Shand Tumshie Rohloff-equipped Fat-bike

Our buddy at Gates, Paul Tolme, pinged us with a couple of pix of a new Rohloff-equipped fat-bike from Scottish manufacturer Shand called the Tumshie. (I didn’t know what a Tumshie is but thanks to the Interwebs I learned that it is a Scottish word for Turnip!)

I sent a note to Shand and got back some info on the bike from Russ Stout who joined with company founder Steven Shand. Steven started the company back in 2003 and Shand now offers a range of hand-built steel production frames along with one-off custom frames built to specific customer requirements.


The Tumshie was designed 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!”

That’s a sentiment that we’ve had here at for years!



  • 4.8 maximum tire 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


Shand offers the Tumshie as full bike builds as well as framesets and like all Shand bikes, can be painted from a range of 28 colors as well as custom paint options.

Pricing (Approximate since I did a conversion from British Pounds)

Frame only – £995 or about $1500

  • Shand fat-bike frame (Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur dropout insert)

Frameset only (rigid) – £1,100 or about $1660

  • Shand fat-bike frame (Rohloff, singlespeed or derailleur dropout insert)
  • Shand 12mm thru-axle tapered carbon fork

Sample complete bike build – £3,250 or about $4900

  • 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

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