I just can not understand why they have put a bloody big gusset onj the front when its only a 120mm bike, i can understand why they did on the Bluepig but not a XC bike, seems daft and looks silly IMHO.
To pass the lastest tough CEN, and by some margin. If / when you crash your (I agree nice) carbon 456, you may think some more about it when you look at that nasty crack in the frame.
Don't forget both bikes are designed by the same guy, who said he is learning all the time. E.g. For Ragley he has eliminated the problem that makes the 456 suffer more from chain suck than most (for a given amount of drive chain wear).
Also the pigglet is a little more "hard core" than an average "xc" bike, it's more along the lines of the cotic soul (optimized for 120mm which is still plenty of travel) - yet still giving a compliant ride, more so than the blue pig.
As you must know the Blue pig is a nutter bike, more all mountain than anything. It's easy to compare the piglet to it and think the piglet is a asmall hit machine. I think the name may have been a mistake myself, piglet sounds small. It's certainly not, 120mm is still long travel, would have been used on downhill bikes not so long ago, let's not forget. The standard is being pushed all the time.