Scottish based bicycle manufacture Shand are pleased to announce the Shand Tumshie, a Rohloff fat bike to add their growing range of hand-built adventure mountain road and touring bikes. Designed primarily around a Rohloff 500/14 XL Speedhub, the Paragon Polydrop rear dropouts (with integrated frame splitter for Gates Carbon Belt Drive) and bolt on cable guides allow fitting of other drive trains, providing a flexible fat bike frame with 4.8 tyre clearance. The frame geometry is compatible with Bluto suspension forks and available with Shand’s own suspension corrected rigid carbon fork. Steven Shand said: “So many people have asked for a fat bike, we decided to make one – and here it is! I’ve built and ridden hundreds of bikes over the years but I can honestly say nothing has put a grin on my face like this one. I absolutely love it. It’s the funnest bike ever!” Vital statistics • 4.8 maximum tyre clearance • Suspension corrected geometry (compatible with RockShox Bluto suspension fork) • Paragon Polydrop dropouts (interchangeable dropouts for Rohloff, Singlespeed and 1x derailleur options) • Columbus Niobium heat-treated steel tubeset • Shand suspension corrected 12mm thru-axle rigid tapered carbon fork (graphics painted to match frame colour) • Gates Carbon Belt Drive compatible (splitter concealed within Polydrop dropout) • Dropper post compatible • Bolt on cable routing for different drivetrain options • 100mm PF30 bottom bracket shell • 31.6mm internal seat tube diameter • 170mm rear axle spacing • 44mm head tube for tapered forks • Available in Medium/Large and Large/Extra Large sizes • Approx. weight of 2.1kgFull bike builds as well as framesets are available to pre-order and like all Shand bikes, can be painted from a range of 28 colours as well as custom paint options.