Quick scan of Ragley hardtail range for 2023

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Very much keeping on with keeping on. No wild claims, just minor tweaks and updates to popular hardtail range including the Mmmbop, Blue Pig, Big Al and Big Wig.

Colours across the range have the usual Ragley aesthetic and the specs are typically well-considered for real world, regular trail riding.

Hold up though! There is a new model. The Mmmbop 1.0, taking Ragley’s most popular aluminium frame and offering it with fancier build kit.

Mmmbop 1.0

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 plus Ragley finishing kit.

Pricing and availability

Here’s the range lowdown for yous lot…

Ragley Mmmbop

Mmmbop 2.0

“Slack, aggressive and built to hang with any of your full-suspension riding mates. Perfect to ride all-day but drop the saddle and the magic happens. A 63.75 degree head angle inspires confidence on the steeps, pair with your choice of 150mm fork for bucketloads of composure, and the taught frame keeps things tracking no matter what. So whether you’re entering the hardtail category at an enduro race, exploring a backcountry epic or just smashing around the local woods, the Mmmbop is ready for anything.”

Ragley Marley

Marley 2.0

“Using 6061 alloy tubing, the Marley balances a stiff frame with enough compliance for the longest of days in the saddle. Geometry is based firmly around fun with a 65.5-degree head angle keeping things stable and confidence inspiring on the rough stuff. Elsewhere on the frame the tick-boxes are checked; ISCG 05 chain guide tabs, a 44/56mm tapered head tube, internal dropper seat post compatibility and 148x12mm boost rear end.”

Ragley Piglet

Piglet

“Shorter travel than the Blue Pig and shares its geometry with the more trail-friendly Marley. The triple butted 4130 chromoly tubes supply the compliance for all day comfort but enough spring to make it a trail sniper’s dream on tight and twisty singletrack. The frame features all the modern standards, including ISCG 05 chain guide tabs and boost 148×12 axle spacing.”

Ragley Blue Pig

Blue Pig

“The current Blue Pig keeps the ‘ardcore ‘ardtail flame burning strong: Custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly tubing, ISCG 05 tabs, a 44mm head tube, internal dropper routing and a 148x12mm boost rear end. But it’s the geometry that defines it: the 63.75 degree head angle making its rowdy intentions abundantly clear.”

Ragley Big Al

Big Al 1

“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 tabs, a 44/56mm tapered head tube, internal dropper seat post compatibility and 148x12mm boost rear end all keeping things bang up to date.”

Ragley Big Wig

Big Wig Race

“Big-wheeled counterpart to the Blue Pig. The Big Wig is at home being piloted at an enduro race, taking on a multi-day adventure or just smashing laps of your favourite trail centre. The Big Wig frameset features ISCG 05 tabs, a 44mm head tube, internal dropper routing and a 148x12mm boost rear end. Our steel frames are engineered from custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly tubing for a frame that is stiff but lively and comfortable. Spec is the usual blend of performance and reliability to fit the no-nonsense Ragley ethos.”

Specs and geometry gallery

Mo’ deets @ ragleybikes.com

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  • Quick scan of Ragley hardtail range for 2023
  • andyspaceman
    Full Member

    Interesting that the Blue Pig & Piglet are still offered as 27.5″ wheeled bikes, front & rear. Not being judgemental, and it shows that there must still be demand.

    For the Piglet in particular though, 29″ sounds like it’d make more sense for the described use-cases, in larger sizes at least. A ‘Little-Wig’, or ‘Wiglet’ if you like.

    Some nice colour options, particularly the fade on the Big-Wig.

    imrobert
    Full Member

    For the Scout hardtail launch, the pro riders chose 27.5 too.

    Jim Trailrider
    Full Member

    Yay, another year of minimal geometry change. Still keeps my 2018 Whyte 909 contemporary.

    sillyoldman
    Full Member

    Geometry started looking dated last time around. Surprised there aren’t bigger changes.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    This colour. 👌

    stingmered
    Full Member

    Hopefully more availability than previously. Tried to buy a 2021 mmmmbob a month after launch. Never came in stock again!

    Ozak42
    Full Member

    The only bike I’d personally be interested in is the Big Wig, as I love 29 wheels and steel hard tails. However, the sizes listed are medium, large and XL, but the reach numbers read like they are for a conservative small, medium and large bike.

    Normal Man
    Full Member

    The Big Wig Race has me all sentimental about my old Fisher SuperCal 😢

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