The 2016 Stoater is our most accessible bike in the Stoater family. Built with a high spec custom blend tubing from legendary Italian tube manufacturers Columbus and Dedacciai, the 2016 model retains the ride quality and performance of previous models in the Stoater range.
All of our Stoaters have been designed as versatile bikes at home on road, towpaths, singletrack and pretty much any terrain you can throw at it, this Stoater is no exception. With a full complement of braze-ons and a stable but comfortable ride, the Stoater makes an exceptional performance touring or gravel bike.
We wanted this bike to be an antidote to the uninspiring touring bikes of yesterday. Now you don't have to sacrifice fun and speed for stability and load carrying capabilities. The Stoater, because of the carefully designed geometry and tubeset, gives you everything you want in a predictable, fast tourer.
But versatility is key with this bike, that's why your as likely to see a Stoater doing an Alpine tour in the summer as you are lapping the local 'cross race loop in the winter. The mudguard and rack options make the Stoater the perfect choice for your daily commute too. We find that the bigger, more comfortable tyres also open up some alternative routes into work that you might not have considered. This does mean that you might like to leave for work a little earlier than normal though!
|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||430mm||430mm||430mm||430mm||430mm|
|G - Headtube length||126mm||128mm||135mm||145mm||163mm|
|H - Wheelbase||1020mm||1023mm||1015mm||1030mm||1042mm|
|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 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/Dedacciai custom blend tubing. S-Bend stays for tyre and heel clearance. Sloping top tube. Front facing binder slot.|
|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.|
|Seattube||27.2mm seatpost, 28.6mm front mech clamp.|
|Rear dropouts||Paragon Lowmount dropouts with replaceable gear hanger.|
|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||Continental Cyclocross Speed 700 x 35C|
|Wheels||Hunt Wheels, 4 Season Dura Disc|
|Headset||Cane Creek Forty|
|Bars||Shand ONE 6º Flared|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 level RS-505 11sp|
|Brakes||Shimano RS-785, hydraulic discs|
|Front Mech||Shimano 105 11sp|
|Rear Mech||Shimano 105 11sp|
|Crank||Shimano 105 50-34|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 105 BSA threaded|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 11 – 32T 11sp|
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