Ragley Returns With New Hardtail After One Year Hiatus

Jan 27, 2019
by Ragley Bikes  

PRESS RELEASE: Ragley Bikes

After a one-year sabbatical, Ragley is back and feeling fresh.

A brand famous for its no-nonsense approach to riding, Ragley is back with a new range of great value, fun loving bicycles.

The old favourites get updates to geometry, tube profiles, frame ‘standards’ and spec. The Big Al slots into the range as a 29-inch wheeled counterpart to the Marley.

We have introduced the range below with a brief blurb and key specifications.

Blue Pig


It’s 10 years since the Blue Pig first hit the trails. The latest iteration is a very different beast to the original, but its intentions haven’t changed. It’s happiest when ridden hard, roosting turns and hammering the descents. From tearing up your local singletrack, exploratory adventures in the wild, racing enduro or the annual alpine pilgrimage; the Blue Pig will take whatever you can throw at it.

We have tweaked the test winning geometry, increased rear wheel spacing to boost and finessed tubing cross sections on the rear triangle to deliver a little more comfort.
Pedal up, get rowdy down, repeat.

Head Angle 64˚Static
Effective Seat Angle 74˚
Chain stay length 425mm
Rear Axle Ragley 12mm x 148mm Thru-Axle
BB Shell 73mm BSA
Wheel Size 27.5”
Max Tyre Size 2.6”
ISCG 05 Tabs
5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement
Complete bike £1749.99
Frame only £549.99

Piglet


You like the Blue Pig but you’re concerned it’s hard-riding credentials don’t quite suit the cut of your jib? The Piglet was designed as its milder mannered counterpart. Built around a shorter travel fork and general trail riding vital statistics; it’s the perfect all-round UK mountain bike.

Still designed to be ridden with gumption, the new frame has been given a friendly dose of boost with a 148x12 to stiffen up the rear. Reach grows, headangle slackens, seat angle steepens: so whilst it’s aimed firmly at trail, it will still speeder bike through the trees with accuracy and poise.
Small wheels and Ragley’s trail geometry, fun for miles.

Head Angle 65.5˚Static
Effective Seat Angle 74˚
Chain stay length 425mm
Rear Axle Ragley 12mm x 148mm Thru-Axle
BB Shell 73mm BSA
ISCG 05 Tabs
Wheel Size 27.5”
Max Tyre Size 2.6”
5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement
Complete bike £1749.99
Frame only £549.99

Mmmbop


The Mmmbop gets showered with the same geometry fairy dust as the award winning Blue Pig, but uses alloy as the main ingredient. The same fun-loving character remains with a no-nonsense build kit to keep you spinning mile after mile, ripping turn after turn and boosting off every root in sight.

The tick box exercise is complete: boost axles, threaded BB, ISCG 05 tabs and stealth dropper routing. There’s just one big blank space remaining: a description of how you’re going to ride it…

Head Angle 64˚Static
Effective Seat Angle 74˚
Chain stay length 425mm
Seat post 31.6mm
Rear Axle Ragley 12mm x 148mm Thru-Axle
BB Shell 73mm BSA
Wheel Size 27.5”
Max Tyre Size 2.6”
ISCG 05 Tabs
5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement
Complete bike £1299.99
Frame only £299.99

The Marley


The Marley is a modern classic with the previous iteration landing a whole heap of awards and accolades. The new bike retains the same DNA but updates to the boost axle ‘standard’ and the same geometry revisions as its steel counterpart, the Piglet.

The Marley was created to bring high-end features, geometry and ride feel to a lower price point. A fun and engaging ride for an all-day loop, joining the local shop ride, playing in the woods or a long weekend at a trail centre.

Proof that you don’t need to break the bank to get the most out of mountain biking, both Marley builds are dripping with choice components so you can keep shredding month-after-month, year-after-year.

Head Angle 65.5˚Static
Effective Seat Angle 74˚
Chain stay length 425mm
Rear Axle Ragley 12mm x 148mm Thru-Axle
BB Shell 73mm BSA
Wheel Size 27.5”
Max Tyre Size 2.6”
ISCG 05 Tabs
5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement

Big Al


The Big Al puts a middle finger up to those who think the cutting-edge geometry of their range topping model has no place at this price point. 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.

Whether you want something out of the box to ride the socks off, or a frame you can build into something a little bit special, the Big Al is a blank canvass for your riding imagination. Well-mannered as a stable trail/XC bike but slack enough for the most demanding of trails, there is no stopping this cable 29-inch beauty, go forth and find your own fun…

Head Angle 65˚Static
Effective Seat Angle 74˚
Chain stay length 435mm
Rear Axle Ragley 12mm x 148mm Thru-Axle
BB Shell 73mm BSA
Wheel Size 29”
Max Tyre Size 2.5”
ISCG 05 Tabs
5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement
Complete bike £999.99


33 Comments

  • + 17
 Indications of fork travel could be useful. In any case, the Marley is now on the shortlist for my next build.
  • + 3
 Mmmbop and bluepig are designed around 140 - 160. Optimized for 150mm fork Bigwig and I'm assuming Big Al are designed around 120 -140 optimized for 130mm fork Marley and Piglet are designed around 120-140. Optimized for 130mm fork.
  • + 17
 @ragley-bikes Give us the reach figures ya eejits
  • + 3
 I dont know any more info but when I asked on Instagram they said the bluepig was 460mm reach in size large so up 10mm from previous model. If they are keeping same trends as previous models thats number should carry across the majority of the lineup and give a ball park idea on other sizes.
  • + 8
 Glad to see ragley back. I built up a bluepig at the end of 2017 and it quickly became my favorite bike.
  • + 2
 Yeh, I built an Mmmbop up around the same time and it's the best hardtail I've ever ridden. Funnily enough I've just changed my stem from 35mm to 45mm for a little more reach. Looks like these latest frames have an increased reach of 10mm.
  • + 1
 These look like massive fun. It wasn't mentioned in the article but considering it is an issue with other bikes: these 27.5" wheeled models have a straight seattube so you can get the saddle all the way from slammed up to XC height or fit the longest travel dropper posts. I'm about 6ft tall. A typical seatpost requires 100mm of insertion in the seattube. I've got a 400mm seattube and a 400mm seatpost so I can have my saddle slammed or all the way up to XC height with 300mm of seatpost exposed. It looks odd and I've never ridden it all the way up like that, but it can be done and makes the bike a massive lot more versatile.
  • + 4
 Ragley Bikes, just when you think they're dead... again.
  • + 1
 Why do they seem to disappear every other year? Is it so they can make a massive fanfare when they 'miraculously' reappear?!
  • + 2
 I have an older blue pig and it's a rad bike! Blue Pig and MmmBop built around 140/160ish travel, the Piglet and Marley around the 130 range.
  • + 3
 My 2017 Blue Pig rides awesome. Great to see them back with new bikes again!
  • + 2
 The Mmmbop is the best looking bike i've ever seen! props to ragley bikes! hopefully they do some demo events.
  • + 3
 That bluepig is so beautiful...
  • + 2
 Wanted one. Then didn’t get any return emails for a year so had to move on
  • + 1
 They were always quick to reply on Facebook.
  • + 3
 I like the look of the Piglet, what's the travel?
  • + 3
 I think 130 recommended but up to 140 or as low as 120. At least that's how the previous model was.
  • + 3
 cool to see a mattoc on a production bike -such an underrated fork
  • + 3
 bravo ragley!
  • + 3
 Ya boi!
  • + 3
 These all look good
  • + 1
 Still rockin' my 2014 BluePig in forest trails, alpine adventures and road trips (with slick tyres).
Ragley rocks!
  • + 2
 Wonder why only 2.5's on the 29er's and 2.6's on all the 27.5er's
  • + 1
 No Bigwig this year? Frown
nvm, it's on their site, just not on PB
  • + 1
 woot. more awesome hardtails to choose from.
  • + 1
 Hope to get a frame only blue pig!
  • + 1
 #snazzy... :-)
  • + 1
 On wiggle?
  • + 0
 Reminds me of the zerode bikes. Nice silohuette
  • + 0
 jesus christ where is the info?
  • - 3
 Yuk. These are all ugly bikes.

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