NEWS


Ragley 2016 Range Launched

 

The best way to get faster is to ride a hardtail – FACT. It teaches proper trail manners; demanding that you ride clean and smooth, reading the trail ahead, picking the best lines and carrying speed everywhere you can. As you are directly connected to the trail underneath, there is better feedback and it is more natural. It is also just more fun!

After many, many late nights and a lot of blood, sweat and tears, It is a great pleasure to release our new 2016 Ragley range of bikes and frames. Our new range is made up of 5 models which cover a variety of styles, materials, wheel sizes and fork lengths depending on the type of rider you are and what you want to ride. Each model is available as a frame only or as a complete bike: ready for action straight out of the box. One thing they all have in common is that they are long, low and slack which translates to a confidence inspiring ride and loads of fun out on the trails!

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Geometry – Updated Ragley Trail Geometry explained:

Geometry is taken very seriously at Ragley. We believe it is the most important part of any bike’s personality. It defines the bike and ultimately dictates the way a bike will interact with you and the trail.

Our updated trail geometry has been designed long, low and slack to inspire confidence whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider. This should give better control and a more forgiving ride for beginners whilst improved stability and control to Inspire confidence for advanced riders.

The main changes are:

1 – Longer front triangles and shorter stems:

–  Give the rider more room to move around, stay in control and makes it much harder to go over the handlebars.

– It lengthens the wheelbase to increase stability at speed and over technical terrain.

– Moves rider weight forward to load the front wheel giving better traction in corners and helps to keep the front wheel on the ground when climbing steeper sections

2 – Slack static head angles:

– Designed to mimic the characteristics of a modern full suspension bike with a rider on board but obviously without the sag at the rear. This is why our bikes seem slack when static. However once the rider is on the bike, the front suspension will sag, steepening the head angle by the desired amount.

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See below for range highlights:

Bluepig 27.5”

 

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Introducing the new and improved Ragley Bluepig: Designed as an All Mountain/Enduro Race friendly bike, our top of the range 27.5” wheeled Bluepig is built for those who want to go faster and play harder.

Building on the success of the original, we wanted the new Blue Pig to keep the soul of the old frame by retaining as many of the original features as possible: It is still made from custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly Steel and features classic Ragley attributes such as:  44mm head tube, 3 Finger Bridge, Taperlite seat tube and chain stay mounted disc brake calliper. To bring the frame right up to date we have added a whole host of new features such as 27.5” wheels, a stiffer bolt through rear end using exchangeable dropouts which will allow you to run 142x12m or QR, better tyre & stand-over clearance and stealth dropper compatibility.

Key Features:

– Custom triple butted 4130 Chromo steel

– Optimised for a 150mm fork

– 44mm Headtube

– Head Angle: 64˚Static (66˚ Sagged at 25%)

– 27.5” wheels

– Stealth dropper cable routing

– 142x12mm Through Axle

– ISCG 05 Tabs

– 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement

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The new Bluepig is a blend of DH stability and uphill tenacity. It will descend and climb with such contradiction that you will be left scratching your head.

 

Piglet 27.5”

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The new 2016 Ragley Piglet has been updated to use 27.5” wheels. Designed as a ‘more normal’ Trail friendly bike with All Mountain capabilities, the Piglet is created for exploration, adventure and play.  It is for people that ride with their saddle up as much as their saddle down.

Key Features:

– Custom triple butted 4130 Chromo steel

– Optimised for a 130mm fork

– 44mm Headtube

– Head Angle: 65.5˚Static (67˚ Sagged at 25%)

– 27.5” wheels

– Stealth dropper cable routing

– 135mm QR

– ISCG 05 Tabs

– 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement

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The new Piglet should see you climbing up, going along and flying down faster than ever before!

 

Mmmbop 27.5”

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The original Alloy hardcore hardtail is back! In case you are not familiar with the Ragley range: the Mmmbop is the Alloy version of the Steel Bluepig. First launched back in 2008, the original Mmmbop defined what a modern All Mountain Alloy hardtail frame should be: Strong, light, stiff, adaptable, agile and huge fun to ride!

Key Features:

– Custom butted 6061-T6 Heat treated aluminium tubing

– Optimised for a 150mm fork

– 44/56mm Tapered Headtube

– Head Angle: 64˚Static (66˚ Sagged at 25%)

– 27.5” wheels

– Stealth dropper cable routing

– 142x12mm Through Axle

– ISCG 05 Tabs

– 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement

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The Mmmbop frameset features ISCG 05 tabs, a 44/56mm tapered head tube to keep the front low, a stiffer bolt through rear end using exchangeable dropouts which will allow you to run whichever standard you desire(142x12m or QR) and stealth dropper compatibility. It is engineered from custom butted aircraft grade 6061-T6 Aluminium tubing resulting in a frame that is at home on any terrain but happiest when ridden hard, roosting turns and hammering the descents!

 

Marley 27.5”

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Introducing the next generation Ragley Marley; updated with 27.5” wheels. The Marley is our entry level frame and the Alloy version of the Steel Piglet. The new Marley is faster and smoother over rough terrain, more fun to ride, packed with more features than ever before and best of all; we have reduced the price tag! The new Marley offers a lot more bang for your buck!

Key Features:

– Custom butted 6061-T6 Heat treated aluminium tubing

– Optimised for a 130mm fork

– 44/56mm Tapered Headtube

– Head Angle: 65.5˚Static (67˚ Sagged at 25%)

– 27.5” wheels

– 135mm QR

– ISCG 05 Tabs

– 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement

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The Marley is at home on any terrain: from tearing up your local singletrack, back county adventures in the middle of nowhere or smashing out runs in the Alps; it will go wherever you want to take it and have you coming back for more!

 

Bigwig 29”

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The Big Wig is our top of the range Steel 29er frame. Designed as a Trail/All Mountain/Enduro Race friendly bike, the Bigwig is built for those who want a versatile, go anywhere and ride everything flat-out kind of bike.

Key Features:

– Custom triple butted 4130 Chromo steel

– Optimised for a 130mm fork

– 44mm Headtube

– Head Angle: 65˚Static (66.5˚ Sagged at 25%)

– Frame designed for 29” or 27.5+” wheels

– Stealth dropper cable routing

– 142x12mm Through Axle

– ISCG 05 Tabs

– 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement

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The Bigwig will help you push your limits on any terrain, letting you ride further, faster and all whilst having more fun!