Shand launch production frames

Scottish brand offers new cyclocross/allroad models

by Mat Brett   April 25, 2012  

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Shand Cycles have launched two production steel frames, both designed and built by hand in Scotland.

The Stoater (above) allroad frame is made using Reynolds 853 tubing.

“It takes its cues from the US gravel grinder and monstercross scene, but reflects the British attitude to road and trail riding,” said Shand’s Russell Stout.

Equipped with disc mounts, the frame design also allows clearance for mounting a rack and mudguards. The optional adjustable rear dropouts provide flexibility for fitting either a Rohloff or Alfine hub, derailleur gears, or running it as a simple singlespeed.

“Whether bashing out 50 miles along road and trails, or a challenging century or two over a couple of days, the Stoater is all about the pure enjoyment of go-anywhere riding,” said Russell.

Prices for the Stoater frame start at £1,295, the version with adjustable rear dropouts costing £200 extra.

The Stooshie is a no-frills, Reynolds 853 steel cyclocross race frame that’s equipped with disc mounts and generous tyre clearance to keep things rolling on muddy race days or longer endurance-cross style events. Finishing options are minimal, but custom cable routing and bottle braze ons are available. The frame costs £1,095

If you’re not familiar with Shand, it’s a small, independent manufacturer based in Livingston. Steven Shand set up the brand in 2003 as a one-man operation offering custom frames. The range has now been expanded to offer handbuilt production frames alongside the custom options. 

All frames can be ordered online from the Shand Cycles website and are available in a choice of six colours with different finishing options for bottle cage, mudguard and rack mounts at no extra cost.

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Nice.

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posted by The _Kaner [409 posts]
25th April 2012 - 12:49

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Were I not wholly unable to accomodate any more bikes, I'd be after a Stoater - versatile, handsome frame.

posted by steff [81 posts]
25th April 2012 - 13:06

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I've ridden a couple of shand bikes in the past that mates have had, always well build, but for me, i'm interested to see this "coming soon" road bike, The Skinnymalinky Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
25th April 2012 - 14:45

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Really lovely

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posted by mr-andrew [295 posts]
25th April 2012 - 18:32

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V nice.......but v expensive for frame only

posted by bauchlebastart [84 posts]
25th April 2012 - 19:50

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bauchlebastart wrote:
V nice.......but v expensive for frame only

Innit just! Surprise

And what's that left hand STI for, eh? Thinking

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posted by Rob Simmonds [251 posts]
25th April 2012 - 22:30

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It would need a second chain ring to be a 'go anywhere' bike. Is it a Scottish idea of a 'compact' I wonder. Big Grin

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1058 posts]
26th April 2012 - 8:31

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Anyone know the weights (approx)?

posted by Sandy_l [25 posts]
26th April 2012 - 11:28

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I take back the comment on the pricing. Just had a look at their website. The finish and quality of the frames look stunning and make my Genesis Day One look cheap. Couple this with the low volumes they produce and I can appreciate the costs.

They are pretty local to me also......must resist a visit Thinking

posted by bauchlebastart [84 posts]
26th April 2012 - 13:13

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