The Santa Cruz Stigmata was one of the first bikes that showed me what a true gravel bike could be, that was circa 2015. Now we’re well into 2019 and just four years later the gravel scene is all the rage. Increasing tire clearance and geometry with good manners on every type of road or trail are the name of the game. To keep things moving forward, Santa Cruz has re-developed the Stigmata and Juliana Quincy to meet modern demands and provide bikes for men and women looking to push their limits over mixed terrain.
Increased Tire Clearance a Threaded BB & More
Tire clearance is the talk of the town everywhere you go these days (not just gravel) and the all-new Stigmata/Juliana deliver. Both frames accommodate up to 700 x 45mm or 650b x 2.1″ treads. For compliance, the carbon layup is entirely-new as are fork offsets for smaller frames to ensure better clearance.
Press-fit bottom brackets are on the out and Santa Cruz has selected to go with the 68mm threaded variety here. For all day adventures, there are also now three sets of water bottle bosses.
For additional endurance comforts, there’s routing for a 27.2 dropper post. Direct-mount front derailleurs have been ditched in favor of clamp-on models as well. Rounding out the changes, the Stigmata and Quincy now feature 12mm thru-axles and flat mount brakes.
The all-new Santa Cruz Stigmata and Juliana Quincy are available now at your LBS or at CompetitiveCyclist.com.