- Ragley vs Cotic – have I got it right?
OK – Ive just spent 4 cans of Marstons, an episode each of Lost, Corrie, Gav and Stacey and Heroes while online here with the search function and I think Ive cracked it 🙂
Im (still) fancying a new HT
Buying British appeals even if theyre not actually made here
So the choice is a Soul or a Pig
I know theres a couple of hundred quid in it but there you go
As far as I can tell after reading everything this site has to offer the Soul is the delicate, purists choice for folk who like to pick their lines with finesse and the Blue Pig is an unconventionally shaped monster begging for a BFO fork and some wide bars that you hang onto for dear life whilst charging down trails your mates on full suss bikes think twice about – but also unfeasably gets up the climbs pretty damn quick too
Or have I got it wrong?
Ta – next step test ridesPosted 8 years agoahwilesSubscriber
the Blue Pig is an unconventionally shaped monster begging for a BFO fork
er, no. not quite.
the Ragley is begging for a 130/140mm fork, cos that's what is was designed for.
itsa good job Brant has a sense of humour; he designs bikes with nice slack head angles. only for us lot to fit daft long forks on them which they didn't need…Posted 8 years agokelvinSubscriber
BFe is more like the Blue Pig if you're after something a bit more comparable in terms of price etc.
Ragley geom and Cotic goem very different though, I'd ride both and pick based on how they ride, not how they look. Obviously either can be built up with "grrr" or "racy" forks/bars/wheels/tyres etc, so either can be made more "bulldozer" or "gazelle" like depending on how they're built up, bear that in mind when riding demo bikes.Posted 8 years agoiamsporticusMember
Agreed I need to ride them back to back
And its not marketing Ive fallen for its the esteemed opinions on here 🙂
I suspect the Soul is the bike Id have bought as a purist before spending the last 5y on a full suss bikePosted 8 years ago
But its the Ragley thats the more difficult to work outGaryLakeMember
Haven't ridden a Soul, but have had an Altitude on the go for nearly a month.
Don't underestimate what an skinny looking 853 hardtail is up to. I spent a whole day at Afan chasing an Enduro and a Remedy down the slopes and the Altitude was on it!
The Soul will take the same fork and do the same things, it's more about the ride you want from it.Posted 8 years ago
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