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. 22102301314_393e218005_b 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 2.1kg Full 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.

With frames starting at 995 GBP and full bikes from 3,250 GBP full details can be found on the Shand website.

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