Santa Cruz Stigmata

Santa Cruz Stigmata Top Tier Build

The Stigmata blends the best features of cyclocross, mountain, and gravel bikes to offer you an agile, responsive, adventure-ready gravel machine. Gravel doesn't fit neatly into a box, and neither does the Stigmata.

The Stigmata Force 1x AXS RSV high-end build kit is ready to take on those long gravel routes you've been dreaming up. The RSV 25GR wheels paired with i9 hubs and Maxxis Ravager 40c tires will maintain traction and control through loose gravel, muddy roads, and techy singletrack.

The Stigmata Force 1x AXS RSV is the only build kit with a Reverb AXS XPLR seat post so you can handle challenging terrain beyond the well-traveled roads. Think singletrack detours, shortcuts, and races like the Belgian Waffle Ride, where singletrack handling skills are essential.

A 1x SRAM Force drivetrain is lighter than the Rival groupsets and incorporates RED level performance adopted from SRAM’s top-of-the-line road bike groupsets. The Stigmata Force 1x AXS RSV is lightweight, low profile, and shifts effortlessly.

Gravel enthusiasts and racers will appreciate the optimal blend of cyclocross, gravel, and mountain bike found on the Stigmata Force 1x AXS RSV: race-ready with a simple design and road optimized components, adventure-ready with three bottle mounts and up to 45c tires, and singletrack capable with a higher bottom bracket and an electronic dropper.

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Santa Cruz Stigmata Options

Gravel doesn't fit neatly into a box, and we like it that way. The Stigmata CC Rival buildkit is keen to pull specs from cyclocross, road, and mountain bikes to give you an adventure-ready gravel rig that can tackle all types of terrain, from singletrack to pavement to thick gravel backroads.

The Stigmata Rival features the famed CC carbon frame with sturdy aluminum SRAM Rival 1x drivetrain components. Although slightly heavier than the Force groupset, the Rival offers a dependable system that dons an approachable price point. The sleek aesthetic of the Stigmata Rival is ready to ride fast on adventure routes from the house and in gravel races too. With three bottle mounts, you’ll have no problem carrying enough hydration to leave the pavement behind in pursuit of more exciting terrain.

Maxxis Ravagers and WTB rims offer compliance and comfort when the gravel gets rough and chunky. The Stigmata Rival is also compatible with up to 700cx45 tires and dropper enhanced seatposts so you can push the limits of this singletrack-ready gravel bike.

Hovering under 20lbs, the Stigmata Rival is an agile and adventurous bike for dancing between CX, road, and gravel disciplines.


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If you’re looking for a lightweight gravel bike that’s as comfortable on epic exploration rides as it is on cyclocross start lines, the Santa Cruz Stigmata has you covered. Built on Santa Cruz’s signature stiff and light Carbon CC compound frame, the Stigmata promises versatile performance with no compromises.

Redesigned from previous iterations, the Stigmata features key geometry updates including a higher bottom bracket for added clearance and fewer pedal strikes, slightly higher stack for a more upright position to tackle downhills with speed, and increased tire clearance so you can custom kit your Stigmata to meet the conditions you want to go. 

The Stigmata is designed to optimize versatility at no cost to performance. Increased tire clearance lets you run up to 45mm 700c or 2.1” 650 tires, or narrower for pavement and ‘gravel lite’. The frame is dropper post compatible and has three bottle cage mounts so you can always have one onboard, even if you use a frame bag. Front and rear fender mounts are built in for protection from the elements.

Whether on gravel, pavement, or singletrack, the Stimata charges the climbs and offers stiff but comfortable descending thanks to vibration muting compliance in the rear triangle. Designed with the farthest reaching destinations in mind, where will it take you?

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Stiff, lightweight gravel bike for maximum efficiency on every surface

Exceptional tire clearance fits up to 45mm 700c or 2.1” 650b tires

Lightweight, durable Carbon CC frame with rear triangle compliance to smooth out rough descents