The 2017 Ragley Bigwig 29” Hardtail is a Trail/All Mountain/Enduro Race friendly machine for those who demand a versatile, go anywhere and ride everything kind of bike that inspires confidence in every situation. At home on any terrain: from tearing up your local singletrack, to back country adventures in the middle of nowhere, smashing out runs in the Alps or racing Enduro; It is the weapon of choice for those who want to ride everything!
Our complete Bigwig is a great value package that is ready for action straight out of the box thanks to a combination of great frameset with modern features, aggressive geometry and a well thought out selection of reliable components.
The Bigwig frameset features ISCG 05 tabs, a 44mm head tube, Internal routing for a dropper seatpost and Boost 148x12mm bolt through rear end for increased tyre clearance, added wheel strength and stiffness. It is engineered from custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly steel tubing resulting in a frame that is lightweight and supple enough to provide comfort on longer trail rides whilst robust and stiff enough to take on an uplift day for some serious DH abuse!
Geometry is taken very seriously at Ragley as 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 to mimic the characteristics of a modern full suspension bike 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.
Designed with a 65˚ head angle (66.5˚at ride height) and a long top tube, the Bigwig is designed to run a short stem (Between 40-60mm) to give fine control and stability at high and low speeds, especially over rough and technical terrain. The low bottom bracket (Similar to a modern full suspension bike at Sag) and short chain stays maximise manoeuvrability, cornering, traction and playfulness whilst the steep seat angle puts the rider central on the bike ensuring climbing prowess.
The finished result is a long, low, slack and planted feeling bike with excellent grip, impeccable trail handling and stability that inspires confidence at high speed and over steep/technical terrain.
Leading the way and smoothing the trail ahead is a Rockshox Yari RC fork offering 130mm of bump-munching travel through a study chassis using 35mm stanchions and a 15mm stealth bolt thru-axle to ensure accurate steering through the most challenging lines. The tried and tested Motion Control Damping and air-spring allow fine adjustment to suit any rider whilst keeping weight to a minimum.
The Tubeless ready wheels are made up from WTB ASYM IP23 TCS Rims, laced to Boost Bolt Thru-Axle Novatac hubs with surefooted stability provided by WTB tyres: an aggressive 2.3 Vigilante TCS – Light/Fast on the front and a fast rolling 2.25 Trail Boss TCS – Light/Fast Compound on the rear.
Power is provided through a 1×11 speed Drivechain using Shimano’s new M7000 SLX cranks, shifters and rear derailleur with a clutch to keep your chain in place and noise to a minimum. Once you are up to speed, dependable and powerful Shimano M7000 SLX hydraulic disc brakes will help keep you in control.
The cockpit and contact points are ready for action with a wide 760mm Ragley Wiser bar and short 50mm Stubbing stem. For proper all mountain accessibility we have added the Brand-X Ascend Dropper seatpost with 120mm of travel and internal cable routing. To ensure comfort on even the longest of rides, we have added the Ragley Tracker saddle.
Frame: Custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly steel
Forks: Rockshox Yari RC 29/27.5+ Boost 15×110, 130mm Travel, 15mm Maxle Stealth, Tapered Steerer
Weight: 30.3bs (13.7kgs)
Colour: Matt Black/Grey