Contemplating a Reign 1 or Remedy 9 for general riding, and a few Thredbo trips each year. Any endorsements for which? I'm one of those guys who's happy to trade climb ability for plushness going down.

I've owned older Reigns and Remedys, have been happy with both brands. The Reign has better spec'd wheels (composite) and larger brake discs, and is 160/160. Trek Remedy 9 RSL is 160/150, and I slightly prefer their linkage system in terms of efficiency and feel.

They're within $100 of each other which makes it tough :)