Looking to get a new all mountain bike

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    • #182373

      I’ve been riding my Trek marlin 29er for a few years now and I’m looking to get something a little more aggressive. I’ve had my eye on the Trek Remedy 9 29er for a while now and my LBS(trek dealer) has an annual sale in march that is 20% off anything and everything. This means I could pick up a Remedy 9 for around $3800, just want to see if anyone had any other suggestions for an all mountain bike with a similar spec for around the same price.

    • #182374

      hard to say seeing as I could find no specs on the trek webpage.  I see it has a fox float shock and Rockshox fork. That seems odd, most companies keep the shock and fork the same brand.

    • #182375

      They recently changed their website and its a bit clumsy in my opinion, hard to navigate. I believe you were looking at the 27.5 remedy 9, below you will find the specs for the 29er.

      Frame-Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP Convert, Boost148, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, PF89.5, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, ISCG mount, magnesium EVO Link, Mino Link, down tube guard, G2 Geometry, 140mm travel

      Front suspension-Fox Performance 34 Float, FIT4 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 140mm travel

      Rear suspension-Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 7.75×2.125″

      WHEELS-DT Swiss E1900, tubeless strips & valves, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear

      Tires-Bontrager XR4 Expert, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 29×2.30″ front, XR3 Expert, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 29×2.30″ rear


      Shifters-SRAM X1, 11 speed

      Rear derailleur-SRAM X1, Type 2

      Crank-SRAM X1 1000, 32T X-Sync

      Cassette-SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11 speed

      Chain-SRAM PC 1130


      Saddle-Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails

      Seatpost-RockShox Reverb Stealth, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset

      Handlebar-Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 5mm rise

      Stem-Bontrager Rhythm Pro, 31.8mm, 0 degree

      Headset-FSA IS-2, E2, sealed alloy cartridge

      Brakeset-Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc

    • #182391

      Those bikes rip check out on bike mags YouTube page Bible of Bikes on the remedy 29er got great reviews by the testers!!!



    • #182396

      You don’t even want to know how many times I’ve watched that video lol

      I have no doubt that it rips but I have no other experience with other brands or bikes. I’ve been satisfied with my experience with trek thus far but I want to be sure I’m getting the best bang for my buck. I know there is a lot of good bikes out there, some that people are very passionate about. Just want to hear other opinions.

    • #182397

      I’ve personally ride the bike on a rental in Bend, OR and there is nothing else like the bike

    • #182398

      Luckily for you there a whole lot of great bikes in price range

    • #182399

      There are literally dozens of bikes in your price range and in the same bracket as the Remedy. The best thing you can do is to try as many bikes as you can.

      Trek makes some great bikes though, so if you’re happy with them (and with your shop) the Remedy is a solid choice.

    • #182638

      Santa Cruz!

    • #182641

      You don’t even want to know how many times I’ve watched that video lol

      If you buy it just based off the Bible of Bike Tests reviews, you’re not alone! I picked up the 2015 Camber EVO based on their reviews in 2014 (and my LBS hooking me up with an awesome deal.) Since you have some time before March, the new Bible of Bikes just hit newsstands so start reading/watching!

      There is no shortage of great bikes in the same price/capability range as the Remedy. This really is an awesome time to be a mountain biker! Like Aaron said, if you’re happy with Trek, the Remedy, and your LBS go for it!

      p.s. I have no idea if that quoted it correctly or not.


    • #182720

      @jared13 Thanks for the insight. I have been reading and watching, unfortunately I don’t think they reviewed the Remedy this year. I don’t think it had any updates other than the color, which is fine because I’m loving the purple on the 2016 model. They did review the Fuel ex, and had good things to say about it, which is basically a shorter travel version of the remedy.

    • #182739

      Go on pinkbike and look at the remedy it just won bike of the year



    • #182835

      I saw that. I think I’ve made up my mind.

      I have a good relationship with my LBS, there is no reason to start over somewhere else. Especially if I have to drive quite a distance for any other brand.

      I live in the metroDetroit area, but I take vacations a couple times a year to more epic places and I want a bike that keeps up. I think the Remedy will be just that, with pinkbike barely refraining from calling it a quiver-killer, which is what I’m looking for.

    • #182855

      Nice dude congrats on finding your bike have fun sick bike

    • #182857

      I’ve heard the Remedy 29ers are on high demand and back ordered till spring.  I have the 650b version and it rips, so I would imagine the 29 version is a tank.

    • #182890

      Personably of had rode most of treks lineup at a demo the remedy 29er was my favorite bike by far it rolls over everything while the 27.5 didn’t feel as nice and bombproof if I were you I would definitely stick with the 29er

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