Ian's Santa Cruz carbon Stigmata is more restrained than the
eye-searingly bright version that has been in the press a lot.
Tailored to his riding, this build is not a full-on CX build but
rather one that offers more all round versatility.
The Stigmata fit 41mm-wide tires with room for mud, but also
handles nicely with skinny road tires. This build is somewhere in
between, so Ian can take in a broad spectrum of terrain on his
The press fit BB30 means you can use standard road cranks, and
here Ian's used a compact SRAM Red groupset with hydraulic braking.
The Zipp 30 Course disc clincher wheelset features alloy rims and
Zipp's new hubs, which are thru axle compatible. These are great
for road as well as cross.
3T cockpit, Thompson layback seatpost, Selle Italia saddle, with
Conti Contacts for hassle free multi terrain use.
It's easy to see why the Stigmata has been so popular, both in
the media and with our customers. If you are interested in getting
on a Santa Cruz, or would like to talk to us about your own
go-anywhere build, come and see us in store.