The road goes on forever and the party never ends. When the Stigmata was resurrected in 2015, we fused a number of MTB standards and design features to create our spin on the modern CX bike. Something must have clicked, because, within months of launch, it raced to victory at the legendary Three Peaks and has continued to contend at elite cyclocross races around the world. Nowadays, the internally routed disc brakes, generous tire clearance, and thru-axle approach that made the Stigmata famous have become more of a norm, so we took a fresh look at which standards the riders of tomorrow wanted access to today. Threaded bottom brackets remain a perennial favorite across our entire line thanks to their proven robust, cost-effective, and compatible design. "If it ain't broke…" ...and it never is. Fender mounts add a bit of CYA and highlight the Stigmata's ever-widening scope of purpose. We added to that with three bottle cage mounts so that the frame can still hold at least one normal bottle even when running a front triangle bag. Deeper adventures and bigger tires, perhaps? The frame now clears up to a 45mm 700c or a 2.1" 650B tire. Marry the latter to our Force/X01 AXS mashup kit, and you've got yourself the kind of drop-bar singletrack and gravel rallycat we can all get onboard with. And, when it comes to good old-fashioned off-road etiquette, the Stigmata's had some coaching at the Highball school of stiffness, handling, and offroad feel. The carbon layup borrows knowledge gained from not just the Highball, but also Danny MacAskill's trials bike, to produce a ride so law-abiding you'd think HR had sent it on a compliance training course. Geometry plays a big part here, too, so we've made tweaks to improve handling for smaller riders and reduce toe overlap. The reworking of the 52/54cm frames means the Stigmata now comfortably suits riders from 5'3" and up. Meanwhile, different fork offsets (50mm for the 52-54cm sizes, and 45mm for the 56-61cm sizes) help ensure your little piggies don't go to market on the front wheel. Topped off with tidy details like 12mm front axle, flat mount brakes, and build-specific Reserve wheel packages, the Stigmata is designed to let you decide whatever the heck you want this category to be.
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An evolved race bike ready for the rough and tumble of grass crits, mud ruts, or open gravel tracks. Where it thrives Belgian mud, grassy hills, sand pits, between the tape. What it's built for Shaving off seconds, making quick decisions, serious mud clearance. Highlights - Lightweight, durable carbon frameset with ample tire clearance - SRAM Force 1 11-speed drivetrain / Lightweight Cannondale One crank - SRAM Force 1 hydraulic disc brakes / HollowGram KNØT carbon seatpost
Boone 6 Disc is a carbon cyclocross race bike that's built for crushing any CX course—even the most legendary on the UCI circuit. The sleek, lightweight carbon frame has terrain-smoothing Rear IsoSpeed and is trimmed with parts that perform in any conditions, like a robust GRX drivetrain, vibration-absorbing handlebar, and powerful disc brakes that deliver stopping power on bumpy, muddy terrain. It's right for you if... Your happy place is in mid-air bunny hopping over barriers, and you race every course in pursuit of that top spot on the podium. You want a high-end CX race bike designed to help you get there and look great doing it. The tech you get A svelte, ultra-lightweight 600 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed for comfort and traction, hidden cable routing for added protection from the elements, a Trek IsoSpeed Cross carbon fork, 1x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain, Bontrager Elite IsoZone handlebar, and powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes that provide precision stopping power in even the messiest conditions. The final word If you love crushing frites almost as much as crushing flyovers, Boone's the bike for you. It's made for pure speed and podium-topping performance on every section of course, in any conditions. Why you'll love it - Shimano GRX is designed specifically for rough rides—you get great chain retention and a better grip on the hoods and levers - This bike was designed with input from cyclocross royalty, including World Champion Sven Nys and U.S. National Champ Katie Compton - Rear IsoSpeed cuts down on the fatiguing impacts of rough courses and increases compliance, giving you more traction when it matters - Boone's cross-specific geometry and tube shapes make shouldering easy so you can dominate all aspects of a race, including run-ups - Carbon rules on the cross course—it's lighter, more forgiving, and more efficient than aluminum
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