Review: The 2019 Trek Remedy 8 is a solid climber and supple descender

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Earlier this summer I spent an evening comparing a bunch of MTB brands’ entry-level trail bikes. A lot of these bikes sit a little over the $3000 USD mark, but at that price you won’t quite get a ‘total package’ bike. When I came across the Trek Remedy 8, I found what I was after – A build spec that didn’t cry out for upgrades.

Now the price tag on the Remedy 8 takes a step up from ‘entry-level’, but I thought those extra dollars were well accounted for. With a 12-speed Sram GX Eagle drivetrain and a Rockshox Lyric RC fork, this bike comes ready to rock. After testing the Remedy 8 for the last few months, I’d say my impressions held true – I don’t think you can spend much less on a bike that won’t leave you wanting.

If you’re in the market for a mid-spec bike that offers great value and uncompromised on-trail performance, Trek’s redesigned 2019 Remedy 8 is definitely a contender in this class.

What’s changed for 2019:

Trek Remedy 8 2019, new shock mount

The most significant change is the new Remedy’s fixed lower shock mount.  Trek decided to do away with their Full-Floating suspension design, as they’ve determined a fixed mount offers advantages with longer travel bikes. A solid mount helps increase frame stiffness, reduces weight, and allows for shorter chainstays. They also say since air shocks are getting better at small bump compliance (which the full-floating design aimed to enhance), fixing the shock mount doesn’t sacrifice on-trail performance.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, rear tire clearance

As for geometry, Trek didn’t make sweeping changes to the 2019 Remedy. The seat tube is now a bit steeper than before, and offers more insertion clearance to accommodate dropper posts. The new frame also provides more tire clearance, and can now run up to 27.5 x 2.8” treads.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, seat mast gusset

The Remedy 8’s frame is built from Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum, and incorporates their beefy straight-shot down tube design and Knock Block headset. Between the shapely top tube, seat mast and the ground-out welds on the seat mast gusset, the frame could be mistaken for carbon at first glance. That is, until you notice the heavy-duty welds at all the other junctions.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, rear shock

The rear end provides 150mm of travel, which is controlled by a RE:activ tuned Rockshox Deluxe RT3 DebonAir rear shock. The Remedy includes Trek’s Mino Link flip chip, which alters the head tube angle by 0.5 degrees and the BB height by 7mm. I felt the bike’s lower/slacker mode was most suitable for my local trails, so I tested it in that setting for the majority of the time.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, rear end and axle

Ride Impressions:

Trek Remedy 8 2019, drive side

One thing that might sound odd at first is the Remedy’s seat tube angle of 68° degrees. However, it’s important to remember this is the figure for the actual seat tube angle. Since the seat mast has quite a kink in the middle, the effective seat tube angle is actually a much steeper 74.7/74.2° in High/Low positions. The seat doesn’t wind up too far behind the bottom bracket, and I was still sitting in an aggressive position for pushing the pedals.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, non drive side

The Remedy’s 65.5 °  steering angle wasn’t too slack for climbing, and gives the bike stable handling on fast downhill sections.  The bottom bracket sits at 13.74″, which was high enough that I wasn’t smashing rocks with my pedals but still provides a low-feeling center of gravity.

Being a smaller guy, I like lightweight bikes. Even with its aluminum frame the Remedy 8 weighs in at 32lbs with pedals (which backs up Trek’s claim of 31lbs without).

Trek Remedy 8 2019, linkage

In its stiffest setting the Rockshox Deluxe RT3 rear shock is very firm. While it will use about half its travel when prompted, it typically rides high and stiff making for a firm ride on bumpy trails. In the stiffest setting I found the rear end would clunk when meeting larger rocks or roots, or when it hit the ground after bouncing over an obstacle. Small bump compliance was good, so I’d recommend using the stiffest mode for logging roads or smoother surfaces.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, me climbing

My local trail’s climbs are mostly singletrack (above photo aside!), so almost all my climbing was done in the middle setting. This mode definitely offers the best balance of pedal support and comfort. I didn’t lose much pedalling efficiency in this setting, but the shock handled bumps much better. Some big bumps can still feel a bit harsh in this mode, so I’d say the Remedy’s uphill ride isn’t as plush as other suspension designs I’ve ridden (FSR and four-bar particularly) but the pedalling efficiency is noticeably better. I found the Remedy also pedalled quite well under standing sprints, only giving up a bit of additional bob.

After reading all about Trek’s RE:activ shock tune, I wondered if these harder uphill impacts were a by-product of the shock’s regressive damping curve . Ideally the shock is supposed to isolate pedaling inputs by resisting compressions at lower speeds, but I wonder if some larger bumps were mimicking that low-speed compression and producing more resistance than desired. Ultimately it was only occasional impacts that produced this clunky feel, which is a small price to pay for the bike’s excellent pedalling abilities.

On really technical climbs leaving the shock wide open will provide great traction and comfort, but there is some loss of efficiency. The bike will give up a little bob and sag rearwards into its travel, so I’d stick with the shock’s middle setting for anything but the roughest trails.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, me descending

I also noticed the Remedy skips over chattery sections very well, and as claimed the ABP suspension remains highly active while braking. The wide-open shock willfully wallows into its travel, which leans the bike into a more aggressive downhill stance and makes it easy to get behind the saddle. While it softens trail inputs extremely well, the shock still provides enough mid-stroke support to pump you through rollers or berms, and resists bottoming out until you give it a good hard smack.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, down tube guard

Another thing I noticed right away is the Remedy’s frame is very stiff. That big, straight down tube gives the bike carbon-like stiffness, which helps you plow straight and true through rough patches of trail. On the flipside, the well-rounded Remedy is still a snappy jumper that pops off roots and rocks easily.

Components:

Trek Remedy 8 2019, fork

Sram’s GX Eagle drivetrain performed without fault for my entire test. I’m stoked that mid-range drivetrains are as good as they’ve become, offering pretty crisp shifting and perfect chain retention thus far. With a 10-50t cassette and a 32t front ring, gear range was never a problem.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, cockpit

There are some house-brand Bontrager parts on the Remedy 8 including the handlebars and stem, the saddle, the 125mm Line dropper post, the Line Comp 30 wheelset and the XR4 Team Issue 2.6” tires. The Line post never gave me any mechanical issues, and I found the 125mm drop was sufficient for a medium-sized rider like myself. The Arvada saddle wasn’t my favorite but was fairly comfortable, so I never swapped it out.

Trek Remedy 8 2019, front wheel and brake

The wheels feature 29mm internal width rims to spread out the 2.6” tires nicely, and they’ve taken no notable damage during my testing. I noticed the Bontrager tires roll very smoothly and quite fast for a fairly luggy MTB tread. They provide pretty solid grip overall, but not quite as much as the Maxxis Minions I got to try on this bike too.

Despite the Sram Guide R brakes having four pistons and 200/180mm rotors to grab, I was surprised to find them not biting as strongly as expected on some high-speed trails. 90% of the time they were perfectly fine, but when the trail goes from ‘high speed straight’ to ‘180 degree corner’ you’ll have to give these levers a good squeeze. ( Editor’s note: We’ve had varied performance out of the SRAM Guide brakes, but there are two things that have drastically improved any set with issues. First, make sure the compression nut at the lever is tight. We just had a set on a stock bike from the factory that were loose enough it was letting air in during the bleed. Second, once those compression nuts are tightened properly, give the brakes a proper full bleed. )

Trek’s 2019 Remedy 8 is a bike that I’d guess will either tempt a lot of buyers out of the entry level price range, or appeal to aluminum fans who are looking for a non-carbon bike with a solid component spec. I was very happy with the Remedy’s two-sided personality – It clenches its teeth when you’re cranking up the trail, yet devours big hits when it’s time to scream downhill. The Remedy 8 is available in Matte Trek Black or Miami Blue, and retails for $3999 USD.

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Steve Fisher

Steve Fisher is a staff contributor for Bikerumor. Steve has been writing about trail, enduro and downhill mountain biking (plus a few commuter bikes) for seven years. Prior to that, Steve wrote for Whistler Traveller Magazine and Mountain Life Magazine. Steve is based in Pemberton, British Columbia, an area that offers plenty of challenging world-class singletrack and makes for great photos!

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RNW

It looks like the surprisingly slack ST result is more based on poor spec communication from TREK. On some of their other bikes they include an Effective ST Angle (see the Remedy 9.7 27.5 for example), from the BB to the saddle which is more relevant to positionals and handling, where on this bike they only show the angle that the seat post actually sits at. Effective ST Angle looks more like 74-76 degrees just by putting a protractor on the screen.

Jake s

Correct- on any frame with a curved/offset seatpost, you can only have a defined STA at any given saddle height. The taller you are, the slacker it is. The listed STA is the angle of the upper portion of the tube relative to flat ground, but the seat tube starts out nearly vertical/forward. I have a 2019 fuel ex with about the same STA and the first time I hopped on it felt like a tri bike it was so steep

Mitar

Effective vs actual seat tube angle…

SC

I had a 2019 Remedy 8 as a loaner/demo. Coming from an older Remedy, the Lyric is an excellent upgrade to the suspension. But that Knock Block is a deal-breaker for me. I was blocked out of my very first turn on the bike during setup in my driveway. That’s a turn I easily accomplish on other bikes and not as tight as some of my most fun trail maneuvers or even a good, long trackstand. There’s no use for a bike that I can’t point where I need it to go.

gibbon

Get someone who has a background in bike journalism to explain the difference between actual set angle and effective seat angle to you.

Tom

Great review, thanks!

Steve Fisher

Hello readers; Regarding the seat tube angle… I must admit, when I re-read my text is sounded like I had given no consideration to the difference between actual and effective seat tube angles, which on this bike was probably worth mentioning. Trek’s website doesn’t list an effective STA, only the actual (and only in the mino link’s High position). My concern was people seeing that number and coming away thinking that the seat tube is super slack on this bike, so I felt the need to mention that it really isn’t. I’ve made an edit to the article which should clear this issue up. I will also get in touch with Trek and see if they can provide me with an effective seat tube angle for the new Remedy, and hopefully I’ll add that in soon. I’m actually glad these comments popped up, they made me realise I could have explained that much better. Happy trails!

Vincent Riboulet

Please bring the Remedy 29 back !

Max

No need. This 27.5 Remedy absolutely shreds and climbs briliantly. I happily keep up with mates on more XC style 29ers on the ups and fly on the downs. I was all set to get a 29er but got a great deal on a 2019 Remedy 8 and couldn’t be happier. So playful and fun….absolutely stoked!

Dre

Hi Max, What size did you get? I am 182 cms and thinking the 19.5 but I have read reviews that they feel small.

adam

I’ve put a FOX DPS shock to 2018 Remedy’s, and I realized how big piece of crap is that Deluxe RT3 with Re:activ valve. Now the suspension works as it should be!

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Trek Remedy 8 review

Can 650b wheels and non-DRCV fork put the Remedy on top?

Russell Burton

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Trek’s Remedy is big brother to its popular 120mm Fuel EX trail bike, and Trek is one of the biggest traditional brands around. The latest Remedy 8 rolls on 650b wheels and 140mm of travel, having begun life with 26in and 160mm.

  • Highs: The Trek blasts rough lines and the Shimano kit is strong
  • Lows: Its weight and uninspiring dampers slow it both up and down
  • Buy If: You ride tight, rough stuff and want a bike that will last

Frame and equipment: crunching the numbers

The Remedy’s numbers are totally current, if you take geometry upstarts like Bird and Mondraker out of the equation. Our Large (19.5in) offers a 618mm effective top tube, which in combination with the 70mm Bontrager stem, gives plenty of room for a six-foot rider to breathe. At 435mm the chainstays are identical to Bird’s Aeris , but the Trek’s 1166mm wheelbase reveals a front-centre a whopping 41mm shorter – meaning you’ll get faster steering and lesser stability when it’s steep.

That head angle is a conservative 67.5 degrees, and while the Mino Link geometry adjustment chip can alter that, it’s only by 0.5 degrees and in the wrong direction – steeper, to 68 degrees. It’s not a bike that feels particularly slack, though a 50mm stem helps you master the 750mm bars.

We found the steering more controlled with a 50mm stem in place of the 70mm standard one

We found the steering more controlled with a 50mm stem in place of the 70mm standard one

You could get a longer front triangle by sizing up, but as with many frames the seat tubes get unnecessarily tall, especially if you’re fitting a dropper – this has Stealth routing but a standard post, but as it’s already 13.9kg (30.7lb) that may be a blessing. Swap the twin steel rings and solid Shimano crank for a single ring and hollow arms and you could drop nearly 700g easily.

Ride and handling: good in a tight spot

Despite Trek’s DRCV Fox shock having only the basic Evolution damping, its Full Floater suspension chews smoothly through horrible terrain. We sent it through big, fast rock gardens with low tyre pressures expecting hideous pinch punctures, but came through unscathed and impressed.

A downside is the lack of pop if you want to pump through berms, dips and jumps rather than blast over rubble. It’s pretty linear, with little platform to push against.

DRCV has been dropped from the fork, which is now a standard Fox 34 Float CTD set to 140mm. Disappointingly, it only has the basic Evolution damping

DRCV has been dropped from the fork, which is now a standard Fox 34 Float CTD set to 140mm. Disappointingly, it only has the basic Evolution damping

Trek’s ditched the DRCV up front, as it says Fox’s standard forks now have the spring curve it wants. It’s a plush performer and good on smoother ground, but the spiky Evolution damper is unsubtle – use the extra compression damping of Trail on rough, fast ground and it can actually blur your vision.

It’s great in very tight corners, where it snaps through with alacrity, and Bontrager’s aggressive XR4 front/faster XR3 rear tyre combo is confident in anything bar deep mud. The saddle and lock-on grips are good too, so contact points are sorted.

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Trek Remedy 8

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Colour / Miami Green, Matte Trek Black

Size / 15.5 in. (Low, High), 17.5 in. (Low, High), 18.5 in. (Low, High), 19.5 in. (Low, High), 21.5 in. (Low, High)

Weight / 30 lb 16 oz (14,060 g)

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Full Floater, EVO link suspension, ABP (Active Braking Pivot), Straight Shot frame design, Knock Block frame defense, Mino Link adjustable geometry, Control Freak internal cable routing

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Specifications

  • Frame Alpha Platinum aluminum
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik RC, DebonAir, Charger 2 damper, boost 110, 160mm
  • Shock RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230mm x 57.5mm
  • Hubs Rapid Drive, 54 tooth, boost 110 (front), boost 148 (rear)
  • Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, tubeless ready (tubeless strips included, valves sold separately)
  • Wheel Size 27.5"
  • Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Inner Strength sidewalls, tubeless ready, 120 tpi, aramid bead, 27.5 x 2.60˝
  • Chain 435, 433, Not included, 32 tooth, direct mount, SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB
  • Bottom Bracket 349, 356, SRAM DUB, 92mm press fit
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, roller bearing clutch
  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc, SRAM Guide R
  • Handlebar Bontrager Line, 35mm diameter, 27.5mm rise, 780 width
  • Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Line, internal routing, 100mm (15.5), 125mm (17.5, 18.5), 150mm (19.5, 21.5), 31.6mm, Standard single bolt, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt
  • Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree
  • Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
  • Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing

Q: How much is a 2019 Trek Remedy 8?

A 2019 Trek Remedy 8 is typically priced around $4,000 USD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: Where to buy a 2019 Trek Remedy 8?

The 2019 Trek Remedy 8 may be purchased directly from Trek .

Q: How much does a 2019 Trek Remedy 8 weigh?

A 2019 Trek Remedy 8 weights 30 lb 16 oz (14,060 g).

Q: What size wheels does the 2019 Trek Remedy 8 have?

The 2019 Trek Remedy 8 has 27.5" wheels.

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Trek Remedy 8

Trek Remedy 8

Remedy 8 hits the sweet spot in all-mountain performance and value. A lightweight alloy frame, Shimano XT component spec, and a premium RockShox suspension package make it the ideal ride for sendy bois who want a ridiculously fun bike for whipping around on ridiculously fun trails. It's right for you if… You like getting rowdy on rough trails. One or both of your wheels leave the ground often, and you want an alloy bike that's tough enough to handle whatever you throw at it. You don't shy away from gnarly trails. Your bike shouldn't either. The tech you get A light and tough aluminum frame with 150mm of rear travel, a 160mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork with a plush DebonAir spring and Charger 2.1 RC damper that gives you more adjustment and control. Plus, a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb, leg-saving lower climbing gears, a dropper post, powerful 4-piston brakes, and Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels that come completely tubeless ready, including sealant. The final word It's our highest-end aluminum Remedy. The beefy alloy frame, 27.5" wheels, and premium suspension make it the perfect ride to dish out and stand up to some serious abuse on the trail. If you're measuring your rides in rad per dollar, you won't do better than Remedy 8. Why you'll love it: - This is our best blend of performance and value in the Remedy family: an alloy frame with the same spec as much higher-end bikes makes this model a smokin' deal - Shimano XT delivers smooth, precise shifting with just a light touch of the lever - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - Wider is more stable: Remedy has clearance for up to 27.5x2.8" tires

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Trek Remedy 8 Color: Matte Olive Grey

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Blink, and you could miss the latest round of revisions to the Trek Remedy 8. The biggest change to the frame is move away from Full Floater shock mount.

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Trek Remedy 8 review

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  • April 23, 2019

Now 2.6in tyres and ample clearance for 2.8in Plus size rubber

Product Overview

Overall rating:, trek remedy 8, manufacturer:, price as reviewed:.

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Blink, and you could miss the latest round of revisions to the Trek Remedy 8. The biggest change to the frame is move away from Full Floater shock mount.

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Previously, the shock on the Remedy was mounted to an extension of the swingarm, allowing Trek’s engineers a degree of wiggle room to vary the progression rate of the 150mm suspension as the shock compresses. Ideal before the advent of volume reducers and custom tuned shocks, but much less relevant now.

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The RE:aktiv damped RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock pumps out 150mm travel and gets a three position threshold lever

So full-floater is gone, the lower shock mount now wedged neatly between the seat tube and down tube. A move that also places the shock lower in the frame, allowing the upper linkage to shift down too, making it easer to accommodate 150mm dropper posts . The frame is also 100g lighter and 5 per cent stiffer.

The seat tube angle had also been tipped forward a full degree, so you don’t have to tip you’re weight so far forward on the climbs. Trek retains the Mino-link, a small asymmetric chip in the rocker that offers two geometry settings. The bike now ships in the low setting and with the 2.6in tyres raising the BB height the high position is somewhat redundant.

Trek has always looked to gain a performance advantage with proprietary suspension components, the most recent development being its RE:aktiv valve. On the outside the RockShox RT3 shock on the 150mm travel Remedy looks like any other, but Trek’s custom internals give the suspension a unique response. It’s stable when pedalling but retains good small bump sensitivity. Also the damping ramps up to provide a hydraulic pillow on harsh drops and compressions.

Up front, the 160mm travel RockShox Lyrik RC fork needs no introduction. And while the Remedy doesn’t benefit from the top-end Charger RC2 damper, it still gets the bigger volume Debonair negative air spring and low friction seals, making it buttery smooth. Its real strength though, is that it’s super easy to set up.

Notice anything different on the Remedy compared to the other bikes? That’s right, the down tube is straight, rather than kinked at the headtube. This makes for a stiffer, lighter frame but has some knock on effects, namely; the fork crown hitting the downtube.

To prevent this the Remedy has a steering lock headset. Trek dubbed it Knock Block and sits just behind the top race of the headset. It’s a replaceable component designed to fail in a massive impact, which is why the frame also has protective bump-stops on the downtube. The head seat spacers and stem are both keyed to interlock with the headset, but you can use a normal stem providing you have a female conversion spacer.

Performance

Why so much detail on Knock Block? Well it’s important to highlight that it doesn’t limit your turning circle, even on the steepest switchbacks. It does make it tricky to get the bike into the back of a car though, because even with the front wheel out the handlebar won’t lie flat.

More importantly, the Remedy 8 comes with 30mm of interlocking headset spaces, three 10mm spacers to be precise. At max height the handlebar felt too tall, causing the bike to run wide on flat turns. Drop it done 10mm and it felt too low for steep chutes. Given that the spacers are custom, Trek really should replace one of the 10mm spacers with two 2.5mm spacers and a 5mm, so you can fine tune the bar height.

Size wise the Remedy 8 felt a little short and tall for the second largest size in a five strong range, the height of the seat mast making it nigh on impossible to upsize.

It still a really capable bike, and even though it’s one of the longer travel bikes in test, with gravity focused suspension that settles in under braking to make the bike feel more stable on the steepest descents, thanks to the stiff frame and RE:aktiv damper it’s no slouch on the climbs either.

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All of the changes to the 2019 Remedy 8 are positive. The steeper seat angle helps with climbing, the 2.6in tyres increase traction and the lower shock position and 150mm dropper improve standover clearance and fit. Trek is still a touch too conservative with it sizing though. Yes, there are five sizes on offers but biggest option available only has a 475mm reach measurement….Hardly XL proportions. In fact, it’s sizing that’s the only thing holding the Remedy back as all other aspects of the bike are sorted. It even looks top dollar.

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2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

Are you in the market for a mountain bike that can conquer challenging trails effortlessly? The 2023 Trek Remedy 8 is the perfect choice!

This mountain bike is lightweight, robust, and has top-end components that will make your next ride an extreme experience.

Whether you’re riding moderate trails or taking on steep climbs with ease, this bike does it all. In this review, we take a look at all the features of the 2023 Trek Remedy 8, including its design, weight, gearing options, brakes and suspension.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

We also give our verdict on whether this bike is worth its hefty price tag. So let’s get started and see what makes the 2023 Trek Remedy 8 so special.

This 2023 Trek Remedy 8 review provides an overview of one of Trek’s top-of-the-line mountain bikes. Read on to learn more about this full suspension trail machine and find out if it’s right for your needs.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

Trek has been producing some of the best mountain bikes on the market since 1976 and they continue to stay at the forefront of innovation with their latest models like the 2023 Trek Remedy 8.

This is a full suspension trail bike designed for aggressive riding and pushing boundaries.

It features a slack head angle, long wheelbase, wide rims, and powerful brakes that are ideal for hitting your favorite trails with confidence.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

The 2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review is a full suspension all-mountain bike built for long days of punishing singletrack.

With a lightweight aluminum frame featuring an advanced suspension design, Boost spacing and innovative RockShox Lyrik Select+ front shock, the Remedy 8 gives you superior control and grip on any kind of terrain.

You’ll always have the power to push the limits, with 27.5″ wheels rolling over rocks and roots, Shimano XT drivetrain powering you up descents and climbs, and Shimano 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes providing reliable stopping power.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

– Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame featuring advanced full suspension design

– RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring shock provides smooth and reliable trail performance with plush 160mm of travel

– RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, with 230×57.5mm of travel

– Shimano XT 12 speed drive train gives you optimal power transfer

– Shimano 4 piston Hydraulic Disc Brakes provide reliable stopping power in all conditions

– 27.5” Aluminum Bontrager Line Comp 30 Tubeless Ready Wheels roll sturdy, smooth over obstacles

– Bontrager Drop Line dropper post quickly adjusts your seat for those descents 

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

The frame of the 2023 Trek Remedy 8 is made with Trek’s Alpha Platinum Aluminum.

This combination makes it both stiff yet light, giving you maximum stiffness and power when you’re ripping up hills or through switchbacks but still providing good compliance when you hit rough terrain or jump off something big.

The frame also features a tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, and 150mm of travel.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

The Remedy 8 comes equipped with 160mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ forks and Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock.

These provide smooth performance over all sorts of terrain, making it much easier to control your speed along uneven surfaces or over jumps/drops.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

The drivetrain consists of Shimano XT 12-speed components with hydraulic disc brakes featuring a 10-51t cassette paired to a 30t chainring.

This gives you plenty of gearing options while also allowing you to slow down quickly even on rough downhill sections.

On top of that, the lightweight design ensures snappy accelerations and easy shifting even when under loads from steep climbs or heavy drops.

2023 Trek Remedy 8 Review

Wheels & Tires

The 2023 Trek Remedy 8 has 27.5″ Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels wrapped in Bontrager XR5 Team Issue 2.5″ tires.

These give great traction on both loose soil/dusty conditions as well as harder pack trails where cornering is key!

Plus with Boost spacing, you get increased strength which helps when negotiating high drops and corners taken at speed while still reducing weight overall compared to standard mountain bikes set ups.

Fans looking to reach their ultimate potential on the trails will love what they get out of this powerful rig from Trek!

Loaded with high quality components like RockShox Lyrik Select+ forks, Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, generous sizing across sizes S – XL framesets; it’s easy to see why some call it one of the best trail bikes available in 2023!

With its value for money price tag too; there’s no doubt about it – this bike should be on yours shortlist if you want serious bang for buck!

Order online and have it shipped to your local dealer for final assembly!!

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    Product info. Add a review. 5 Singletracks members own this. MSRP: $3,670. #90 out of 418 Full suspension bikes. Brand: Trek. If you crave high speeds and rough descents over long singletrack days, the Remedy is your ride. Every Remedy gets matched 150mm front/rear travel, a proprietary DRCV shock, and ABP, making it the all-mountain machine ...

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