Ragley Big Wig 29er Hardtail

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[Oct 21, 2018]
itsnotbroken


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

2017 Bigwig 29er Large. This thing is fast and VERY stable. Almost TOO stable at high speed. If you just ride around for 10 minutes, you will NOT understand. It doesn't even wake up until you're going over 25MPH. When you finally eat it, you will be going so fast, it will really hurt. The top tube is roomy, but not super long, so it's comfortable on long rides. Good stand-over height. Massive clearance for bigger tires. WTB Vigilante on the front is also helpful with the stable feel, they are known for being predictable before they let go. You don't have to lean it over a lot to get traction. Rockshox YARI 35 MM is very stiff & compression damping is super easy to dial in. Easy to click up or down mid-ride. SLX brakes are good, 180MM Rotor up front helps a lot. Brand X dropper is good.

Weakness:

Stock gearing a little too low on the 2017 model. Ships with SLX 1x11 with 30F and 11-42 R. That ratio is OK on a 650B, but with the larger 29er wheels, you will be wanting one more low gear. SLX has the weird chain-ring bolt pattern & the 30 tooth is the smallest available. If you want to climb hills you'll need an aftermarket cassette, which will be at least another $100. Brand X dropper lever flops around & feels really cheap. Bars are straight & flat & I'm having issues with my wrists & fingers going numb.

Price Paid:
1950
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017
[Aug 30, 2016]
pippinsdad
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Rallies like a raped ape
Solid geometry for aggressive shredding
Epic cable routing
Thru Axles

Weakness:

Steel is real. And sorta heavy, but so am I.

The BigWig is such a surprise badass bike! I got just the frame for $400 online and built it up with some leftover parts from a warranty replacement. This bike absolutely rips! I threw a 150 mm Pike on it with a fox dropper and Oooooooo DANG, it kicks ass. Im seriously thinking, why do I have this nice Santa Cruz Hightower? The BigWig is a steal of a deal and if you like to rally and hit some jumps with a bombproof ride, check it out.

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