Shand Ioma Hardtail goes as slack as 58°, has a number of configurations

Final weekend on the Tweedlove Pageant, Shand Cycles confirmed their newest creation; the Shand Ioma. It’s a metal hardtail with an ultra-slack 60° head tube angle, full with a Works Parts 2° angleset that may take it as steep at 62° or as slack at 58°. Hardcore hardtail, or what? Do appropriate me if you recognize in any other case, however we predict that may very well be the slackest hardtail obtainable available on the market.

Ioma is Scottish-Gaelic for the phrase “multi” or “poly”, indicative of the Ioma’s many attainable configurations. Designer, Brad Howe, gave us the low down.

Shand Ioma

The Ioma is the most recent metal creation to emerge from Shand’s workshop in Livingston, Scotland. Constructed from a cold-drawn plain gauge Reynolds 631 tubeset full with Paragon Machine Works head tube and drop outs, the Ioma may be one of many slackest onerous tails we’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s pictured right here with a 150mm journey Rockshox Area fork with an axle-to-crown measurement of 578mm. That provides it a brilliant slack head angle of 60°, however due to the Works Parts 2° angleset it comes with, that may slacken off additional to an unbelievable 58°.

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Talking fairly, the primary perform of that angleset is to permit the rider to appropriate the bike’s geometry again to 60° in the event that they select to run a shorter journey fork. That mentioned, designer Brad Howe tells us they might approve use of the body with longer journey forks too, stating that the 58°, or perhaps a 57° head angle, are nonetheless effectively throughout the structural parameters of the body.

shand ioma super slack hardtail 58 degree head angle

If you happen to’re uncertain as to which of the 12 sizing choices would swimsuit you greatest, Shand will work with every buyer individually to suit them to the perfect sizing choice for them, based mostly on their peak, torso size, inside leg size, shoulder width, arm size… you get the thought.

Shand take a semi-custom method to sizing. The Ioma is on the market in S, M, L and XL, every with a seat tube size of 415mm, 430mm, 445mm and 455mm, respectively. For every body dimension, nevertheless, there are three decisions of high tube size and thus three decisions of attain. Thus, there are literally 12 body sizes to select from. The highest tube size choices are 620mm, 630mm and 640mm. Attain is available in at 458mm for the 630mm high tube, rising to round 466mm with the 640mm high tube.

shand ioma chainstay contouring columbus zona tubing

In the meantime, the pinnacle tube size is constant and brief at 105mm for all 12 body sizes. The seat tube angle is saved at 76° throughout body sizes, too, as is the chainstay size at 440mm. Brad tells us it “climbs like a goat”. Wheelbase on the XL with the 640mm high tube size is 1293mm. 

In addition to the wildly slack head angle, the Shand Ioma has one other focal point. The bike proven at Tweedlove had an eccentric press match backside bracket. The Ioma can be bought a a body solely, but additionally obtainable will the the “adjustable pack”, which incorporates the aforementioned Works Parts angleset, but additionally an eccentric 47mm Press Match backside bracket from Trip Works.

shand ioma gusset eccentric bb

Although a Gusset eccentric BB is proven, the Ioma can be bought with a 47mm eccentric Press Match BB from Trip Works.

The eccentric backside bracket with an elliptical orbit was customized for the Ioma with the goal of correcting the efficient backside bracket peak for various wheel sizes. For a 27.5″ rear wheel, the advice is to run the BB in its highest place; for a 29er, the advice is to run it at its lowest level, compensating for the peak distinction within the wheels.

shand ioma seat stay bridge silver brazed

The seat stays are bridged laterally, brazed in with silver.

The opposite advantage of an eccentric BB is that it permits the body to be arrange as a single velocity bike, permitting for the adjustment of chain rigidity. A 24mm model is on the market for Shimano axles, and a 30mm is on the market for DUB. After all, the fore-aft adjustment of the eccentric BB may also impression on the bike’s efficient seat tube angle. The vary of adjustment on the BB is determined by whether or not you’re working the 24mm or 30mm choice.

shand ioma paragon machine works dropouts is mount

Rear-end dimensions on the Ioma are 148mm x 12mm. That, and the curvature of the Columbus Zona stays give clearance for a 27.5″ x 2.8″ tire, or a 29″ x 2.4″ tire. An inner IS mount is used to mount the rear brake caliper permitting for a most rear rotor dimension of 200mm on all body sizes.

shand ioma seat tube dropper routing stealth

The port for the dropper put up cable has a built-in aluminum insert with a sheath on the within to forestall water ingress from the vertical course

The Ioma has an inner cable routing choice for a dropper seat put up however, apart from that, all cables are routed externally. Nonetheless, as every body is constructed to order, prospects can select to run these exterior cables and hoses nevertheless they please. The opposite benefit there may be you can have as many bottle bosses as you need, wherever you need (inside motive after all). Residing as much as its identify, the Ioma may due to this fact be your singletrack slaying machine someday, then a completely kitted out bike packing rig the subsequent.

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Pricing & Availability

Shand Cycles are taking orders for the Ioma now. Purchase it as a uncooked body with rear axle and dropout for £1195. The “adjustable pack” fetches you the body together with the two° angleset from Works Parts and eccentric backside bracket from Trip Works for £1295.

On high of that, Shand supply prospects a one hour session for a {custom} paint job. For extra info on the Shand Ioma, head to the Shand Cycles web site.

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