Friday, January 10, 2014


This edit sums up what its like riding hardtails with your buddies. pumptracking, dirt jumping, hitting skateparks and just having fun on a simple bike is what its all about

Santa Cruz’s Jackal has been around for some time now, but hey why change something for the sake of it, especially when it’s already pretty rad. To kind of celebrate this longstanding gem, Santa Cruz decided to get Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland over to Santa Cruz, chuck them in Joe Graney’s classic1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner, give them a couple of Jackal’s, and show them around…9Still using its original super-charged two-stroke straight-six Detroit Diesel power plant connected to a Spicer 4-speed manual transmission, the “Crazy Train” is the last running coach of ten, made for ferrying passengers from Union Pacific’s Los Angeles terminal in the fifties and sixties.Still using unique sliding dropouts to accommodate gears or single speeds, connected to the frame via compact chainstays on a super-strong asymmetrical yoke, the Jackal was made for ferrying passengers over dirt jumps, street obstacles, amusement parks and anything else you might encounter on a rampage around town.