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See that? That’s a Ragley Blue Pig that is, from Tweakbikes

Posted by Matt | April 14, 2009 | 2 comments so far

Shedfire Tweakbikes Blue Pig - a Ragley in cromo
Since Shedfire/Tweakbikes/Brant announced their new Ragley Ti frame plenty of people have been clamouring for a similar machine at the more ‘affordable’ end of the market. Pretty good considering no-one’s ridden the Ragley beyond the dev team and a select few media peeps but such is the reputation that On-one have built up over the years people just assume that Brant’s new project will be more of the same.

Tweak don’t appear to have rested on their laurels and in this world of rapid prototyping and development that’s just what they have been doing. The result you see here is the freshly welded prototype Blue Pig which is the 4130 cromo version of the Ragley, still sporting the unusual chainstay arrangement but with an additional strengthening block behind the the head tube.

When I said more of the same just now, that’s an understatement looking at the angles on the head tube. Slacker than a teenage mum’s knicker elastic I’d say but considering the bike is named after a local downhill (local to Brant), that’s no surprise. As to how it rides and handles, it’s too early to say – that’s the point of a prototype after all but at a price of around £250 it looks promising.

There’s regular updates on the Shedfire site, including more pictures of the Ragley Blue Pig prototype.

Filed under 2009, News in April 2009

Matt

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 he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird Zero AM Boost.

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.

There are 2 comments on ‘See that? That’s a Ragley Blue Pig that is, from Tweakbikes’

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  1. Jez says:

    I’m really not too sure about that new chainstay. Fugly to say the least.

  2. Dave says:

    At this rate the New Blue 456 frame I’m currently riding could be very short lived…

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