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.
When you want to go fast, Enve's super-deep SES 7.8 are at the top of a very exclusive selection of rims, and this week's Wheel Build of the Week is just about the best configuration we can think of using these gorgeous hoops.
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