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Thread: 2014 Trek Remedy 8...now 2018 Trek Remedy 8 (Page 3)

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    Default 2014 Trek Remedy 8...now 2018 Trek Remedy 8 (Page 3)

    I sold my DH bike at the beginning of the year as I wasn't really riding it that much, for my next bike I thought I'd give this 'All Mountain' thing a try!

    I had a good look around at bikes as I wasn't sure what to get, so I consulted my friendly bike shop and they steered me in the direction of the Remedy! The features that impressed me most were the 34 forks and the clutched XT rear derailleur as I plan to still ride a bit of DH!

    Specification is detailed here:-

    http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes...dy/remedy_8_27

    I've only had one decent spin on it so far at Hornsby MTB park, I borrowed the pedals off my crappy hardtail just to get me going!

    First of all I was impressed with how the 27.5 wheel kept momentum over obstacles, I could definitely tell the difference over a 26 inch wheel. Suspension was set in trail mode and provided a good balance for climbing and descending. Brakes were powerful and had good modulation!

    I only used the middle chainring which has pretty much justified my original thoughts of having a single chainring setup - so that will be changed shortly. I'll change the grips ASAP but that's only a personal preference. I found the Bontrager tyres lacked grip when cornering hard, I'll stick with them in the short term but I'm sure to upgrade at some point.

    Future changes/upgrades:-

    - Pedals (flats for now)
    - Single chainring setup (1 x 10)
    - Grips
    - Tyres
    - Tubes (I dislike presta valves)
    - Dropper post (frame has internal cable routing)

    I'm happy to hear any recommendations on setup or feedback!

    Cheers,

    Richie.

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    Nice rig mate. Can't wait to see the upgrades

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    Quote Originally Posted by lobstar View Post
    Nice rig mate. Can't wait to see the upgrades
    Cheers Lobstar! I'll need your wisdom for the single chainring setup - not sure if narrow-wide chainring (no guide) is the go or single chainring with a guide! I'll be in touch soon!

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    I'm on the 2013 9 - definitely do the dropper. I run a Crankin 34t N/W, haven't dropped a chain yet and I plough some pretty rugged descents with small drops and jumps. Go tubeless, rides really nicely.

    You'd probably be much better of with some Fox CTD factory 32s. Let's swap.
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    Recently I've made the following upgrades:-

    - Grips: ODI Ruffian
    - Pedals: Shimano Saint
    - Dropper Post: KS LEV Integra

    Will be going 1 x 10 shortly.
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    Now 1 x 10 - CSixx 32t NW chainring + E13 XCX chainguide!
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    Default Front Fork

    How you finding the front fork ?
    Are you using Trek recommended settings for sag ?

    I have the same rig and love it, but I am struggling with a equal balance with the front fork.

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    Looks awesome mate

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    why a N/W and a guide?

    one defeats the purpose of the other.
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    Summer Hill skate park??????!!!!!!!!

    Nice trek btw, thank goodness you put a dropper on it! And great choice on grips; ruffian = awesome.

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