Shand’s production 29er, The Bahookie, is now available as a rigid singlespeed complete with Shand’s own carbon fork up front. Handbuilt and painted in Scotland, the custom drawn Columbus Niobium tubed bike has a 6-8 week lead time and is available in a ‘pretty much unlimited’ colour choice – although we reckon the green featured here is a real winner.
According to Steven from Shand:
“The Bahookie Single shares the same frame as our very popular standard Bahookie and makes use of the versatile modular dropouts that allow you to run singlespeed, derailleur or Rohloff transmissions.
“All cable guides are bolt on to keep the frame clean when not using gear mechs and have only brake cables to route. There’s internal dropper post routing there too.
“The drivetrain platform we’re using on this bike and our Stoater drop-bar bike has a PF30 bottom bracket shell and we use a PF30 EBB to tension the chain on this singlespeed version. It’s also fully beltrive compatible.”
Designed as an all day, do it all bike, Shand are marketing the Bahookie as “perfect for bikepacking, adventure racing, flying round the trail centres, heading off for a long day in the hills or a quick blast round the woods after work.” The frame comes with three bottle cage mounts and rack mounts.
Complete bikes retail at £2250 with a parts kit including Hope wheels, Shand/Thompson cockpit, XT brakes and their own 620g carbon rigid fork.
More info here: http://www.shandcycles.com/bikes/bahookie-single/
If you’re at the London Bike Show you should be able to stroke one.