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.
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 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 Rival 1 Long Cage, 11spd|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1150, 11spd, 10-42t|
|Chain||SRAM PC1170, 11spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Easton BSA BB|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset|
|Rear Tire||Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO|
|Front Tire||Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO|
|Front Hub||DT Swiss 370, 12x100, 28h|
|Rims||WTB EZR i23p 700c Rims|
|Rear Hub||DT Swiss 370, 12x142, XD, 28h|
|Rotors||Avid Centerline 160mm|
|Crankset||Easton EA90 40t|
|Handlebar||Easton EA50 AX Road Bar|
|Saddle||WTB Silverado Pro Saddle or WTB Volt|
|Seatpost||Easton EA50, 27.2, 12mm Offset, 350mm|
|Grips||Velo Bar Tape|