Ragley Blue Pig Hardtail FrameFirst launched back in 2008, the original Blue Pig defined what a modern steel hardtail frame should be: Strong, light and adaptable with confidence inspiring geometry that is huge fun to ride! In case you are not familiar with the Ragley range the Blue Pig is the steel version of the alloy Mmmbop Building on the success of the original, Ragley wanted the new Blue Pig to keep the soul of the old frame by retaining as many of the original features as possible. It is still made from custom triple butted 4130 CrMo steel and features classic Ragley attributes such as a 44mm headtube, 3 Finger Bridge, Taperlite seat tube and a chainstay mounted disc brake caliper. To bring the frame right up to date they have added a whole host of new features such as 27 5″ wheel compatibility, a stiffer bolt through rear end using exchangeable dropouts which will allow you to run whichever standard you desire (142x12m or QR), better tyre & stand-over clearance and internal dropper seatpost compatibility Ragley’s updated trail geometry has been designed from the ground up for the new 27 5″ wheel siz, they have even dropped the bottom bracket to an aggressive 305mm. Ragley loved the 425mm chainstay length on the old frame so much that they redesigned the 3-finger bridge to make clearance for the bigger wheels without the need for longer stays. When matched with a 150mm fork and a short stem, the 64˚ head angle (66˚ in the Sag), low BB, bigger wheels and revised geometry result in a long, low, slack and planted feeling bike with improved handling, rollover and grip to really inspire confidence at speed, especially over steep and technical terrain. 27 5″+ Compatibility means the Blue Pig is now more versatile than ever! The tyre clearance from the revised 3-finger bridge is so good that the frame is 27 5″+ compatible. Now you can fit 27 5″+ wheels with up to 2.8″ tyres allowing you to adapt your Bigwig to suit the conditions you want to ride. The 2017 Blue Pig is a blend of DH stability and uphill tenacity. It will descend and climb with such contradiction that you will be left scratching your head! It is at home on any terrain but happiest when ridden hard, roosting turns and hammering the descents! From tearing up your local singletrack, freeride adventures in the middle of nowhere, smashing out DH runs or racing Enduro, it will take whatever you can throw at it!Features: All Mountain/Enduro frame Custom triple butted 4130 CrMo steel Fork range: Optimised for a 150mm fork with a tapered steerer and external lower headset cup but can accommodate 140/150/160mm forks Updated Trail geometry designed for 27 5″ wheels 27 5+” Wheel compatibility – For rims up to 35mm wide (Internal) and tyres up to 2.8″ Taperlite Seat tube with internal dropper seatpost compatibility “Three Finger Chainstay Bridge” is exclusive to Ragley, and allows massive tyre clearance and gives resilience to any attempted chainsuck/derailment. You can fit 27 5+” wheels with 2.4″ rubber without any chainring or tyre clearance issues Bolt on cable guides located on the underside of the top tube/downtube allow for neat and tidy adaptable routing to suit your set up Chainstay mounted post disc brake mount (Max rotor size: 180mm) ISCG 05 Tabs 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement ISO 4210 Certified Frame comes with a Ragley 142x12mm bolt through Axle, Ragley Chainstay protector and Ragley QR SeatclampSpecifications: Head Angle: 64˚Static (66˚ Sagged at 25%) Seat Angle: 72˚ Chain stay length: 425mm Seatpost: 31 6mm Rear Axle: 142x12mm Ragley bolt through Axle as standard Seat Collar: 34 9mm Front Derailleur: 34 9mm Band Top Pull BB Shell: 73mm BSA Headset): 44mm Standard – ZS44/28.6 | EC44/40 Wheel/Tyre Size): 27 5″ wheels with 2.4″ tyres or 27 5″+ wheels with 2.8″ Tyres Size Options: S – 15″, M – 17″, L – 19″, XL 21″ Weight: 6.6lbs/3kgs (17″ Frame)Buy Ragley Frames & Forks from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.