Ragley rider Jason (@Mr_Terrahawk) details a training ride in the Pennines.
ragley 6:19 am on December 1, 2010 | No Comments | # |
Our friend Ed from Great Rock went to Greece to ride with some Ragley owners. Here’s some philosophy.
ragley 5:55 am on December 1, 2010 | No Comments | # |
UPDATED – videography and everything by http://maiamedia.co.uk/ -THANKS.
We’ve been “knocking around” (as they say around here) with Nigel Page for a while now. He’s Team Manager at CRC Intense, and with CRC being the biggest Ragley dealer (after The Bicycle Shop in Skipton), we sort of ended up chatting a bit back. Since then, he’s ridden some trails with us, I’ve ridden some DH with him, which resulted in me trashing his Intense Socom and ending up in hospital.
To make it up to Nigel, I sent him a Ragley frame and parts, and he’s built them up. He called yesterday to say he’d “ridden 10miles to the quarry, ridden the new slopestyle course, ridden home again and was knackered”.
Here’s his post from http://myragley.com/
Hi BrantHere is a couple of pics of the bike built.I didn’t have the best forks and brakes for it, but its what I had in the garage.Not rode it yet but I will let you know how it is as soon as do.
ragley 8:43 am on May 2, 2010 | No Comments | # |
We love our frames, but we’re always keen to see what people who’ve bought them think. Chain Reaction Cycles have a reviews database, and we’re starting to get some feedback on there.
Heres the Blue Pig reviews – we were sorry a few slightly ropey welded frames got out in the first batch, but from feedback we’ve got that nailed now – if anyone’s unhappy, get in touch.
And here’s the mmmbop reviews – all sounding positive.
If you’ve got a Ragley product and want to give feedback, then please add it to one of the Ragley products on this page (wherever you bought it from!).
ragley 10:49 am on January 17, 2010 | No Comments | # |
Went out on my own for a play in the snow on my Ragley Ti in Ragley Woods with the video camera. I’m really glad now that I bought one that’s waterproof and shockproof. Wore knee pads, shame I landed on my face!
ragley 8:35 am on January 8, 2010 | No Comments | # |
Here’s Nial on the Ragley Ti sending it at Storthes Hall downhill tracks. The snow was down and the ground was frozen hard. Nial is 12.
Ragley supported rider Jason Miles (aka Terrahawk) reports on his experiences of the Three Peaks “hardest cross race in the world” – http://40psi.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/3-peaks-cyclocross-2009/
Jason (and team mate Dave Powell) were racing the first Rodwell cyclocross frames in the country. They’re now in stock at Hotlines, ready for the cross season, or the winter commute.
Dave’s report is here – http://www.twinklydave.com/?p=492
ragley 6:55 pm on September 28, 2009 | No Comments | # |
Just a quick email about my new works bike. As the Pennine Bridleway Ranger I get a bike for patrols, surveys etc. I used to have a Specialized Epic but as this was about 5 years old it was cheaper to get a new bike than repair the old.
I saw the article in Singletrack about the Ti frame but this was out of my budget so I had Blazing Saddles make me up a Blue Pig.
It’s a brilliant bike, all of the time for riding round the local tracks and trails. It has a really nice balance and poise that’s flatters you on your favourite trails and helps you out on trails you don’t. The low speed balance is fantastic especially good for climbing up round Calderdales rocky rooty tracks.
We recently had a site visit to some Bridleways round Gisburn looking at a link route between Lee Quarry and Gisburn, as the Pig wasn’t ready Blazing Saddles lent me the Ti. After the ride as the bikes were lent against the Land Rover, a van pulled over, a guy came out and asked “is that the new Ragley Ti….can I touch it”.
Excellent bike, got to take a group round the loop tomorrow so Ive changed the tyres for Ignitors as the 2.35 High Rollers are to fat my little legs!
Pennine Bridleway Ranger
More pics here – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shedfire/sets/72157622446186246/
ragley 2:32 pm on September 25, 2009 | 5 Comments | # |
I’d put the bike against a fence when we went for a pre ride coffee. I have honestly never seen a bike get so much attention at Glentress – normally you get a few looks but crowds of people were right up at the bike giving it at once over, someone even picked it up!
I’ve had the bike just over a week now and I’m thoroughly impressed, I specced it with a 22×34 but could not get hold of a 34 so put a 36 on but was worried about the extra gearing – in truth I’ve never noticed the difference. I cannot belive how well the bike climbs, it’s the proverbial “climbs like a goat” bike!
The spec I have is Pikes, XT shifters, crank, cassette and rear mech with an SLX double front mech. Brakes are Formula The One 200/180 and I have a 60mm stem with 700mm bars. Also running tubless rims (819) with a 2.4 Rubber Queen front and a 2.4 Mountain King on the back, I’ve dropped the PSI to 25 and that seems to work perfectly Thinking already about changing the stem to 50mm and trying out the ultra wide nukeproof bars.
I’ve ridden a meta5 exclusively for the past 3 years so it will take a bit of time adjusting – my main issues are getting my feet kicked off the pedals but this will improve with time hopefully.
Mates accused me of having a mid-life crisis by going back to a hardtail but once they all had a shot they were converted. I’d followed your thoughts/theory on of the design of the bike and it just sounded perfect for what I was after as I was getting bored of the full sus in terms of just being able to batter over stuff without really thinking about it.
It seems to excel in slow, steep techy sections. In fact in a few places where I’d always had a dab or two previous I was able to clean it in one go on the Pig.
I’ve attached a pic of the bike as it was getting built – I’ll try and get some more action shots but at the moment I can’t be arsed to stop and take pics as I’m enjoying it so much.