Scotland is made for exploring; endless gravel paths connecting remote hilltops and valleys make this country a gravel biker's dream. Step in the Stigmata, the mountain bikers’ gravel bike. With the ability to run either 45mm 700c or 2.1” 650b tyres, this bike can be set up for long epic rides, or as a fast-paced singletrack weapon.
Santa Cruz’s composite engineers have used knowledge gained from both the Highball XC race hardtail, and Danny MacAskill’s trials bike to give the Stigmata a compliant and comfortable ride.
With a choice of 1x or 2x drivetrains, along with the ability to use bigger fast rolling wheels, or 650b wheels for more off road performance, no matter what your definition of gravel riding is, the Stigmata can keep up.
Full specification below -
- Frame: CC Carbon
- Fork: CC Carbon
- Shifters: SRAM Rival 1 11 Speed
- Chainset: Easton EA90, 40t - 172.5mm Crank Length
- Cassette: SRAM PG1150, 11spd, 10-42t
- Chain: SRAM PC1170
- Rear Derailleur: Rival 1 Long Cage, 11sp
- Bottom Bracket: Easton BSA BB
- Rims: WTB EZR i23p 700c
- Front Hub: DT Swiss 370, 12x100, 28h
- Rear Hub: DT Swiss 370, 12x142, XD, 28h
- Front Tyre: Maxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40c
- Rear Tyre: Maxxis Ravager EXO, 700x40c
- Brakes: SRAM Rival 1 Flat Mount
- Brake Levers: SRAM Rival 1
- Handlebars: Easton EA50 AX
- Bar Tape: Velo Bar Tape
- Headset: Cane Creek 40 IS Integrated Headset
- Stem: Easton EA50 Stem
- Saddle: WTB Silverado Pro
- Seatpost: Easton EA50, 27.2, 12mm offset, 350mm
We're a small shop with a big history. All of our Guides, Coaches and Shop Staff are here to help you get exactly what you want and what you need. And if you're not sure about which new bike you want, pick up the phone, drop us a message or come and ride with us. Most of our bikes are available to hire and demo on the famous Tweed Valley trails.
The best gear, in one of the best riding locations on earth
All of our stock is hand picked by our Guides, Coaches and Shop staff to provide you the best performance, the best value and the best experience out on the trail with the lowest environmental impact available.
Based on Innerleithen High Street in the Tweed Valley our shop lies in the shadows of the infamous Golfie. AnEnduro World Seriesvenue and legendary in the UK mountain bike scene as one of the most prolific and exciting mountains to ride in the UK. The Tweed Valley and the 100+ km of trails that stretch out from our front door have proven to become a meca for gravel, MTB and road cycling and our staff are out, rain or shine experiencing it all. We're set up to provide you the best advice and select the products to stock that are the best value, best to ride, most eco friendly and will last you the longest out on the trail. Because that's exactly what we look for in our own gear too.
Our business began as Dirt School in 2006, a mountain bike coaching company set up to deliver the best learning and support a mountain biker could ever want. From World championship wins to the award winning BASE college course, we've experienced and forged it all. Our evolution led to the formation of Tweed Valley Guides and now Tweed Valley Bikes too, allowing us to help you buy the right equipment, and be able to ride with you on the best trails and help you learn how to get the most out of it. Our shop has genuinely grown from the trail.