The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike deserving of the Santa Cruz name.
They do things a bit backwards at Santa Cruz. While most companies first introduced carbon fiber 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.
They developed the new Stigmata simply because they missed the old Stigmata! They felt there was a lot they could do with carbon that 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 you wouldn’t have to put up with ancient braking technology to get your 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 their first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. Santa Cruz didn’t make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all road bike cranks, it allowed them to make the bike lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect from Santa Cruz.
By using a slightly-less-expensive carbon fiber, they 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.
15mm thru-axle fork
Internal brake hose routing through fork leg
Internal cable and hose routing
PressFit 30 Bottom Bracket
Full carbon dropouts and disk mounts
142mm rear axle spacing
Frame Material Carbon CC
Fork Stigmata CC Cyclocross Fork
Rear Dérailleur SRAM Force CX1
Shifters SRAM Force CX1
Crankset SRAM Force CX1, 42t, PF30
Cassette SRAM PG 1170, 11-36
Chain SRAM PG 1170
Brakes SRAM Force
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline; 160mm
Headset Cane Creek 40, Integrated
Bars Zipp Service Course SL
Stem Zipp Service Course SL
Grips Santa Cruz Perforated
Front Hub DT Swiss 240s
Rear Hub DT Swiss 240s
Rims m50/50 ENVE Rims
Spokes DT Competition double butted spokes and alloy nipples
Front Tire Maxxis Mud Wrestler, 700Cx33mm, Tubeless-Ready