc).

Size chart and geo chart can be found here: The reach on medium is 450mm

I am 5′ 8″ and it’s a perfect fit.

Open to offers and negotiation

Would also consider splitting

Based in London or can post. It will come in two boxes as the wheel base on it so long.

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