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Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC 2021

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2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC

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 rally cat we can all get on board 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.

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Rival

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA50 AX
Stem
Easton EA50 Stem
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
SRAM Rival 1 Flat Mount
Shifters
SRAM Rival 1
Crankset
Easton EA90, 40t - 170mm (52), 172.5mm (54-56), 175mm (58-60)
Rear Derailleur
Rival 1 Long Cage, 11sp
Cassette
SRAM PG1150, 11spd, 10-42t
Chain
SRAM PC1170
Seatpost
Easton EA50, 27.2, 12mm offset, 350mm
Saddle
WTB Silverado Pro
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, 28h
Rear Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x142, XD, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
WTB EZR i23p 700c
Tyres
Maxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40c

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC GRX

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
Brakes
Shimano GRX 810
Shifters
Shimano GRX 810
Crankset
Shimano GRX 11spd, 48/31t
Rear Derailleur
Shimano GRX, 11spd
Cassette
Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-34t
Chain
Shimano SLX M7000, 11spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x142, 11spd, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29"
Tyres
Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 650B

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Brakes
SRAM Force
Shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Force 1, 42t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
RaceFace ARC Offset 25 650b
Tyres
WTB Ranger 27.5"x2.0", TCS

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 700C

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Brakes
SRAM Force
Shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Force 1, 42t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29"
Tyres
Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X 700C

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Brakes
SRAM Force
Shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Force Wide, 43/30t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM Force eTap AXS Medium Cage, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1270, 10-36t
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29"
Tyres
Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 650B Reserve

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Brakes
SRAM Force
Shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Force 1, 42t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
Santa Cruz Reserve 25 650b Carbon Rim
Tyres
WTB Ranger 27.5"x2.0", TCS

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 1X 700C Reserve

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Brakes
SRAM Force
Shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Force 1, 42t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1295 Eagle, 12spd, 10-50t
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
Santa Cruz Reserve 22 700c Carbon Rim
Tyres
Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO

2021 Santa Cruz Stigmata 3 CC Force 2X 700C Reserve

Fork
Ridgid Carbon
Shock
-
Handlebar
Easton EA70 AX
Stem
Easton EA90
Headset
Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated
Brakes
SRAM Force
Shifters
SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12spd
Crankset
SRAM Force Wide, 43/30t
Rear Derailleur
SRAM Force eTap AXS Medium Cage, 12spd
Cassette
SRAM XG1270, 10-36t
Chain
SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12spd
Seatpost
Easton EC70, Zero Offset
Saddle
WTB Silverado Team
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
Rear Hub
DT 350, 12x142, XDr, Centerlock, 28h
Spokes
Sapim Race
Rims
Santa Cruz Reserve 22 700c Carbon Rim
Tyres
Maxxis Ravager 700x40c, EXO
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Santa Cruz have a reputation for making some of the finest carbon fiber mountain bikes money can buy. It's well deserved. Their VPP Suspension system is neat, highly effective and tuneable allowing a different character to be designed into each model in the range, it's easy to look after too. Whilst their top of the line CC range has no expense spared, the same technology trickles down into the rest of the range at a more attainable price point. You're also covered by a lifetime warranty for complete piece of mind.

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