jessecarroll April 8, 2017 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. Pros150mm 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. ConsNeeds 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. Reply | Thank
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They have made improvements with the newer model remedy including dropper post and 2x10 gearing. I think its a great bike.
Great entry level all mountain bike
Lots of travel
Was a 3x10 which I converted to 2x10 due to front derailleur rub
All trail bike
Buy the newest Remedy 8. Better geometry and better parts.
Great at descending. Solid platform and good looking bike.
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.
Great on technical trails. Love the 650b tires. Handles very well. As good a climber as downhiller. Love this bike!!
I would like it better in a 2x10 gear setup than the factory 3x10. Lots of chain rub unless it's tuned just right.
Great bike, would buy again and make the same component swaps..
Amazing trail bike, the suspension works amazing. Handles great with the 650b wheels, turns like a 26 inch, rolls over stuff like a 29er.
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.Thank |
It can do eveything a anything
I little bit heavy
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.
- 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
- Possibly the tires that come standard (Bontrager XR3 Experts), but that's minor.
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.
Plush ride, soaks up all the bumps.
Point it and go
Brakes are just ok
Possibly the best bike this year. Test rode this bike today and it is refined, and build perfectly. Didn't get to test out to the max but this thing is fast, plush, and wants to crush any terrain you throw at it. Super clean build with cable being routed perfectly. Trek did this right.
One of the best climbing bikes i have ridden. The most comfortable cockpit built right now. Point it downhill and it is right at home. The bontrager rims hold up very well, entire build is top of the line.
No ISCG mounts on this particular year. However, they are on the new models. The geometry of this bike is spot on! I mean, "WOW!" It's amazing. The suspension design eliminates almost all pedal bob but is still plush enough to abosrb all the trail chatter. This bike's tire clearanve is amazing! Can fit 2.5's packed with mud. The tapered headtube allows any type of fork to be used which is really convenient. The cable routing is just awesome on this bike. They thought of everything while designing it. Also, the curved top tube saves the boys when you have to dismount on uneven surfaces.
Curved top tube
No ISCG mounts
The bike rocks. I would buy this again.
Goes wherever I point it to.
No complete lock out. I don't really care for the pro pedal. Difficult to dial in. Changed the tires to Kenda Nevegals. Added KS drop out.
I live in boulder, co and this bike does it all from front range rides to the toughest Moab rides. The all around package for the Person who likes to eat up rocks, climb, hit drops and rally corners.
Rear suspension system including the DRCV Shock, 12mm rear through axle and ABS/EVO for braking. Adjustable front fork keeps me centered on the climb. E2 head tube and frame provides a responsiveness that is tough to match.
I have this bike set just like it came from the factory with the exceptions of putting on a Thompson X4 stem and swapping out the rotors for a pair of 8" Magura Venti-Discs (I am a big guy and need the extra stopping power.
This is the absolute best mountain bike I have ever ridden, and I have ridden a bunch. Titus, Fisher, Jamis, Yeti, and many other Treks. There is just not much that this bike can not do. I had a Fuel EX8 previously and I thought I would give up some climbing ability for the downhill improvement but I can not tell any difference.
I take 4' drops on this thing like they are nothing and I weigh 260lbs.
The bike weighs in at 30lbs and I know there are lighter bikes out there but none of them perform like the Remedy ,the weight is worth the reward.
Plush downhill on big drops and that it still climbs like a true XC bike. You can climb like a mountain goat and still bomb down hill like a champ.
Stock stem is a little wimpy for an all mountain set up. A little pricey at $5,300.
kinda expensive, but great bike. good at everything, excels at nothing
super light weight for a 6 inch travel bike. Great components.
This is a great bike for anyone who is getting into serious mountain biking. This bike is light (just under 30lbs), considering the type of riding its designed to do. The slack head angle give the bike an irrefutable edge on the downhills but make you work just a little bit on the uphills compared to a XC bike (such as the Fuel EX). But if you're craving for some drops, jumps, and light stunts on the trail. The Remedy is probably the best in it's class!! The ABP does exactly what its promised to do, keeping the suspension active during high speed braking. While the full-floater made it almost impossible to bottom-out. If you're the type of rider who won't climb unless there is a rad decent, you don't need to look any further, and with the 2008 model now sold at $2,500.00 there is no better deal!!
The entire R1i system: the full-floater suspension, EVO link, and most of all the ABP braking system!!
Mine came with Maxxis Ignitor tires which undermines the bike tremendously. I would recommend anyone who is planning to get this bike to get better tires like the Kenda ExCavator or Nevegal. The saddle is also uncomfortable, will upgrade it soon.
This is a great bike for the intermediat to advanced all mountain biker, go for it...
I wasnt accually looking to buy a new bike but i went to the bike shop for some tubes and i saw this sick looking bike for 1000.00. I asked the salesmen why so cheap he said he got it at a good price so he decided to pass it on. I thought this is a no brainer. I bought it.. Ill tell you what this bike is worth every penny. Its 29lb climbs well and is fast on the downhills. Handles corners well too. Sometimes we all get lucky. I recomend this bike to anyone. People like to talk junk on Trek, but trek puts a lot of reserch into all there bikes, the remedy 5 is proof.
Im not to fond of the Manitou Black front shock, its a little stiff. And get new tires the jones tires attract a lot of mud buildup.