Shand Cycles launches turnip-inspired, Rohloff fat bike

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Shand Tumshie

We’ve just had word that Scottish-based bicycle manufacturer Shand has announced the Shand Tumshie, a Rohloff fat bike to add their growing range of hand-built adventure mountain road and touring bikes.

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A real turnip for the books

As it says here “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.

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A bike that’ll really turn the (vege)tables on your friends

Of more interest is the name – the Tumshie, which continues Shand’s tradition for naming bikes after colloquial Scottish expressions. This one is named after the humble turnip, which is often used for carving into jack o’lanterns at this time of year rather than the pumpkin. When pressed, Mr Shand confirmed that there are no plans to make a Shand ‘Stovie’

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.

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Is this a bike you could root for?
shand tumshie, rohloff, belt drive, fat bike
You could really neep to the front of the line with this


Frame only – £995
Shand fat bike frame (Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur dropout insert)

Frameset only (rigid) – £1,100
Shand fat bike frame (Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur dropout insert)
Shand 12mm thru-axle tapered carbon fork

Full bike – £3,250

  • Shand fat bike frame
  • Shand 12mm thru-axle tapered rigid fork
  • Fatbike wheelset (Rohloff 500/14 XL Fat Bike Speedhub (belt or chain), Hope Fatsno front hub, Sunringle Mulefüte 80SL rims (80mm), Surley Knard 26×4.8 tyres)
  • Middleburn fatbike chainset (belt or chain)
  • Gates Carbon Drive Belt
  • Shand stem, seatpost and saddle
  • Shimano XT M785 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Thomson HB-E114 bars
  • Chris King headset

More pics and details of Shand’s rather nice belt-and-Rohloff 29er can be found here:

Comments (5)

  1. I’m in love! Great name too.

  2. Looks great in my op-onion. Carrot believe it’s taken so long!

  3. nice pun-ridden write-up, too 🙂

  4. Hmmm? Although I’m not much of a fat bike fan, that looks great and is really what a fat bike is all about. Keep it simple and enjoy the big grippy bouncy tires. If I was in the market for one, this would be on the list.

    The most baffling development of recent times has to be the full suspension fat bike – why?

  5. Seadog101
    Try one! Then you shall gain enlightenment.
    That looks really nice and is cheaper than I thought it would be too. I wonder if it takes 100mm rims……

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