The 2019 Ragley Blue Pig looks like it might bring home the bacon

Sorry, first of all, for the terrible post title. I couldn’t resist a pork pun.

We just met the 2019 Ragley Blue Pig and chatted through it with Steve Larkin from Hotlines (the UK’s Ragley distributor).

The 2019 Ragley Blue Pig is, of course, a steel hardtail. This is the latest version from the brand that was one of the original hardcore hardtail brands, updated and given the old ‘longer and slacker’ treatment for 2019.

This year marks the Ragley Blue Pig’s 10th birthday and the latest iteration is a much longer, slacker and enduro’ier bike than ever before.

The bike is built around a 4130 cromo frame with Boost spacing on the back wheel. It takes 27.5″ wheels with clearance for up to 2.6″ tyres and has ISCG05 tabs, external cable routing for gears and brakes, internal dropper post routing, a 44mm head tube and a 148 x 12mm boost back end.

As hardtails go, the 2019 Ragley Blue Pig isn’t crazy on the geometry … but is certainly on the more aggro end of the spectrum. The bike is specced with a 150mm travel and leans against your van with a 64˚head angle, which becomes 65.5˚at 25% travel.

There are 4 sizes available from Small to Extra Large, with size large clocking in with a 460mm reach effective top tube of 641.2mm and a seat angle of 74°.

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The bike feels, to our 175cm test pilot at least, roomy and with plenty of room between you and the bars.

The 2019 Ragley Blue Pig is available as a frame only or as a complete bike. The complete bike comes with a decent selection of kit including Shimano SLX brakes and gears, WTB Vigilante and Trail Boss tyres, Ragley’s own cockpit and Race Face wheels. Up front is a Rockshox Yari RC 150mm fork.

A complete Ragley Blue Pig is £1749.99. Frame-only is £549.99

If the price tag of the Blue Pig is a bit porky for you, you might like to try the Ragley Mmmbop which is an aluminium-framed version and is £1300 complete or £300 for a frame.

You can learn more about the 2019 Ragley Blue Pig over on Ragley’s website here.


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