The Stoater is designed to be a versatile bike at home on road, towpaths, singletrack and pretty much any terrain you can throw at it. With a full complement of braze-ons and a stable but comfortable ride, the Stoater makes an exceptional performance touring or gravel bike.
Built from high-spec custom blend tubing from legendary Italian tube manufacturers Columbus and Dedacciai, we wanted this bike to be an antidote to the uninspiring steel touring bikes of yesterday. Now you don't have to sacrifice fun and speed for stability and load carrying capabilities.
The Stoater, because of its geometry and tubeset, gives you everything you want in a predictable, fast tourer. Versatility is key, that's why your as likely to see a Stoater doing an Alpine tour in the summer as you are doing laps at the local 'cross race in winter.
Mudguard and rack options make the Stoater the perfect choice for your daily commute and options for bigger tyres opens up alternative routes you might not have considered previously (650B Road Plus and/or 2” 700c). The Praxis super compact chainset option means you can ditch the triple chainrings when in the mountains – and dynamo, lighting and USB charging options keep you visible and connected when off-grid or on the daily commute.
The Stoater frame is designed around the flat mount disk brake standard with 12mm bolt-thru axles front and rear – as well as the option to upgrade to our modular 100+ drivetrain platform. This allows the frame to be compatible with Rohloff or singlespeed drivetrains (including Gates Carbon Belt Drive) in addition to a standard derailleur setup.Note some of the images on this page show some upgrades (such as modular dropouts and wheels) and do not reflect the base model.
|A - Head angle||70º||70º||71.5º||71.5º||71.5º|
|B - Seat angle||74º||73º||72º||72º||71.5º|
|C - Top tube *||520mm||535mm||560mm||575mm||592mm|
|D - Seat tube **||500mm||520mm||540mm||560mm||590mm|
|E - BB drop||68mm||68mm||68mm||68mm||68mm|
|F - Chainstay length||450mm||450mm||450mm||450mm||450mm|
|G - Headtube length||126mm||128mm||135mm||145mm||163mm|
|H - Wheelbase||1035mm||1038mm||1030mm||1045mm||1057mm|
|I - Front-centre||599mm||603mm||594||609mm||621mm|
|J - Fork offset||55mm||55mm||45mm||45mm||45mm|
|K - Trail ***||67mm||67mm||68mm||68mm||68mm|
|L - Reach||357mm||361mm||371mm||383mm||390mm|
|M - Stack||562mm||564mm||580mm||590mm||605mm|
* Effective. ** Centre to top. *** Based on 35c tyres.
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.
The Stoater comes as standard in our Grey or Bright Red finish with black graphics. Other colours as well as metallic and matte finishes are available for an additional charge. Full custom graphic option are also available on this model, contact us for a quote.
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. Our current leadtime (from deposit paid to ready-to-deliver) is currently around 16-20 weeks.
|Frame||Tig welded Columbus/Dedacciai custom blend tubing. S-Bend stays for tyre and heel clearance.
Sloping top tube. Front facing binder slot. Clearance for 700 x 48mm" tyres.
|Fork||Cro-mo Straight blades, lowrider rack mounts , mudguard eyes.|
|Headtube/headset||1-1/8" Standard. Cane Creek headset installed on complete bike.|
|Bottom bracket||68mm BSA threaded shell.
PF30 option on 100+ Drivetrain Platform option.
|Seattube||27.2mm seatpost, 28.6mm front mech clamp.|
|Rear dropouts||Paragon Lowmount dropouts with replaceable gear hanger.
Polydrop modular dropout on 100+ Drivetrain Platform option.
|Cable routing||Down tube, full outer, bolt on guides.|
|Fittings||3 sets of bottle mounts, mudguard and rack mounts as standard.|
|Weight*||Full bike : 10.5kg
Frame : 1950g
Fork : 780g
|*approx weights, medium frame, without pedals|
|Tyres||Schwalbe G-One 700 x 35C|
|Wheels||Hunt Wheels, 4 Season Dura Disc|
|Headset||Cane Creek Forty|
|Bars||Shand ONE 6º Flared|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 11sp|
|Brakes||Shimano 105, hydraulic discs, flatmount|
|Front Mech||Shimano 105 11sp|
|Rear Mech||Shimano 105 11sp|
|Crank||Praxis Alba 48-32|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 105 BSA threaded|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 11 – 32T 11sp|
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