Description of Santa Cruz STIGMATA 2.0 CARBON CC Cyclocross Frame Set - 2017 - matte carbon & slate blue
Just Go Ride!
The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike deserving of the Santa Cruz name.
They do things a bit backwards at Santa Cruz. While most companies first introduced carbon fiber on their road bikes, they made mountain bikes from it to prove its strength and versatility as a material. Then Santa Cruz made a downhill bike. And now they've made a carbon Stigmata - a 'cross, gravel, just go ride bike.
They developed the new Stigmata simply because Santa Cruz missed the old Stigmata! They felt there was a lot possible with carbon that wasn't possible with the original aluminum model. At the same time, hydraulic disc brakes for road bikes were becoming a reality, meaning that they wouldn't have to put up with ancient braking technology to get the drop bar on. The new Stigmata is versatile. It'll fit 41 mm-wide tires with room for mud, but handles nicely with skinny road tires for base miles. It's also home to Santa Cruz' first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. They didn't make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all current road bike cranks, it allowed them to make the bike lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect from Santa Cruz.
This CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as their C-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive carbon fiber. Using this material in key places allowed Santa Cruz to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.
Fact Sheet of Santa Cruz STIGMATA 2.0 CARBON CC Cyclocross Frame Set - 2017 - matte carbon & slate blue
Santa Cruz STIGMATA 2.0 CARBON CC Cyclocross Frame Set - 2017 - matte carbon & slate blue