Shand launches Ioma Hardtail with a 60 degree head angle

Scottish brand Shand unveiled their new adjustable hardtail at the recent Tweedlove festival.

The hardtail is called Ioma, the Scottish Gaelic word for many/multi. It’s an all new design for the brand, aiming to be adaptable from a 120mm bike to taking big hits with a 170mm fork (this 58 degree head angle is for riders wanting to use a 27.5″ fork. Handcrafted in Scotland with a mix of Columbus Zona and Reynolds 631 steel. The Ioma uses a PF47 bottom bracket with a Rideworks EBB The rear is 148mm Boost and uses Paragon Machine Works dropouts.

To really make the Ioma stand out from other hardtails, Shand built the bike with a very slack 58-degree head angle in its lowest setting using a slanted headset. The standard geometry slants the front end slightly at a still-slack 60-degree angle paired with a 76-degree seat tube angle.

Each frame comes with a Works Components angled headset and a Rideworks EBB.

As the origin of the name in Scottish Gaelic suggests, the Ioma allows for many different setups with the ability to run the bike in 29, mule or 27.5 front and rear without any claimed geometry changes by adjusting the EBB Rideworks. Shand also includes a Works Components 2.0° angled headset to allow for a 58-60-62 degree head angle change. As well as offering a choice of fairly slack head angles, we were told that this fit is also for riders who want to run the bike with shorter forks and don’t want to discard the geometry.

In terms of size, there are plenty of options with sizes small to XL. As Shand builds each bike to order in each size, you can choose a different top tube length of 640, 630 or 620mm and you can choose the exact placement of your external cable guides.

The Shand Ioma is available now for £1,195.00 and you can find out more here.

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