Reinvigorating the highly versatile nature of Santa Cruz's original aluminum Stigmata, the 2016 Santa Cruz Stigmata Carbon CC Cyclocross Frameset is a cutting edge 'cross machine that's highly adept at racking up miles on the road and exploring gravel backroads alike. This particular version sports Santa Cruz's top shelf CC carbon lay up, which delivers robust strength and stiffness alongside lightweight efficiency, weighing some 280 grams less than their base C level carbon. The Stigmata CC Cyclocross Fork uses this same high end carbon for uncompromising stiffness and strength when you need it most. Thoroughly modern geometry places the Stigmata Carbon CC within the realm of high end 'cross bikes, with a 72 degree head angle, 69mm bottom bracket drop, and 73. 5 degree seat angle based on 56cm model. However, that's not to say it's not confident and composed grinding out long stretches on gravel backgrounds or exploring light duty singletrack. It accepts up to 41mm tires, allowing you to drop the pressure especially with the use to tubeless tires for a more comfortable ride through rougher terrain. Conversely, it works great with skinnier road tires, should you desire a commuter or daily driver for around town rides. Thru axles at the front and rear add poise and confidence for better tracking across rutted out backroads and gravel strewn surfaces. Add in the ability to accept 140 or 160mm discs for a bike that slows down in a hurry, no matter how mucky or wet the riding conditions. Moreover, its internal cable routing cleans things up by running the brake and shifting cables through the fork. And for riders worried about future compatibility, the Stigmata has the ability to run electronic drivetrains for a 'cross bike that's relevant in today's ever shifting landscape of bike technology.