Interbike 2008 - Santa Cruz V10, Nomad and Jackal - The Lost Interbike Files!

Dec 15, 2008 at 0:09
Dec 15, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Santa Cruz bikes are hands down one of the most desired frame manufactures in the world and by looking at the 2009 line up, you'll know why. Since they already have a very versatile stable of frames, it's all about refinements and ground out re-modeling these days. Santa Cruz knows that you can always make things a little better and that riding styles dictate what riders need and want to get out of their bikes.

Take a look inside at the all new Nomad and Jackal and Greg Minnaar's V-10 in picture and videos:

Greg Minnaar joined the Syndicate this past season and managed to pilot his brand new SC V10 to the top of the overall rankings on the World Cup DH series. We all know he's an amazing rider, but a lot has to be said for the V10 too. Mike Ferrentino of Santa Cruz bikes takes us through the V10 and its race winning ways.


Highlights:
-254 mm of rear travel
-carbon upper link and mudflap
-sexy as hell
-podiumed at more events than any other bike in 2008






Santa Cruz V10:













For 2009, we get to see the all new Nomad in all its beauty. The next generation of VPP technology is present with revised shock rates and an all around re-design. Grease ported lower links make maintenance a lot easier and will give bearings a longer life span. The Nomad is the bike that set AM riding on its ear and made other companies listen. This is the style of bike that makes MTB riding fun for everyone out there.







Highlights:
-carbon upper link
-1.5" head tube
-160mm of rear travel
-ISCG05 guide tabs
-greater standover height
-15mm pivot axles rolling on angular contact bearings







Santa Cruz Nomad:




The Jackal might as well have gotten a new name too as there isn't much in terms of similarities between the new frame and its predecessor. The Jackal is here to hit up your local jump spots and do one hell of a good job at it! Short and stiff chain stays, lower stand over height and ready to throw down.


Highlights:
-better stand over
-no hump to hit when kicking your feet over the top tube
-new adjustable rear drop outs for single speed or geared set ups.
-two sizes








Santa Cruz Jackal:


Check out www.santacruzmtb.com to learn more about the whole line up of 2009 frames from Santa Cruz Bikes.

That's it for lost files, hope you enjoyed some sunny weather and shiny parts during the white outside that a lot of you are facing these days. Have a great holiday season,

-Tyler "Brule" Maine
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84 Comments

  • + 15
 bleee j hate new jackal""
  • + 23
 yeah, older version was hell better, now its just like all others
  • + 1
 I'm a BMXer but I love the new jackal Fab
  • + 4
 the old jackal was sooooo much better.
  • + 12
 yea that curvey top tube 3
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 ya the old one looked awesome and was strong but hes right it was hard to get your feet over the old one
  • + 3
 the new one is soo much sicker. although the old one was original, the new one is soo light and is set up so prime 4 djing
  • - 3
 Anyone who says its hard to "get your feet over" the toptube is rediculously wrong..It makes no difference guys.
  • - 3
 yeah really, i don't have a problem, if you say that, your just lazy or too rich to give a damn and you get another frame
  • - 3
 the light side would be better but could just get light parts

maybe they will bring the curvey one back Smile
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  • + 10
 I like the new Jackal. But i Love my Old one!
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  • + 4
 Damn that V10 is nice. Just lower the seat a bit. And the Jackal is pretty nice too.
  • + 0
 Yeah, that thing is super sweet! That's crazy what dude says in the video too, that between SC & Intense, 5 of the top ten world cup point finishers were on VPP bikes.
  • + 0
 I think Greg Minaar knows best where to have his seat....
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 Never said he didnt. I was expressing my opinion... Everyone on this website is a fucking critic. Just read a comment and accept it for what it says. Get on with your life. Says he whos criticising your comment. But oh well. I can be a hypocrit if i feel like it.
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 Gotta love pinkshite Smile
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 There was nothing Good about the old jackel, it was the worst hard tail in the world. atleast not it looks half fit. The V10 looks so much better now that its not so bulky.
  • - 6
 yeah man it was soo much worse than all the norco hardtails and konas...
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  • + 4
 what are differences between an 08 and 09 v10?
  • - 1
 A couple of new color options
  • - 1
 could you not contact them for basically any colour the previous years though?
  • - 1
 No there were only colour options, not any colour. The red is new...
  • - 1
 oh, fair enough, i might be thinking of Orange bikes? then again, I could be wrong on that too!
  • + 9
 Yeah they are, all the SC bikes are sick. I remember an article in NSMB awhile back that was praising the versatility of the VPP on each bike, said something like..

"The Blur is the college bound daughter of the family; lithe, firm, and tight. The V-10 is the stoned teenager; it just eats up anything in its path. And the VP Free is the disillusioned twentysomething; not quite sure where he's going but sure to leave a trail of destruction in its path."

Well put!
  • - 3
 whats up with those ugly arrow things? they just look like really big scratches all over your bike, no fresh
  • + 2
 nooo, i love the detailing, keeps it interesting! Wink
  • - 1
 Ugly arrow things? You mean the field with skulls on the plants?...oh those ugly arrow things! The bike looks sick.
  • + 1
 There not skulls, there magic mushrooms....
  • - 1
 i want minaars paint job on my old jackal
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  • + 4
 Old Jackal was much better than new... Frown
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  • + 1
 but there wasnt only one rider using a v10 on the podium, there was the athertons using the commencal, and 4 other's using the v10 to podium success...
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 the new jackal looks like a mob....the old one was sick and if you were having trouble hitting your feet on the hump then you probably shoulda left your feet on the pedals, cause you got no right doin a no-footer with yer feet that high up on the toptube!
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 i love VPP and love my noomad and V10. V10 is (in my opinion) the best handling Dh rig i have ever ridden. it excels in every aspect. pedals insanely good. jumps and corners like a boss. and hugs the ground over the gnarliest of braking bumps roots ruts whatever it may be. i love it! VPP i believe is the way to go. my nomad pedals like a damn XC bike when you reall get on it. and the V10 not much worse!
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  • + 0
 i love the V-10 and the nomad. the jackal used to be the sexiest hard-tail out there. now it looks just like the rest!!! too bad!
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  • + 0
 the v 8 was seen at last week of whistler 2008 . will be named after falline rider not v8
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  • + 2
 those bike r sick
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  • + 1
 Jackal looks maybe a bit of like the Intense dirt/street bike
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  • - 1
 It is not the same geometry on the v 10, just compare he 2 pictures... 67 degrees is terrible, and it's affecting sales, wake up !!!!!!
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  • + 0
 Im loving the V10! looks good like always Razz
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 How come they don't make a VP free any more?
  • + 0
 I'm guessing that it's because they are working on a V8 style bike. I scaled down V10 with less travel is the word on the trails.
  • + 0
 Oh yeah. sweet. Still. I kinda liked the vp free. It was in a class of its own really..
  • - 1
 It was a tank. The new one as light as the V10 with different geometry and less travel....money!
  • - 5
 that and the vp free's all fell apart if you rode them hard
  • + 2
 i don't know about them falling apart? i do know that a lot of people who got them as a long travel AM bike or DH bike would get a bit shorter shocks on them though because to lower the BB hight on them cause they were built for free riding, as for a tank, depends on the build i guess, my buddy has one that weighs 29 pounds. and for falling apart if you ride hard, my same buddy has had his for 3 or for years and raced jr x and now semi pro on it and it still rides great. of course sometimes u got to replace the bearings.
  • + 0
 yeah and right after he replaces the bearings i'm sure it still creaks like hell when you load up the rear end. Thats the frame wearing out and no amount of money in bearings will solve that problem. I've worked on a hundred of those turds, the only ones that aren't blown out in the rear ends are the brand new ones, and the ones tiny girls have ridden, and a few others that just got lucky. if you put an allen key on each side of the pivot axle and tighten it, then take out the one allen key and the first one still spins, it means your frame is dying, and only some serious shit, not bearings will bring it back to life.
  • - 1
 maybe he just got one of those lucky ones but i know plenty of other people who have no creaking problems, the creaking is what some people say a famous flaw of the vpp, i always have people ask me so ur nomad creeking yet? or just wait it'll creek like hell in a bit, but what has seemed to work for me is some kind of plumbers tape i think it is that my neighbor gave to me to put in the pivots, works great no creaking so far and its been over a year
  • - 1
 they were a lot more careful about the tolerances of the nomad's. but i've seen some of them do it. usually more from neglect. whereas, the vp free's just seem to do it like crazy. i suppose they were maybe more careful on the newer version of those too. v8 should be sweet, the angles on the free were always a little whack. a less travel v10 type thing would be good
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 ya i defiantly agree that some free's creek and it probably is the older ones cause i just realized my buddy got new links in his so ur probably right, and it would be sick if they did come out with something like that but i bet it will basically be like a socom, i hope they lower the bottom braket but just a bit, other than that i like that the head tube angle is steeper but thats cause im used to it from riding my trail bikes rather than flow blown DH bikes and when i hop on a DH bike i feel like the wheel is way out in front an i got to be over the bars and i just think steeper head tube angles corners a lot better than the slack ones and you can be a little more agressive in throwing them around, but thats just a weird personal thing cause i normally ride a trail bike, i think most people like it a little more slacker.
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 i lvoe how on Minaars bike the chainstay wrap carries over the paintjob!!!! that is SOOOO SICK!!!!!!
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  • + 0
 woow the jackal is butt ugly
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  • - 1
 An aluminum jackal and not a chro-mo model? Santa Cruz dropped tha ball on that one...
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  • + 1
 i wanna v10 sooooo bad
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  • - 1
 i love every bike. how do you get the videos and pics on here? thats wwhat i wana know. Smile
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 I liked the hunch back of SC (Jackal). The V-10 is by far the sexiest bike ever built.
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  • + 0
 woooow i want one sooo bad
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 Jesus Greg is a tall boy. Look at that seat post, it's miles above the bike.
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 Whats up with no mention of the VP Free? Did Santa Cruz eigthysix that bad boy or what?
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 yes. vp free is canceled for now. the Bullit pretty much took its place. the single pivot is more reliable and VPP is not needy for a straight up huck bike. (which the V10 is not. its race specific)
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 anyone know the werd on the new vp free, or V8?
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 lovin the v-10. the santa cruz rep seens a pretty decent guy too!
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 the jackal looks sexcellent
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 i'm sellin my old jackal for a new model
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 The old Jackal stood out now it is blah, the older version was dead sexy!
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 i thought Rachel Athertons bike would have podiumed more than a v10, as she was top 3 (not 5) all year?
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 I got the old Jackal, It put the FU in Fun I love that bike. Think it's better with the older top tube. Made it more sexy
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  • - 1
 i'll stick by my new jackal. new one looks like everyone else's jump bike.
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 i meant to say my old jackal...it's too early
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 I LOVED THE OLD JACKAL, its ok now but... they killed it
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 That Jackal's frame geo looks fucked.
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  • - 1
 prety sick greg minars bike other ikes look pretty gd aswell
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  • - 1
 i love the jackal but it kinda sucks that u can only get a frame
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 finaly the jakal dosent look retarded anymore!
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 I think I liked the old Jackals more.. just my opinion though.
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 Sick bike but i ride specializeed
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  • + 0
 i prefere the old jackal
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 santa cruz SUCK'S NORCO A-LINE POWER
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 Yeah, that's why the Norco's have been so dominant on the World Cup circuit... Oh wait, that's right... that's the V-10... Dont be a hater.
  • + 0
 is it me or is it that most people who hate on Santa Cruz can't generally afford them. and usually ride Kona or Norco's?

haha looking for positive feedback. no fighting. its just my opinion
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  • - 3
 Lies its all lies Steve Peat has a one point five headtube you cant get on production v10s
  • + 1
 that maybe a proto type model
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