Santa Cruz Bicycles Stigmata Carbon CC GRX Gravel Bike – 2022

$5,149.00

Santa Cruz’s Stigmata Carbon CC GRX Gravel Bike proves the brand is dedicated to deepening adventure or building the ultimate rally cat CX rig. It receives …

  • Brand: Santa Cruz Bicycles
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Condition: New
  • Merchant: Backcountry.com
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  • SKU: SNZK1F9
  • Availability: In Stock

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Description

Santa Cruz’s Stigmata Carbon CC GRX Gravel Bike proves the brand is dedicated to deepening adventure or building the ultimate rally cat CX rig. It receives some modern geometry tweaks that place it solidly in contention with the herd of high-end all-road and gravel bike options with a 71. 5-degree head angle 74-degree seat angle (based on a 54cm model) and lower bottom bracket height that varies by frame size to account for the crank length spec. You’ll also find improved fits for smaller riders with the introduction of a size 49cm two fork offsets to improve trail geo numbers at the extreme ends of the size spectrums as well as less toe overlap and improved standover of 10-30mm depending on tire choice. These changes improve confidence and composure while grinding over gravel back roads or exploring light-duty singletrack yet doesn’t detract from its versatility on the ‘cross course. This particular build marries the Stigmata’s off-road versatility with the shifting comfort of Shimano’s new off-road specific GRX groupset that’s built to improve chain retention and shift feel through rowdy gravel rides. Thru-axles at the front and rear add poise and confidence for better tracking across rutted-out straightaway and gravel-strewn corners. The new flat-mount brake standard accommodates 140 and 160mm rotors with bikes coming spec’d with 160mm to slow you down in a hurry when you need to no matter how mucky or wet the conditions. Internal cable routing cleans things up by running the brake and shift housing through the frame and fork providing a bit of added cable protection and improved aesthetics over frames with external routing. And for riders worried about future compatibility the Stigmata’s ability to run both mechanical and electronic drivetrains keeps it relevant in today’s ever-shifting landscape of technology. *Due to unprecedented demand in the global supply chain and the bike industry over the last 18 months material weight and exact component…