The Stif Squatch is the 29er brother to their 27.5″ Morf hardtail to produce an aggressive, yet short travel, big-wheeled hardtail machine.
130mm travel, 29″ wheels, 4130 steel and modern numbers throughout, mean the Stif Squatch might just be the winter whip of choice.
Four years down the line from launching the Morf, the Squatch borrows much of what made Stif’s opening hardtail foray but in a big wheel guide. You get a similar custom 4130 tubeset and angles that will make sure it puts in a pretty good showing everywhere.
Two spec options, plus frame-only (£599.00), are available with a lean towards getting yourself to the top so that you can hack it back down.
Reach on the medium, the smallest size available is 460mm, combined with a suitably short 420mm seat tube. Head angle with the 130mm fork is 64 degrees, with the seat tube rocking a 78 degree angle.
Stif Squatch Models
Stif Squatch AM
Rockshox Pike Select+ 130mm 42mm Offset fork
SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drive
SRAM Guide T Brakes
DT Swiss 370 laced to WTB KOM Trail i30 rims
KS Ragei Integrated Dropper 175mm
Stif Squatch Pro
Rockshox Pike Ultimate 130mm 42mm Offset
SRAM GX Eagle 12speed drive
SRAM G2 RSC Brakes
Hope Pro 4 laced to WTB KOM Trail i30 rims
KS Lev lntegra dropper
You can check out the Stif Squatch on their website here.