July 31st, 2014 by russell


Sir Chris Hoy collaboration

Sir Chris Hoy Keirin by Shand

All our customers are important, but it’s fair to say it’s not every day you get to collaborate on a project with a seven times Olympic medalist.

The Keirin track bike you see above was a collaboration between Sir Chris Hoy,  bicycle designer James Olsen and ourselves – and it would be fair to say we’re rather pleased with the result.

If you’d like to learn more about the project then you can read Brian Palmer’s interview on The Washing Machine Post: Sir Chris Hoy’s new bike.

Some more pictures of the project can be found on our Flickr set.

July 11th, 2014 by russell


Coming soon – new jerseys

Shand jerseys

New jerseys are in production with Endura and will be available in October.

The order consists of short-sleeve jerseys with 3/4 length zip, but there’s scope for the following to be made if you pre-order before end of July:

– Short-sleeve : full length zip
– Roubaix jacket : insulated winter windproof
– Gilet : insulated winter windproof
– Gilet : lightweight summer windproof

If you’d like to be notified when pre-orders can be made through our shop (along with sizing and other details), send an email to info@shandcycles.com with the subject line ‘Shand kit’ and we’ll let you know.

July 10th, 2014 by steven


Customers Skinnymalinky for sale

One of our customers is selling his Skinnymalinky. We were originally building him a custom made-to-measure frame but he decided to pick up one of our standard medium sized bikes we already had. It turns out he couldn’t really get the fit dialled in as much as he’d like so he now wants to move it on.

As mentioned, it’s a medium size, it’s our powder blue and is kitted out with Ultegra Di2 but with a Dura Ace controller and seatpost mounted battery.

Since getting it from us he’s fitted new wheels (Ultegra hubs with Mavic CXP 33 rims). The cockpit is polished silver Ritchey Classic.

(click image for bigger pic)

He’s looking for £1750 which is a bargain. It’s in very, very good condition.

Please don’t contact us about this, speak to Gary directly (07906447899 or garylove_uk@yahoo.com). He’s based in Glasgow.

July 7th, 2014 by russell

Classic rides      Race Reports

Highland Trail 550 2014

Ian Barrington rode a Shand 29er in the Highland Trail 550, the UK’s toughest bikepacking event – an uncompromising 550 mile route through the Highlands of Scotland. Watch his film to see how he got on.

A writeup of the race can be read on his blog post here: Highland Trail Race 550.

Shand bikepacking 29er

May 29th, 2014 by russell


Made in Scotland Expo – Monday 2nd June

Glentress cafe

Location: Peel Tower, Glentress (nr Peebles)
Time: 15:00 – 19:00 (free entry)

As part of the Tweedlove bike festival, we’ll have a couple of bikes on show along with other innovative bike products being developed in Scotland. If you’re in the area, come along and say hi.

More info here: Scottish Bike Product Showcase.

May 14th, 2014 by steven


New Rider on board

Here at Shand World HQ we’re excited to announce that we have a new rider on board. Ian Barrington who is an accomplished endurance rider/racer will be riding on Shand bikes this year. The first call of duty for Ian will be to tackle the daunting Highland Trail 550 next weekend (that’s if we finish his bike on time!). Ian finished 2nd in this race last year (on a singlespeed) but the organisers obviously though the route was too easy so they’ve tacked on an additional 130 miles!

The kind of riding Ian does will bring some fantastic input to our product development. We’re going to try and get Ian to write up some of his races and adventures on our blog too so it’ll be worth keeping an eye out for that.

You can read a bit more about him on his website (http://ianbarrington.com/) and we have to also add that he’s one half of the fantastic bike luggage brand, Wildcat Gear.

April 14th, 2014 by steven


[NOW SOLD] Show winning demo bike for sale [NOW SOLD]

We’re selling an ex-demo bike. It’s a Fat Tyre Stoater and the very model that won ‘Best Off Road Bicycle’ at last years (2013) Bespoked Handbuilt Bike Show.

It’s a medium size and you can check out the geometry here.

Mostly XT components, Chris King headset, barend shifters Ritchey tyres and finishing kit. No pedals or saddle but we could supply these if you need them.

The bike could be mistaken for brand new. I’d be surprised if it has more than 200 miles on it. We’d like £2000 for it and will ship next day delivery anywhere in the UK for £15.

Loads of pics here

Some info here :

February 26th, 2014 by steven


Job Vacancy 2 – Assembly manager

We’re currently recruiting another new team member at Shand to manage the final assembly and PDI of our full built bicycles.

Duties will include but are not limited to :

1) liaising with the customer to confirm final specification of their order
2) managing stock for all bicycle orders
3) final assembly and PDI of bicycles
4) packing and shipping of bicycles and frames
5) managing the warranty dept

As well as the above duties, we’ll expect the successful candidate to work on other varied workshop tasks when called upon. This may involve frame fabrication, paint and finishing work as well as other general workshop tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working in the bicycle industry at retail or distributor level. An ability to demonstrate high quality bare frame assembly of road and mountain bikes is essential. Attention to detail and an appreciation of excellent customer service is a high priority.

The job will require someone who is a quick thinker, problem solver and someone willing to take on the responsibility of delivering a high-end bicycle.

This is an ideal opportunity for a bicycle mechanic looking to step up to the next level.

The role is full-time and is based at out workshop in Livingston in Central Scotland. Salary will be dependant on experience.

Send covering letter and CV to jobs@shandcycles.com

February 23rd, 2014 by russell


Job vacancy – Frame Painter / Assistant Frame Painter

We’re busy. Very busy – and require a frame painter to join the Shand team.

Main duties will include the preparation and painting of all our frames from bare metal through primer and base coats to final lacquer. Graphics are applied with paint, so neat application of graphic masks (as well as stainless steel dropouts etc) is important to achieve a flawless final finish. Some light metalwork (filing) may also be involved as part of the prep work.

Experience in spray painting is not strictly necessary (training will be provided), but the ability to demonstrate good hand/eye co-ordination, an obsessive attention to detail and patience with lengthy prep work is vital. A passion for cycling and all things bike would also be advantageous.

If you think you fit the bill and would enjoy a hard-working, but relaxed atmosphere with a team dedicated to making the best bikes we can, send your CV for the attention of Russ at jobs@shandcycles.com.

The position is located at our workshop in Livingston and salary will be based on experience.

Flawless black paint finish

February 1st, 2014 by steven


Some nice feedback


Photo (iPhone I’m afraid so not great) taken half way round a very nice 70 mile run. Bike looks great and rides just as well. Fits very well indeed so not sure any adjustment will be needed.

Thank you all very much indeed. I’m delighted. All that was expected and a bit more!

Have a good weekend.


Thanks Andrew!