Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Blue Pig is now orange

Posted by Matt | April 17, 2009 | 4 comments so far

Blue Pig painted orange
Mark would love it. Given his previous bike before his 456 was a 1999 Marin Nail Trail in all it’s turn of the century metallic yellow glory I’m pretty sure a bright orangey/yellow Blue Pig would be high on his list. Unfortunately he’s running out of organs to sell.

I’m a bit surprised at how the steady drip feed of information from Shedfire about the Ragley project is keeping me busy adding posts to this site! With Sea Otter upon us you’d think I could find something else to write about (I am keeping my eyes peeled on that one), but the micro-micro brand from Calderdale is punching well above it’s weight in terms of publicity.

There’s definitely an appetite for the information even though to most people outside the UK it might not seem too important. After all, Shedfire are not the only company out there making effective price-conscious bikes are they? It’s just those other brands don’t appear to be producing much that’s different or making much of a fuss about it if they are. Maybe Shedfire just ‘gets’ the internet?

I’d be happy to big up some of our other home grown micro brands if only I could see a bit of what they’re up to. I had to stop myself writing about Shedfire’s curious Ti handlebars for instance, or their new cable guides. So come on competitors, step up! I’m not the only one keen to see a thriving micro-bike culture driving the industry onward. 29ers, 69ers, 26 XC or Alpine – there’s plenty of niches out there, even, dare I say it 650B?!

Filed under 2009, News in April 2009


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. brant says:

    Cheers Matt. Love the site, and your “turn the picture at a slight angle and add funky border” thing.

    Alloy frame coming next week too. Then the Ragley’s will be complete for now.

    I’ll start leaking grip designs next, headsets are coming, BB’s, crankset, handlebars, lights. Oh, and a cyclocross frame. Nearly forgot.

  2. Matt says:

    Cheers Brant, to be honest the photos are a bit of a Photoshop faff but at least I’m doing something to justify the fact they’re sometimes ‘borrowed’…

    Sounds like you’ve a lot in the pipeline, ally Ragley is an interesting move but the idea of one concept, three flavours means you maximise your appeal and bang-for-your-buck.

    I’ll keep my eyes open…

  3. brant says:

    I used to have a droplet for Illustrator that moved the pic, added a border and a drop shadow 🙂

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