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Staff Review - Trek Remedy 8

Monday 14 December 2015, Filed in: General

Hi guys, Martin here! Just want to share a quick product review of my bike, the Trek Remedy 8.

My background

I have been working at On Yer Bike for around four years, before this I only cycled as a form of transport and to keep fit, generally road and canal work. Since working here I have started getting into mountain biking and enjoy general trail and XC riding, the majority of my riding is done over Hurstwood and Widdop as this is pretty much on my doorstep but when I get chance I enjoy getting to Gisburn Forest and Lee/Cragg Quarry.

About the bike

I have had the Trek Remedy 8 now for around 2 month and absolutely love it, it has been really confidence inspiring and I feel it can handle anything I throw it into. The 140mm Fox suspension feels plush and perfectly responsive on all terrains, even on the road you don't feel as though you waste any energy due to the fully floating rear shock (my last ride I didn't even touch the CTD even on the hill climbs). The bike feels light and playful on the trail, this is down to the head angle being 67.5 degrees, which can be adjusted by 0.5 degrees to 68 degrees using the Mino Link geometry adjustment chip. It's not a bike that feels particularly slack, though a 50mm stem helps you master the 750mm bars. It handles exceptionally well in very tight corners, and Bontrager's aggressive XR4 front/faster XR3 rear tyre combo is confident in almost any conditions. Trek have also got the looks of this bike down to a tee, the subtle look of blue on black running from frame to components really makes you admire the beauty of the bike. The one upgrade I am looking to add is a dropper post, but this is only to save time stopping to adjust the saddle height between climbing and descending. Overall I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a decent trail bike. 9/10


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