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I am thinking of removing the components on my 2008 Trek Remedy 8 to either the Nickel or the Butcher (probably the Nickel). I have a couple of questions before I make the investment.

- I was planning on putting my RockShox Lyric onto the new bike. Do these bikes have a tapered head tube with 1 1/8 on the top and a 1 1/2 on the bottom?

-What is the seat post, seat post clamp, and front derailleur size?

-One of the issues I have with my Remedy is the standover. Does the small frame have the bent top tube to increase standover like the photos on your website? Does anyone have any photos of the small frame?

-Will the Nickel accept 26x2.4 tires?
 

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If you were riding Trek Remedy, then go for Bucther instead of Nickel. It just 0.08 lbs heavier.
It is all mountain.
 

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Thanks, Rockhop, that answered most of the questions. The only one left is to ensure that there is a bend in the top tube.

As for the butcher. I don't really need a bike with 6" and am looking to downsize a little.
 

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Who cares about bends? It's all about standover. Compare it to your inseam (incl shoes) and determine if there's enough room for your boys. According to both manufacturers the Nickel's is an inch shorter for a small.
 

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goodvibe said:
I am thinking of removing the components on my 2008 Trek Remedy 8 to either the Nickel or the Butcher (probably the Nickel). I have a couple of questions before I make the investment.

- I was planning on putting my RockShox Lyric onto the new bike. Do these bikes have a tapered head tube with 1 1/8 on the top and a 1 1/2 on the bottom?

-What is the seat post, seat post clamp, and front derailleur size?

-One of the issues I have with my Remedy is the standover. Does the small frame have the bent top tube to increase standover like the photos on your website? Does anyone have any photos of the small frame?

-Will the Nickel accept 26x2.4 tires?
i wouldn´t use a lyrik on a nickel
FAQ SC SITE said:
120mm-140mm. The forks we offer are all 130mm, which is kind of the sweet spot, but they can all be reduced to 120mm or extended to 140mm by removing or installing a travel spacer.
take a 150mm talas and it´s alright :)

on a butcher i would use the new 2011 talas180mm(down to 140mm) or the 2011 lyrik180mm(down to [140mm?]) :D

you have problems with the standover on a small remedy frame ?
the frame is so small, how tall are you ?
 

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i think it´s no problem
if want take 160mm talas
 

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I am about 5'5" and have an inseam of 28.5"
Currently the stand over on my Remedy is 29"

I am looking to find out as much as possible before I invest in a new frame. The Talas has adjustable travel. If worse comes to worse, I can keep it in the shortest travel mode.
 

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gmk said:
i think it´s no problem
if want take 160mm talas
The SC website in the F.A.Q regarding the Butcher fork size it states this.

For all around trail riding, a 150mm fork will be great. For more aggressive riding or terrain, we recommend a 160mm fork for added confidence and control. Anything over 160mm will void your warranty and handle poorly, so don't go too crazy.

I won't want to void my warranty on a brand new bike.

For the Nickel it states.

120mm-140mm. The forks we offer are all 130mm, which is kind of the sweet spot, but they can all be reduced to 120mm or extended to 140mm by removing or installing a travel spacer.

But no mention of voiding the warranty if you run longer than 140mm. But with the Nickel no being designed for 160mm of travel, I'd bet the warranty would be void if you pushed to much travel.
 
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