The Big Al is the 29” counterpart to Ragley's 27.5" wheel Marley; designed as a fun all-rounder with the same performance and value that made its smaller-wheeled sibling a multiple test winner.
Sharing the custom butted 6061 alloy tubing, the Big Al balances a stiff frame with enough compliance for the longest days in the saddle. ISCG 05 chain guide tabs, a 44/56mm tapered head tube, internal dropper seat post compatibility and 148x12mm boost rear end all keeping things bang up to date.
Components are chosen for performance and reliability. A Shimano/Sunrace groupset and SRAM brakes, 140mm RockShox fork, tubeless ready wheels and the range topping 3C EXO+ Maxxis tyres.
As with all Ragley hardtails, the joy really is in the geometry: A perfect balance between all-out gravity led tomfoolery and practical pedalability. Just like the Marley, the Big Al is well mannered during a leisurely all-day ride but drop the saddle and send it down the rough stuff for the good times…