Rohloff equippped steel expedition bike

Frames from £1,695, Full bikes from £3,995

The Tam is our full-on expedition bike. Designed from the ground up to be the best handling, most comfortable, most capable off-road touring bike available. The Tam shares many of the features of our other steel All-Road and Mountain Bikes. We're all about versatility at Shand and the Tam is no exception. Using our tried and tested PolyDrop dropouts means that the Tam can be run as a Rohloff bike, a singlespeed or use a traditional derailleur system (including a touring triple drivetrain). We'd expect most of these to be built with the super-reliable and long-lasting Gates Belt Drive transmissions and our PolyDrop dropouts have a very discreet split in the frame to allow this. Built from Reynolds 631 steel tubing, the Tam will take pretty much anything you can throw at it. And should the unthinkable happen, the frame gets damaged on your trip, you can be rest assured that it can be easily repaired almost anywhere in the world.

Key features include : bigger diamter tubes for stiffness (especially when loaded), lower bottom bracket height for better stability, longer headtube for more upright riding position (without unsightly spacers under the stem), low standover height, 3 bottle cage mounts on frame (including Anything cage mount on downtube). 2 Anything cage mounts on forks, lowrider mounts on forks, rear rack mounts (hourglass style, can be drilled through if damaged), front and rear mudguard mounts. Bushnell EBB shell (will take threaded BSA botoom bracket).

The Tam is TIG welded from custom drawn Reynolds 631 tubing. As with all of our bikes, the frame is manufactured by us in our workshop in Central Scotland where we also paint and complete the final assembly.

Note pictures show optional Jones Loop bars (available at extra cost).

Note that images displayed on this page may vary from the final build chosen.


X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
A - Head angle 70º 70º 70º 70º 70º
B - Seat angle 74º 73º 73º 73º 72º
C - Top tube * 561mm 589mm 608mm 628mm 664mm
D - Seat tube ** 430mm 450mm 470mm 480mm 520mm
E - BB drop 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm 72mm
F - Chainstay length 460mm 460mm 460mm 460mm 460mm
G - Headtube length 120mm 135mm 155mm 175mm 200mm
H - Wheelbase 1083mm 1100mm 1119mm 1142mm 1166mm
I - Front-centre 633mm 650mm 669mm 691mm 716mm
J - Fork offset 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
K - Trail *** 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm 85mm
L - Reach 382mm 394mm 407mm 422mm 438mm
M - Stack 618mm 632mm 650mm 669mm 693mm

* Effective. ** Centre to top. *** Based on 2.0" 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.

Finding the right size

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.

Womens sizes

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.

Custom frame sizes

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 Tam Rohloff has an Bushnell Eccentric Bottom Bracket to provide an elegant solution for easy belt/chain tensioning.

To read more on our Rohloff expertise click here.


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 8-10 weeks.


To place an order with us, configure the bike using the options below, fill out your name and email address and submit the form. This will take you to a page summarising the order and providing you with a link to pay the deposit.

Complete bike or frame only?

Size and colours


If you are unsure about what size you need, just select the 'to be confirmed' option above and we'll get in touch to help.

Upgrades and accessories


Delivery options

We ship bikes and frames worldwide.
For more information on international orders, see this page.

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Frame Tig welded Reynold 631 custom drawn tubing. Longer chainstays for stability and pannier/heel clearance. Longer headtube for more upright riding position. S-Bend stays for tyre and heel clearance. Sloping top tube. Front facing binder slot. Derailleur, singlespeed, Rohloff Speedhub, 148x12 (Boost) and belt-drive compatible.
Frame weight (medium size) : 2150g
Fork Shand steel fork with Anything cage mounts, lowrider mount, mudguard mounts, internal dynamo routing.
Headtube/headset 44mm. Cane Creek headset installed on complete bike.
Bottom bracket Bushnell EBB Shell (compatible with BSA threaded BBs).
Seattube 27.2 seatpost.
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 and rack mounts as standard.


Tyres WTB Nano 29x2.1" Front and Rear
Wheels Rohloff/Hope TechXC 29er
Headset Hope
Stem Shand ONE
Bars Ritchey Kyote
Shifters Rohloff
Brakes Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic discs
Front Mech n/a
Rear Mech n/a
Chain Gates Carbondrive Belt
Crank Race Face
Bottom Bracket Bushnell EBB with XT BB
Cassette Gates Beltrdive Sprocket
Seatpost Shand


Custom Sizing/Fitting



From £260