Trek Remedy 9 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.63/5 (35 Reviews)
MSRP : $4409.99


Product Description

If your idea of a great day is testing the limits of your skills on a bike that can take you up, down, and wherever you want to go, Remedy is your ride.
  • Front Suspension: Fox 36 Float RC2 w/air pressure
  • Rear Suspension: Fox RP23 XV
  • Wheels: Bontrager Rhythm Elite
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
  • Cassette: SRAM PG970 11-32, 9 speed


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Diegobustillos a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2013

Strengths:    Comfortable cockpit. Lively feel.

Weaknesses:    Small bum compliance. Turning.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great overall bike. I think it does not excel anywhere, however. The bike has a tendency to drift on turns. The rear suspension is lively and it is easy to pop off of roots and rocks. On gnarly terrain the bike get hung up easily and looses it composure. Jumping the bike is relatively easy. Climbing position is extremely comfortable and is a great climber overall. Not as goos as some other suspension systems but better than most horst links in my opinion. T

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Turner 5 Spot. Specialized Enduro Evo. Pivot Firebird. Ellsworth Epiphany.

Bike Setup:   Sun Ringle Wheels. Xtr Grupo. Marzochi 55 fork.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DHN3G a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2013

Strengths:    the bike has a good starting specifications. rear shock feels like a coil

Weaknesses:    after 9 months, the bearings in the rear ABP pivot started to go, there were loose and didnt run smoothly, the bike was heavily creaking, as well as the the bontrager wheels were not keeping spoke tension very wheel, i would true them, and 2 weeks later they would be out of true again with this the bontrager freehub had only a moderate freehub pick up, the bike also came with small handlebars considering what it was designed and advertised to do. Spare parts are also really hard to get hold off, the headset requires e2 bearings, which are very hard to get in Australia and DRCV fork bottomed out really fast and you had to pump up the pressure in the spring to stop it diving when braking hard, this meant you couldn't get through the whole travel when you wanted it. The local bike shops said they looked at the bearings, they said there was nothing wrong with them, i go for a ride and the first thing i hear is a cracking sound coming for the rear wheel pivot,

Bottom Line:   
I would not recommend this bike to anyone who is looking at buying a bike like this, sure it has good specifications but the long term reliability of the frame bearings is poor and require very high maintence even in dry weather.

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Favorite Trail:   Tuggeranong pines

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $4200.00

Purchased At:   On the rivet phillip

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Nomad, yeti sb-66, giant reign,

Bike Setup:   Sram x0 type 2 short cage, renthal fatbars, straitline ssc 35mm stem, rockshox reverb, maxxis minion tyres,MRP G2 chainguide

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

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2013

Strengths:    Climb, Descend, do it all plush travel. Bullet-proof Shimano XT components.

Weaknesses:    Noodly Fox 32 fork. Creaking BB - just got to tighten it up now and then.

Bottom Line:   
I keep this bike at my 'other' residence as a pretty much one-bike-do-it-all machine. I traded my '09[?] Remedy 8 - which I loved - for the '12 Remedy 9. The only real disappointment has been the 32 fork. My old one had the Rockshox Lyric which was better when things got interesting going down and had travel adjust for the up. So,with a new $$$ Talas 34 160 fitted, that problem is solved! It is now, with a dropper post, the bike Trek should be selling.
Buy this bike if you can talk your LBS into a deal with a Fox 34 fork or similar.

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Similar Products Used:   'Trek Fuel EX 9.7, Slash 9. My 'home' bikes.

Bike Setup:   Dropper seat post, Fox Talas 34, Kenda Nevegals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mickon64 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2013

Strengths:    Stable yet agile. Suspension works brillantly. XTR rear derailuer is so quite

Weaknesses:    Front fork can be a bit fiddly to setup but once done it works great

Bottom Line:   
I have had 6 months on this bike now and I am amazed by it's capabilities. On rockier or bumpy sections of trail where I used to get thrown around I now just glide over. It also loses nothing in climbing ability and will happily climb up technical trails whilst seated.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Cootha

Duration Product Used:   6 Months

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Trance,

Bike Setup:   Remedy 9, XT brakes and chainset. Rythm elite wheels with tubless strips and Ardent / Icon tyre combo.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by phillip a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2012

Strengths:    This bike is amazing. I love how light the bike is. It has a very plush suspension. I have taking this bike to vail CO and had a blast doing downhill on it. Its also great at climbing mountains. Once you get a feel for the suspension you can set it up for diffferent terrian.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great bike. When I am ready to get a newer model I will definitly look to a newer model Remedy first.

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Favorite Trail:   Vail, CO

Duration Product Used:   1.5 years

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   craigslist


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shane a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2012

Strengths:    2009 trek remedy 9.This bike is a machine of perfection!! it descends amazingly,it climbs very well considering it is 160mm of travel.climbs even better with the pro pedal engaged and the talas fork lowered to 100mm of travel.i ride downhill,cross country,commute,and even dirt jumps on this bike.if i had to have one bike to do it all this would be it!!!

Weaknesses:    none what so ever.

Bottom Line:   
Great all around bike for more aggressive riders

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   2 1/2 years

Purchased At:   victorville cycles

Similar Products Used:   trek remedy 66,giant reign

Bike Setup:   2009 remedy 9.fox rp23,36 talas,shimano xt/xtr/slx drive train,avid elixir cr brakes,rythym pro wheels,continental trail king 2.2(tubeless),rythym pro handlebars,truvative hussahelt 40mm stem,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by verdugomountainlocal

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2012

Strengths:    Excellent suspension performance in the rear, great handling, excellent parts spec ( for 2013)

Weaknesses:    32 front fork isn't stiff enough for the rest of the bike, stock tires cut on 3 rides.

Bottom Line:   
Overall a great package! Full XT spec, excellent XT brakes, reverb dropper post, nice wheels, solid frame, great suspension action. This bike pushes you to try new lines and challenge yourself. It climbs well for what it is ( mine was 30 pounds with pedals) My only complaint is the Fox 32 front fork. It dives a bit too much into it's travel and flexes as the speeds increase over rough terrain. A 34 would have been excellent on this bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NIGHTHAWKDC5

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2012

Strengths:    2012 Trek Remedy 9 E
KS LEV Dropper

Technical sections: Check
Rocky rutted downhill: Check
Knarly single track: Check
All day enduro: Check
Steep climbs: Check
Catlike handling: Check
Component goupo: Check

Having owned more mountain bikes than some have in a lifetime from Pivot, Specialized, Scott and Trek I must say that Trek did a mighty fine job with the Remedy 9. I have dreamed about owning a Remedy for several years now and finally pulled the trigger on the R9. What an amazing bike this bike climbs just as well as it descends and is considerable light for the amount of travel offered. The Fox drcv coupled with the ABP pivot makes for a deadly combo on the trail. This bike rips hard everything from Joplin to Aliso Woods to Holy Jim if you have been debsting between an EX fuel go with the Remedy it is a little heavier but the geometry and suspension more than make up for it. If there was six stars I would rate six!


Weaknesses:    The 2012 model missed out on the Fox ctd remote levers which are not compatible wtf Fox!
The 2012 R9 model does not come with the Rock Shox Reverb dropper seatpost wtf Trek!
For a 4k bike it would have been nice if Trek threw in some Carbon goodness like a bontrager carbon handlebar or stem....maybe next year.
Im not liking the black XT crank color ita easy to scratch and marks show up easily.


Bottom Line:   
This bike is a total trail dominator. I still cant believe I waited this long to pull the trigger on such a wonderful rig but I am glad I waited for 2012 the new improvements work well with the new advancements in shock technology.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by WyoRider a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2012

Strengths:    Solid all-rounder. Climbs decent-especially technical ups, takes drops, eats up trail, and does slow technical and fast trail riding equally well. Plush trail bike.

Weaknesses:    Little heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Great all around bike geared for the down, but capable of climbing all day.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Bike Setup:   Stock with adjustable seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by K7GD a Cross Country Rider from NEVADA

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2012

Strengths:    THE 2012 MODEL HAS THE BEST OF TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MONEY. ESPECIALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE DRCV SHOCK AND FORK. ALSO, THE SHADOW PLUS DERAILLEUR IS QUITE IMPRESSIVE. I TOOK A RIDE OVER A VERY NASTY ROCK GARDEN AND EXPERIENCED ZERO CHAIN SLAP. THE SHADOW PLUS IS A LITTLE TRICKY TO DIAL IN, BUT ONCE DIALED, PERFORMS AS ADVERTISED. THE HANDLEBAR IS 720mm, HAS AN 80mm STEM ON THE 18.5 INCH FRAME. THE SADDLE IS SURPRISINGLY COMFORTABLE AND THE WEIGHT OF THE BIKE WITH ONE WATER BOTTLE CAGE AND CRANKBROTHERS EGGBEATER 3 PEDDLES SHOWED 29.1lbs. I AM SURE ONCE I SWITCH TO TUBELESS THAT WILL DROP TO LESS THAN 29lbs. THE DRCV SHOCK AND FORK ARE INTUITIVE TO DIAL IN AND PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY. I APPRECIATE THE STOCK CHAIN STAY PROTECTOR BUT IT TOOK NO HITS FROM THE CHAIN DURING AN EXTREMELY ROCK RIDE IN THE NEVADA DESERT

Weaknesses:    I WILL POST ANOTHER REVIEW AFTER THIS SUMMER. TIRES THAT CAME WITH THE BIKE WERE NOT TLR. I WILL RUN THE STOCK TIRES UNTIL WORN AND SWITCH TO WTB BRONSON TUBELESS USING SUPER JUICE.

Bottom Line:   
AFTER RIDING THREE HARDTAIL 29ERS, I DECIDED TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT MOUNTAIN BIKING. fOR YEARS I HAVE PRIMARILY TRAINED AND COMPETED ON ROAD BIKES...I NO LONGER RIDE ROAD BIKES...FULL TIME MTB. I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I HAVE BEEN MISSING WITH FULL SUSPENSION. HARDTAILS HAVE THEIR PLACE, AS DO 29ERS, BUT I CANNOT SEE A LOSS IN SPEED AND CLIMBING WITH THIS BIKE VS MY FISHER PARAGON.

THE COMFORT AND INCREASED SPEED THROUGH ROUGH TERRAIN AND DOWNHILL MORE THAN OFFSETS PERCEIVED HARDTAIL SPEED OVERALL. I CAN'T DESCRIBE WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO RIDE FOR TWO HOURS AND NOT FEEL BEAT UP. FOR THE MONEY, THIS BIKE HAS IT ALL.

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Favorite Trail:   FLUME

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   BIG DADDY'S

Similar Products Used:   MY PREVIOUS MTB BIKES WERE GARY FISHER X CALIBER, A SECOND X CALIBER AND MORE RECENTLY A GARY FISHER PARAGON.

Bike Setup:   STOCK SETUP. CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT I WOULD IMPROVE UPON. I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO RIDE TO THE FULL MECHANICAL ABILITIES OF THE BIKE. I BOUGHT A SECOND BONTRAGER WHEELSET WITH 26X2.2 STREET TIRES (BONTRAGER HANKS) FOR URBAN USE.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Damoridesbikes a Weekend Warrior from Canberra

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2012

Strengths:    Great Pedaler, Light, Handles well, Good Value,

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike, Well Suited to technical fast trails and inspires Confidence. There is also so much room to upgrade, Not that you need too. The whole package is also topped off with a Shimano XTR Shadow Plus Rear derailleur and some great Bontrager Rhythm Elite Wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   Skyline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4300.00

Purchased At:   On The Rivet

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock With Shimano DX Pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brainer101 a Weekend Warrior from Toront, ontario

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2011

Strengths:    Everything. I've been riding a Kona Kula for years and bought the remedy 9 for some more extreme riding. Great bike, definitely boosts your confidence and lets you tackle anything. Really gnarly technical stuff that would give me a hard time on the Kula is no problem, i just smash at it full speed and the Remedy just ploughs through it with no problem. I use it for some freeride type stuff, and if i fall off elevated planks it doesn't matter cause the suspension absorbs everything. It's a great bike.

Weaknesses:    None that i've come across yet. Really who cares about the cost, if you're considering this bike then money isn't of concern to you. It's expensive yes, but if you buy this
bike you will not regret it. Everything is so adjustable and well put together. The bike looks like a beast ,but honestly, based on feel i don't think it weighs much more than my Kula!


Bottom Line:   
If you've been looking at this bike just buy one, if you can find one. It's a great bike and you won't regret it. This bike is definatly more than capable to handle anything i plan on throwing at it. Suspension is rediculous, there is no pedal bob, and the elixir CR brakes are super adjustable (easy to adjust the calipers to stop brake rub, no tool reach adjustment, no tool contact adjustment, just great). Buy one, it is worth the money no question.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4400.00

Purchased At:   Trek bike store

Similar Products Used:   None.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Green a Weekend Warrior from Melton, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2011

Strengths:    Even speccing of parts ie: no cheap cassettes etc
The technology they have actually works. Geometry is very good, though I think the 2012 changes will perfect it.
Fox fork is phenomenal at speed.
- Stiff chassis
- Through axles front and rear
- Shimano drivetrain shifts very smoothly and is wearing well.


Weaknesses:    intrupted gear cables ( fixed by drilling ot the guides and running a full length housing ( again, fixed on 2012 model.) The fork feels noticably more flexy than the Rock Shox Lyric on my '10 Enduro. Its fair to say that the fox Fork is a trail/all mountain fork and nothing beyond.

Bottom Line:   
After riding Specialized bikes for a decade, I reluctantly made the switch to Trek. Since then, I've never regretted it for a moment. This is a thoroughly developed and well sorted bike. Particularly good is the even quality of parts throughout, rather than a fancy derailer, brakes and the rest being a hit and miss pick of hubs, cassette, chain etc as I've found on my other bikes.
If you're after an all round bike that's extremely versatile, I highly recommend this bike. I think it stops short of being a freeride bike though ( the fork is a bit light for that ) . If your after something with more freeride intentions, try swapping to a 160mm fork.

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Favorite Trail:   The Wombat Track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Wheelspeed Cycles, G

Similar Products Used:   2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 Specialized Enduro's

Bike Setup:   I run around 30% sag in the rear and the fork at about 20%. This helps keep it a little more stable.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by norcal77 a Cross Country Rider from Chico

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2011

Strengths:    12mm rear through axle, Fox Talas 120-150mm shock, Fox rp 23 rear shock

Weaknesses:    handle bars, seat post and stem could be lighter for the $$

Bottom Line:   
Your may feel a little Bro buying a trek, however the money they have to spend on R&D is obvious. The geometry in this bike is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition and its obvious as soon as you get on it. Sometimes you can buy a product that isnt the big name brand, this isnt the case this time. Trek is dominating all the races in 2011 and this bike is a great example.

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Favorite Trail:   Gaurdian Trail- Bidwell park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4450.00

Purchased At:   North Rim Adventures

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback mission

Bike Setup:   shimano XTR pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by frickinGUY a Weekend Warrior from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2011

Strengths:    solid build, top components, relative light weight (for AM machine), pedal efficiency

Weaknesses:    put on a chainguide to help with chain slap and dropped chains. Bottomed out the DRCV shock a few times on relatively small drops.

Bottom Line:   
came from the 2010 fuel ex to the remedy 9. felt like i outgrew the fuel ex and wanted something more well rounded for the technical terrain i'm riding. the extra travel was welcomed with not much notice of weight gain or pedal efficiency loss. as a matter of fact i believe i can climb easier on tech because of the bottom bracket clearance. i've cleaned sections i was never able to do on my fuel ex. got tired of dropping the chain so opted for dual ring chain guide. haven't dropped a chain since.

CLIMBING
Fox talas is nice for extended climbing, drop it to 120mm and it just works. not much of a xc climber but i can keep up with most.

DESCENDING
isn't this the reason why you haul an AM bike up the hill? this thing SCREAMS downhill. it just rips. cleared many sections i was never able to make. stable in the air, soft on the landings, and plush all around. ABP is legit. have bottomed out the DRCV shock a few times. think i need to mess with the air pressure.

BOTTOM LINE
over $4k for a non-carbon bike? WTF? i got a deal on it so i can't complain. if you can afford it, you won't regret it. this is my ONE bike quiver. i'm going to use it for everything (xc, trail, dh). minus the price and the dropped chains, this is a stellar bike that will be hard to beat if you like technical ups and downs.

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Favorite Trail:   white ranch, chimeny/apex, dakota ridge, hall

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Wheat Ridge Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   trek fuel ex, yeti 575

Bike Setup:   2011 Remedy 9, tubeless, MRP LRP chain guide (dual ring)

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