For 2017 Trek’s solution for the wheel size and travel brain twister has been to up the Remedy to 150mm and drop the wheel size down to only 27.5”.
Words: S.Jones. Photos: Sterling Lorence/S.Jones
Trek Remedy 2017 – the review
This is where the Remedy was at seven or eight years ago in terms of travel but irrespective of how many steps forward or back this move is, Trek have clearly identified the comfort zone need of buyers for a 150/27.5 trail/enduro bike. Today we’re excited to review the Trek Remedy 2017 edition.
Five sizes, 27.5 wheels the new 2017 Remedy dishes out some fully up to date geometry numbers. The 21.5 size that we rode out in Squamish features a 477mm reach, 1231mm wheelbase and 65.5 head angle with 339mm bottom bracket. These are very good statistics for a 150/160mm bike and a six foot rider but we believe there’s still room for one more size the range. This top end 9 series is slightly higher than the other lesser priced bikes with longer Lyrik 160mm fork which in effect makes it slacker but a shade higher.
The Trek Remedy has been our trail bike of the year in the past for its great suspension and geometry but for 2017 Trek say they are trying to simplify their range in order to try and make it more understandable for buyers. Why they’ve changed the Remedy from 29” and 27.5” wheels to purely 27.5” we can only imagine will be clearer in the coming weeks when it’s rumoured Trek will launch an updated Slash. Let’s say at the time we really missed a long travel 29” bike in the range but had our fingers crossed there was more to come.