Sneak peek: Starley JKS Stainless frameset
British brand adds a new steel frame with plenty of clearance to the line-up
Starley Bikes are adding a new model to their road bike line-up in the shape of the JKS Stainless, a stainless steel frame that’s designed to be lightweight, fast and comfortable.
The JKS Stainless comes with a tapered head tube, a BB30 bottom bracket, and internal cable routing. It weighs in at 1.3kg, making it only 200g heavier than Starley’s current carbon models. There’s enough clearance for 28mm tyres/mudguards, so you could use it for year-round UK riding.
The frameset comes with a carbon fork and a carbon seat post, and a headset is included in the £1,499 price. You get a lifetime warranty.
The geometry is very similar to that of Starley’s existing R1 frame, so you’ll get a fairly aggressive ride position. The head tube on the 56cm model, for example, is 15cm tall.
As with the other models in Starley’s range, you can have the JKS Stainless painted in the colour/design of your choice. Everything is painted to order in Starley’s Altrincham, Cheshire factory where they have recently opened a new showroom.
Frames are available for pre order now, and expected delivery is in 12 weeks. The JKS Stainless will be added to the Starley website within the next couple of weeks, and you’ll then be able to buy it as a complete bike, prices depending on the build you select. Go to starleybikes.com to see how that works with the existing bikes in the range.