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. The Stigmata also has your ass covered with neat, hidden fender mounts, and three water bottle mounts that highlight the Stigmata's ever-widening scope of purpose.
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 on board 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 and frame design 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 and flat-mount brakes, the Stigmata is designed to let you decide whatever the heck you want this category to be.
- Frame: Carbon CC Cyclocross
- 700c x 45mm tire clearance
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
- Brakes: SRAM Force
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Carbon CC Cyclocross|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated|
|Rims/Wheels||Reserve 22 700c Carbon|
Front: DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Center Lock, 24h
Rear: DT Swiss 350, 12x142, XDr, Center Lock, 24h
|Tires||Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO|
|Crankset||SRAM Force 1|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB|
|Chain||SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50T|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd|
|Handlebars||Easton EA70 AX|
|Tape/Grips||Velo Bar Tape|
|Brakes||SRAM Force w/SRAM CLX R Center Lock 160mm|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team|
|Seat Post||Easton EC70, Zero Offset|
* Subject to change without notice.