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.


    Weight 8.73kg / 19.25lbs
    Wheel Size 700c
    Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX, 11spd
    Shifters Shimano GRX 810
    Crankset Shimano GRX 11spd, 48/31t
    Cassette Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-34t
    Chain Shimano SLX M7000, 11spd
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra BB
    Brakes Shimano GRX 810
    Brake Rotors Shimano RT80 Ice Tech Centerlock, 160mm
    Headset Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
    Bars Easton EA70 AX
    Stem Easton EA90
    Grips Velo Bar Tape
    Front Hub DT Swiss 350, 12x100, Centerlock, 28h
    Rear Hub DT Swiss 350, 12x142, 11spd, Centerlock, 28h
    Rims DT Swiss XR 361 Asym 29"
    Rim Options  
    Spokes Sapim Race
    Front Tire Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c
    Rear Tire Maxxis Rambler, 700x40c
    Tubes Stans Sealant 2oz
    Seat Post Easton EC70, Zero Offset
    Saddle WTB Silverado Team


    Frame Only Pricing:

    Stigmata CC - 145,000