Stif Grand Opening

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Despite having been open since around November, last Saturday (06/02/10) Stif had their grand opening at the new location in Summerbridge, West Yorkshire. Stif have been around for about 20 years now, spending most of their time in Headingley, Leeds. The new location makes sense because it’s right next door to their warehouse and there are also local trails for test rides (Stainburn is 10 minutes drive away).

It turned out to be quite a busy day, with demo bikes available from the likes of Santa Cruz, Yeti, Orange, Pace, Niner, and Scott. Steve Peat and Josh Bryceland signing autographs, and coffee and cake available.

The Stif Website will tell you what they sell.

I spy with my little eye…
An Orange prototype. They’re currently experimenting with 120mm and 140mm options, and it’s dubbed the Blood XC.

Comments (10)

    Is the Blood XC not just a copy of the SC Blur (LT)?

    more than likely, transition don’t do an XC bike like that, so they need to find someone else to copy 😉

    Blood XC looks AWESOME and rides brilliantly. last time I saw it it was still being referred to as the Proto 2011 ST4, Blood XC is a little more catchy!

    Looking at that photo, the blood has a four bar linkage, so no. It’s not a copy of the SC Blur. Still looks awesome though. Wonder if a ladies version of that will come along any time?

    Sweet I can drop in when I go to stainburn. Actually that could be dangerous for my wallet

    Looking at that photo, the blood has a four bar linkage, so no. It’s not a copy of the SC Blur. Still looks awesome though. Wonder if a ladies version of that will come along any time?

    It’s actually a single pivot that changes it’s spring rate through the travel he linkage only effects shock rate and won’t make it fully active under braking.

    I wonder whether the Blood XC will replace the ST-4 or the 5, or sit next to them in Orange’s range? It looks like it still has a fairly skinny seat tube though. I’d like it if Orange moved to a 30.9 seat post diameter, to increase the number of uppy-downy seatposts that would work with them.

    one of their proto fives at the moment has a larger seat tube – purely because of the popularity of uppy downy seatposts

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