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Scottish brand offers new cyclocross/allroad models

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.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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The _Kaner [940 posts] 4 years ago
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Nice.

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steff [81 posts] 4 years ago
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Were I not wholly unable to accomodate any more bikes, I'd be after a Stoater - versatile, handsome frame.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 4 years ago
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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  4

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mr-andrew [300 posts] 4 years ago
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Really lovely

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bauchlebastart [102 posts] 4 years ago
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V nice.......but v expensive for frame only

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Rob Simmonds [251 posts] 4 years ago
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bauchlebastart wrote:

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

Innit just!  13

And what's that left hand STI for, eh?  39

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WolfieSmith [1327 posts] 4 years ago
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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.  4

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Sandy_l [25 posts] 4 years ago
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Anyone know the weights (approx)?

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bauchlebastart [102 posts] 4 years ago
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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  39