Introducing the next generation Ragley Marley: updated for 27.5” wheels!
If you are not familiar with the Ragley range: the Marley is the Alloy version of the Steel Piglet. First launched in 2013, the Marley was designed as the more “normal” Alloy trail friendly frame with a shorter fork and a slightly steeper head angle. The new version is lighter, 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!
Building on the success of the original, we wanted the new Marley to keep the soul of the old frame by retaining as many of the original features as possible: 3 Finger Bridge, Taperlite seat tube, seat stay mounted disc brake calliper and fun All Mountain/Trail geometry. To bring the frame right up to date we have reduced weight and added a whole host of new features such as 27.5” wheel compatibility, custom butted aircraft grade 6061-T6 Aluminium tubing, a 44/56mm tapered head tube to keep the front low, seat stay mounted post disc brake mount, better tyre & stand-over clearance and dropper post cable routing.
Our updated trail geometry has been designed from the ground up for the new 27.5” wheel size: dropping the bottom bracket to an aggressive 305mm. We loved the 425mm chain stay length on the old frame so much that we redesigned the 3 finger bridge to save weight and make clearance for the bigger wheels without the need for longer stays. When coupled with a 130mm travel fork and a short stem, the 65.5˚ head angle (67˚ in the Sag), low BB, bigger wheels and revised geometry result in improved grip, a smoother ride, impeccable trail handling and stability which should see you going up, along and down faster than ever before!
The new Marley is for people that ride with their saddle up as much as their saddle down. It is at home on any terrain: from tearing up your local singletrack, back country adventures in the middle of nowhere, smashing out runs in the Alps or racing Enduro; it will go wherever you want to take it and have you coming back for more!