SANTA CRUZ STIGMATA CC FORCE AXS 1X RESERVE wheels - 52cm
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. Nowadays, the internally routed disc brakes, generous tire clearance and thru-axles approach that made the Stigmata famous have become more of a norm for the gravel curious and free-roading crowd, 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. Its got your ass covered with neat, hidden fender mounts, and three water bottle mounts highlight the Stigmata’s ever-widening scope of purpose.
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 and frame design produces 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.
FrameCC CarbonForkCC CarbonRims/WheelsReserve 25|GR 700c, 24h
HubsF: i9 1/1, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
R: i9 1/1 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28hSpokesSapim Race
TiresMaxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40cCranksetSRAM Force 1 DUB Wide
Chainrings38tBottom BracketSRAM DUB 68mm Road Wide BB
ChainSRAM Force, 12spd
Front DerailleurN/ARear DerailleurSRAM Force XPLR AXS
SRAM XPLR XG 1271, 10-44
ShiftersSRAM Force eTap AXS w/SRAM CLX R Centerlock, 160mm
HandlebarsEaston EA70 AX
Brake LeversSRAM Force
SaddleWTB Silverado Medium Ti
Seat PostRockShox Reverb AXS XPLR, 27.2, 75mm