Video: Ratboy Hits The Town on his Santa Cruz Jackal

For many years the Santa Cruz Jackal has remain unchanged for a simple reason. Whats there to improve on? With a great geometry and one of the best adjustable dropouts in the business, it’s versatile enough to cruise the streets, hit a set of dirt jumps, or race some slalom. So just in case you’ve forgotten what fun a dirt jumper is to ride, here’s a video of Josh Bryceland and Logan Peat doing what they do best.

For the car buffs out there, the shorts star is a 1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner which is powered by it’s original super-charged two-stroke straight-six Detroit Diesel power plant!

Press info after the break…

When Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland rolled into Santa Cruz on their Jackals, we rolled up in a 1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner to show them around.

Still 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.

Via Santa Cruz Bikes


theworm - 01/10/14 - 5:21pm

Cool, my house made the background!

Matt - 01/10/14 - 8:23pm

Sweet look at SC. Even some really good (but crowded) Steamer Lane.

Capitols - 01/10/14 - 9:05pm

You could my house in the background on a few shots:)

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