A Sledgehammer Up Front. A Machete Out Back.
Built for the perfect blend of raw speed and raw fun.
The Starling Cycles Twist is our take on the mullet with a monster-truck 29″ wheel up front and a fast, fun 27.5″ wheel out back.
With 135mm or 165mm of rear travel, mullet wheels and plenty of tyre clearance, it’s built to party.
The 29″ front wheel offers a ton of stability for monster trucking through rough terrain. The 27.5″ wheel will slash turns, whip through your tightest and techiest and guarantee that speed goes hand-in-hand with fun.
And now, for Autumn 2022 and beyond, introducing V3 of the Starling Cycles Twist.
V3 brings a whole heap of subtle but significant updates. We’ve combined ‘Enduro’ and ‘Trail’ models with a simple solution to combine both options into one frame, using an adjustable shock mount. The seat angle has been steepened for a better pedaling position and we’ve raised the BB a touch to add manoeuvrability.
We also now have an aluminium insert in the seat tube to stop seized posts, a stronger anti-flare headtube, a better-looking asymmetrical headtube gusset and we’ve moved the main pivot to the swing arm for a wider interface. Last but not least, we have a new cast main pivot part, which is neater and stronger than ever.
We offer a range of different options. From frames, forks, shocks, seatposts and complete builds. Check out our pricing below:
|Options||Price Switzerland||Price EU|
|Twist Complete – Ready To Ride (Spec list below)||CHF 5599||€5,699|
| Twist Frame (No Shock)|
Standard Colour (Light Grey Front / Black Rear)
|Customs Paint (See form for available colours)||CHF 117.5||€119|
|Fork – Ohlins RFX 36 M2 Fork Air 29″||CHF 1049||€1,079|
|Fork – Cane Creek Helm Coil||CHF 969||€999|
|Shock – Ohlins TTX Coil||CHF 969||€999|
|Shock – Cane Creek Inline||CHF 529||€549|
|Seatpost – Bikeyoke Divine 160mm||CHF 349||€359|
|Seatpost – Bikeyoke Divine 185mm||CHF 349||€359|
If you are interested in a complete build, check out the spec list below:
|Twist 29″ / 27.5″||Trail CHF 5599 / €5699||Enduro CHF 5999 / €6099|
|Frame||Twist Trail (Travel 135mm)||Twist Enduro (Travel 165mm)|
|Rear Shock||Canecreek Inline 210x55mm||Öhlins TTX Coil 230x65mm|
|Fork||Cane Creek Helm Coil (Travel 140mm)||Cane Creek Helm Coil (Travel 160mm)|
|Brakes||Shimano Disc Brake Set Deore XT M8120 with BL-M8100 4-Piston||Shimano Disc Brake Set Deore XT M8120 with BL-M8100 4-Piston|
|Rotors||Shimano Brake Rotors Deore XT SM-RT86 203 / 180mm + 2 Adapter||Shimano Brake Rotors Deore XT SM-RT86 203 / 180mm + 2 Adapter|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Derailleur Deore XT RD-M8100 51T||Shimano Derailleur Deore XT RD-M8100 51T|
|Rear Shifter||Shimano Shifter Deore XT SL-M8100 I-Spec EV||Shimano Shifter Deore XT SL-M8100 I-Spec EV|
|Crankset||Shimano Crankset Deore XT FC-M8120 Single 12-Speed 32T||Shimano Crankset Deore XT FC-M8120 Single 12-Speed 32T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB Deore XT BB-MT800||Shimano BB Deore XT BB-MT800|
|Cassette||Shimano Cassette Deore XT CS-M8100 12-Speed 51T||Shimano Cassette Deore XT CS-M8100 12-Speed 51T|
|Chain||Shimano Chain Deore XT CN-M8100 12-Speed 126||Shimano Chain Deore XT CN-M8100 12-Speed 126|
|Wheels||Industry Nine 1/1 28h Enduro S 15×110 / 12×148 MS||Industry Nine 1/1 28h Enduro S 15×110 / 12×148 MS|
|Tires||Onza Porcupine 29″ / 27.5″ 2.6||Onza Porcupine 29″/ 27.5″ 2.6|
|Headset||PRO ZS44/EC44||PRO ZS44/EC44|
|Handlebars||Chromag OSX 35 Black/Black 800mm 25mm Rise||Chromag OSX 35 Black/Black 800mm 25mm Rise|
|Stem||Chromag HiFi 35 / 35||Chromag HiFi 35 / 35|
|Grips||Chromag Palmskin Black||Chromag Palmskin Black|
|Saddle||Chromag Lynx DT Black||Chromag Lynx DT Black|
|Seatpost||Bike Yoke Divine (Travel 160mm or 185mm)||Bike Yoke Divine (Travel 160mm or 185mm)|
Want to go full custom? We offer any customization of the above brands.
Whether it is a Industry Nine wheel set, Chromag colours or different suspension, drive train and brakes.
If you are interested in a complete build, frame only or any other options. Just fill in the form below, and we will be in touch with a delivery time and quote:
Mullet wheels, 135mm rear travel using a 210x55mm shock and ideally suited to a 140mm fork.
In Trail mode the Twist is built to be an absolute riot on the trails. Acres of travel doesn’t always equal mountains of fun, and this is the bike to prove it.
The 29″ front wheel offers a ton of stability for monster-trucking through rough terrain. The 27.5″ wheel will slash turns, whip through your tightest and techiest and guarantee that speed doesn’t leave behind fun.
Switch Trail to Enduro mode: Murmur, Twist and Swoop frames are now built to fit 210mm and 230mm shocks using an adjustable shock mount, allowing Trail and Enduro modes on a single frame. No need to change your frame to go up or down travel, simply swap your shock position and switch fork/shock to suit.
|Wheel size||29″ /27.5″||29″ /27.5″||29″ /27.5″|
|Rider size range|| 5’6″ – 5’10”|
167cm – 177cm
| 5’9″ – 6’1″ |
175cm – 185cm
|6’0 – 6’4″|
183cm – 193cm
|D.Seat Tube Length||410mm||440mm||480mm|
|E.Head Tube Length||110mm||110mm||120mm|
|K.Effective Top Tube||596mm||628mm||663mm|
|Max Seat Post Insertion||300mm||330mm||360mm|