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  • Fun Factor - 25% 7.0
  • Downhill Performance - 35% 7.0
  • Climbing Performance - 35% 6.0
  • Ease of Maintenance - 5% 6.0

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trek remedy 8 trail mountain bike review - if the 19.5-inch remedy looks small on our 6'1" tester, it is. this...

Should I Buy This Bike?

The Trek Remedy is a nice choice for a lot of riders. Those who want a versatile bike but don't demand cutting-edge geometry or the lightest and fastest bike will like this rig. The Trek gets it done on all areas of the trail and comes with some pretty impressive components. The Remedy charges hard enough and climbs well enough for the majority of riders. What this bike lacks in top-end performance, it makes up for with its easy-going attitude and a wide range of terrain on which it is comfortable. This agreeable and reliable bike comes with excellent components and should work splendidly for casual and intermediate riders.

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Frame Design

The Remedy has been a popular bike in the Trek lineup for some time. This balanced bicycle was introduced in 2006 with 26-inch wheels and has also run 27.5 and 29-inch wheels. This bike runs 150mm of rear-wheel travel and uses the Active Braking Pivot (ABP) Suspension design. ABP uses a pivot above the bottom bracket and a rocker link approximately halfway up the seat tube. There is a pivot located at the rear axle that is designed to reduce the influence of braking forces. ABP provides a very plush downhill ride with excellent bump compliance and a cloud-like feel. The major downside is that this suspension design relies heavily on the shock's climb switch on the ascent.

trek remedy 8 trail mountain bike review - the 2019 remedy frame.

We rode a 19.5-inch (roughly a large) test bike. This bike has a 622mm top tube and a 457mm reach measurement. The chainstays are 433mm and the wheelbase is 1203mm. The head tube angle measures a moderate 66.1-degrees. Our test bike hit the scales at 33 lbs 4 ounces with tubes and without pedals.

It should be noted that while the 457mm reach measurement seems reasonable, this bike feels very short. Our 6'1" tester was extremely cramped. If you are in between sizes, we highly recommend sizing up on this bike.

Design Highlights

  • Runs 27.5-inch wheels with clearance for tires up to 2.8-inch wide
  • 150mm of rear-wheel travel
  • Designed around 160mm fork
  • Build kits starting at $3499.
  • Available in carbon fiber or aluminum (tested)
  • Available in 13.5", 15.5", 17.5", 19.5", 21.5", 23"
  • Press Fit bottom bracket
  • Uses Knock Block headset
  • Lifetime frame warranty

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Downhill Performance

The Remedy is a solid and predictable descender. The ABP suspension provides a supremely comfortable and plush ride. The conservative geometry is a curse and a blessing. On one hand, it handles well at slower speeds with a less aggressive pilot. On the other hand, when you're pinned, a longer and slacker design would add stability and confidence. The component grouping worked well although the Knock Block stem/headset proved to be problematic.

The long and low trend is in full swing in 2018. 65-degree head tube angles and 1230+mm wheelbases are commonplace on 150mm travel bikes. In addition, bottom bracket heights are creeping lower and lower. Many of these bikes are tremendously stable at high speeds and feel planted and grounded. The problem with these long and low bikes is that they often require aggressive riders and high speeds to come alive. Long wheelbases and slack angles can feel clunky in tight spaces or at slower speeds.

trek remedy 8 trail mountain bike review - the 160mm lyrik creates a stout and confident front end.

The Remedy doesn't buy into the long and low trend. This bike is designed with conservative geometry including a reasonable 1203mm wheelbase and 66.1-degree head tube angle. The result is a relatively nimble and easy-riding bicycle. The Remedy rides well at slow speeds. This bicycle works through tight spaces effectively and works through tight corners well (aside from Knock Block quirk outlined below). A lot of people can have fun riding this bicycle and that is a high compliment in our books. On the downside, the Trek can feel a little squirrely at very high speeds or charging through serious chunder. This is the scenario where slacker geometry and a slightly lower bottom bracket might enhance performance. Still, the middle-of-the-road geometry works well for the overwhelming majority of trails.

The ABP suspension delivers a plush and comfortable ride. The Remedy has a more linear feel compared to what we are used to. Progressive suspension is the opposite of linear and it tends to ramp up deeper in the stroke. Progressive designs provide more deep stroke support as they are harder to push deep into their travel. Linear designs are more plush with a smoother feel throughout the stroke. The Remedy has a supple and comfortable feel. The rather linear nature of this bike makes it possible to blow through the travel on occasion, but it does take a pretty substantial impact.

trek remedy 8 trail mountain bike review - the shorter wheelbase allows this bike to easily bend through corners.

The Remedy steers well and responds well to rider input. The short wheelbase and upright geometry negotiate corners effectively and the 2.6-inch Bontrager XR4 tires are solid and can back up aggressive maneuvers. Make no mistake, at nearly 33.5-pounds, it does take the effort to lift this bicycle off the ground to pop over roots or rocks.

The Knock Block is a system in the headset and stem on some Trek mountain bike frames. Knock Block is a feature that prevents the handlebars from spinning around too far and damaging the frame in the event of a crash. With the use of Knock Block, Trek can design the downtube of their frames differently since they don't need to worry about the fork crown clearing the frame. The result, Trek claims, is a stiffer frame. The Knock Block can be problematic on tight and old school trails. If you are turning hard on legitimately tight corners, you may max out the steering and the Knock Block will not allow you to steer aggressively enough to make the corner. It should be made very clear that it takes a very sharp corner to experience this problem. If you ride purpose-built mountain bike trails or normal trails, this will be a non-issue.

The 160mm RockShox Lyrik RC is a stellar specification at the $3999 price tag. The Lyrik is stout, reliable, and smooth and worked flawlessly. The SRAM Guide R brakes are decisively fine and the Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels were excellent. The 54-tooth hub engagement is quick and very beneficial for slipping in pedal strokes out of a corner. The Bontrager XR4 tires were surprisingly effective. They lack the aggressive shoulder knobs found on some of our favorite tires. That said, the XR4s hook up well and they have a smooth transition from the center knobs to the shoulder knobs.

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Climbing Performance

The Remedy is a predictable climber that shines on technical climbs. This bike is definitely heavy and it is certainly noticeable on sustained climbs. The climbing position is comfortable but the tight top tube can be awkward. The component grouping worked well-enough on the ascent.

The Remedy sets you up in a nice climbing position. You are more or less on top of the bottom bracket. This helps transmit power efficiently and directly to the cranks. It is important to note that this bike benefits heavily from the use of the shock's climb switch, especially on smooth or semi-smooth trails. If you leave the RockShox Deluxe in the open position, there is substantial amounts of pedal bob. The middle shock position delivers the best balance of efficiency and traction.

If you encounter substantial amounts of root-laced or ultra rocky climbs, the Remedy is a great choice. With the shock in the open position, this bike delivers exceptional traction. Yes, the suspension is very active and bobs a bit, but the traction is stellar. Your rear wheel feels glued to the ground and it allows you to scoot right up a problematic section of trail.

The relatively short wheelbase on the Trek is beneficial in most situations. This bike bends through corners effectively. In addition, the more compact axle to axle measurement makes it easier to pull this bike up and over obstacles. Where longer bikes can get hung up more easily on a ledgy climb, the shorter Remedy scoots right up and over.

trek remedy 8 trail mountain bike review - given its heft, the remedy takes some effort on steep climbs.

There is no way around the heft of this bicycle. It takes a lot of energy to take this bike on 3+ hour trail rides. This bike is especially exhausting if you're trying to climb with any sense of urgency. Here at OutdoorGearLab, we are far from weight-weenies, but once you break 32-pounds, it's a different story. We would be very interested to try the carbon fiber version. The Remedy 9.7 has a carbon frame with a relatively close build kit and sells for $4199. The 9.7 set up tubeless would weigh under 30-pounds. That is intriguing.

The build kit works well on the ascent. The SRAM GX Eagle works fine and it is nice to have that 50-tooth climbing gear. The Bontrager XR4 2.6-inch tires are solid on the climb. The wide footprint delivers a nice contact patch and the tread pattern rolls reasonably quick. There were tubes installed in our test bike. Setting this bike up tubeless would allow riders to run a lower tire pressure and would only add to the excellent climbing traction while also saving weight.

The 160mm RockShox Lyrik fork is excellent.

Our Remedy 8 sells for $3999. This model features a killer build kit including a RockShox Lyrik fork, SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, a Bontrager dropper post, and SRAM Guide R brakes. Pair these stellar components with reliable on-trail performance and you have a strong value. This bike would be a particularly nice value for newer or less aggressive riders who don't need the latest and greatest. Advanced riders and hard chargers might find the somewhat outdated geometry to detract from top-end performance.

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Trek Remedy 8 review

Can 650b wheels and non-DRCV fork put the Remedy on top?

Russell Burton

Steve Williams

trek remedy 8 2021 test

Trek’s Remedy is big brother to its popular 120mm Fuel EX trail bike, and Trek is one of the biggest traditional brands around. The latest Remedy 8 rolls on 650b wheels and 140mm of travel, having begun life with 26in and 160mm.

  • Highs: The Trek blasts rough lines and the Shimano kit is strong
  • Lows: Its weight and uninspiring dampers slow it both up and down
  • Buy If: You ride tight, rough stuff and want a bike that will last

Frame and equipment: crunching the numbers

The Remedy’s numbers are totally current, if you take geometry upstarts like Bird and Mondraker out of the equation. Our Large (19.5in) offers a 618mm effective top tube, which in combination with the 70mm Bontrager stem, gives plenty of room for a six-foot rider to breathe. At 435mm the chainstays are identical to Bird’s Aeris , but the Trek’s 1166mm wheelbase reveals a front-centre a whopping 41mm shorter – meaning you’ll get faster steering and lesser stability when it’s steep.

That head angle is a conservative 67.5 degrees, and while the Mino Link geometry adjustment chip can alter that, it’s only by 0.5 degrees and in the wrong direction – steeper, to 68 degrees. It’s not a bike that feels particularly slack, though a 50mm stem helps you master the 750mm bars.

We found the steering more controlled with a 50mm stem in place of the 70mm standard one

We found the steering more controlled with a 50mm stem in place of the 70mm standard one

You could get a longer front triangle by sizing up, but as with many frames the seat tubes get unnecessarily tall, especially if you’re fitting a dropper – this has Stealth routing but a standard post, but as it’s already 13.9kg (30.7lb) that may be a blessing. Swap the twin steel rings and solid Shimano crank for a single ring and hollow arms and you could drop nearly 700g easily.

Ride and handling: good in a tight spot

Despite Trek’s DRCV Fox shock having only the basic Evolution damping, its Full Floater suspension chews smoothly through horrible terrain. We sent it through big, fast rock gardens with low tyre pressures expecting hideous pinch punctures, but came through unscathed and impressed.

A downside is the lack of pop if you want to pump through berms, dips and jumps rather than blast over rubble. It’s pretty linear, with little platform to push against.

DRCV has been dropped from the fork, which is now a standard Fox 34 Float CTD set to 140mm. Disappointingly, it only has the basic Evolution damping

DRCV has been dropped from the fork, which is now a standard Fox 34 Float CTD set to 140mm. Disappointingly, it only has the basic Evolution damping

Trek’s ditched the DRCV up front, as it says Fox’s standard forks now have the spring curve it wants. It’s a plush performer and good on smoother ground, but the spiky Evolution damper is unsubtle – use the extra compression damping of Trail on rough, fast ground and it can actually blur your vision.

It’s great in very tight corners, where it snaps through with alacrity, and Bontrager’s aggressive XR4 front/faster XR3 rear tyre combo is confident in anything bar deep mud. The saddle and lock-on grips are good too, so contact points are sorted.

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Trek Remedy 8 im Test

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Das Trek Remedy 8 hat es in diesem Vergleichstest ganz nach oben geschafft. Es ist unser Testsieger und beeindruckte am Ende alle Tester mit seiner herausragenden Performance. Doch was macht das Rad so besonders?

Einen Überlick über das Testfeld findest du hier: Der spannendste Test des Jahres! – 11 Trail-Bikes um 3.000 € im Vergleich

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Trek hat das Remedy im letzten Jahr grundlegend überarbeitet. Der Full-Floater-Hinterbau ist Geschichte, den Drehpunkt direkt an der Hinterradachse besitzt das Remedy aber weiterhin. Er soll das Fahrwerk und die Bremse voneinander entkoppeln, damit beide unanbhängig voneinander arbeiten können. Außerdem wurde die Geometrie angepasst. Trotz des günstigen Preises von 2.999 € und der Vertriebsstruktur im Fachhandel hat Trek es geschafft, dem Remedy 8 eine hochwertige Ausstattung zu spendieren. Besonders auffällig ist dabei die RockShox Lyrik-Federgabel, aber auch der GX Eagle-Antrieb ist bei anderen Marken in diesem Segment eine Seltenheit. Abgerundet wird die Ausstattung von jeder Menge Bontrager-Parts. Positiv: Die in der Vergangenheit häufig kritisierte Sattelstütze wurde überarbeitet und funktioniert jetzt zufriedenstellend. Am Heck des Remedy arbeitet ein RockShox Deluxe mit der von Trek entwickelten RE:aktiv-Technologie. Durch sie reagiert der Dämpfer auch mit aktivierter Plattformdämpfung noch feinfühlig auf den Untergrund. Das Thru-Shaft-System, wie es bei den teureren Carbon-Modellen zum Einsatz kommt, wurde dagegen nicht verbaut. Den Mino-Link genannten Flip-Chip an der Sitzstrebe haben wir nicht genutzt – die flache Einstellung ist in unseren Augen ideal. Am Oberrohr befinden sich zusätzliche Aufnahmen, um z. B. mithilfe des Wolf Tooth B-RAD Systems einen Schlauch fest am Rad zu fixieren – sehr nice!

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Das Trek Remedy 8 im Detail

Federgabel RockShox Lyrik RC 160 mm Dämpfer RockShox Deluxe RT3 150 mm Bremsen SRAM Guide R 200/180 mm Antrieb SRAM GX Eagle Sattelstütze Bontrager Line 150 mm Vorbau Bontrager Line 50 mm Lenker Bontrager Line 780 mm Laufradsatz Bontrager Line Comp 27,5″ Reifen Bontrager XR4 Team Issue 2,6″

trek remedy 8 2021 test

Das Trek Remedy 8 im Test

Die Zeiten, in denen man beim Remedy eher von hinten pedaliert hat, sind beim neuen Modell vorbei. Dank des steilem Sitzwinkels sitzt man sehr zentral im Rad. Er fällt in der Realität steiler aus, als man bei einem Blick in die Geometrie-Tabelle vermuten würde. Der Hinterbau sackt auch im steilen Gelände nicht weg und arbeitet sehr antriebsneutral. Dadurch ist das Remedy ein insgesamt sehr guter Kletterer. Seine Parade-Disziplin sind technische, verwinkelte Uphills. Dank der guten Traktion und der zentralen Sitzposition meistert man selbst kniffligste Stellen. Der Griff zur Plattformdämpfung lohnt sich nur bei langen, monotonen Uphills.

trek remedy 8 2021 test

In der Abfahrt gelingt es dem Trek Remedy 8, vermeintlich gegensätzliche Fahreigenschaften perfekt miteinander zu verbinden. So ist das Rad agil und laufruhig zugleich und auch das Fahrwerk arbeitet sensibel und definiert. Diese Mischung macht das Remedy zum perfekten Allrounder. Schnelle Flowtrails machen mit dem Rad ebenso enormen Spaß wie ein Ausflug in den Bikepark oder eine lange Tour im alpinen Gelände. Der Hinterbau arbeitet sehr feinfühlig und fühlt sich effektiv nach deutlich mehr als den 150 mm Federweg an. Die Gewichtsverteilung auf dem Rad ist top, Kurven gelingen wie von selbst und auch im Grenzbereich bleibt das Bike sehr berechenbar. Wir empfehlen, die verbauten Spacer unter dem Vorbau zu lassen, da das Steuerrohr sehr kurz ausfällt. Der Reach ist mit 455 mm eher kurz, dennoch fährt sich das Trek Remedy aber nicht nervös. Die einzigen beiden Kritikpunkte sind die 2,6” breiten Bontrager XR4-Reifen und die schwache SRAM Guide-Bremse. Beide Teile sollte man sofort beim Händler tauschen lassen. Speziell schmalere Reifen unterstreichen den direkten Charakter des Bikes und eine etwas stabilere Karkasse ist absolut sinnvoll in dem Gelände, in dem sich das Rad wohlfühlt.

Super Fahrwerk, super Geometrie, super Ausstattung – am TREK stimmt einfach alles!

trek remedy 8 2021 test

Agil, verspielt, laufruhig und souverän – das Trek Remedy 8 ist all das auf einmal! Obendrein besticht es mit seinem top Fahrwerk, der schicken Optik und der hochwertigen Verarbeitung. Ob Flow-Trails oder Bike-Park, effizient bergauf oder spaßig bergab, das Remedy ist einfach das perfekte Do-it-all-Bike. Unser Testsieger!

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  • Bremse und Reifen limitieren das Bike

Riding Characteristics

Value for money, technical data.

Trek Remedy 8

Size: XS S M L XL Weight: 14,08 kg Travel (f/r): 160/150 mm Wheel Size: 27,5" Price: 2.999 €

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This scale indicates how efficiently the bike climbs. It refers to both simple and technical climbs. Along with the suspension, the riding position and the weight of the bike all play a crucial role. ↩

How does the bike ride and descend? How spritely is the bike, how agile is it through corners, how much fun is it in tight sections and how quickly can it change direction? ↩

Is the bike stable at high speeds? Is it easy to stay in control in demanding terrain? How composed is it on rough trails? Stability is a combination of balanced geometry, good suspension and the right spec. ↩

This is all about how balanced the bike is and particularly about how well it corners. Balanced bikes require little physical effort from the rider and are very predictable. If a bike is unbalanced, the rider has to work hard to weight the front wheel to generate enough grip. However, experienced riders can have a lot of fun even with unbalanced bikes. ↩

How sensitive is the suspension over small bumps? Can it absorb hard impacts and does it soak up repeated hits? Plush suspension not only provides comfort and makes a bike more capable, but it also generates traction. The rating includes the fork and the rear suspension. ↩

This aspect mainly comes down to the suspension. How much pop does it have, does it suck up the rider’s input or is it supportive, and how agile and direct is the bike? ↩

We don’t calculate value for money in an excel spreadsheet or based on how high-end a bike is specced. We are more concerned with how a bike performs on the trail and how the bike benefits the rider. What good are the best components if the bike doesn’t perform well on the trail? Expensive bikes with a lower-end spec can offer very good value for money – provided they excel where it matters. Just as supposedly cheap bikes with good components can get a bad rating if they don’t deliver on the trail. ↩

No, it’s not about racing, it’s about efficiency. Fast, fleet-footed and efficient – those who want to speed along flowy singletrack and gravel roads need a defined and spritely bike that accelerates with ease and efficiency. Nevertheless, reliable components are important too. We interpret XC more like the Americans do: big back-country rides instead of a marathon or XC World Cup with the ultimate in lightweight construction! Uphill-downhill ratio: 80:30 (not everything has to be 100%!) ↩

...also known as mountain biking. Classic singletrack with roots, rocks and ledges – sometimes flowy, sometimes rough. For this, you need a bike with good all-round qualities, whether climbing or descending. Uphill-downhill ratio: 50:50 ↩

Even more extreme and challenging compared to Trail riding, riddled with every kind of obstacle: jumps, gaps, nasty rock gardens, ruts and roots. For this, you need (race)proven equipment that forgives mistakes and wouldn’t look out of place on a stage of the Enduro World Series. Climbing is just a means to an end. Uphill-downhill ratio: 30:70 ↩

Strictly speaking, a 200 mm travel downhill bike is the best choice for merciless tracks with big jumps, drops and the roughest terrain. Those would be the black or double-black-diamond tracks in a bike park. But as some of the EWS pros (including Sam Hill) have proven, it’s the riding skills and not the bike that define what you can ride with it. Climbing? On foot or with a shuttle, please! Uphill-downhill ratio: 10:90 ↩

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  • Frame Remedy Alu
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 160mm travel
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 230x57.5mm
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 1x12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage
  • Crank Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, 52mm chainline, 170mm length
  • Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
  • Chain Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
  • Brake Set Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 caliper
  • Brake Rotors 200/180
  • Wheel Set Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
  • Front Hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
  • Rear Hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
  • Tires Front Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.50''
  • Tires Rear Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.50''
  • Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
  • Seat Post Size: S, Bontrager Line Dropper, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 345mm length; Size: M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 440mm length
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 35mm, 0 degree, 45mm length
  • Handle Bar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
  • Handle Bar Width 820
  • Head Set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

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Trek has over 15 years of wheel-size development experience that dates all the way back to the first 29er they introduced under the Gary Fisher brand, the

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine

May 2019 · Christoph Bayer

The Trek Remedy 8 made it to the very top of the group test. It impressed all of our test riders with its outstanding performance!

Efficient climber

Super fun and balanced on the descents

Best suspension in the test

Great value for money

Brakes and tires limit the bike

Loam Wolf

We've had our Trek Remedy for over 6 months of hard riding and abuse, taking it well above your average review test. Find out how the bike endured.

MBR

Apr 2019 · Alan Muldoon

Blink, and you could miss the latest round of revisions to the Trek Remedy 8. The biggest change to the frame is move away from Full Floater shock mount.

off.road.cc

The Trek Remedy 7 is a long travel trail bike that sets a great standard for this category of bike. It’s reasonably well priced for a ‘shop bought’ bike, providing a nimble ride that will put a smile on your face. It's probably not the fastest bike you'll ride but it is a lot of fun!

BIKE Magazine

The remedy’s trail-eating suspension and geometry inspires a spirited, almost-childlike ride.

Pinkbike

Dec 2018 · Mike Kazimer

Which one would you pick? Pinkbike's tech editors choose between the Santa Cruz Bronson, Trek Remedy, Yeti SB150, Kona Process 153, and Specialized Stumpjumper.

Bikerumor

Trek's updated 2019 Remedy 8 trail bike climbs very efficiently and gobbles up bumps on the descent.

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Trek Remedy 8 XT

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Size / XL High, XL Low

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Specifications

  • Frame alloy frame
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel
  • Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 230x57.5 mm
  • Hubs Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
  • Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
  • Wheel Size 27.5"
  • Spokes DT Swiss Champion, J-Bend, Black
  • Tires Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60""; Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"
  • Chain Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
  • Bottom Bracket Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage
  • Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
  • Brakeset Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 calliper
  • Handlebar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width
  • Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
  • Seatpost Size: S, Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length; Size: M, M/L, L, XL, Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
  • Stem Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
  • Grips Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on

Q: How much is a 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT?

A 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT is typically priced around €3,399 EUR when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: Where to buy a 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT?

The 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT may be purchased directly from Trek .

Q: What size wheels does the 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT have?

The 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT has 27.5" wheels.

Q: What size 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT should I get?

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COMMENTS

  1. Trek Remedy 8 Review

    The Trek Remedy 8 is a prime example of an accessible trail bike. A huge group of riders can have fun on this rig and that is a high compliment. Downhill performance is decent and the ABP suspension is exceptionally plush and it feels like riding on a cloud. Climbing abilities are decent regardless of the lofty 33.5-pound weight.

  2. Trek Remedy 8 in review

    Best in test - Trek Remedy 8 | 160/150 mm (f/r) | 14.08 kg | € 2,999. Last year, Trek gave the Remedy a complete overhaul. Gone is the full-floater suspension, though the linkage still hinges around the rear axle. This decouples the braking forces from the suspension so that both can work independently of each other.

  3. 2021 Trek Remedy 8

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  4. 2021 Trek Remedy 8

    2021 Trek. Remedy 8. ... Field Test: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150. Dec 2018 · Mike Kazimer. ... Review: The 2019 Trek Remedy 8 is a solid climber and supple descender. Nov 2018. Trek's updated 2019 Remedy 8 trail bike climbs very efficiently and gobbles up bumps on the descent. Read Review. Show More Reviews.

  5. Trek Remedy 8 27.5 first ride review

    Lively trail bike that's a real blast to ride

  6. Trek Remedy 8 2021 Full Review

    After 5 months of having my bike, I thought it was time for my Full Review! I've really enjoyed this bike and I've gotten so much better at mountain biking e...

  7. 2020 Trek Remedy 8 REVIEW & 2021 update

    2020 Trek Remedy 8 REVIEW & 2021 updateThe Trek Remedy 8 is the more playful little brother to the Trek Slash, but still with great descending capabilities a...

  8. First Ride: Trek Remedy 8 review

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  9. Trek Remedy 8 review

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  10. Trek Remedy 8 im Test

    Das Trek Remedy 8 ist ein 2021er-Modell mit einem Full-Floater-Hinterbau, einer RockShox Lyrik-Federgabel und einem GX Eagle-Antrieb. Es überzeugte im Vergleichstest mit seiner herausragenden Performance, seiner Ausstattung und seinem Design. Lesen Sie hier den ausführlichen Testbericht mit allen Details und Bildern.

  11. Trek Remedy 8 2024 Review

    Model Year: 2024 (carry over model from 2022) good complete bike for the price. superb frame. higher quality gears than the other bikes in this price range. 25 years warranty. fun to ride in. easy terrain Extreme Terrain. seating position.

  12. Remedy 8

    The tech you get. A light and tough aluminum frame with 150mm of rear travel, a 160mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork with a plush DebonAir spring and Charger 2.1 RC damper that gives you more adjustment and control. Plus, a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb, leg-saving lower climbing gears, a dropper ...

  13. My New 2021 Trek Remedy 8! Tour of the bike and initial review

    I just upgraded to the 2021 Trek Remedy 8 in Lithium Grey from my 2021 Trek Roscoe 7 in Dnister Black. I found myself quickly wanting to move to full suspens...

  14. 2022 Trek Remedy 8

    Remedy 8. A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components. Compare the full range. RRP. £3,450. Weight. 14.3 kg. Frame. Aluminum.

  15. 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT

    2021 Trek. Remedy 8 XT. ... Field Test: Stumpjumper vs Remedy vs Process vs Bronson vs SB150. Dec 2018 · Mike Kazimer. ... Review: The 2019 Trek Remedy 8 is a solid climber and supple descender. Nov 2018. Trek's updated 2019 Remedy 8 trail bike climbs very efficiently and gobbles up bumps on the descent. Read Review. Show More Reviews.

  16. Remedy 8

    Model 572311. Retailer prices may vary. Remedy 8 hits the sweet spot in performance and value in the all-mountain category. A lightweight alloy frame, SRAM GX Eagle component spec, a premium RockShox Lyrik 160mm fork, and 150mm rear shock make it the ideal ride for shredders who want ridiculously capable mountain bike for ridiculously fun trails.

  17. 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT

    The 2021 Trek Remedy 8 XT is an Enduro Aluminium / Alloy mountain bike. It sports 27.5" wheels, is priced at €3,399 EUR, comes in a range of sizes, including XL High, XL Low, has RockShox suspension and a Shimano drivetrain. The bike is part of Trek 's Remedy range of mountain bikes.

  18. PERFECT RIDE TREK Remedy 8 2021 bike review

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  19. Remedy 8

    Weight. Weight. M - 14.07 kg/31.01 lb (with TLR sealant, no tubes) Weight limit. This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb). We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment ...

  20. My review of the 2021 Trek Remedy 8

    In this video I review my dream bike, the 2021 Trek Remedy 8, can't wait to make films and videos with this thing!Filmed and edited by: Sebastian Tarrant (@s...

  21. Remedy 8

    Remedy 8 hits the sweet spot in all-mountain performance and value. A lightweight alloy frame, SRAM GX Eagle component spec and a premium RockShox suspension package make it the ideal ride for sendy boys and girls who want a ridiculously fun bike for whipping around on ridiculously fun trails. Compare. Colour / Lithium Grey.