Santa Cruz Bicycles


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Dirt-jumping, pump-tracking, bike-parking or prowling the streets with your pack, Jackal is an opportunistic scavenger of man-made terrain.

Unique sliding rear dropouts welcome gears or single speeds, whilst the cleverly designed asymmetrical yolk allows for super strong and compact 15.2” chainstays.

Overbuilt to last forever, yet still weighing in under 5lbs, owning a Jackal’s one of few things in life that requires no justification.


  • 26" wheels
  • Sizes: M, L
  • Frame Weight: 5.02lbs (2.28kg) for size M
  • Tapered headtube for maximum strength
  • Sliding rear dropouts for geared or single speed use
  • 73mm threaded BB: creak-free riding and easy installation

Geometry and Sizing

Size Chart

5'0" — 5'9"
5'9" — 6'6"

Geometry Table

Top Tube Length571.5mm22.5in596.9mm23.5in
Seat Tube Length340mm13.4in340mm13.4in
Head Tube Angle68.7°68.7°68.7°68.7°
Seat Tube Angle72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°
BB Height323.8mm12.8in323.8mm12.8in
Head Tube Length115mm4.5in115mm4.5in
Chainstay Length387.4mm15.2in387.4mm15.2in
Standover Height630mm24.8in627mm24.7in
Geometry based on 471mm axle-to-crown (100mm fork)

Tech Info

Frame MaterialAluminum
Suspension SystemHardtail
Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset Diametermixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm and 34.9 mm seatcollar
Compatible Fork Sizes100-160mm
BB ShellStandard
Max Tire Size2.5"
Brake TypesDisc
Water Bottle MountsNo compatibility

Builds & Price

Frame Only

  • Jackal frame only5.02 lbs / 3 kgs$750 USD


Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike has been designed with ISCG-05 chainguide mounting tabs. We have had great luck with the E13 LG1 Tr, MRP Lopes guide or Mini G3. For dual ring guides, try the E13 TRS+Dual or MRP 2x guides. These should fit with minimal or no modification.

Is there an option to make this bike a single speed?

Yes- single speed dropouts are available for purchase on our webstore. They accept a standard 135x10 hub.

What is the torque spec for the seat collar?

We don't provide a torque spec for the seatpost, because it really depends on what seatpost you are using. Some seatposts are slippery, and require more torque to stay put, and others are very thin- and can be crushed by overzealous tightening. Some are both slippery and thin...
You will not damage your frame by overtightening the seat collar, assuming you have a 30.9mm seatpost in it.

What kind of headset does this bike use?

We use a headset generally referred to as "mixed tapered". This is a 44mm internal upper cup, with an external 49mm lower cup. The SHIS name is ZS44/28.6 EC49/40.

What kind of rear brake adaptor do I need?

This frame uses a standard IS rear brake mount. Just pick your rotor size and order the correct adaptor to go from IS to post mount (all modern brakes).

What size bottom bracket shell does this bike use?

We use a standard 73mm threaded BB. Nearly any crank on the market (besides BB30 cranks) will fit.

What size rear hub do I need?

This bike uses a standard 135x10mm quick release rear hub.

What size seatpost do I need?

We use a 30.9mm seatpost. Always ensure it is inserted into the frame a minimum of 100mm (4").