Steed Cycles

Santa Cruz 2022 Stigmata 3 CC SRAM Force 2X 700c

  • $7,999.99


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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 and gravel 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.

Rear Derailleur 
SRAM Force eTap AXS Medium Cage, 12spd

Shifters             
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd

Crankset           
SRAM Force Wide, 43/30t

Cassette            
SRAM XG1270, 10-36t

Front Derailleur
SRAM Force Wide eTap AXS, 12spd

Chain                
SRAM Force, 12spd

Bottom Bracket
SRAM DUB 68mm Road Wide

Brakes               
SRAM Force

Brake Rotors    
SRAM CLX R Center Lock 160mm

Headset            
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated

Bars                   
Easton EA70 AX

Stem                 
Easton EA90

Grips                 
Velo Bar Tape

Front Hub         
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h

Rear Hub          
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h

Rims                  
DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29" Rims

Rim Options     
Reserve 22 700c Carbon Rims

Spokes              
Sapim Race

Front Tire          
Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c

Rear Tire           
Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c

Tubes                
Stan's Sealant

Seat Post          
Easton EC70, Zero Offset

Saddle               
WTB Silverado Team Saddle or WTB Volt

* Specifications are subject to change without notice