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Trek Remedy 9 29 Bike Review

As an out and out trail bike, with the components to match, the Trek Remedy 29 does it all, but this bike has far more about it than just that…

From Dirt Issue 147  – May 2014

Words by Steve Jones. Photos by Andy Lloyd

SHAPE AND PURPOSE

As an out and out trail bike, with the components to match, the Remedy 29 does it all, but this bike has far more about it than just that. It is a bike that’s quite capable of leaning into a bit of the next category – enduro – and doing it quite well. At 140mm travel it will be slightly stretched in the super tech but then it will have made up more than enough time in the vast majority of terrain for it not to really matter. Tracy Moseley soon worked out this bike and walked off with an Enduro World Series title last year. Given she had the super capable, slightly more travel Slash as an option it says a lot of this bike.

SUSPENSION

For me one bike stands out in the Trek range like no other in terms of suspension and that’s the Session 9.9. Having ridden the first protos of that bike many years ago and watched (and felt) its development the improvements made by Jose Gonzales and his team at Trek were measurably better. The Remedy follows that tradition, for this bike has a firm hold on the reigns when most dampers will want to barge through the travel, it tracks so beautifully too. A 51 mm offset and slackish 67.5º head angle help the cause up front and this particular fork worked reasonably well compared to the 160 versions, I guess 140mm holds you back to a certain degree so there will be less trauma up front.>>

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