- Santa Cruz apparently had a crystal ball when it introduced the original Stigmata in 2007. Although billed as a cyclocross bike at the time, its more generous tire clearance and longer-and-lower geometry basically made it a gravel bike — just more than ten years or so before we were actually using that label. The third-generation Stigmata is now made of carbon fiber instead of aluminum, and while it’s still an excellent interpretation of the genre with lots of versatility and fun on tap, it’s not quite the groundbreaker that it once was.
Join CyclingTips tech editors James Huang and Dave Rome as they share their experience of testing the new Santa Cruz Stigmata CC on the roads, paths and rocky trails of Sedona, Arizona.
For a more detailed look, see our full review at CyclingTips.com: https://cyclingtips.com/2020/03/santa-cruz-stigmata-gravel-bike-review-a-solid-choice-for-everyday-groading