This steel singlespeed 29er DH bike delights and confuses all at once

This Bristol-made prototype DH features some amazing tech


We take a closer look at this amazing steel prototype DH bike from Starling

There’s probably not many people crying out for a steel 29er singlespeed downhill bike that uses a heady mix of traditional DH and BMX components, but that hasn’t stopped Bristol-based Starling Cycles from making exactly that.

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In our latest video, Jack ditches his organically-sourced earth-boy-beanie in favour of a downhill-approved snapback cap to channel the energy of downhill racing and talk us through this truly unique and amazingly well-crafted bike.

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This isn’t the first bike from Starling that has passed through the hallowed halls of BikeRadar HQ, we’ve also spent time on and reviewed its Murmur and Swoop trail bikes.