For 2021 Ragley will not be reinventing the wheel. Or making wild claims of “longer, lower, slacker” geometry. No, the 2021 line-up is simply a continuation of what Ragley does best. Bikes built with a solid spec, at affordable prices that are good fun to ride, here’s our pick of the best of 2021:
The Big Wig is an enduro ready hardtail and Ragley’s only steel offering with 29” wheels. The Race spec bike gets an even more gravity focused spec this year with fork travel bumped up to 160mm. If trail riding is more your thing though, the standard Big Wig build still comes with a 140mm Revelation. Both bikes still come with Shimano 12 speed groupsets, 4-piston brakes and for 2021 roll on new Nukeproof wheelsets.
Ready to roll straight from the box to the start line of your next enduro race. A favourite among hardcore hardtail lovers since 2009. The 27.5” wheeled Blue Pig’s specs pretty much mirror those of the Big Wig; Shimano 12 speed, Shimano 4-piston brakes, and new Nukeproof wheels. Fork travel comes in at 150mm and 160mm respectively for the Blue Pig and Blue Pig Race.
The Piglet has more of a bias towards trail riding than the other steel bikes in the range. Built with a shorter 140mm fork, it’s more responsive and the perfect all-rounder capable of epic days in the saddle to blasting through the local woods.
With the perfect balance of geometry, spec and a lighter alloy frame, the Big Al was one of the most popular bikes in the 2020 line-up. So much so Ragley have introduced a new Big Al 1.0, with a dropper post, Shimano 11 speed drivetrain and the fantastic Marzocchi Z2 Rail fork taking care of things up front.
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