- New XR4 tire still rolls well but is much grippier than before with better side knobs and softer rubber.
- New Dropline dropper Bontrager’s low cost alternative to a damped, infinite position dropper post. Multiple lever options are offered to avoid interference with 2x shifter systems
- 35mm stem and wide bars – Using the new 35mm standard, Bontrager is able to go light and very wide with a bar up to 820mm in length.
- DT Swiss wheels – The top-shelf bike gets one of the lightest wheelsets in the market.
Here is a fun video describing the new Remedy. A couple instant classic lines here.
The Trek Remedy has the Mino Link which changes the geometry of the bike when set to either High or Low mode. In Low mode, head angle is 66 degrees with a seat angle of 74 degrees. BB height is 336 and chainstay length is 435. Reach for an 18.5 inch size is 444.
In high mode, head angle 66.5 degrees with a seat angle of 74.5. BB height is 343 and chainstay length is 433. Reach for an 18.5 inch bike is 449.
It is rare that we get honest weights for each model so color us excited. Usually, manufacturers just quote us the weight for the top-shelf carbon everything. They got the top spec’d model under 28 lbs and that is a good thing with a burly 150mm travel bike indeed.
Remedy 7 27.5: 32.3 lbs
Remedy 8 27.5: 30.6 lbs
Remedy 8 27.5 WSD: 31 lbs
Remedy 9 27.5 RSL: 31.2 lbs
Remedy 9.8 27.5: 28.9 lbs
Remedy 9.8 27.5 WSD: 29.2 lbs
Remedy 9.9 27.5 RSL: 27.8 lbs
Pricing is remarkably fair as each spec delivers great value. We will never use ‘affordable’ these days since that causes convulsions with some when used in the bike industry but $1889 for a Remedy is fine and dandy indeed. And the top spec with carbon wheels is $8k and well under the competition.
Remedy 7 27.5: $2,999.99
Remedy 8 27.5: $3,299.99
Remedy 8 WSD 27.5: $3,299.99
Remedy 9 27.5 RSL: $4,499.99
Remedy 27.5 AL F/S: $1,889.99
Remedy 9.8 27.5: $5,299.99
Remedy 9.8 27.5 WSD: $5,299.99
Remedy 9.9 27.5 RSL: $7,999.99
Remedy 27.5 C F/S: $3,299.99
For more information visit www.trekbikes.com.