Now in stock at Ragley dealers – http://www.hotlines-uk.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=54259
ragley 8:55 pm on December 21, 2010 | 4 Comments | # |
We’re pleased to announce, after over a year of development that we’ve finally completed production on our first “normal” bar and stem set.
Ragley Stubbing Stems are available in 50, 55 and 60mm reach, in four colours, with two graphic options.
CNC’d to our spec from billet alloy, hand polished, blasted, anodised, and graphic’d with an included top cap, we’re delighted with these.
Price will be around £50.
Ragley Wiser Bars are in four colours, 25mm or 38mm rise, and a 720mm width.
Intelligently butted, formed from one drawn length of 7075-T6 tubing, custom bent to our spec (6deg up, 9deg back), they’ll be around £35-£40 retail.
In the shops from late August.
ragley 12:34 pm on July 15, 2010 | 7 Comments | # |
We have been working on our offroad drop bar for ages. I mean, Ragley has only been going since Feb ’09, but this bar was on the original “to do” list. We’ve been working with (rather than against) other drop bar people out there, and particular thanks to Sam at Singular Cycles has been particularly helpful in the feedback stages.
We’re not going to go into the why’s or wherefores of offroad drop bars, or flared drops, or whatever – and this is another love it or hate it thing, but we like doing stuff like that because I think the world needs it.
Read more about Sam’s test on the final prototype here – http://singularcycles.posterous.com/ragley-luxy-bar-latest
Bars will be shipping in 45 days. Colours – blast black and polished silver. More news later. Now – who wants a carbon one?
ragley 1:52 pm on May 11, 2010 | 27 Comments | # |
Excuse the alliteration – a really lazy form of headline writing – but here are the first pics of the carbon carnegies in their painted version. We’re doing a raw naked version too, but these are a bit more palatable. All of them have TWO layers of genuine DuPont Kevlar on the outside to guard against scratches and surface damage. Though we’ve wrapped an additional 3k layer around the bit you trim at the end, to stop them fraying (it’s complicated but trust me).
We hope to have these in stock at our dealers in a couple of weeks – Mid to Late May.
ragley 10:33 am on May 6, 2010 | 25 Comments | # |
A rather convoluted award title – but we’re chuffed…
This is something a bit new for Twenty Nine Inches, but many of you know that I have been reviewing some non-specific 29′er product here and most of that being the “alt bars” that I feel a lot of 29″er riders gravitate towards. Not only that, but I do use a lot of gear that is not 29″er specific. To that end, I thought I would give props to my favorite non-29″er specific product of 2009. No surprise here, it is a handle bar. The nod goes to Ragley Bikes “Carnegie’s Bar”
Ragley Bikes is the brain child of Brant Richards, who was also the designer of some well known “alt bars” for On One. Brant tweaked out a previous design and made something new that really hits the nail on the head for technical riders that want more sweep than a standard riser bar offers. I took to these bars straight away and never looked back. The added comfort, control, and stiffness in technical situations was noticeable for me. The sweep design was perfectly drawn out so that you don’t need an excessively long stem, nor do you cause undo stress on the stem faceplate with excess leverage due to a ton of back sweep. No, this bar really strikes a great balance between a riser and an “alt bar” that no other bar really hits.
Ragley Bikes “Carnegie’s Bar” will also be coming out in a couple new versions, and also a carbon version is being tested here now as well. So look for more on that coming soon.
ragley 9:56 pm on January 1, 2010 | 5 Comments | # |
“If you want more sweep in a trail worthy bar, you really don’t have many choices. The Carnegie’s Bar delivers with toughness, good looks, and a great design that functions well for aggressive riding.”
The bars are available at Ragley Dealers.
ragley 10:32 am on November 6, 2009 | No Comments | # |
I’ve got previous with this sort of thing, but we’ve brought some new details to the party.
Changes from everyone elses bar out there?
Oversize bar clamp for strength and stiffness when you’re hauling.
7075 triple butted tubing – the very best out there. Heat treated. Shot peened. Black anodised.
Tested to exceed the new stringent CEN standard.
Spec is a 25deg backsweep with 685mm tip-to-tip, which as the bars are angled makes them feel like a true trail-worthy 700mm bar. That’s 27.5in. They can be trimmed, a little, but the width is great for control – we like it this way. Weight is under 300g.
They are in stock now! They are £39.99
You can see the bars on my bike here
ragley 10:00 am on August 20, 2009 | 6 Comments | # |