The Ragley Big Wig hardtail MTB is now virtually half price with a huge $1,170 saving this Amazon Prime Day

October's Amazon Prime Day 2 (now officially called Prime Big Deal Days) starts tomorrow but the discounts are already dropping. The focus is on what Amazon is offering, but most of the big online cycling retailers are also getting involved and adding some really nice discounts.

We've been hunting around and found this cracking deal in the US from Chain Reaction. The outstanding Ragley Big Wig hardtail mountain bike is currently getting a massive $1,170 discount, in a deal that's bound to be snapped up quickly. The top British brand specializes in producing the finest quality frames and some of the best hardtail mountain bikes around, and the Big Wig is one of their most popular models that received an excellent four-star review on Bike Perfect when we tested the Ragley Big Wig Race edition. Our technical editor, Guy Kesteven, said it's "a really engaging and capable aggro hardtail at a great price."

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Ragley Big Wig: was $2,599.99, now $1,429.99 at Chain Reaction
Save a massive $1,170 on this steel-framed beauty of a hardtail mountain bike from Ragley. Available in sizes M-XL, the Big Wig strikes a balance between hardcore capabilities and all-day riding, giving commanding control when the trail gets steep and rowdy.

Ragley has also recently overhauled its entire range of mountain bike frames, with every bike in its collection receiving a geometry update. The Big Wig is a perfect option as an all-rounder MTB with an excellent line-up of components to deliver the goods, especially if you have your eyes on a steel-framed MTB.  Equipped with RockShox Revelation RC forks, a Shimano Deore M6100 12-speed groupset and hydraulic disc brakes, and a Brand-X dropper post. The Big Wig rolls on 29-inch wheels shod with an aggro and superbly capable Maxxis pairing of Minion DHF and Minion DHR II tires. The steel frame uses a custom triple-butted 4130 Chromoly (CrMo) to reduce harshness and this price makes it an extremely attractive bike.

While this offer is for the US only, you can also get a 50% discount on the excellent entry level Ragley Marley 2.0 hardtail in the UK.

Tech specs: Ragley Big Wig

Ragley Big Wig

The Ragley Big Wig (Image credit: Ragley)
  • Frame: Ragley Big Wig 29" 4130 Chromoly (CrMo)
  • Fork: Rockshox Revelation RC 140mm travel
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M7100 SLX SGS
  • Shifters: Shimano M7100, SLX 12-spd
  • Stem: Ragley Stubbing V2 50mm 
  • Bar: Ragley, Alloy
  • Crankset: Race Face Ride, 170mm, 30t
  • Seatpost: Brand-X Ascend Internal dropper post
  • Brakes: SRAM DB8 200mm F 180mm R
  • Wheels: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0
  • Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF / Minion DHR II 
  • Color: Moss Green
  • Sizes: M, L, XL
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm