Trek Remedy Mountain Bike Review

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April 8, 2017
Pros: 150mm travel, 1X drive train with an amazing range, rockshox front Pike and rear Delux make for a great plat form, great peadler with the "reactive" platform, perfect breaking with "adaptive pivot" setup, great bontrager X4's for stock tires, good break choice, strong and stiff rims, great geometry, solid pressed in bearings, mino link always a plus.

Cons: Needs more travel on this year's dropper post by KS, not a fan of the seat, Shimono's shifter levers are terrible this year bad ergonomics, knock block seems to have some issues but not horrible.

Recommendation: This bike truly is an all mountain bike. This is my second Remedy. For the last two years I had a upgraded 2015 Remedy 7 and this years "2017" Remedy 8 is even better. I tried Specialized, Giant, Kona, and Santa Kruz models that were equivalent. However, for the price point and the capability Trek took it again this year. Specialized was a close second for me. If you are looking for a great reliable full suspension bike that can keep up anywhere, then consider the redesigned 2017 Remedy 8. I have been really impressed with this bike.

October 14, 2016
Model/Year: 27.5 Trek Remedy 7 2016

Pros: Hammering down mountains on this is a blast. Snaps in and out of tight spaces easily. Confidence inspiring travel. Love the 2x10 for nasty climbs, good brakes, and the dropper is great. Cool color.

Cons: Could be lighter I suppose. Don't care for the flip link at all. All it does is drop my BB low enough to whack rocks with my Saints all the time. Flip link easily rattles out, keep it torqued. Entry level dropper sticks sometimes......whack it and it comes right up.

Recommendation: I live in Missouri and took this bike to both Arkansas and Colorado this year. This baby took a pounding all over the front range, high country and low lands. Great bike.

June 17, 2016
Model/Year: Remedy 7 650b 2014

Pros: Great entry level all mountain bike
Lots of travel

Cons: Pedal strikes
Was a 3x10 which I converted to 2x10 due to front derailleur rub

Recommendation: They have made improvements with the newer model remedy including dropper post and 2x10 gearing. I think its a great bike.

October 6, 2015
Pros: All trail bike

Cons: Strong

Recommendation: Awesome bike

September 29, 2015
Model/Year: 2014 Remedy 8

Pros: Great at descending. Solid platform and good looking bike.

Cons: The build kit is not what I would expect for the price. Needs a dropper post, a 2x or 1x drivetrain, and a better fork. Fortunately all of this has been improved (and more) in the 2016 version.

Recommendation: Buy the newest Remedy 8. Better geometry and better parts.

August 31, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Great on technical trails. Love the 650b tires. Handles very well. As good a climber as downhiller. Love this bike!!

Cons: I would like it better in a 2x10 gear setup than the factory 3x10. Lots of chain rub unless it's tuned just right.

Recommendation: Highly recommended!

August 9, 2014
Pros: Amazing trail bike, the suspension works amazing. Handles great with the 650b wheels, turns like a 26 inch, rolls over stuff like a 29er.

Cons: The 142x12 rear axle can be tough to keep tight. If it gets loose the rear hub will work it's way loose. I would like to have just a long Allenhead as the axle instead of a quick release type. Rear hub could use more points of engagement and could stay tight better. 3x10 with a long cage rear d on a trail bike ? I set it up as 1x10 with a wide narrow chainring and a 42t cog, a SLX med cage rear d.

Recommendation: Great bike, would buy again and make the same component swaps..

July 29, 2014
Model/Year: Remedy 9 2014

Pros: Incredably resposive!

Cons: I little bit heavy

Recommendation: It can do eveything a anything

July 20, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: - Frame design/construction (given you pick the right size for you..)
- Drive train and suspension components are well-matched and work together flawlessly
- Climbs like a mountain goat
- Fairly light for aluminium frame

Cons: - Possibly the tires that come standard (Bontrager XR3 Experts), but that's minor.

Recommendation: I've modified the bike to 1x10 as soon as I got it, with a 30t chainring in the front. There was no need for any chain guide as the rear derailler has the locking clutch mechanism. I've had absolutely no dropped chain thus far. This made the bike simpler, lighter, and more efficient. I highly recommend this setup.

I've been out 20 times on this bike so far and I've hit everything from rocks, to logs, to jumps, to steep climbs. This bike handled it all majestically and well beyond my expectation.

If you're looking for a solid free-ride machine, I definitely recommend this one.

May 21, 2014
Model/Year: 2011 Remedy 9

Pros: Plush ride, soaks up all the bumps.
Great handling
Point it and go

Cons: Brakes are just ok

Recommendation: I bought my Remedy (2011 21.5") used and saved on the depreciation. $4,800 MSRP new and I got mine for $1,600. Mostly I ride in Jersey and Delaware, but just got back from my 1st trip to Harrisonburg, VA and "Rocktown" really showed me the value of this awesome bike!! Climbs great, hadles better and just soaks up big rocks.