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Shand Rohloff Fat Bike with Gates Carbon Belt Drive now available!

Shand fat bike in the woods

UPDATE: Now officially named the Shand Tumshie!

Today we are pleased to announce a new addition to our range of bikes built here at our workshop in Scotland. So many people have asked for a fat bike, we decided to make one – and here it is!

Some more pics over on Flickr

Due to the nature of the bike, we’ll be doing limited production runs throughout the year and can offer a full bike with the new fat bike Rohloff 500/14 XL Speedhub. If you’re interested, get in touch to place and order and we’ll let you know what the current lead time is.

We’ll be posting more info, pics and name (Tumshie) soon, but in the meantime here’s the basic info.

Vital statistics
– 4.8 maximum tyre clearance
– Suspension corrected geometry (compatible with 485mm a-c RockShox Bluto suspension fork)
– Paragon Polydrop dropouts (interchangeable dropouts for Rohloff, Singlespeed and 1x derailleur options)
– Shand suspension corrected 12mm thru-axle rigid tapered carbon fork (graphics painted to match frame colour)
– Gates Carbon Belt Drive compatible (splitter concealed within Polydrop dropout)
– Dropper post compatible
– Bolt on cable routing for different drivetrain options
– 100mm PF30 bottom bracket shell
– 31.6mm internal seat tube diameter
– 170mm rear axle spacing
– 44mm head tube for tapered forks
– Columbus Niobium heat-treated steel tubeset
– Available in Medium/Large and Large/Extra Large sizes
– Approx. weight of 2.1kg

Frame only£995
– Shand fat bike frame (Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur dropout insert)

Frameset only (rigid)£1,100
– Shand fat bike frame (Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur dropout insert)
– Shand 12mm thru-axle tapered carbon fork

Full bike£3,250
– Shand fat bike frame
– Shand 12mm thru-axle tapered rigid fork
– Fatbike wheelset (Rohloff 500/14 XL Fat Bike Speedhub (belt or chain), Hope Fatsno front hub, Sunringle Mulefüte 80SL rims (80mm), Surley Knard 26×4.8 tyres)
– Middleburn fatbike chainset (belt or chain)
– Gates Carbon Drive Belt
– Shand stem, seatpost and saddle
– Shimano XT M785 hydraulic disc brakes
– Thomson HB-E114 bars
– Chris King headset

Alternative options on full bike
– RockShox Bluto suspension fork – add £350
– Jones Loop H-Bars (as shown) – add £65

So what are you waiting for? To get your hands on the ‘funnest bike ever’ (to quote Steven with a smile on his face), just pick up the phone or drop us an email!

posted by steven - October 28th, 2015

Female cyclists – we need your help!

We think our bikes are great and would naturally love as many people to ride them as possible. However, one half of the population is currently missing out and we’d like to find out why!

We’re holding a couple of research focus groups (each comprising of around 10 people) on the evenings of 9th and 16th November (Mondays), so if you’re a female cyclist living in and around Edinburgh and have some time to spare, we’d like to meet you to find out what aspects of a new bike are important and how you research your purchase.

If you could make either 9th or 16th November and would like to help, just complete the online survey here and we will get back to you by the end of October:

posted by steven - October 20th, 2015

Design Museum exhibition: Cycle Revolution

Exterior of Design Museum

18 November to 30 June
A Stoater in the Design Museum – who would have thought it? Certainly not us and although we think it’s too early to be considered a design classic, we’re dead chuffed that it’s been included in the upcoming Cycle Revolution exhibition.

Running from mid-November until the end of June next year, the exhibition aims to highlight the diversity of design and innovation in UK cycling covering everything from Olympic competition to commuting. For our part we join a handful of other UK frame builders in dedicated space showing our bikes as well as short films about our designs, processes and working environment.

For more information about the exhibition, opening hours and ticket prices, visit the Design Museum website.

posted by steven - October 14th, 2015

Bear Bones 200 – 2015

Stoater on Bare Bones 200
Not content with scaling the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales at this year’s 3 Peaks, Ian decided on another Stoater outing riding in the Welsh Bear Bones 200. Typically a very wet 2-day mountain bike ride, rider and bike got on fine and you can read about the weekend on Ian’s blog.

posted by steven - October 13th, 2015

The Three Peaks Cyclocross – 2015

Ian Barrington riding Three Peaks Cyclocross
Ian Barrington got his hands on a Stoater earlier in the year, swapping flat bar for drop bar action and the joy of ‘cross rides’. Here’s a write-up on his blog of his experience competing in the Three Peaks Cyclocross this year. A classic race if ever there was one.
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posted by steven - October 1st, 2015