The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike deserving of the Santa Cruz name.
They do things a bit backwards there at Santa Cruz. While most companies first introduced carbon fibre on their road bikes, they made mountain bikes from it to prove its strength and versatility as a material. Then they made a downhill bike. And now they’ve made a carbon Stigmata—a ‘cross, gravel, just go ride bike.
Santa Cruz developed the new Stigmata simply because they missed the old Stigmata! They felt there was a lot they could do with carbon that they were unable to do with the original aluminum model. At the same time, hydraulic disc brakes for road bikes were becoming a reality, meaning that we wouldn’t have to put up with ancient braking technology to get our drop bar on. The new Stigmata is versatile. It’ll fit 41mm-wide tires with room for mud, but handles nicely with skinny road tires for base miles. It’s also home to Santa Cruz’s first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. We didn’t make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all road bike cranks, it allowed us to make the bike lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect from Santa Cruz.
By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fibre, Santa Cruz were able to put performance within reach of more riders than ever before, lifting the race pace of World Cup athletes and privateers alike. The stiffness, durability, and strength are identical between the two materials, but the C-level carbon weighs in at about 280 grams more than the top-end, CC carbon.
The CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fibre. Using this material in key places allowed Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Stigmata CC (Carbon C) Frameset – $3770
Stigmata C Rival 22 with Rival 22 Kit build – $5990
Stigmata CC (Carbon C) CX1 with Force CX1 Kit build – $7990
Stigmata CC (Carbon C) Red Etap with Red 22 Etap Kit build – $10790
Available on any model at XT level or above: + $2750
Pricing current at time of publication. Please give us a call or email to check current pricing and availability. Or better still, call in to the shop to see for yourself!