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Santa Cruz Jackal Frame

Average User Rating: (Very Good)
Santa Cruz Jackal Frame JACKAL PROFILE flat catalog
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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
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“Best DJ Frame on Market....”

The Good: Everything... Super short stays, light, bomb proof, sick user friendly dropouts for SS use, geometry is spot on for DJ and park. Tall? No not at all. Look around, its not super cool to run low bars/80mm fork because some pro does. Does not work for everybody. Check out Martin S. or Sam Pilgrim. 120mm forks and Sam even runs high rise bars. To above reviewer.... Who designed this bike? Kirt Vories, and Jamie Goldman back when they were on Syndicate that's who... Bike has an amazing feel, if you build one up you will not be bummed.

The Bad: The fact that I want the new 2013 one with tapered headtube...

Overall Review:

After riding Many DJ frames over the years( P series, Chase, Bank, Blk Market), this bad boy is hands down the favorite. Geometry is spot on and rips DJ trails and parks with ease. Love the adjustable dropouts for SS use and easy to runs gears as well. Running 100mm RCT Argyle, King headset, and SS 16 x 34 with Saint Cranks, XT Ice Tech Brakes, and Full Chromag components, and I will never let this one go...

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“Seriously, who designed/built this bike?”

The Good: I guess the name on the down tube is meant to be good... The rear dropouts were clever, till I saw the dropouts on Needle's frame!

The Bad: Where to start: Head Angle - The head angle is super slack, which, for all mountain is great, but on a frame designed for dirst jumping and street, where agile handling has always been a good thing... CRAP! I'm going to have to have my fork reduced to 80mm and have at least 5mm shaved off on the bottom of the head tube and likely 10mm on the top just to get the bike somewhat lower. If the warranty will still be granted, then I guess props to SCB for allowing "tunability". The bike feels and is SUPER tall IMO. The seat stays are WIDE, so much so that I catch a heel and even a calve on them every so often.

Overall Review: The construction is rock solid, I doubt I'll ever break one, but heck, I guess its a personal thing, but the geometry is all over the show!!!

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
Sizes and Geometry

M, L View Geometry

Size M L
Top Tube Length 22.5 23.5
Head Tube Angle 68.7° 68.7°
Head Tube Length 4.5 4.5
Seat Tube Angle 72.7° 72.7°
Seat Tube Length 13.4 13.4
Bottom Bracket Height 12.8 12.8
Chainstay Length 15.3 15.3
Wheelbase 40.6 41.6
Standover 24.8 24.7
Reach 15.4 16.4
Stack 22.2 22.2
Frame Material Alumimum
Rear Travel N/A
Rear Shock N/A
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Bottom Bracket 73mm Shell
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135mm x 10mm
Front Derailleur Size N/A
Seat Post Diameter 30.9mm
Max Tire Size 2.5"
Bottle Cage Mounts No
Colors Brightsea Blue or Gloss Black
Warranty Five Year

5 lb 1 oz (2.3 kg)

Price $750.00
More Info Santa Cruz website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry