The Hoolie is our new steel hardtail with a slightly slacker, looser build making the most of big volume 3" mountain bike wheels, for just a little bit more wind up yer kilt.
Designed round the 'plus size' 650B Boost wheel standard, the Hoolie easily takes 3” 650B+ tyres and has the flexibility to run 29er wheels should you feel the urge. Snappy to ride, the big tyres provide stacks of grip on climbs as well as tech descents and the 68.5 head angle on a lightweight rigid setup provides grins on steeper trails with big volume tyres soaking up the rough stuff. Adding a 120mm suspension fork slackens the geometry a just tad further, only adding to the fun.
Flexibility comes built in with a 73mm PF30 bottom bracket shell that accepts a standard PF30 bottom bracket or EBB (eccentric bottom bracket) for singlespeed setups.
Although designed primarily around tech trails rather than out-and-out mile munching, this bike’s still good for long distance rides and multi-day tours inline with the 100+ mile ethos we measure our bikes by.
|A - Head angle||68.5º||68.5º||68.5º||68.5º|
|B - Seat angle||73º||73º||73º||73º|
|C - Top tube *||580mm||605mm||625mm||655mm|
|D - Seat tube **||460mm||470mm||500mm||520mm|
|E - BB drop||58mm||58mm||58mm||58mm|
|F - Chainstay length||437mm||437mm||437mm||437mm|
|G - Headtube length||95mm||100mm||110mm||120mm|
|H - Wheelbase||1096mm||1121mm||1142mm||1173mm|
|I - Front-centre||665mm||690mm||711mm||742mm|
|J - Fork offset ***||51mm||51mm||51mm||51mm|
|K - Trail ***||91mm||91mm||91mm||91mm|
|L - Reach||395mm||418mm||435mm||463mm|
|M - Stack||599mm||603mm||613mm||622mm|
* Effective. ** Centre to top. *** Based on 3.0" tyres.
Unless otherwise agreed, all 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.
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.
|Frame||Tig welded Columbus Niobium heat-treated steel. S-Bend stays for tyre and heel clearance. Sloping top tube. Front facing binder slot. 148X12 Boost rear spacing. Modular/replaceable dropouts.|
|Fork||Shand ONEPLUS Carbon fork, 110mm X 15mm thru-axle. 55mm offset.|
|Headtube/headset||44mm, tapered steerer compatible.|
|Bottom bracket||73mm PF30 shell.|
|Seattube||30.9mm/27.2 seatpost with supplied shim, dropper post compatible with internal stealth routing.|
|Rear dropouts||148 X 12 Boost.|
|Cable routing||Down tube, full outer bolt on guides. Versatile guides for singlespeed or derailleur transmissions without the need for zip ties or unnecessary and unused bosses.|
|Fittings||3 sets of bottle mounts.|
|Weight*||Frame : 2040g, fork : 650g.|
|*approx weights, medium frame, without pedals|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo 27.5 X 3.0 front, Schwalbe Rocket Ron Evo 27.5 x 3.0" rear|
|Wheels||Halo Vapour Boost, 110mm x 15mm front, 148mm x 12mm rear, 50mm rim|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40|
|Bars||USE Ultimate Rip 720mm 8 degree sweep (pics show optional Jones bar)|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8000, 11speed, 1 X 11|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XT M8000 GS, 11speed|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8000, 11-42|
Jones Loop H-Bars