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First Look: Trek Remedy 2019 with new frame and specs | ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

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More of a light edit than a total rewrite, Trek have today launched their new 27.5” Remedy; beefed up, trimmed down and ready to rock-n-roll.

The new Trek Remedy is clearly channeling Slash DNA in its genes, with a new suspension platform and subtle revisions.

The first thing that strikes you about the new Remedy is the very ‘Slash like’ silhouette, gone is the Full Floater rear suspension. We admit to being fans of Trek’s Full Floater suspension system that was found on the previous model, with the shock held at both ends by rockers it gives a sublime and highly active performance. However, Trek believe that current air shocks no longer suffer from the performance constraints that the Full Floater system was designed to target, and by using a fixed lower shock mount they can open up the lower frame area, giving more opportunity to design stronger, stiffer frames and chainstays. This simplified system has been used to great effect in the Remedys big brother, the Slash, so it’s perhaps no surprise to see it move down the line-up. Trek claim the frame is now 5% stiffer for improved pedal efficiency, not numbers you will likely feel on the trail, but every little helps.

Gone is the Full Floater, the lower shock eye is now mounted directly to the frame, allowing for more room and stiffness in the front triangle.

The seat mast has been lowered 10 mm allowing for longer dropper posts, and the seat tube is one degree steeper.
The Trek Remedy now runs on 2.6” tyres as standard, with huge clearance for tyres up to 2.8”

With the latest trend of carrying spare parts on the bike, the Remedy has a set of bottle bolts on the underside of the top tube, designed to allow a Wolf Tooth B-RAD storage system to be used.
Size 15.5″ 17.5″ 18.5″ 19.5″ 21.5″
Seat tube 394 mm 419 mm 445 mm 470 mm 521 mm
Top tube 562 mm 588 mm 604 mm 625 mm 649 mm
Head tube 95 mm 100 mm 105 mm 110 mm 125 mm
Head angle 65.5°
Seat angle 68°
Chainstay 435 mm
BB drop 16 mm
Wheelbase 1,140 mm 1,167 mm 1,184 mm 1,206 mm 1,232 mm
Reach 395 mm 420 mm 435 mm 455 mm 475 mm
Stack 587 mm 592 mm 596 mm 601 mm 615 mm

Geometry data based on low setting, high setting results in 0.5° steeper angles and 7 mm higher BB.

There have been other light revisions to the frames geometry, the pedalling efficiency has been brought up to date with a one degree steeper seat tube and the seat mast height has been lowered 10 mm to allow riders to squeeze in longer dropper posts if required (larger models will now ship with 150 mm dropper posts). The Remedy has been beefed up in other areas too, now rolling on 27.5 x 2.6 tyres as stock with space to accommodate up to 2.8’s.

Remedy 9.9 Remedy 9.8 Remedy 9.7 Remedy 8 Remedy 7
Frame Carbon Carbon (alloy chainstays) Carbon (alloy chain/seatstays) Aluminum
Fork FOX Factory 36 Float RockShox Lyrik RCT3 RockShox Lyrik RC RockShox Yari RC
Rear shock RockShox Deluxe RT3 RE:aktiv Thru Shaft RockShox Deluxe RT3 RE:aktiv RockShox Deluxe RL
Drivetrain SRAM X01 Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX/NX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM NX Eagle
Brakes Shimano XT 4-piston SRAM Guide RS SRAM Guide R SRAM Level T
Wheels Bontrager Line Carbon 30 Bontrager Line Comp 30
Tires Bontrager SE4 2.6″ Bontrager XR4 2.6″
Seat post Bontrager Line
Price € 6,999 € 4,999 € 3,499 € 2,999 € 2,499
The bikes use SRAM Eagle on all models and feature the latest RockShox Lyrik RC2 on the 8. 9.7 and 9.8, while the top of the line Remedy 9.9 gets a FOX 36 GRIP2.

Trek will be running a second colourway in every model, giving customers more choice at each price point, and interestingly will not be offering a women’s specific model. We think this is a great move as rather than ignoring the women’s market Trek have realised that female riders looking at a bike with the intent of the Remedy would prefer not to ride a shortened, steepened, watered down model which is often the curse of the WMN’s specific tag with many brands.

Our thoughts

The Remedy is a great bike, and the revisions for the coming year bring it back into the game. However, the sector is now full of amazing machines and the Remedy faces some tough competition, we look forward to getting the new model on test to see how it delivers on the trail.

More information at trekbikes.com

Words: Trev Worsey Photos: Christoph Bayer