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.
|Frame||Carbon CC Cyclocross|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS Medium Cage, 12spd|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force Wide eTap AXS, 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd|
|Cassette||SRAM XG1270, 10-36t|
|Chain||SRAM Force, 12spd|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB 68mm Road Wide BB|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h|
|Rims||DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29" Rims|
|Rear Hub||DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h|
|Rotors||SRAM CLX R Center Lock 160mm|
|Crankset||SRAM Force Wide 43/30t|
|Handlebar||Easton EA70 AX Road Bar|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Seatpost||Easton EC70, 27.2, Zero Offset, 350mm|
|Grips||Velo Bar Tape|