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2011 Trek Remedy 8 Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2011 Trek Remedy 8 Bike remedy8_rawtint
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “need a little remedy remedy”

    The Good: well rounded bike

    The Bad: could use some better stock components

    Overall Review:

    I have the 2013 remedy 8 and so I think the geo is all the same from 2011 up but Trek just had different color schemes. What I really like about the bike is how it pedals up just fine but it descends like a champ. I have rode this bike all over the place and different types of terrain from Moab, desert, hard pack, rooty, and a lot of rocky mtn terrain. It has taken on anything ive thrown at it. I do like running a stiffer fork than the 32 that came on it but the drcv technology really does have a small bump sensitivity to where you feel like there is endless travel and keeps your wheels on the ground. I have ridden many bikes from dh, freeride, 29ers, all mtn/enduro. This one is well recommended for a do it all if you can not have both a dh and all mtn bike. I would suggest doing carbon if you can as well. I did swap out the bontrager crap and the drive terrain to my liking however coming stock this thing is capable of doing it all. I had spent a good amt of time on the stock ride before upgrading all my components to make it lighter. Obviously now you get the 650b versions only which imo is a good thing slightly bigger tire w/o noticing = that much more speed.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2011
    Riding Type Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M M L XL
    Top Tube Length 21.7 23.1 23.6 24.1 25.2
    Head Tube Angle 68 68 68 68 68
    Head Tube Length 4.3 4.7 4.7 5.1 5.9
    Seat Tube Angle 73 73 73 73 73
    Seat Tube Length 15.9 16.6 17.5 18.5 20.1
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.9
    Chainstay Length 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1
    Wheelbase 42.9 44.4 44.8 45.3 46.6
    Standover 32.1 30.4 30.8 31.5 32.1
    Reach 15 16.3 16.7 17.1 18
    Stack 22.2 22.6 22.6 22.9 23.6
    Frame Material Alpha Red Aluminum
    Rear Travel 150mm
    Rear Shock Fox Float RP-2 w/proprietary Trek DRCV, Pro Pedal, rebound; 7.75x2.25"
    Fork Fox 32 Talas RL w/air spring, lockout, rebound, alloy E2 tapered steerer, 15QR
    Fork Travel 120-150mm
    Head Tube Diameter E2 Tapered
    Headset FSA NO.57E, E2, ACB sealed bearings
    Handlebar Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 25mm rise, 9 degree sweep
    Stem Bontrager Rhythm, 31.8mm
    Brakes Avid Elixir R Carbon, hydraulic disc
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir R Carbon
    Shifters Shimano SLX, 10 speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
    ISCG Tabs ISCG03
    Chainguide N/A
    Cranks Shimano Deore XT
    Chainrings 44/32/22
    Bottom Bracket Shimano
    Pedals Crank Brothers Custom Candy C
    Cassette Shimano HG8110 11-36, 10 speed
    Rims Bontrager Rhythm Comp Disc wheel system, tubeless ready
    Hubs Bontrager Rhythm Comp Disc wheel system, 6 bolt
    Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 26x2.3"
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seatpost Bontrager, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
    Seat Post Diameter 31.4
    Seatpost Clamp
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size 2.5
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors Matte Raw Tint


    Price $3359.99
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    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry