Ragley Bagger 288

Now that there is almost room to move in the workshop and right now I'm unable to ride due to nasty lurgy that has left with with infected sinuses and infected lungs I'm considering what could be the next bike to take up space.

Here's a wee stormer from the UK, something a bit different that you really don't see in New Zealand. The Ragley Bagger 288 is a Cr-Mo Steel hard-tail frame designed from scratch for 160mm forks and a dropper post.... now that's some sharp thinking.

Dropper posts are just absolutelyfuckingwonderfull and you'd be a whole lot of difficulty prising mine off me. Installing one on my current trail bike had certainly improved my riding enjoyment no end.

The Bagger has been designed to be the base frame from which you can just keep exploring the limits of it's ability. With the requirement of 160mm forks, it'll never be a dirt jump bike substitute, but instead a killer in the urban landscape, down stairs over kerbs and across poorly parked Toyota Camrys. Meanwhile out in the bush or forest you'll be quickly up and down hills like a bunny who's chasing another bunny that he's rather keen on!

There'll be some trade off on the Bagger if you are used to a modern like dual suspension trail bike, but if your an ahem... dare I say it... older rider, then you'll know that a good steel frame is pretty compliant and not as hard on the spine and a hard tailed alloy bike.

If you'd like to know more, have a look at the Ragely website... I'll have mine in Dad's Denim, 2x9 drive chain and a set of Marzocchi 55 TST2 Air forks, a Rock Shox Reverb dropper post and pick n' mix of assorted componentry, but definitely a set of Atomlab wheels with Kenda Kiniption tyres for hitting the streets.

Source: Ragley

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