Paul’s Shand Stooshie with a Lauf Grit Fork

Paul Errington is part of the Focal Events crew. They put on some of the best events in the UK, like Dirty Reiver and all of these rides have a reputation of being very difficult. His race course ingenuity has undoubtedly inspired his personal bike. Before we jump into the rest of the Scotland reportage, we’re going to take a look at Paul’s beautiful Shand Stooshie all-road bike.

If you can pull your focus away from the Lauf fork, you’ll see a very simple, yet thought out build happening here. The Stooshie is Shand’s do-it-all drop bar bike. You can race cross on it, ride dirt (obvs) and even do some light touring, thanks to the rack provisions. Paul has his set up as a 1x with the Lauf fork and 45mm tires, perfect for absorbing the rough, rocky and rooty trails found on the Isle of Arran, where Grinduro Scotland is taking place.

Paul’s bike is rolling on Halo Wheels, utilizes probably one of the best adaptations of Di2 with the ability to run a long catch, clutch, XTR rear mech with road shifters. It really comes in handy when the road or trail gets steep. This bike has been in the muck, the mud and the inclement weather associated with riding in the Northern UK. Best of all, it looks like it wants more!

  • George

    Yes a Shand!

    • This is the first one I’ve seen in real life after years of admiration from afar. It did not disappoint. :-)

  • Andrew

    Cool frame. I would love to see a review of the Lauf fork. It would have to function pretty flawlessly in order to offset its ugliness. I also wonder about its long-term durability…

  • Mike Kimbro

    I CAN’T PULL MY FOCUS AWAY FROM THE FORK, JOHN!!!!

    (just kidding, rad bike!)

  • Marin resident

    Similar concept to theLawill fork from the 80’s

  • recurrecur

    I want a Shand now more than ever.

  • Euan Lindsay

    Appreciate all the close up pictures of the welds

  • Love the little di2 clip on the rear dropout. Functional solutions like that are the best.

  • geoff.tewierik

    Pic of rear mech seems to have the R from XTR covered in mud, or is it just me?

    • Derek

      Nope, it’s an XT Di2 derailleur.

  • andygowans

    Love it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bcb56165d35334a7b58dec9b2faace981a7e8f1eea9b791f091e7071b5bfd838.jpg

    Cool gallery. This is my Shand drop bar MTB. A monster version of the Stooshie. It’s the most fun bike I’ve ever owned. Enough room for 2:35 tyres. The Lauf is great if you ride long distance on rough gravel roads. It sucks as an MTB fork or on anything really rocky or technical but for gravel it’s cool.

  • Have a Stoater build scheduled for next month. Can not wait!

  • Nice to see a bit of AbsoluteBlack.cc oval chainring action on this lovely Shand build.

  • This is a pretty weird bike. That’s totally a good thing.