SANTA CRUZ STIGMATA

£2099 (FRAME & FORK)

Cycling Plus - - GEAR GUIDE -

We’ve been run­ning Santa Cruz’s sub­lime flat-out fast cy­clo-cross bike as ev­ery­thing from a 15lb road KOM killer, to a 17.5lb take any­where 40mm-tyred tank for over two years. It only takes a quick switch of the cas­sette for the Force 1 groupset to de­liver the ideal drive for ev­ery type of ride from chain gang to Three Peaks CX race.

HIGHS

Low weight, multi-mis­sion chas­sis with mus­cu­lar power de­liv­ery and pre­ci­sion han­dling

LOWS

Pre­mium Cal­i­for­nian-de­signed car­bon isn’t cheap

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