& Graphics

In line with our ethos of building bikes suitable for all riding conditions, our paint finish is designed to be durable as well as look beautiful.

Our paint process involves applying two different layers of primer to provide a protective base, then applying colour with two layers of clear lacquer to provide a hard wearing deep gloss (or matte) finish. Our graphics and logos are part of the paint finish and are not decals or stickers. The painted frame is then denibbed to remove any minor imperfections, wet sanded by hand, followed by machine polishing to create the perfect finish. Finally a coating of protective carnauba wax is applied and buffed off before the frame moves to final assembly. The care & attention shows through with the beautiful finish on every frame we produce at Shand.

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Our Colours

30 colours are available and are shown on the graphic below. Metallic, Matte and custom colours are available for an additional cost. Additionally we can do custom colours, fades, custom painted graphics etc at extra cost – just ask us.

  • Black Black colour swatch
  • Dark Grey Dark Grey colour swatch
  • Grey Grey colour swatch
  • Light Grey Light Grey colour swatch
  • Ivory White Ivory White colour swatch
  • Lichen Green Lichen Green colour swatch
  • Olive Green Olive Green colour swatch
  • Sage Green Sage Green colour swatch
  • Stone Stone colour swatch
  • Light Putty Light Putty colour swatch
  • Imperial Blue Imperial Blue colour swatch
  • Pigeon Blue Pigeon Blue colour swatch
  • Prussian Blue Prussian Blue colour swatch
  • Powder Blue Powder Blue colour swatch
  • Bright Red Bright Red colour swatch
  • Salmon Red Salmon Red colour swatch
  • Burgundy Burgundy colour swatch
  • Burnt Orange Burnt Orange colour swatch
  • Mustard Mustard colour swatch
  • Yellow Yellow colour swatch
  • Red Metallic Red Metallic colour swatch
  • Burgundy Metallic Burgundy Metallic colour swatch
  • Orange Metallic Orange Metallic colour swatch
  • Bronze Metallic Bronze Metallic colour swatch
  • Gold Metallic Gold Metallic colour swatch
  • Olive Metallic Olive Metallic colour swatch
  • Green Metallic Green Metallic colour swatch
  • Blue Metallic Blue Metallic colour swatch
  • Aero Silver Metallic Aero Silver Metallic colour swatch
  • Black Metallic Black Metallic colour swatch


Paint upgrades

Downtube bands

Downtube graphics are available as standard in either black or white as shown below (depending on background colour). Other graphics colours can be requested. Black or white band options are also available for an additional cost.

shand frame graphics

Colour matched stems

For a special touch we can paint your stem to match your frame for an additional cost of £50. Please note we’d not recommend a painted stem if using the stem for mounting GPS units or feedbags.

Your name or logo graphics

Would you like your name, national flag or favourite graphics on your frame? No problem, just let us know – we would typically provide a mock-up to of the graphic for review, along with an idea of the cost involved. Costs are usually in the region of £50-£150 depending on complexity and number of colours.

Custom paint scheme

Sometimes customers are looking for a very specific colour or have a special paint or graphics scheme in mind. If this is the case we can source a paint colour outside our standard colour range for an additional cost of £60, or design a paint scheme based on a very specific brief or loosest of ideas. Cost for a custom paint scheme is priced at the time, depending on the work and complexity involved. We frequently post photos of customer bikes on our Facebook & Instagram pages and some of our previous custom paint & graphics jobs can be seen here: https://shandcycles.com/the-path-to-custom-paint



What do the colours
actually look like?

Unfortunately it’s difficult to convey exactly our paint colours on a website, but in addition to posting regular customer bike photos on our social media, the swatches and colour picker above, we have some photographic albums of most of our standard colours on Flickr.



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