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Come and work for Shand!

Shand Cycles are looking to add two workshop assistants to our small dynamic team based at our manufacturing HQ in Livingston. The successful candidate(s) will perform number of duties spread across the three main areas of the business; Fabrication, Paint and Assembly.

The new team members will provide assistance to the existing workshop staff working across all disciplines in creating a complete bicycle from raw frame tubes, through paint and final component assembly. This will be a very varied role with a significant amount of potential for learning the many skills involved in making bespoke and production bicycles. These skills will include working with machine tools (milling machines, lathes etc), preparing tubes for welding, welding/brazing, preparing frames for paint, painting and finishing frames, final bicycle assembly (including hydraulic systems, suspension, beltdrive and internal gear hubs).

The ideal candidate will be used to working with their hands and have a basic working knowledge of metal working hand-tools. Bicycle assembly would be highly desirable. Knowledge and experience of paint systems would be advantageous but not expected. Full training will be giving across all areas but a self-starting, enthusiastic, fast learner will be preferred.

These roles would be perfect for those already in the bicycle industry, perhaps as a mechanic, but wishing to move to the next level. Also perfect for someone currently in a manufacturing role but wishing to get into the bicycle industry,

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posted by steven - March 28th, 2019

Get ready – we are heading for the 2019 ETAPE Loch Ness!

On Sunday 28 April 2019 our team will be heading out to the iconic Loch Ness for this years’ 66 mile closed-road route around the famous Scottish landmark.

The race starts and finishes in the Highland capital of Inverness, and there is a timed King of the Mountain stage, with a 4.8 mile climb gaining 380m in height with a gradient reaching 12% at times. Should be fun – more information visit their website

We are delighted that a team of cyclists from our parent company, the GFG Alliance, will be using our own bikes to race – so watch out for the Shand bikes along the route!

In addition, we would like to invite anyone needing mechanical assistance or technical help to come and see us. Our two CyTech qualified members of staff will be on hand to assist everyone – just look out for the Shand stand in the Event Village and one of our team will be waiting with a smile!

If there are any urgent parts that are needed they can be purchased on the day at the Cycle Republic stand.

Happy Training!!!!

posted by LibertySM - March 9th, 2019

Wild Horses – Silk Road Mountain Race documentary

Having taken part in the first ever Silk Road Mountain Race last year (and sponsoring the podcast), it was a delight to see the PEdALED documentary now available to view online. Watching it has brought back so many memories and emotions of such a tough race in a wonderful and dramatic place.

You can watch the film below and it does give a real feel for the race, country and people.

Wild Horses, The Silk Road Mountain Race documentary. from PEdALED on Vimeo.

posted by steven - February 21st, 2019

Stoater review in BikesEtc – Best in Test!

No reviews for ages, the two come along at the same time. This time for our updated Stoater we launched in September 2018 with flat mount brakes and bolt-thru axles.

Read what BikesEtc had to say about it in the review below.

BikesEtc review page 1

BikesEtc review page 2

BikesEtc review page 3

posted by steven - February 21st, 2019

Shug review on Off-Road CC

Shand Shug 650b and 29er steel hardtail

We sent a Shug to at the end of 2018 for review and here’s what they have to say about it. If would be fair to say they like it! Shand Shug review on

Off-road CC review summary

posted by steven - February 21st, 2019

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