Santa Cruz Bicycles - Jackal - 26

Jackal is an opportunistic scavenger of man-made terrain.

The Jackal is a no BS dirt jump, pump track, and urban assault weapon bike. We sell it as a frame-only and it runs on old-timey 26-inch wheels.

Overbuilt to last forever, these frames will take more abuse than you can dish out, yet still weigh in at under 5lbs.  

A clever asymmetrical yoke permits the use of rock solid and super short 15.2-inch chainstays. And for those who want to take their anarchy further afield, the unique sliding rear dropouts allow for a geared as well as single speed set-up.

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Frame only pricing for the Jackal A is $799 USD.

Key Features:

  • Wheel size: 26"
  • Rear travel: Hardtail
  • Priced from $799 (MSRP)

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Geometry & Sizing

Rollover table below to highlight frame dimensions.

All measurements reflect installation of a fork with a 471mm axle-to-crown height.

CHead Tube Angle68.7°68.7°68.7°68.7°
DSeat Tube Length340mm13.39"340mm13.39"
EFront Center
FBB Height323.8mm12.75"323.8mm12.75"
GBB Drop
IChainstay Length387.4mm15.25"387.4mm15.25"
JHead Tube Length115mm4.53"115mm4.53"
KTop Tube Length571.5mm22.5"596.9mm23.5"
LSeat Tube Angle72.7°72.7°72.7°72.7°
MStandover Height630mm24.8"627mm24.69"
Seatpost Length
Stem Length
Crank Length
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Frame Sizing

5'0"152 — 5'9"175cm
5'9"175 — 6'6"198cm

Tech Support

Can I mount a chainguide to my bike?

Yes, this bike is equipped with ISCG-05 tabs for easy chainguide mounting. Most chainguides on the market that are made for this standard should work.

What are the specifications of the drop outs?

The Jackal frame ships with 142x12mm dropouts but 135x10mm QR dropouts are also available. 

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.

Where can I find additional technical information for my bike?

Currently all technical info is located either on the bike archive or under tech support. Both can provide helpful information for puzzling with your bike, torque specs, and exploded diagrams.