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.
Rob Roskopp and the team from Santa Cruz present the Tallboy 2.
When Tallboy first launched in 2009, it wiped the floor with everything in its category.
Most 29ers of the time had the geometry and suspension performance of an economy airline seat, and the industry knew it. Tallboy was awarded “Bike of the Year” time after time, changing the perception of what a 29” wheel mountain bike was capable of.
The geometry of Tallboy 2 remains true to the original. However, we've fine-tuned the shock rate, improved pedaling efficiency, increased stiffness and reduced weight to redefine our most popular trail bike.