The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
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. Something must have clicked, because within months of launch it raced to victory at the legendary Three Peaks, and has continued to contend at elite cyclocross races around the world.
Nowadays, the internally routed disc brakes, generous tire clearance and thru-axles approach that made the Stigmata famous have become more of a norm, 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 thanks to their proven robust, cost-effective and compatible design. “If it ain’t broke…” ...and it never is. Fender mounts add a bit of CYA, and highlight the Stigmata’s ever-widening scope of purpose. We added to that with three bottle cage mounts so that the frame can still hold at least one normal bottle even when running a front triangle bag.
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 borrows knowledge gained from not just the Highball, but also Danny MacAskill’s trials bike, to 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, 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.
- Available in: Carbon CC
- Wheel size: 650b or 700c
- Rear travel: Gravel/CX
Stigmata CC Frameset - $3,950.00
Stigmata CC Rival Build Kit
Rival Kit, 700c Wheelset
Stigmata CC GRX Build Kit
GRX Kit, 700c Wheelset
Stigmata CC Force AXS 700c Build Kit
Force AXS Kit, 700c Alloy Wheelset
Stigmata CC Force AXS 650b Build Kit
AXS Kit, 650b Alloy Wheelset)
Stigmata CC Force AXS Reserve 650b Build Kit
AXS Kit, 650b Reserve Wheelset
Not keen on any of the build kits listed above? Talk to us about the components you would like and your budget and we can build your dream bike.
Please contact us to check availability and current pricing / specials.
For more info on colour options, sizing, geometry and build kits, visit https://www.bikeculture.co.nz/stigmata