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.
|A - Head angle||70º||70º||70º||70º||70º|
|B - Seat angle||74º||73º||73º||73º||72º|
|C - Top tube *||556mm||590mm||609mm||622mm||638mm|
|D - Seat tube **||430mm||450mm||470mmmm||480mm||500mm|
|E - BB drop||72mm||72mm||72mm||72mm||72mm|
|F - Chainstay length||460mm||460mm||460mm||460mm||460mm|
|G - Headtube length||135mm||165mm||185mm||195mm||205mm|
|H - Wheelbase||1088mm||1112mm||1133mm||1145mm||1150mm|
|I - Front-centre||637mm||662mm||682mm||695mm||700mm|
|J - Fork offset||55mm||55mm||55mm||55mm||55mm|
|K - Trail ***||74mm||74mm||74mm||74mm||74mm|
|L - Reach||380mm||394mm||407mm||417mm||419mm|
|M - Stack||608mm||636mm||655mm||664mm||674mm|
* 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.
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 Tam Rohloff has an Bushnell Eccentric 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 4 weeks.
|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).|
|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|
|Bars||Jones Loop H-Bar|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8000 hydraulic discs|
|Chain||Gates Carbondrive Belt|
|Bottom Bracket||Bushnell EBB with XT BB|
|Cassette||Gates Beltrdive Sprocket|