Trek Remedy 5 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.2/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $1980.00

Product Description

  • Front Suspension
  • Bontrager Select Disc
  • Manitou Swinger 3-way
  • Shimano Deore

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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2014

Strengths:    Climbs well, handles XC and light freeride trails great.

Weaknesses:    It's a bit fragile if you plan to progress into downhill and freeride. Has a lot of standover height. You have to really pull hard on the brakes to stop on steep trails.

Bottom Line:   
It all depends on what you bought this bike for. If you enjoy aggressive XC and all-mountain riding you'll thoroughly enjoy this bike. However, don't expect to be able to ride downhill, freeride, or at a bike park. This bike can get you through some gnarly trails, but that is definitely not it's strength.

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Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Revelation, NS terra bars, truvativ holzfeller stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2013

Strengths:    Smooth ride, parts aren't hard to find, came with a decent air fork, really good shock, plenty of travel, strong brakes, doesn't weigh a ton.

Weaknesses:    Need to get a shorter water bottle (although I usually ride with a Camelbak anyway), rebound went on shock (probably my fault), no lockout on shock, saddle is painful on long rides, feels sketchy on big rollovers.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike to ride aggressive XC and do some drops, one of these in decent condition shouldn't run more than a grand. Just replace the saddle and you're good to go!

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Favorite Trail:   The Star Wars trails at Sunday River

Duration Product Used:   About a year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel 98, Trek Fuel EX 8

Bike Setup:   RockShox Tora 302 fork, Jacksh!t pedals, everything else stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sailboater a Weekend Warrior from Titusville,Fl.

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2010

Strengths:    Love the suspenion on the pot hole roads

Weaknesses:    No room for a water bottle

Bottom Line:   
Probably the best bike I have ever owned.Smooth riding and I have a really bad back and with its smooth ride I feel no pain.I highly approve of this bike if you suffer from a bad back.

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Favorite Trail:   Fire roads

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $950.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek Road Bike

Bike Setup:   Remedy 5

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by luisenrique a Cross Country Rider from el paso, texas,usa

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2009

Strengths:    excelent bike, Great parts package, anodized frame, overall value,
Strong Frame

Weaknesses:    Missing Lockout Front Shocks, the only weakness I notice

Bottom Line:   
rides excelent, and smooth,
Trek claims "all mountain" Climbs good with minimal pedal bob while standing but you do feel some if you're really having to hammer up a my first mountain bike
for $$$sale$$$ 1,000 usd info at 915-859-2136 or

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Favorite Trail:   red road

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   LRD

Similar Products Used:   canondale

Bike Setup:   2007 remedy 5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by curlynick7 a Cross Country Rider from Grand Forks, ND, USA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2009

Strengths:    Extremely Strong Frame, Solid Components

Weaknesses:    Missing Lockout Front Shocks

Bottom Line:   
I'm a big guy that has taken this bike everywhere. I've dropped 10' rocks in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and I've XC it in a Western ND summer (100+ with minimal water). It's stood up to it all with only minor tweakings, nothing that can't be fixed out on a trail. The weight is great for an AM at just over 23 lbs with repair kit. The only thing I'm going to change is putting on a lockout front shock. The Super Black is nice and has a great rebound, but try to stand over the bars while climbing a mountain and there is too much shock loss. I wish they still made this bike so I could recommend it to everyone. Ir you could only buy one bike, this should be it. Even if you can buy more than one, I'd still buy this. It's too versatile not too own.

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Favorite Trail:   Maah-Dah-Hey

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Scheels - Fargo

Similar Products Used:   Trek Liquid 25

Bike Setup:   Stock...for now

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by eddiek118 a Cross Country Rider from sinking spring Pa.

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2008

Strengths:    Good geometry. Puts you in somewhat of an upright position but not too much. Just right for steep hillclimbs.

Weaknesses:    Components. Its an all mountain bike but the componentry speeks utherwise. I changed the rear derailer to a sram x9 from a 7. Front fork to a Marzochi am1 front derailer to shimano Dior xt tires to Kenda Nevagals 2.35 front 2.1 rear. Longer headset. New seat to a rocket V. Now Im shopping for a new rear shock. In my oppinion Manitoue suspension really dissapointed me, for as long as theyve been around they should be lightyears ahead of what they are now.

Bottom Line:   
Look for what I paid and the experience I had at the time it was a greeaat deal. I learned how to ride on this bike. It a great bike. I see some of my buddies riggs and the money thay paid doesnt equal what I got in this bike. Just upgrade the componits and you got yourself a sick setup. treks been around for a while I think there starting to get it right.....Ive rode this bike all over the east coast and its never done me wrong, I would defenatly recomend this bike to anyone who rides hard.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Penn Reading Pa.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Wolvertons Rdg Pa.

Similar Products Used:   Kona dawg delux.

Bike Setup:   105 headset. Puts me out a little bet farther considering the bike puts you more upright. Works well with those sick downhills, also when bustin a nice jump. keeps me from eatin dirt.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tim collings a Cross Country Rider from Mt Vernon, WA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2008

Strengths:    decent parts package for the $, anodized frame, overall value

Weaknesses:    no lockouts on fork or shock

Bottom Line:   
Decent bike. Trek claims "all mountain" but the feel of the bike is more like a full suspension cross country set up. Climbs good with minimal pedal bob while standing but you do feel some if you're really having to hammer up a hill. Not sure if it's me or not but seems a little twitchy on descents. Was my first mountain bike so it might have been me getting used to the bike, but I'm not sure if I'd market it as an "all mountain" bike unless you wanted to replace the 2.1 wheels and tires with 2.35's. Bontrager seat broke about 3 months into riding and had to be replaced, but I was going to put on a WTB anyway. Small cog on rear cassette broke a tooth off as well, but SRAM replaced entire cassette under warranty with no hassles. Good overall bike for the cross country guy who wants to take some bigger drops and I've yet to push it past it's limits.

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Favorite Trail:   IPA at Pilchuck Tree Farm

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Skagit Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Redline Monocog 29er

Bike Setup:   Kenda Nevegal DTC's, WTB Racer V saddle, Crank Bros Candy C's, ODI Rogue grips

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Denmark

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2008

Strengths:    The finish of the frame, nice details , solid bike and good brakes

Weaknesses:    The Manitou black super, actually all the parts of this bike do not fit for its intended use, try to look under the sterm, (Bontrager sterm)their is a "warning"

Bottom Line:   
I do not know what the intention was to make this bike if you compare with the session 7 . This bike is ok for agressive xc and light freeride, but for bikeparks NO, and downhill not at all. This bike should have come with a 140 mm suspension, coil rear shock, chainguide and only a 32/22
chain rings,the bottom high should have been higher which allowed to modified the lenght of the suspension without lose control. I tried all kinds of riding with this bike,. I guess you can not make a bike that can do everything. its a funn bike to ride, but if you plan to ride in bike parks, I will not recommend it.

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Favorite Trail:   Gesunda, Sweden

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Free Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Kona coiler

Bike Setup:   totally modified the bike with Marzocchi 55, swinger four,
funn, blackspire, azonic wheels, DMR sterm

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from ottawa,ontario,canada

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2008

Strengths:    Smooth rear suspension, good brakes, crisp shifting and great pedals.

Weaknesses:    My manitou black super( the friggin thing was supposed to come with a black platnum but it came with a defective fork) hard seat, twisty grips.

Bottom Line:   
A good bike, but it does not work smoothly on technical rocky trails. I PERSONNALY LIKE MY BIKE, BUT IT HAS HAD A LOT OF PROBLEMS. It is great for its intended use, but you've got to be careful on downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   Orange

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   random store

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock, except a fsa pig headset and i'm upgrading the front shock to a rockshox domain 302 uturn. thru axle wheel

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bear a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2008

Strengths:    This bike is easily the best I've ever had. Eliminates the pedal bob and handles what ever I throw at it.

Weaknesses:    I feel like I would like to replace the carbon bar it came with, maybe something a little more rugged. I'm afraid that I'm going to break it if I pull to hard.

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   Terwilligar Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   United Cycle

Similar Products Used:   KHS AM2000,Norco Fluid

Bike Setup:   Stock, with exception of the grips

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, FL

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2008

Strengths:    - Good amount of travel with less bob than many XC bikes
- Nice durable finish
- Good drivetrain
- Climbs very well for an AM bike
- Inspires confidence, extremely stable downhill
- Can roll over practically anyting

Weaknesses:    - Could lose a few pds, but overall not very heavy at all considering it's an All-Mountain bike
- Sometimes drops the chain on big hits
- Some components could be better
- No lockout on front or rear shocks

Bottom Line:   
If you ride agressive XC and AM this is the bike for you. It really can do everything, and very well. It is not speed demon race bike, but thats not what its biult for. Climbs very well for a AM bike and is still plenty fast in the flats thanks the rear shock setup and SPV, which eliminated nearly all bob. I love it.

Overall it comes almost perfect from Trek. The rear cassette didn't last very long, I replaced it with a SRAM PG970 which is holding up much better

Replaced the chain with a Wipperman which really cleaned up the shifting.

The seatpost and stem are low end parts, replaced them with lighted parts.

Plan to replace the front derailuer in the hopes of preventing the chain popping off over larger hits.

The stck Bontrager Jones ACX tires are awesome. Loads of grip, roll well, and much lighter than other silimilar tires.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos, Alifia, Boyette

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1850.00

Purchased At:   Oliver's Cycle Sports

Bike Setup:   2006 Trek Remedy 5
- Wipperman chain, Sram rear cassette, Thompson Elite setback seatpost, Race Face stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juan a Weekend Warrior from Philadelphia

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2007

Strengths:    SPV rocks!!! It makes up for the added weight of an all-mountain. Super strong frame. Good components. Climbs pretty well. Say goodbye to pedal bob. The anodized black frame looks and feels GREAT!!!

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, but not bad for an all-mountain.

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the best "do it all" bikes. If you can only have 1 bike, this is the one you want. You can do some light freeride, jumps, XC, and then ride all the way home. The SPV on the rear shock is awesome! You can even pedal standing up, and feel no pedal-bob. Flying down hill and over rough stuff is not an issue with this bike; it's very confidence inspiring, so you will attempt things you would not have dreamed in the past.

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Favorite Trail:   Good ol' Wissahickon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Trek fuel 70, Raleigh Phase.

Bike Setup:   Stock, with the exception of

Stock; with the exception of OURY lock-on grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pat rick a Downhiller from bomber valley

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2007

Strengths:    it didn't break into three quarters piecies like my yeti did. I mean i sat on it and it cracked

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
it was totally amazing you should buy it now it will be the best deal of your life

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Favorite Trail:   flume trail

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20000.00

Purchased At:   the best downhill bikes in tahoe retail store

Similar Products Used:   schwinn cruiser

Bike Setup:   fox 40 and dhx air

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pat harrington a Cross Country Rider from tucson, az

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2006

Strengths:    got a carbon handlebar, very neat. Easy to use rear shock and fork, Manitou 3 way, manitou black spv. No bob at all when pedaling. Handles well in turning and in tight spots

Weaknesses:    climbing since it is in the all mountain catagory but not that bad

Bottom Line:   
Long story short....... Wanted a Fisher cake 1 badly but fisher ran out of the 1. Honestly never considered a Trek untill I rode the fuel 7 and then looked at the Remedy in the catalog. Very simply a bad ass bike. Am so impressed with what Trek has done to revamp their liquid line. It is a little heavy and not as good a climber as my hardtail is, but it does provide so much more confidence for me going over roughter terrain. Got a 17.5 over my 19 inch hardtail. That made a huge difference. Also Treks geometry is far more relaxed than fishers, more upright and relaxed. This is the 5 inch version and the 06 model. Very solid bike. Though in Tucson there are not a lot of big climbs like in CO that I am used to. More than pleased with my selection on a bike. Something I want to take out constantly and ride.

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Favorite Trail:   mary's loop ( CO)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   tucson bikes

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale prophet, Fisher cake 3, Kona, Specalized Epic, Trek fuel. Rocky Mountain etsx 30

Bike Setup:   stock, except ODI lock on grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2006

Strengths:    Feels light when riding and seems to hug the trail when riding over a myriad of small bumps. Climbs very well – certainly ion a par to my hardtail.
Anodised frame seems to keep the scratches at bay and adds to the quality feel of the bike.

Weaknesses:    I find the handlebars rather thin prefer fatter bars, but not much wrong with this beast.

Bottom Line:   
Best bike I’ve owned so far and performs like a hardtail and outshines over the rough stuff. Really is an all-mountain bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3048.00

Purchased At:   Mountain High

Similar Products Used:   Kona Cinder cone (HT) and Marin Wolf

Bike Setup:   as sold - so far.

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