Trek have updated the Remedy for 2019, making sure this all-mountain 27.5" wheeled bike stays at the head of the class.
The Trek Remedy has been a popular bike in the Trek range for years. It's flirted with 29er wheels, but has since stayed true to 27.5" wheels, 150mm travel and true all-mountain geometry and 160mm travel forks. Trek aren't really changing any of that with the 2019 Remedy - but that have made some improvements to keep the Remedy at the top of the class.
Trek Australia will have four models available, two alloy and two carbon. Options start with the Remedy 7 at $3699 then the Remedy 8 at $4199. In carbon, the Remedy 9.7 sells for $4999, and the Remedy 9.8 will cost you $6499.
There are no women's specific models, but each model does come in two colour options. Trek's research shows that most women who were after a bike like the Remedy wanted the geometry and spec of the main models anyway. So, having two colour options in each model opens up choice for all riders.
While all the Trek Remedy models come with 27.5 x 2.6" tyres, all the bikes have clearance for up to 27.5" x 2.8". Of course, there is no 29er option - Trek have the Slash for big wheel, big travel bikes.
Thanks to a frame redesign, the frame can take 10mm more of seat post. That means you might just sneak a longer dropper post in. You can now fit 150mm drop posts on 18.5, 19.5 and 21.5" bikes.
The frame has dropped about 100 grams, and had an increase in stiffness of about 5%. Maybe it's not something you will notice on the trail, but subtle changes do add up.
Run high or low
Some things don't change, and the MinoLink means you can set your Remedy up in the high or low position.
The seat tube has been made 1 degree steeper, to help keep you over the front of the bike when climbing. Go climb every mountain, if that's your thing!
Fixed shock mount
This is new, as Trek now have the Remedy with a fixed lower shock mount. The FullFloater system now resides on the Fuel EX and Top Fuel. Trek say that given the increased capacity of modern airshocks, they don't need the FullFloater system, and moving to a fixed mount lets them optimise other parts of the frame, and accommodate burlier shocks to support the ride people on a Remedy want. It also keeps the chainstay shorter and stronger.
Soar like an Eagle
Every model comes with SRAM Eagle 12-speed. Want range? You've got it.
Bikes will be landing in Australia in late August, so go speak to your Trek dealer to find out more!