The Stoater is Shand's most popular model. Versatility is the
name of the game here, and the modular dropout allows for running
conventional gears or a Rohloff, plus there's mounts for everything
you can think of and large tyre clearance. Another contender for
the crown of the do-it-all bike.
We built this example a while back but never got the chance to
shoot photos, so we were lucky to get a chance to today when it was
in for a check up.
Built with full custom geometry by Steven Shand in Scotland,
this Stoater is based on the Rohloff option. Opting for the Gates
belt drive option makes it even more weather proof for almost zero
maintenance. Since the chosen colour scheme is black and red we
worked hard to get matchy-matchy. Red Rohloff hub, red Gates carbon
belt, red Chris King front hub and headset, even a red Thomson stem
face plate and top cap.
Hed Belgium C2 rims are super tough and allow for wider tyres,
such as these Panaracer Paselas in 35mm, pretty much the perfect
all rounder as well as looking good.
Ask us about your own Shand Stoater build.