Santa Cruz 2021 Stigmata 3 CC Rival 700c

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The road goes on forever and the party never ends

When the Stigmata was resurrected in 2015, we fused a number of MTB standards and design features to create our spin on the modern CX bike. Something must have clicked, because within months of launch it raced to victory at the legendary Three Peaks, and has continued to contend at elite cyclocross races around the world.

Nowadays, the internally routed disc brakes, generous tire clearance and thru-axles approach that made the Stigmata famous have become more of a norm, so we took a fresh look at which standards the riders of tomorrow wanted access to today.

Threaded bottom brackets remain a perennial favourite across our entire line thanks to their proven robust, cost-effective and compatible design. “If it ain’t broke…” ...and it never is. Fender mounts add a bit of CYA, and highlight the Stigmata’s ever-widening scope of purpose. We added to that with three bottle cage mounts so that the frame can still hold at least one normal bottle even when running a front triangle bag.

Deeper adventures, bigger tires perhaps? The frame now clears up to a 45mm 700c or a 2.1” 650b tire. Marry the latter to our Force/X01 AXS mashup kit and you’ve got yourself the kind of drop-bar singletrack rallycat we can all get onboard with.

And when it comes to good old-fashioned off-road etiquette, the Stigmata’s had some coaching at the Highball school of stiffness, handling, and offroad feel. The carbon layup borrows knowledge gained from not just the Highball, but also Danny MacAskill’s trials bike, to produce a ride so law-abiding you’d think HR had sent it on a compliance training course.

Geometry plays a big part here too, so we’ve made tweaks to improve handling for smaller riders and reduce toe overlap. The reworking of the 52/54cm frames means the Stigmata now comfortably suits riders from 5’3” and up. Meanwhile different fork offsets—50mm for the 52-54cm sizes, and 45mm for the 56-61cm sizes—help ensure your little piggies don’t go to market on the front wheel.

Topped off with tidy details like 12mm front axle, flat mount brakes and build-specific Reserve wheel packages, the Stigmata is designed to let you decide whatever the heck you want this category to be.

Wheel Size    

700c                                                     

Rear Derailleur

Rival 1 Long Cage, 11sp

Shifters         

SRAM Rival 1                                      

Crankset       

Easton EA90, 40t - 170mm (52), 172.5mm (54-56), 175mm (58-60)

Cassette       

SRAM PG1150, 11spd, 10-42t

Chain            

SRAM PC1170                                    

Bottom Bracket                                                         

Easton BSA BB      

Brakes           

SRAM Rival 1 Flat Mount

Brake Rotors

Avid Centerline 160mm

Headset        

Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset

Bars               

Easton EA50 AX                                  

Stem              

Easton EA50 Stem                              

Grips             

Velo Bar Tape                                     

Front Hub     

DT Swiss 350, 12x100, 28h

Rear Hub       

DT Swiss 350, 12x142, XD, 28h

Rims              

WTB EZR i23p 700c

Spokes          

Sapim Race                                         

Front Tire      

Maxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40c

Rear Tire       

Maxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40c

Tubes            

Stans Sealant 2oz                               

Seat Post      

Easton EA50, 27.2, 12mm offset, 350mm

Saddle           

WTB Silverado Pro