Santa Cruz Stigmata - The 'cross bike for mountain bikers
With its Stigmata, Santa Cruz once again proves that California doesn't just know about surfing and skating. The cult brand from the coastal town of the same name is hugely popular in the biking world, especially among mountain bikers, because their full-suspension models superbly respond to the wishes of demanding trail fans. The Stigmata is something different in the best sense of the word. It's the only racer on offer and sees itself as a road bike for mountain bikers. It's absolutely clear that neither the workmanship of the high-quality carbon chassis nor its suitability for off-road use is neglected. With tyres up to 40mm wide, the Santa Cruz Stigmata flies over gravel tracks as well as cyclocross circuits and paved roads.