Ragley Blue Pig

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ragley Blue Pig. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • The Ragley Blue Pig is a versatile hardtail mountain bike. Experts found it capable of tackling downhill runs, enduro courses and flowy cross-country trails.
  • Wide 780mm - 800mm bars (depending on frame size), offer riders stability on the Ragley Blue Pig.
  • The long chainstays on the Blue Pig provide riders with a controlled, supple ride.
  • The bike’s frame utilizes a seat tube tower strut and down tube gusset to reduce the impact felt on harsh terrain.
  • A RockShox Yari RC 150mm fork smooths out one’s ride over rock gardens and other rough trail obstacles, on the Ragley Blue Pig.
  • Experts agree that the bike's Shimano drivetrain shifts smoothly between all 12 gears.
  • The Blue Pig uses large rotors on Shimano brakes, allowing riders the ability to brake on-demand.
  • A 150mm - 170mm dropper seat post (depending on the size of the bike), pleased test riders.
  • Riders agree that Ragley's own-brand saddle is comfortable, on the Blue Pig.
  • The bike's chromoly steel frame is extremely durable.
  • Maxxis Minion tires are included on the bike. These provide riders with excellent traction on most trails.
  • Experts were pleased that the Ragley Blue Pig comes with a 5-year warranty.
  • The geometry of the bike offers riders a capable climbing position.
  • The bike has chain guide tabs that keep the chain in place when riding trails.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The 50mm stem felt long to several experts. They would have preferred a 35mm - 40mm stem for a snappier ride.
  • Some testers found that the 74° seat tube angle was slack when climbing. A steeper seat tube angle would allow riders to better weight the bike on climbs.
  • The bike is expensive for a steel hardtail, according to some experts.
  • Long chainstays reduce the bike's agility. Testers suggest sizing down for a more playful ride.

Bottom line

The Ragley Blue Pig is an extremely capable hardtail mountain bike. It has a durable steel frame and quality Shimano drivetrain and brakes. The bike has longer chainstays than others in its category. This offers riders stability but also reduces its playfulness. Features such as the RockShox fork, chain guide tabs and five-year warranty pleased experts. Testers had minimal recommendations to offer for improvement of the Ragley Blue Pig. The stem is longer than some like, while the slack seat tube allowed the front end to wander for others. The price tag on the bike is not extremely high, but higher than some expect for a steel hardtail.

Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 1 expert reviews

Ragley Blue Pig Race 2020 Review

Ragley’s all-new Blue Pig Race might cost as much as a well-sorted full sus trail bike, but if you prefer hardtail thrashing thrills then it’s one of the best.

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Ragley Blue Pig, A Month Later (A la Doug DeMuro)

It’s very, very comfortable going downhill.

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Ragley Blue Pig Race (2021) First Ride Review

Ragley Blue Pig loves nothing more than rolling about in the dirt. The name’s been recycled but there’s nothing old school about this hooligan hardtail.

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