Trek Remedy 66 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.2/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $3630.00


Product Description

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


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ammx a Cross Country Rider from far far away

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2009

Strengths:    Nice frame for me, very strong, I like the geometry

Weaknesses:    I don't know yet... I put full deore XT components

Bottom Line:   
Strong frame for me,and for the price that I paid for this Item

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Favorite Trail:   dirt, all mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   ebay only frame

Similar Products Used:   a bunch of frames

Bike Setup:   Remedy 66 frame 2007, full deore xt components, kenda tires.......

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Allrotor13b a Downhiller from San Diego, CA

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2008

Strengths:    Tough frame, reliable 4-bar rear suspension, decent geometry

Weaknesses:    Main pivot was never all that precise, poor spec

Bottom Line:   
This bike made an acceptable leap to light freeride from its all-mountain original intent. It handles big drops, jumps and flat landings without any complaints. i want to upgrade to the new Marz Roco TST coil and 55RC3 for a little more reliability and confidence, but i've never had any real complaints with this bike aside from its XC spec from the factory.

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Favorite Trail:   Ted Williams

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   TREK La Mesa

Similar Products Used:   Giant Reign, Santa Cruz Bullit

Bike Setup:   Marz 55ETA, Manitou Swinger 4-Way, Mavic EX729/Hope ProII, Kenda Nevegal 2.5"DH, Shimano XT drivetrain, Blackspire chainguide/bash, Race Face Diabolous stem/bar/post, Avid CODE 203mm brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by shane woody a Downhiller from av ca us

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2007

Strengths:    From the wheels up the remedy is an awesome all around set up.the manitou suspension front/rear has saved me many times from being seriously mangled.with three way adjustment you can quickly and easily dial the suspension for all of your riding needs.the sram/shimano drivetrain is smooth and precise.(with proper maintanence.the bontrager components serve their reputation of quality and affordability.

Weaknesses:    The race lite wheels on the all mountain bike?the wheels are fine for lighter riding.i destroyed the rear wheel the firt day riding.

Bottom Line:   
great all around bike for the bike enthusiast.ride downhill,xc jump drops climbs,throw what you want at it with confidence.

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Favorite Trail:   make your own

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   trek direct employee pricing

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   same

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rickuss mtber a Downhiller from fl/ca

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2007

Strengths:    can someone that knows alot about this bikes and its potential please write about it. i dont know if im torturing this thing or it begging to be launched off huge jumps. i want to know waht the suspension can take and all of the componentry can take on the 07 stock

Weaknesses:    you dopes put the front fork on backwards and i rode it like that for 2 monhts. theres a irritating creeking sound on the front brake or fork while trackstanding.

Bottom Line:   
cmon i want to go off huge jumps.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3800.00

Purchased At:   trek/gf in sandiego

Similar Products Used:   a bunch of bicycles

Bike Setup:   o7 stock silver one

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ian Cartwright a Weekend Warrior from York, UK

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2007

Strengths:    After cracking my Trek Liquid 20's top tube Trek gave me a new Remedy66 front triangle under warranty. This was compatible with Liquid's swing arm - so the Liquid-Remedy was born. One month later the Liquid right chain stay snapped, so they gave me the Remedy 66 back end too. Quite annoying at the time, but I guess getting a free new frame after 3 years of regular riding isn't too bad.

Plush rear suspension - loads of travel. Refined frame design over the Liquid it replaces - neater welds, better pivot design and beefed up where old frame broke.
Climbs well considering travel and weight.
Paint job looks the business.
Trek Lifetime Warranty.


Weaknesses:    Swingarm pivot bearings are glued in with super strong loctite638 - not a fault in itself, but I have seen better designs!
4lbs heavier than my old Liquid frame. There are lighter bikes in this class.
Paint job is not wearing too well.


Bottom Line:   
A very capable all mountain bike. As at home on downhill course as it is on a cross country slog in the hills. I value this versatility.

I feel it is a little let down by it's weight. Although I do not build my bikes very light (I'm not small), my complete bike pushes 40lbs!

Time will tell if the Remedy suffers from the frame failure issues of it's sister, the Liquid.

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Favorite Trail:   Niddersdale, Pately Bridge, UK

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Warrenty Replacement From Trek

Similar Products Used:   Trek Liquid 20
Viper RC1.0
Rocky Mountain Slayer


Bike Setup:   Shock: Manitou Swinger 4 way
Fork: Manitou Sherman Firefly
Wheels: Mavic 721
Hubs: DMR revolver
Tyres: Panaracer Rampage


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rickuss Morkuss a Downhiller from Sandiego, ca

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2007

Strengths:    the frame appears to be strong but i only weigh 120 lbs so i dont have to worry about frame cracking. i love the 36 talas and its functions. it has good balance

Weaknesses:    it should have larger tire clearance for burlier tires for technical freeride. the rear shock is garbage for a 3400 dollar all mountain bike. It is one sluggish bike.

Bottom Line:   
When i got this bike i had had never heard of it i wasnt planing on getting a trek, i had my eyes set on a sc bullit but it was a gift so i had to take it. i basicaly picked it because of the talas and burley frame. When i bombed all the trails i was always disapointed from the sluggishness, i think its because i have tubes in the tubeless ready tires. i dont know about this bike, im afraid to launch it off over 5 foot drops even tho it looks like it can take a 15 foot drop, but if u want one buy it.

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Favorite Trail:   i like all the socal trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3400.00

Purchased At:   trek and garry fisher store in sandiego

Similar Products Used:   old 99 fsr ,lots of hardtails, tested many new age fs bikes

Bike Setup:   36 talas, 3 way swinger pos manitou, kenda tubeless ready tires 17 inch frame

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcus a Weekend Warrior from Sydney

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2007

Strengths:    This is a strong, confidence inspiring bike. Once set up properly it tracks well and i find it an excellent technical uphill climber. Bike seems very well balanced. SRAM components seem a good match to the bike, and the fox 36 seems a great fork for it.

Weaknesses:    The bike is slow. There is no way around it. I find myself substantially slower than i did on my more trail oriented
bike.

Rider position also seems to be a bit further forward than i am used to which has lead to a couple crashes (not getting back far enough on larger drops). However more likely a habit issue than a bike fault.

Stock headset is rubbish.

Other than that, the SRAM rear derailleur sticks out a lot. I have damaged it twice already (mainly from high impact crashes though, so i cant blame it too much).


Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is this a great bike. If you get one at a good price, the value for money is fantastic, especially on the 07 models. I bought 2 earlier this year for both my wife and I as a bit of a gamble seeing there was no trial a trek program available on these bikes here in Aus. Wanted to get a "do it all" bike.

So far we couldn't be happier. These bikes are great in the rough, but are also quite good for distance riding (completed a 60km day ride on the weekend). As everyone here has said, they are a bit slow, and you really notice it the first few rides. However, for a bike which is capable of big drops, smoothing out rough terrain and capable of being an all day epic ride, the extra bit of time it takes is not really a problem.

They are great bikes, i would definitely recommend them.

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Favorite Trail:   Wiseman's Ferry (this week), Red Hill usually

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Clarence Street

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Cake 1 DLX, Trek Fuel Ex 9, Specialized Big Hit Pro.

Bike Setup:   2 bikes. One an 07 pretty stock with a Gobi saddle, Time Carbon pedals and Maxxis Minion tyres. Second one same spec with 08 Fox Talas 36 RC2 forks and DT Swiss EX 1750 wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Chapman a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, Washington, USA

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2007

Strengths:    I love the feel of this bike. I upgraded from a liquid because it felt so similar. sram x.o.! Juicy 7's! Tubeless!! great components and relatively light for amount of travel

Weaknesses:    the frame! It Snapped on me yesterday! This is the second Trek All-Mountain frame to break on me. We'll see how they handle it this time. I've stuck to Trek because of their frame lifetime warranty. Now that I've used it TWICE, I'm wondering if I should buy another brand that won't break in the first place. P.S. This bike is a SLOW climber

Bottom Line:   
Great ride.....when it is not broken

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Favorite Trail:   I don't know...Tiger? Galbraith?

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Trek Liquid.....Santa Cruz Bullit, RM ETSX 50

Bike Setup:   Stock with added 8 inch front rotor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Enfield, Ct,

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Strengths:    Ability to take big hits (4-5 feet) or less and keep going. The Manitou fork has saved my @ss countless times when I've landed front heavy or just going over rocks.

Weaknesses:    A damn creaking coming from what I thought was the crank but just realize it's the main pivot for the rear triangle. Its shot with a lot of play. Pretty much has been that way from the beginning.

Bottom Line:   
Man this bike was hard to get used to. I could and still can't believe the learning curve. But now that I've broke through it's an amazing ride. It really is "All Mountain". I can climb anything an XC'er can and I can drop like crazy and scream through rock gardens. BUT, as mentioned in other reviews - it is slow. No way around it, but when you hit the technical stuff you'll be pushing people out of your way. If you never want to do anything aggressive then don't get this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Manchester Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Nothing similar for all mountain, but do still ride an '05 Trek Fuel EX8. Still love that bike. Its the most balanced ride I've ever had.

Bike Setup:   Eight inch front rotor and Race Face bash ring.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Woody from San Diego

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2007

Strengths:    Nice components. The bike is sure footed. You can go over or through just about anything. The rear suspension works well. Once you get the right air settings between preload and compression dampening you get the best of both worlds...long travel with little pedal bob. Lifetime warranty on the Wisconsin made frame. The also offer a multi-year extended warranty for very little money. I am an over 200lb. ex MXer. I beat my equipment.

Weaknesses:    Handles a little slow due to the geometry and big tires. You can go fast, but you have to be aggressive. Also make sure you size the bike right. They run big. At six foot the large was too big.

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a light trail rocket, this may not be the bike for you. If you want a good all around ride with great components that will take all you can give it this bike deserves serious consideration. I was going to build a Turner 5spot. If I built it like the Remedy it would have cost double what I paid....and I would have only gotten a two year frame warranty.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Trek Store, La Mesa Ca.

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth Isis.

Bike Setup:   Stock with eggbeaters and a WTB saddle. The Trek Stores sell the bike with tubes installed even though the bike has tubeless tires and rims. Do yourself a huge favor and lose the tubes. It rolls much better without them. It felt like I shaved five pounds off when I took them out.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jon bronc a Racer from illinois

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Strengths:    rolls over anything. climbs anything, just does everthing slower than my race bike.

Weaknesses:    it won't win any races. i haven't dialed in the feel for cornering yet.

Bottom Line:   
bike is a love hate relationship right now. it won't go fast. the motor is not the problem, i am a semi-pro. i feel like i am way off the ground, and i am. i haven't been able to rip the tires off in a corner yet. need to find the edge. jumps to flat, and takes drop offs great, as long as it's not over head high. never loses traction due to travel and rubber. already broke 2 hangers, due to ammount of downed trees. spd pedals should not be used by anyone. they have nothing to do with the bike, but this is a warning to everyone. don't ride spd. get time pedals and save your life.

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Favorite Trail:   katy trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   secret

Similar Products Used:   fat possum, trek liquid, trek session, santa cruz heckler

Bike Setup:   stock with spd pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew Linster a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2006

Strengths:    When i first pick the bike up i was surprised by how light the bike was. Approx 31 lbs for the 17.5 model. Out on the trail it pedels surprisingly well for a 6inch travel bike and inspires confidence when you reach technical sections. The manitou nixon super fork is well controlled and the spv shock at the rear gives a nice ride with minimal bob. gearing and wheels by bontrager and shimano are fantastic and the big earl 2.35 treads gives the rider confdidence.

Weaknesses:    None as yet, the only weakness what may be noticed is the lack of mud clearance at the rear on the swing arm but i dnot care, part of being a mountain biker is all about getting muddy on your bike.

Bottom Line:   
Since i got this bike with almost £1000 off and on 0% finace, it has been a fantastic machine to ride. All the pther bikes i tested were not bad atall but this one gave me the beter deal and was the more hardcore bike of the lot i tested.(it was lighter and better speacked than the scott randsom). Coming from a 2005 gary fisher HKEK. It takes some getting used to to power the bike up the hills but theres nothing wrong with building up for fitness. I still keep with the xc riders round my local trails becuase on the way down you absolutly fly. Well done to Trek for the Remedy range.

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Favorite Trail:   Marin Trail, North Wales

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Leisure Lakes

Similar Products Used:   Scott randsom, Treak liquid 25 (2004), prophet 800, orange 5.

Bike Setup:   As standard at present. the only thing i might change are the grippy treads. maybe to thinner Maxxis high rollers 2.1. But apart from that its fantastic.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by na a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2006

Strengths:    This bike is stable at high speeds and inspires confidence in rocky, technical Terain. Climbs well for a six inch travel bike. The Remedy 66 has good parts for the price.

Weaknesses:    Crankset.

Bottom Line:   
I have had this bike for about six months and like it more now than ever. It took a while to get used to the handling of the bike coming off of my hard tail, it is much slower steering, now that I am getting used to it I can ride things that would have been incredibly difficult on the hard tail or other full suspension bikes I have ridden. This bike has saved me from serious crashes on several occasions. The bike climbs surprisingly well. The sram components work very well, as do most of the Bontrager components.

The only thing I don't care for on the bike is the crank set. The race crank that is on the bike doesn't seem to shift as well as Shimano cranks do. I bent the middle chain ring on a crash and replaced it with a Shimano. The new chain ring shifts better than the old one ever did.

Overall I can recommend this bike for anyone who wants a good all around bike that is more capable than your average cross country rig.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Trek Superstore San Diego

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Enduro, Intense Tracer, Turner 5 Spot.

Bike Setup:   Stock except for replacing a bent chainring with a Shimano XT.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from coon rapids, mn usa

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2006

Strengths:    components are excellent. Being from the midwest there are plenty of dealers. Trek isn't especially know for mountain bike products but I can say that after owning this bike I am very pleased.

Weaknesses:    Hard to complain about this bike, and would recommend it to anyone.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has been great for me. I have yet to have any major issues with the bike. I would recommend this bike to anyone who wants to ride XC with the option to do some moderate DH/freeride.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Bike Setup:   upgraded to manitou platinum intrinsic fork for the IT technology.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug Hamilton a Cross Country Rider from Wanaka, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

Strengths:    High and low speed handling, technical climbing, cockpit lenght, frame stiffness, ground clearance.

Weaknesses:    Seat post QR, Manitou suspension

Bottom Line:   
The best handling bike I have riden, period. Trek have done an excellent job on this. Just spent the last 21/2 years riding a modified Cake, this is the next step up the ladder. Better all round bike than an Intense 6.6 and more ground clearance than a Commencal 6.1 and more roomy than a Fisher Fat Possum. All up weight is 32.2 lbs with a 19 1/2" frame. Manitou suspension on the stock bike limits the bikes potential, forks are to whimpy and the rear shock to harsh on the small stuff and blows through its travel on the big hits. Trek need to ditch Manitou, they are not cutting it. The pivot set up is spot on, don't need no pedal platform to stuff up the small bump action. If you like to ride EVERYTHING terrain wise, you would be hard pressed to find a more fun, inspiring and comfortable bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Bikes Unlimited, Wanaka

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Cake, Fisher Fat Possum, Intense 6.6, Commencal 6.1.

Bike Setup:   Fox Talus 36, Fox Float RL AVA with no Pro Pedal, Bontrager Carbon Bars, Truvativ 90mm stem, Chris King headset, XO shifters, Hope Mini brakes w 200/180mm rotors, WTB saddle, Thomson post, Bontrager Mustang rims w Hadley hubs, Bontrager Big Earl Dry 2.35 tubless tyres, X0 rear deraileur, XTR front, XT cranks with Salsa 24,34,46 rings

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