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is anyone on here running a 2010 remedy at the moment? just a few questions,
How are you finding this bike to ride now if you have had any decent saddle time on one?
If you have ridden one of the older design remedy's how do you think it compares to the older one?
Would it be possible to fit a coil shock such as a DHX5 to this frame because it now has those new rear shocks on?

Thanks Tom,
 

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tombate911 said:
is anyone on here running a 2010 remedy at the moment? just a few questions,
How are you finding this bike to ride now if you have had any decent saddle time on one?
If you have ridden one of the older design remedy's how do you think it compares to the older one?
Would it be possible to fit a coil shock such as a DHX5 to this frame because it now has those new rear shocks on?

Thanks Tom,
I've been on my 2010 R7 since mid-December. It's an 18.5" and weighs 29.25lbs, way lighter than I expected. But riding the bike, it feels like 25lbs - really. Pedals very well and is more agile than my previous Fuel EX.

I have never ridden an older Remedy so I can't compare them. I know some people were complaining about the 32mm forks vs the old 36, but let me tell you - with the 15QR up front it's as TIGHT as a drum. The front end on this bike is solid. The whole thing is incredibly stiff compared to my '09 Fuel EX.

No idea about the rear shock options, but I can tell you that the new DRCV works as advertised. It really does have great small bump compliance, is very plush all the way through, and has a very bottomless feel. To me, if you buy a Remedy and aren't happy with the rear shock, you should probably be considering a Scratch instead.

The only thing I initially found fault with was the SRAM trigger shifters, which are thumb-press for both up and down shifting. It was an adjustment for me from the Shimano with the thumb and forefinger shifting, but now that I'm used to it, it's great - the shifting action itself is fantastic. Brakes are fantastic. The bike has exceeded my expectations in just about every way. And at just over 29lbs, I really can't imagine why anyone would feel the need to get a R8 or R9/carbon. How much lighter do you need your ALL MOUNTAIN bike to be?

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thanks for that,
if i do get one it is going to be warranty replacement for my 2008 remedy so it would be built up with lyrics, double and bash, chain device etc so it would be built as a fairly burly bike, to be ridden on long epic rides as well as hitting up the DH trails for uplifts as well,
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thanks for that,
if i do get one it is going to be warranty replacement for my 2008 remedy so it would be built up with lyrics, double and bash, chain device etc so it would be built as a fairly burly bike, to be ridden on long epic rides as well as hitting up the DH trails for uplifts as well,
Tom,
In that case, I think you'll find it much the same as your '08 Remedy. Except for the ISCG tabs- and also the rear triangle is a little stiffer with the chainstays on the outside instead of inside like the older Remedys.

If I may ask, what happened that you need the frame replaced?
 

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the other remedy didnt have the tabs on anyway, just hope this frame can take the punishment the old remedy did,
the old frame started to crumple on the top tube as though the tube was being compressed some how,
 

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Thanks for the update pcar. I had an 08 Fuel EX and sold it with the intention of getting one of the new Remedy models. Glad to hear the comparison to one of the new model EXs and that you are finding it to be better than your EX.

Last I checked, my LBS had a new R8 but no 7s yet. Hopefully in the next month or so I'll get to put my hands on one.
 

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I've been on my 2010 R7 since mid-December. It's an 18.5" and weighs 29.25lbs, way lighter than I expected. But riding the bike, it feels like 25lbs - really. Pedals very well and is more agile than my previous Fuel EX.

I have never ridden an older Remedy so I can't compare them. I know some people were complaining about the 32mm forks vs the old 36, but let me tell you - with the 15QR up front it's as TIGHT as a drum. The front end on this bike is solid. The whole thing is incredibly stiff compared to my '09 Fuel EX.

No idea about the rear shock options, but I can tell you that the new DRCV works as advertised. It really does have great small bump compliance, is very plush all the way through, and has a very bottomless feel. To me, if you buy a Remedy and aren't happy with the rear shock, you should probably be considering a Scratch instead.

The only thing I initially found fault with was the SRAM trigger shifters, which are thumb-press for both up and down shifting. It was an adjustment for me from the Shimano with the thumb and forefinger shifting, but now that I'm used to it, it's great - the shifting action itself is fantastic. Brakes are fantastic. The bike has exceeded my expectations in just about every way. And at just over 29lbs, I really can't imagine why anyone would feel the need to get a R8 or R9/carbon. How much lighter do you need your ALL MOUNTAIN bike to be?

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Why the heck not go lighter if you can? I just got a 9.8 and just tooling around the neighborhood jumps between snowstorms tells me it is going to be a WAY cool ride. I am coming off a 2009 ex8 by the way....
 

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I just picked up an 09 Remedy 9 and loving it. Was riding an 07 Stumpy and I can't believe how much better the Remedy rides. I have only had 1 ride at Waterdog and it was fun but really muddy!

Hope you get a good deal on your warranty problem! That sucks! Is Trek pretty responsive/quick dealing with this?
 

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I just picked up an 09 Remedy 9 and loving it. Was riding an 07 Stumpy and I can't believe how much better the Remedy rides. I have only had 1 ride at Waterdog and it was fun but really muddy!

Hope you get a good deal on your warranty problem! That sucks! Is Trek pretty responsive/quick dealing with this?
thanks, i took the frame into my LBS last tuesday so i am going to give it untill wednesday of this week and then give my LBS a ring and see if they have heard anything by then because trek should have had the bike by then and had chance to look at it, hopefully they will warranty it,
 

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tombate911 said:
the other remedy didnt have the tabs on anyway, just hope this frame can take the punishment the old remedy did,
the old frame started to crumple on the top tube as though the tube was being compressed some how,
A "compressed" top tube??? How many crashes have you had on it? Aluminum tubes don't compress and crumple by just riding along...there had to be a REALLY big impact somewhere along the way, dont'cha think?
 

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i didnt say a compressed top tube, i said its started to crumple (buldge up) around the gusset on the top tube, it is in treks hands now anyway,
 

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Sirs,

I am in the market for a full sus bike, I am thinking of a Trek ex8 but should I consider the remedy which has a bigger travel. I am 5'9" 230 lbs not aggressive rider but likes to ride off road. The trails here in the Philippines are not that extreme, no big drops. More hill climbs, rooty, and rocky ( baby heads).

I am asking for you opinions because we don't have the luxury of demo bikes here in the Philippines

Thanks
 

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Sirs,

I am in the market for a full sus bike, I am thinking of a Trek ex8 but should I consider the remedy which has a bigger travel. I am 5'9" 230 lbs not aggressive rider but likes to ride off road. The trails here in the Philippines are not that extreme, no big drops. More hill climbs, rooty, and rocky ( baby heads).

I am asking for you opinions because we don't have the luxury of demo bikes here in the Philippines

Thanks
that sounds a lot like the trails I ride in Oregon, and I'm pretty set on the EX 9. 98% of what I ride has no big drops to navigate, has lots of climbing, many uproots and log crossings, and some pretty aggressively decents through rutted out and rooty terrain. I feel like the extra few pounds I'm saving by going with the EX instead of the Remedy will be a lot more beneficial with all the climbing that I do. I did a demo of the EX 9.9 and the suspension was super plush with the DRCV shock. I tried out the 100mm Top Fuel at the demo (not a DRCV shock), and the 120mm DRCV of the EX felt like 160mm after being on the Top Fuel. The EX has more shock than I need for what I ride around here. The EX could also be setup as an XC bike or as a more relaxed light AM bike with it's 120mm fork, which I really liked.

With that said, I'm only 165lbs, quite a bit lighter than you, so that Remedy might give you a bit plusher feel (if that's what you're going for), have a stiffer frame, and the few extra pounds over the EX might not be as big of an issue as I feel like it is for my size.

Best of luck :thumbsup:
 

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I can tell you as a 200lbs rider, the Remedy feels planted on pretty much anything that I have gone over at this point. I have yet to try and gravity type riding on it but it rips on the single track and rock gardens that I have been playing on. If your just doing trails that aren't very technical it may be a bit of overkill but if you like it go for it.
 

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I have really been enjoying my Remedy so far but have a question on what people are doing for set up. Could you post your body/riding weight and what pressure you're running on the shock?

I'd really be curious, especially if there is anybody else out there around the 225 pound range. Also, what sag are you running? Closer to the firm side or soft side?

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I have really been enjoying my Remedy so far but have a question on what people are doing for set up. Could you post your body/riding weight and what pressure you're running on the shock?

I'd really be curious, especially if there is anybody else out there around the 225 pound range. Also, what sag are you running? Closer to the firm side or soft side?

Thanks.
I've tried a few different setups and the factory recommendations for front and rear shock pressure and rebound are, in my experience, the best. I'm 175 lbs and run 180psi rear/10 clicks out rebound, 85psi front/5 clicks out rebound. It handles rock gardens like they're pebbles!
 

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For you Remedy guys:

First understand I am a DHer by heart, but do a lot of XC rides with long climbs in the South East. I want a setup that is plush and don't care as much about pedal performance as most XC guys do. Been on the new Trek Remedy for over a month now. I have to say its a great do it all bike. I am not as happy with ether front or rear shock on the newer frame though. Putting a 160mm fork and a coil over rear shock much like my 2008 setup very soon. My 2008 was a the bomb and sure the 2010 will be once changed out. Will be around the 29lb mark when done.

My 2008 setup:


My new 2010 setup:


I will be doing a big write up on this build very soon when the new fork and rear shock are installed and ridden for a while.

Hope this helps a little.

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Steamer19 said:
I have really been enjoying my Remedy so far but have a question on what people are doing for set up. Could you post your body/riding weight and what pressure you're running on the shock?

I'd really be curious, especially if there is anybody else out there around the 225 pound range. Also, what sag are you running? Closer to the firm side or soft side?

Thanks.
I am 182lbs and have been all over the place with my fork / shock pressures. I am not having many issues with the shock, but I have been screwing around with the fork pressure quite a bit.

I am running 92lbs in the fork and it seems to be just about right. The problem I am having is that if I have too little (read: plush) pressure, it gets stuck in holes and crevasses such that there is not enough rebound to salvage the situation or avoid an endo. The opposite end of the spectrum is too much pressure around 95psi and it just will not get its full travel. Is anyone else experiencing these issues?
 
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