Stigmata .... gravel bike? Yip 

Together Avantiplus Richmond, Santa Cruz NZ and Shimano NZ went above and beyond with the build of this Stigmata gravel adventure bike.

Recently I had a blast touring the back roads and trails of the Nelson region. I was blown away by the versatility of the bike and how fun it was to ride whether on gravel roads or Kaiteriteri MTB Park single track.

The bike has a pretty burly build for a gravel bike with a mixture of XT wheelsultegera drive chain and a combination of Dura ace brake levers and XTR Race callipers.

I am running a tubeless setup with Hutchinson tires override Veride 700 x .38, I was stoked with how well these tyres hooked up on a wide range of terrain from road to single track.

The brakes on this bike were phenomenal which fully maximised the capabilities of the bike. The full story of this trip will be published early next year. 


Shimano chain drive 

Shimano Brakes 


Hutchinson Tires

Final Build 

The Stigmata in the wild