Our “Trailbike of the Year” in 2015, the Trek Remedy 29 achieved such heights without even breaking a sweat yet does not feature as a complete bike in the UK market, even though it does in many others from New Zealand to the United States. Is this because the UK forgot to order some or that riders on this small island are too scared to make the switch to bigger, faster wheels? Or maybe that, like sheep, they are listening to all their mates who have just dropped a load of cash on a pretty carbon 27.5” wheel bike? I’ve actually past giving a shit because this bike is still one of the greatest 140mm bikes that has ever been made.
It could even be part of the reason Tracy Moseley won two world enduro titles on it but maybe it’s just a coincidence, after all the bottom bracket is slightly too high and the stock fork of last year wasn’t quite up to the nonsense offered by an up to date 160mm Fox 36 or new Lyrik, the kind of hardware used by the likes of Moseley and Justin Leov during their enduro escapades. Maybe.