Jackal dirt jumper in red
Jackal dirt jumper in red

Jackal

  • Overview
  • Bike Builder
  • Geometry and Sizing
  • Technical Support
  • Warranty

Jackal is an opportunistic scavenger of man-made terrain.

The Jackal is a no BS dirt jump, pump track, and urban assault bike. We sell it frame-only and it’s #26forlife.

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

The clever asymmetrical yoke permits 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.

Key Features:

Available in: Aluminum
Wheel Size: 26"

Geometry

Units

mm

ML
Reach391.6mm417mm
Stack563.2mm563.2mm
Head Tube Angle68.7°68.7°
Seat Tube Length340mm340mm
BB Height323.8mm323.8mm
Wheelbase1031.5mm1056.9mm
Rear Center387.4mm387.4mm
Head Tube Length115mm115mm
Top Tube Length571.5mm596.9mm
Seat Tube Angle72.7°72.7°
Standover Height630mm627mm

Units

mm

Units

cm

Frame Sizing

If you're on the cusp between the recommended height range of two sizes, the absolute best thing is to try to ride them both. At a minimum, check the stack/reach measurements on your current bike and compare it to the new model you are looking at to get an idea of a fit you are already comfortable with. If riding the bike is not an option, consider the following.

Personal Preference

A larger size frame will be more stable, and will give you more room to move without upsetting the weight-balance of the bike. The larger size will put the front wheel further in front of you, which gives the feeling of security and conversely, it will require more significant body movements when you WANT to shift the weight-bias of the bike. Think hard about your riding style and how active/intuitive you want it to be vs stable and speedy. You'll need to work a bit harder to muscle the larger bike around.

Body Dimension

Not all bodies at a given height are the same. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso than the average person your height, that may push you towards the smaller of the recommended sizes. If you're all torso and arms, most likely you'll want to size up.

Units

cm

152 - 175cm
152 - 175cm

M

175 - 198cm
175 - 198cm

L

Riding the dirt jumps on the Jackal
Hitting a dirt jump on the Jackal
Whipping the Jackal
Rider jumping the Jackal
Mountain biker whipping the Jackal
Riding the dirt jumps on the Jackal
2022 Jackal dirt jumper hardtail in red

Maintenance Information

Reserve Wheels

How to find your serial number

Something not right? Use our warranty claim form to file a claim. We'll do everything we can to get you back to riding as fast as possible.

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If you have any other questions or would like to follow up on a warranty claim, contact our Warranty Department.

Jackal Tech Support

Front DerailleurNo compatibility
Headset/Headtubemixed taper 1.5" Lower, 1'1/8" upper
Seat Post30.9mm
Seat Clamp34.9mm
Fork Compatibility100-160mm
BB Shell73mm Threaded
Max Tire Size2.5"

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.

Tobin O. getting ready for a ride, putting on his shoes while his mechanic check over his 2022 Blur
Tobin O. getting ready for a ride, putting on his shoes while his mechanic check over his 2022 Blur

Lifetime Warranty and Support

Missing a ride sucks. That's why we build the very best bikes and offer legendary rider support for life so that you don't.

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If you know the difference between a wrench and a spanner then we have a host of simple-to-follow guides for the basic service jobs.

We design our bikes to last, to be easy to work on and we make sure to provide the parts and information so you can make your bike last for many lifetimes.

We take No Missed Rides seriously, so we keep stock of every small part and spare to keep you rolling. Head over to the shop to find what you need.