3/12/10: Ridden and Rated - Trek Remedy 7 2011
With the majority of 2011 test bikes now in store, itís sometimes hard to decide which one to ride (poor me), but the Trek Remedy has been a favourite since Trek introduced it to the range three years ago. Itís always been one of the most comfortable, do-it-all bikes around, and is very easy to get on with from the moment you swing a leg over it.
Luckily, considering the damp Autumn and now the early onset of the Winter snows, I managed to squeeze in a couple of rides on the Remedy while the trails were dry and frozen.
Trekís key updates to the Remedy platform include a shift to a 10-speed rear cassette, while maintaining a triple ring at the front, and the new standard 142mm rear dropout spacing, allowing the Remedy 7 to be upgraded to a 12mm bolt through axle at a later date.
The overall ride of the Remedy is always inspiring. From the first climb to the final descent, the bike never lets you down, and seems to want to be ridden harder. Trekís patented ABP suspension design gives an almost rigid feel on smooth climbs, while allowing the shock to be active when the climbs become more technical. However you ride it, there is practically zero pedal bob.
Once over the top of the climb and bombing along singletrack, or hammering the descents, the Remedy always wants to go faster and never felt out of itís depth.
Even popping some of the local jumps, the bike was stable and confident in the air.
This is a bike that is happy whether riding Surrey singletrack, Scottish and Welsh downhills, or trips to the Alps. For those big mountain days, the alloy Remedy frames have an ISCG mount, allowing single or double ring set ups with a chain guide.
With 6 models in the Remedy range, including 3 lightweight carbon models, there will be a Remedy to suit every rider.
We have the Trek Remedy 7 available for demo, so give us a call or drop us an e-mail to book your ride. You wonít be disappointed.