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It is difficult to find fault with the design or the construction of the Santa Cruz Stigmata. It is everything that you want out of a cyclocross and more. The carbon frame, off road geometry, and slack fork means that this bike contains just enough character to tack most terrains.

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Bike Name Reseller Price
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Derailleur Hanger One Color 12x142mm TA
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Derailleur Hanger One Color 12x142mm TA
 11
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset 2018
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset 2018
 2,047
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset 2018 Sunset Bronze
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset 2018 Sunset Bronze
 2,047
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset
 2,047
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset Sunset Bronze
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Frameset Sunset Bronze
 2,047
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival 2018
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival 2018
 3,204
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival 2018 Fog Copper
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival 2018 Fog Copper
 3,204
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival
 3,293
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival Sunset Bronze
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Rival Sunset Bronze
 3,293
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC CX1 Sunset Bronze
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC CX1 Sunset Bronze
 4,005
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC CX1
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC CX1
 4,005
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra 2018 Fog Copper
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra 2018 Fog Copper
 4,094
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra 2018
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra 2018
 4,094
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra
 4,094
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra Fog Copper
Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC Ultegra Fog Copper
 4,094

Santa Cruz Stigmata Review

It is not surprising that all of the focus on the Santa Cruz Stigmata is on the frame. This is because the frame is truly conversation-worthy for many reasons. First off, it comes in both C and CC frame. The CC frame has managed to shave off about 280 grams off the overall frame. Now, the Stigmata is far from cheap but it is cheaper than what you would expect it to be. This is because Santa Cruz has used a carbon that is just as lightweight and durable but costs a little less.

We realized that once we started hitting the trails that you couldn’t really tell the difference. This is a bike that has been made to head off road. Its geometry as well as its slack fork allows you to tackle all types of surfaces with equal amount of confidence. This is a bike that exudes stability and even the terrain got a little tricky, we found that the handling was just superb.

The traction on the tires was great and this helps to keep the Stigmata moving even through muddy soil. The brakes help to offset the serious speed that this bike is capable of picking up. The only disappointing feature on this bike is that the chain had a tendency to drop. This can be a serious disadvantage if you are hoping to compete on the Stigmata.

The Stigmata’s wheels are capable of handling both wide and narrow tires. This means that you can switch them out depending if you are going to be trekking through the mud or hitting up paved road.

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+Pros:

  • Excellent geometry
  • Lightweight
  • Good handling
  • Rides well on rough terrain

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-Cons:

  • A bit pricey
  • Chain tends to drop

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The Verdict

The Santa Cruz Stigmata is the type of cyclocross that you need to ride at least once in your life. Its performance more than makes up for its price tag.

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