It's no secret here at AVT we love steel bikes and frequently feature them in our Bling Builds blog feature. But a 29er steel full suspension bike is a much rarer beast.. and one that gets a killer ride review from legendary Dirt Mag journo Steve Jones is pretty much a total unicorn.
"THIS GARDEN SHED BUILT STEEL 145MM BIKE has changed our expectations GREATLY. NOW WE KNOW HOW A GOOD MID TRAVEL BIKE CAN AND SHOULD FEEL LIKE. the Starling Murmur LEAVES US ASKING THE QUESTION – DOES ALUMINIUM OR CARBON FIBER REALLY HAVE A PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGE AT ALL?" Steve Jones - Dirt Magazine.
So we just had to include the Starling Murmur in our top 12 Bling Builds of 2018. No it doesn't come with a full flight of Chris King or White Industries components...in fact it doesn't have any of those.
But for a full sus rig, that's designed in a garden shed in Bristol, England its certainly worthy of it's place. Stay tuned in 2019 as we'd love to get our hands on one of these (with a full component of Chris King goodies) to rail down our local trails here in Ashland, Oregon.
We know that many of you, like us here at AVT live in areas which are now subject to varying degrees of stay inside orders. Much as we'd prefer to be riding in the hills around Ashland we've switched inside to using the home trainer.
With this in mind we have the following trainers available on a pre-order basis for USA customers only. in the interests of making these available quickly we are listing theme her and taking orders for them, so if you are interested shoot us an email and we'll create a manual order for you to check out and pay.
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We aim to ship out the majority of orders within 2-5 days of receiving your order. Many orders are assembled-to-order, or ordered on demand from our suppliers so can take a little longer than some other online retailers to ship out (we're a small independent retailer, not Amazon Prime!).
This allows us to offer you a much wider range of colors & specs at all times, but please consider this when ordering.
USPS is our default shipping method so most US domestic orders will take 2-5 days to arrive. For international orders this does take longer (up to 10 days in some cases), please choose an expedited shipping option from UPS or FEDEX when you checkout if you need parts faster than this!
Any questions on specs, colors, technical details please contact us.