SANTA CRUZ STIGMATA CC GRX - 56cm
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 favorite across our entire line. Its got your ass covered with neat, hidden fender mounts,
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.
Rims: DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29"
Hubs: DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Tires: Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c
Bottom Bracket:Shimano Ultegra
BBCrankset:Shimano GRX 11spdChainrings48/31t
Shifters:Shimano GRX 810
Front Derailleur:Shimano GRX Braze-On, 11spd
Rear Derailleur:Shimano GRX, 11spd
Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-34t
Chain: Shimano SLX M7000, 11spd
Brakes: Shimano GRX 810
Rotors: Shimano RT80 Ice Tech Centerlock, 160mm
Handlebars: Easton EA70 AX
Headset:Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Seatpost:Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle:WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt