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    Which bike????

    So I'm thinking that a DJ bike purchase is in the near future, and I'm wondering what your thoughts are regarding these two bikes (SC Jackal vs Trek Ticket). I've never owned a DJ bike and will be using this for mainly urban stuff around campus, and at the local pump track. The main differences I noticed just off of the web info was that the Jackal has a shorter chainstay by .7mm and a shorter top tube (23.5 vs 24). Thoughts?

    Santa Cruz Jackal
    FORK: Marzocchi DJ2 100mm 20mm
    REAR DER: SRAM X7 short cage 9spd
    FRONT DER: Not Needed: kit includes E13 ST chain guide
    SHIFTERS: SRAM X5 right trigger 9spd
    CRANKSET: TruVativ Hussefelt 1.0 34 tooth 9spd
    BOTTOM BRACKET: TruVativ Howitzer XR
    CASSETTE: SRAM PG 950, 11- 28 9spd
    CHAIN: Shimano HG 53 9spd
    BRAKES: Avid Elixir 1 w/ 160mm rotors
    BARS: Easton EA 30 685mm
    STEM: Gravity Gap 45mm 31.8mm
    GRIPS: Lizard Skin Charger
    HEADSET: Cane Creek 10
    SEAT POST: SDG Micro I Beam
    SADDLE: SDG Patriot I Beam
    WHEELS: WTB FX rims laced to Shimano M525 rear & WTB Super Duty 20mm front hub w/ DT 14 gauge spokes, brass nipples
    TIRES: Maxxis Holy Roller 2.2 wire
    Price: 1450.00

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    Trek Ticket
    FORK: Manitou Circus Comp w/coil spring, preload, rebound, lockout, steel steerer, 20mm thru axle, 100mm travel
    WHEELS: Formula DH92 20mm 32-hole alloy front hub, Formula DC58 36-hole rear hub; Alex FR30 disc rims
    TIRES: Bontrager G1 Expert, 26x2.25"
    SHIFTER:SRAM X4, 8 speed
    DERAILLEUR: SRAM X4
    CRANK: Truvativ Hussefelt, 34T
    CASSETTE: SRAM PG-830 11-28, 8 speed
    SADDLE: Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    SEATPOST: Bontrager, forged, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
    HANDLEBAR: Bontrager Low Riser OS, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 9 degree sweep
    STEM: Bontrager Earl, 31.8mm
    HEADSET: 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
    BREAKSET: Shimano M446 hydraulic disc brakes
    GRIPS: Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on
    Price: 1270.00

    Thanks!

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    The Jackal is clearly better spec. Also, the new Ticket frame are rubbish compared to the '11 and '10 signature. No reason to compare them. I'd go with an '11 Signature over the Jackal, then the Jackal, then an '11 Giant STP, then the Ticket.

    I <3 my '11 Jackal.

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    '12 Jackal

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    are you considering singlespeed ?

    i think you should !

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    I went with the jackal on hucknroll 11% off sale going on now. Sweet bike. I've don't have any experience with a single speed, and the terrain I will be riding on has a fair amount of hills. Perhaps this would not be an issue, but hey I can always convert the bike if I decide to go that route in the future. Thanks everyone for all of your help!

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    Congrats on your new Jackal!!

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