After a year out, Ragley returns with a complete eight bike range including some of the absolute classics and some all-new models.
The Core Bike Show will be the first time the 2019 Ragley models will be seen in the flesh, so we take you through everything you need to know about the new eight bike range.
A full decade since the original Blue Pig first hit the trails, Ragley have tweaked the geometry, increased rear wheel spacing to boost and the tubing cross sections on the rear triangle to deliver a little more comfort.
The frame is made from 4130 CroMo and you get a 64 degree head angle courtesy of a Rockshox Yari RC fork, coupled with a 74 degree seat angle.
Spec-wise, you get a Shimano SLX drive train, Ragley finishing kit, a Brand-X Ascend dropper, wheels are 27.5″ RaceFace AR rims on Formula hubs with WTB Vigilante/Trail Boss rubber.
The frame comes with a 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement too.
The complete bike will set you back £1749.99 the frame-only £549.99.
The Big Wig is the wagon-wheeled sibling to the Blue Pig, just with some added reach, a slightly steeper seat angle and a whisker off the head angle. Like the Blue Pig, the stays have been refined for added comfort in the saddle, but without compromise in the direction that counts.
You get a similar 4130 tubeset, 65 degree head angle with the same 74 degree seat angle.
Spec and price wise, you’re looking at the same Shimano SLX drive, Ragley build kit, RaceFace/Formula wheels and Brand-X dropper as the Blue Pig. The only difference is a slightly narrower 2.5″ tyre over the Blue Pig’s 2.6″ rubber.
With complete bikes at £1749.99 and £549.99 for the frame.
The Piglet was designed as its milder mannered smaller brother of the Blue Pig. Built around a shorter travel fork and general trail riding it could well be the perfect all-round UK mountain bike.
Reach has grown over the previous Piglet, head angle slackens, seat angle steepens.
The frame is made from the same 4130 CroMo as it’s bigger brothers, and with the 130mm Rockshox Revelation RC you’ll get a 65.5″ head angle mated to a 74 degree seat tube.
Build kit and pricing is identical to that of the Blue Pig, so the only real difference is a shorter fork and the head tube angle.
Complete bikes are £1749.99, frame only £549.99.
The Mmmbop sports the same geometry Blue Pig, but uses alloy as the main ingredient.
The numbers are all the same as the Blue Pig, unsurprisingly, but the Yari RC of the steel beast is swapped for a Manitou Mattoc Comp, and you get a SRAM NX 11-speed groupset and Shimano MT500 brakes.
With those spec changes, the complete bike is cheaper at £1299.99 as is the frame only at £299.99.
The Marley is the alloy equivalent of the Piglet. With that, prices are down compared to that of the steel models. With a 130mm Rockshox Revelation RC you’ll get a 65.5″ head angle mated to a 74 degree seat tube.
Build kit and pricing is identical to that of the Piglet, but with the pricing of the Mmmbop.
Complete bikes are £1299.99, the frame only at £299.99.
The Marley 2 takes the Piglet geometry with an alloy frame and brings it in under a grand.
For £999.99 you get a Rockshox Recon RL, Ragley finishing kit, the same wheels as the Marley 1, Shimano Deore 10-speed drive, SRAM Level brakes and a Suntour crank. You also get a fixed Ragley post on the Marley 2.
The Big Al shares the same modern angles as the Big Wig, but on a more price sensitive build kit and a lighter weight alloy frame.
Effectively the 29er version of the Marley 2, the spec and pricing are identical.
The Trig marks Ragley’s return to the world of curly handlebars (remember the Rodwell and Cragg Vale?).
Triple butted 4130 Chromoly steel tubing that’s lively and comfortable; supple enough to provide comfort on rougher rides but stiff and engaging enough to make you grin when you push harder.
The Trig frameset features a 44mm headtube, 142×12 and 15mm axles, multiple bottle cage mounts and tyre clearance to run 700c or 650b tyres
Two builds are available, a 650b ‘adventure’ (£1749.99) bike or 700c do anything (£1099.99) bike.