The Drove is the most versatile bike in our range. Inspired by multi-day/multi-week self supported rides like the Tour Divide and our own HT550 and Cairngorm Loop, the Drove is built to get you through the hardest of times. A true off-road tourer, the Drove will take knobbly 2.3" 29er tyres for the most challenging terrain but fit it with some narrower, less aggressive tyres and you can munch through miles and miles of gravel, road and singletrack. The specially selected Columbus tubeset provides a lightweight, stiff and predictable ride. With a choice of rigid carbon fork for simple, lightweight reliability or a suspension fork for the more technical, bruising rides, the limits of your adventure will be down to you, not the bike.
The Drove shares many of the same traits as our Bahookie Adventure 29er but with an adapted geometry, riding position and tube selection optimised for drop bars. Having multiple hand positions available on the drops is vital for comfort and safety on long gruelling off road rides. Being able to stretch out onto the hoods or drop down onto the drops when things get a little technical can really help with avoiding fatigue and the issues coming from cramped riding positions.
As with all the models using our 100+ platform, the Drove is designed to be as versatile as possible. Modular dropouts provide options for the following drivetrain options :
The Drove Rohloff is also beltdrive ready (a neat splitter is concealed within the PolyDrop dropouts) for the ultimate in reliability and ease of maintenance.
Custom fit/geometry is available on this bike.
|A - Head angle||69º||69º||69º|
|B - Seat angle||73º||73º||73º|
|C - Top tube *||580mm||600mm||620mm|
|D - Seat tube **||485mm||495mm||530mm|
|E - BB drop||70mm||70mm||70mm|
|F - Chainstay length||442mm||442mm||442mm|
|G - Headtube length||130mm||150mm||160mm|
|H - Wheelbase||1085mm||1106mm||1127mm|
|I - Front-centre||652mm||674mm||95mm|
|J - Fork offset||45mm||45mm||45mm|
|K - Trail ***||93mm||93mm||93mm|
|L - Reach||384mm||398mm||415mm|
|M - Stack||635mm||653mm||662mm|
* Effective. ** Centre to top. *** Based on 2.35" tyres.
We're not currently offering the Bahookie or Drove in sizes smaller than medium. We will have something for smaller riders soon but it almost certainly won't have 29" wheels.
Unless otherwise agreed, all complete bikes will be setup with 10mm of spacers under the stem. Stem lengths and seatpost types (layback or inline) are frame size specific to enable maximum amount of adjustability. We can provide a dimensioned drawing of final setup on request.
If you have questions about the frame size and position that suits you best, we can help. Just get in touch to discuss the fitting process and we’ll talk you through our online fitting form. If you already have fit information from a 3rd party, we can make use this too.
As all Shand bikes are built to order, we aim to ensure our bikes fit all customers perfectly – regardless of gender. Read more about how we ensure a perfect bike fit for women.
For specific fit requirements beyond our production frame sizes, we provide a custom fit service to make a bike that fits you perfectly.
All our bikes are painted to order from a standard range of 30 colours. Metallic and custom colours are also available for an additional charge – as are custom colours and one-off graphics if you’re looking for something more individual.
For more information on our paint process, visit the Paint and graphics page.
We are specialists in the design and build of Rohloff compatible frames. Rohloff are renowned the world over as the leading manufacturer of internal geared hubs. Being fully sealed from the dirt, the Rohloff Speedhub is an exceptionally reliable unit making it ideal for touring, daily commuting or everyday riding where reliability and the promise of extremely low maintenance are key.
The Rohloff Speedhub does away with the need for a front derailleur and has fourteen gears that cover the range of a typical derailleur gear setup. Designed around the Rohloff Speedhub the Stoater Rohloff has an Eccentric PF30 Bottom Bracket to provide an elegant solution for easy belt/chain tensioning.
All our steel bikes are fabricated and built to order in our workshop in Central Scotland. Use the options below to work out your ideal build spec. We ship directly to customers worldwide. For more information on international orders, see this page. Our current leadtime (from deposit paid to ready-to-deliver) is currently around 16-20 weeks.
|Frame||Tig welded Columbus Niobium heat-treated steel. S-Bend stays for tyre and heel clearance. Optimised geometry for drop bar off-road riding. Sloping top tube. Front facing binder slot. Derailleur, singlespeed, Rohloff Speedhub, 142x12 and belt-drive compatible.
Frame weight (medium size) : 2060g
|Fork||Shand Carbon suspension corrected|
|Headtube/headset||44mm. Chris King headset installed on complete bike.|
|Bottom bracket||73mm PF30 BB Shell.|
|Rear dropouts||Polydrop dropouts compatible (with additional inserts) with Rohloff, singlespeed, 142x12, direct mount and standard derailleur transmissions. Fully compatible with belt-drive.|
|Cable routing||Down tube, full outer bolt on guides. Versatile guides for Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur transmissions without the need for zip ties or unnecessary and unused bosses.|
|Fittings||3 sets of bottle mounts, rack mounts as standard.|
|Tyres||Schwalbe 2.35 Hans Dampf front, Schwalbe 2.25 Nobby Nic rear|
|Wheels||Rohloff SpeedHub/Stans Arch EX, Hope Pro2 Evo/Stans Arch EX|
|Shifters||Co-Motion Rohloff shifter|
|Brakes||TRP Hylex hudraulic brakes|
|Chain||Gates Carbon Beltdrive|
|Crank||Race Face Aeffect|
|Bottom Bracket||PF30 BB|
|Cassette||Gates Carbondrive sprocket|
Rockshox Reba RL 100mm suspension fork