If you’re travelling overseas with your bike, S&S couplers can be a useful option to pack your bike into a space more convenient than a bike box. The couplers allow you to ‘break’ the frame into 2 smaller parts. Normally fitted in the toptube and the downtube, the couplers are installed as we’re building the frame. The couplers do not weaken the frame at all and only add an additional 250g to the total weight. S&S couplers are available on all our frames and allow you to fit your bikes into a box/case small enough not to incur additional airline costs. Also useful if you want to pack your bike into a car/van for longer journeys.
All purpose bikes such as our Stoater and Stoater Rohloff can be specified with integrated lighting systems that include SP and Schmidt SON dynamo hubs and lighting systems from the likes of Supernova. Modern bike lights are a revelation and make use of LED technologies which are powerful, lightweight, compact and when used with a dynamo hub, can remain lit for up to ten minutes when stationary. On steel forks (and some carbon forks), cable routing from the dynamo hub to the front light is internal to keep your bike free of untidy cables and cable ties.
As well as integrated lighting, we can fit a Cinq 5 Plus Plug 5 or Sinewave Reactor USB charger to work with your dynamo. This useful device fits neatly and discretely within your steerer and allows the charging of many electronic USB devices when you’re riding, which can be particularly useful for commuting and touring. Another alternative is the Sinewave Beacon light that has the USB charger integrated into the light itself.
Tubeless tyres are no longer the preserve of Mountain bikes and as all our disc brake bikes come with tubeless compatible rims, there are numerous tubeless tyre options for road and ‘gravel’ bikes that can be specified. If you you would like to go tubeless, just contact us to discuss requirements.
Bike packing frame bags are all the rage these days, but if you plan to travel or commute regularly with your Shand, then a quality pannier rack(s) can be a more practical option. We can supply and fit front and rear racks, usually from Tubus, the premier manufacturer of bicycle carrier systems that integrate well with luggage from all the major manufacturers.
No one likes to get wet when riding and quality mudguards reduce drastically the soaking you (and your riding buddies) might get, making riding in the rain a more pleasurable experience. We fit SKS mudguards. They have ample coverage, minimal rattle and look good too.