Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[REVIEW] 2014 Trek Remedy 7 27.5 - The Ultimate Trail Bike

One of Trek's First 650b/27.5 Bikes - For Less Than You Think

The Remedy is the ultimate technical trail bike. Light frame, plush suspension, and precise handling all add up to a stellar ride that goes up, down, and everywhere. The Remedy is not a newcomer to the Trek catalogue, but the 27.5 bike has been redesigned from the ground up because of the new wheel size.


Active Braking Pivot - Incredible suspension works with or without brakes being applied

DRCV - Supple small bump feel, great pedaling efficiency, seemingly bottomless travel for the big stuff

Full Floater - a shock is attached to two moving linkage points for greater response over a wide variety of terrain. It feels like more travel but it's not. It's smarter travel.

"The full floater suspension set-up offers a stable platform for pedaling and the light-weight frame combines to give the Remedy an agility that will see you scampering up the climbs with gusto. The larger wheels make easy work of technical terrain too, offering plenty of grip when you need it and rolling over roots that perhaps you have struggled with in the past." -

Evo Link - Trek's exclusive system that connects the main frame to the rear triangle with a one-piece rocker link - creating a stiffer frame for greater control with minimal weight

"Flipping the small chip/insert located at the junction of the seat stay and EVO Link gives you a little over half a degree of head angle adjustments and lowers or raises the bottom bracket by 8mm. It's interesting to note that the Remedy's head angle is actually steeper for 2014 than it was in 2013."

Drivetrain - A mix of Shimano parts come on this bike, which means you can expect a great level of quality and compatibility throughout. Specifically, the shifters and Front derailleur are Shimano Deore; rear derailleur - SLX Shadow Plus. The Crank and cassette are non-brand models, saving you a bit of money.

15QR Thru-Axle - makes steering more precise for more control, and the quick release makes wheel removal easy
Fully Integrated Head Tube - A fully integrated head tube eliminates the need for headset cups, reducing overall weight without sacrificing performance.        ---->

27.5/650b wheels - 650b is the newest MTB wheel size. It falls  between 26" and 29er, but closer to 26". It rides and behaves much like a 26" wheel, with a little more stability and speed.

Tires -
"Trek kicked their product development team into overdrive and managed to develop new Bontrager 27.5" wheels and tires for the Remedy, and both items are really top notch. The Bontrager Rhythm wheelset and XR3 tire combo is great. The tires are massive for a claimed 2.35" width and we rate their consistently grippy and fast-rolling tread pattern as one of our favorites. Other standout Bontrager items are the Evoke saddle and Rhythym grips."

"The Remedy is engaging, fun and lively ride. That's a feeling that we've always found with Trek's Remedy range, and we're glad the addition of slightly bigger wheels haven't dumbed down this playfulness at all ... the bike's abilities as a do-it-all machine are as strong as ever. As a package, this is definitely one of the most appealing trail machines on the market " -

Come in to Bumstead's today to see this bike and many other bikes from Trek, Electra, MirraCo, and More!

Bumstead's Bicycles
1038 W. 4th St.
Ontario, CA 91762
(909) 984-9067

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