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Shand is an independent British bicycle manufacturer located in Scotland, fabricating hand-built frames, made to order one at a time. Originally started in 2003 by Steven Shand, Russell Stout joined in 2011 and saw a move to larger premises, investment in tooling and the development of a production bike range hand-made alongside custom builds.

Both Steven and Russell participate in various cycle sport and recreational cycling, but mostly have a passion for ‘go anywhere’ riding on and off road. Whether clocking up daily commuting miles, spending the odd weekend bike packing, or touring the Continental Divide, two-wheel adventure can be found anywhere and this is the inspiration for Shand.

Lightweight Reynolds and Columbus tubing is used for construction due to its durability and longevity, and as all frames are made to order many aspects are customisable to suit you – whether frame geometry, components or finish. Each frame design comes in five sizes, but can be modified to suit your particular requirements. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something specific, the starting point can be a completely blank piece of paper resulting in a custom build of your dreams.

Practicalities for everyday riding is also important with tyre clearance, mudguards/rack mounts all being carefully considered to work alongside disc brakes and drivetrain options such as Rohloff Speedhubs. Beauty is also a consideration with clean, simple lines being part of the Shand aesthetic – all finished with tough hard-wearing lacquer with the sole purpose to keep your bike looking great for years to come.

Long lead times are inevitable in small custom frame shops, but with our approach we hope to provide quality hand-made cycles with character in a much more accessible way.

People

Steven ShandHaving run an independent workshop producing custom bikes since 2003, Steven is passionate for all things bicycle and has been involved in the cycling and outdoor industry for over 20 years, working with some of the biggest brands.

Despite this, he’s still passionate about riding and for the price of a pint of 80/- will tell you about his sponsored debut on the mountain bike race scene way back in 1991.

Russell StoutInevitably falling into road cycling and mountain biking after an unhealthy addiction to fell and ultra running, Russell has always been involved with cycling in one way or another along with innovative product deign and production.

He comes to Shand after 20 years in design and communications and from this point forward promises to look after his cycling kit better and work on maintaining his form. He can also be found competing in cyclocross races across the country when the season comes around.

posted by steven - September 8th, 2006