Quick analysis of the Ragley hardtail range for 2023
Alright keep on going. No outlandish claims, just minor tweaks and updates to the popular hardtail lineup, including the Mmmbop, Blue Pig, Big Al and Big Wig.
The colors in the range have the usual Ragley aesthetic and the specs are generally well thought out for real-world, regular track riding.
Hold on anyway! There is a new model. The Mmmbop 1.0, taking Ragley’s most popular aluminum frame and offering it with a more sophisticated build kit.
Highlights include: 150mm Rockshox Yari RC fork, Nukeproof Neutron wheelset, Maxxis Minion 3C EXO+ tyres, Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes, Shimano 12-speed drivetrain, Brand-X Ascend dropper and Ragley finishing kit.
Price and availability
Here is the lowdown range for you many…
“Slack, aggressive and designed to hook up with any of your full suspension riding buddies. Perfect for all day riding but drop the saddle and the magic happens. A 63.75 degree head angle inspires confidence on the inclines, pair it with your choice of 150mm fork for loads of composure, and the taught frame keeps things in place no matter what.So whether you step into the hardtail category when racing an enduro, whether you’re exploring a backcountry epic or just zipping around the local woods, the Mmmbop is ready for anything.
“Using 6061 alloy tubing, the Marley balances a stiff frame with enough suppleness for the longest days in the saddle. The geometry is firmly based on fun with a 65.5 degree head angle keeping things stable and inspiring confidence on tricky terrain Elsewhere on the frame the tick boxes are ticked ISCG 05 chain guide tabs, tapered 44/56mm head tube, internal dropper post compatibility and a 148 x 12mm boost rear end.
“Shorter travel than the Blue Pig and shares its geometry with the more trail-friendly Marley. Triple-butted 4130 chromoly tubing provides compliance for all-day comfort, but enough spring to make it a tight, twisty trail sniper’s dream. The frame features all the modern standards, including ISCG 05 chain guide dropouts and 148×12 axle spacing.”
Blue Pig Ragley
“The current Blue Pig keeps the ‘ardcore’ ardtail flame burning: custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly tubing, ISCG 05 tabs, a 44mm head tube, internal dropper routing and a boost 148x12mm rear end. But it’s the geometry that defines it: the 63.75-degree head angle makes its rowdy intentions abundantly clear.
Ragley Big Al
“The 29er counterpart to the Marley; designed as a fun all-rounder with the same performance and value. Sharing the custom-butted 6061 alloy tubing, the Big Al balances a stiff frame with enough compliance for the longest days in the saddle. ISCG 05 chain guide dropouts, a tapered 44/56mm head tube, internal dropper post compatibility and a 148x12mm boost rear end all keep things fresh.
Large Ragley Wig
“The big-wheeled counterpart to the Blue Pig. The Big Wig is at home riding in an enduro race, on a multi-day adventure, or just lapping up laps at your favorite trail center. The Big Wig frame features ISCG 05 tabs, 44mm head tube, internal dropper routing and 148x12mm boost rear end Our steel frames are constructed from triple butted 4130 Chromoly tubing Custom tuned for a stiff yet lively and comfortable frame Spec is the usual blend of performance and reliability to suit the no-frills Ragley philosophy.
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