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Old 08-14-2018, 05:02 PM
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2018 Santa Cruz Stigmata

So I finally got around to building up the Stigmata. The frameset is very nice and well thought out. The internal routing is very well done and easier to set up than any of the others I’ve tried.

I went with a workhorse build that is as follows.

Sram rival 1x hydro groupset with 40t front ring and an 11-42 cassette
Thomson elite seatpost
Zipp sl beyond black stem
Easton ec70 ax carbon bars
Stans valor pro carbon wheels
Compass steilicoom tires
Fabric silicone bar tape
Cane creek 40 headset
Ergon pro saddle is a place holder





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Old 08-14-2018, 05:04 PM
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Great paint and understated graphics - Santa Cruz has really been upping their game lately!
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:12 PM
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Great paint and understated graphics
Also liking the minimalist paint scheme!
Did you, by chance, weigh the frame and fork before building it up?
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:19 PM
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yes very good. between the open and this, i like that the trend is easing back into subtle graphics and not loud screaming logos.

this should be a good get the job done bike, and i think those knobby compass jobbers there will be a good choice for this weekend.

i know those zeros are going to go before that bike even has a glimpse of mud, since zero cleats are probably the worst when it comes to dirt clogging.

get some cages on there and you're off to go!
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:28 PM
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Also liking the minimalist paint scheme!

Did you, by chance, weigh the frame and fork before building it up?


I did not throw it on the scale before building it up, but I’d bet the complete bike as it sits is right around 18lbs.


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Old 08-14-2018, 07:31 PM
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yes very good. between the open and this, i like that the trend is easing back into subtle graphics and not loud screaming logos.



this should be a good get the job done bike, and i think those knobby compass jobbers there will be a good choice for this weekend.



i know those zeros are going to go before that bike even has a glimpse of mud, since zero cleats are probably the worst when it comes to dirt clogging.



get some cages on there and you're off to go!


Yes, I had the zeros in my truck and threw them on so I could take it for a quick spin down the street. It is getting frogs put on it for Deerfield.


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Old 08-14-2018, 07:34 PM
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this thing is really cool. love it

itd look pretty tasty with your leathery brown finishing stuff too!
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:36 PM
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this thing is really cool. love it



itd look pretty tasty with your leathery brown finishing stuff too!


Its definitely getting a leather saddle before this weekend. Not sure if I’m going with a berthoud or brooks, but I’m going to need to be comfortable for the 100k.


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This one shows how a white bike should be done. Minimal graphics and some bright bar tape, voilà.

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Great paint and understated graphics - Santa Cruz has really been upping their game lately!
...and how does it ride?
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:16 AM
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the color is white? looks gray? maybe white balance is off?

Regardless looks awesome, I really like these. whats max 650b tire on these?

And yes, how does it ride? is it the chosen one?
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Bud... wish you lived closer to Boston so I could test ride all your rigs. If I didn't have the FF for an all-road bike, I'd def be interested in a Stigmata. Santa Cruz makes good bikes. My 5010 doesn't get ridden enough, but when I do take it out for a spin, it's a blast!
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:51 AM
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Very nice! Seems like a great do it all bike for NY. Would love to see it has Matt said with a leather saddle and bar tape. Very tasteful build. Enjoy the miles.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:44 AM
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I’ve only ridden it down the street so far. Hoping to get a ride in today at some point. It feels relatively light and lively, but haven’t put any significant time on it yet.

I have to swap the saddle and pedals out today and hopefully the weather will be a bit more cooperative. Although as long as it’s not a severe storm I’ll be getting better acquainted with it.


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Old 08-15-2018, 10:13 AM
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That is a sexy looking bike. Congrats!

I'd love to hear how well it rides and handles as a road bike, with 25 or 28mm tires.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:35 PM
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the color is white? looks gray? maybe white balance is off?



Regardless looks awesome, I really like these. whats max 650b tire on these?



And yes, how does it ride? is it the chosen one?


Not sure on the 650b size, but I’d guess 40mm would be close to the limit as the stays are pretty beefy and I’m not sure they’d accommodate larger. I’ll have to see what fits soon.

I did get in a short shakedown ride and the bike rips! I like the build and geometry of the bike and I’m bringing this and my no22 to Deerfield this weekend.




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