News: Trek Remedy and Fuel EX Go to 29
Official details are a month away---here's what we know so far.
By Vernon Felton
There’s no way to keep a secret bike secret when it’s being raced under the spotlight of world attention. Thus, once Tracy Moseley showed up on a 29er Remedy for her practice runs at the Enduro World Series in Punta Ala, the internet was quickly abuzz with images of the wagon-wheeler enduro rig.
Trek will officially roll out the bikes within a month. In the meantime, we’ve poached the details from a few zealous bike shops who’ve gone and posted specs and prices on the new 29er Remedy and Fuel EX models. Since that data isn’t coming directly from Trek, take this all with a grain of salt. In the meantime, we’re working on obtaining price confirmations from Trek.
THREE 29er REMEDY MODELS
The new Trek Remedy 29 models reportedly boast 140 millimeters (five and a half inches) of suspension travel. There will be three aluminum Remedy 29 models, all of which feature the Mino Link “flip-chip” that enables you to adjust the bike’s head angle slightly. Other key features from the 26er version make the transition to 29 as well, including the one-piece EVO rocker link, ABP pivot, DRCV two-stage suspension technology, Trek Armor downtube and swingarm protectors, ISCG 05 mounts and internal cable and dropper post routing.
If those prices on the bike shop websites are to be believed, here’s what you might expect these bikes to sell for.
Trek Remedy 7 29 $2699
Trek Remedy 8 29 $3299
Trek Remedy 9 29 $4499
FIVE 29ER FUEL EX MODELS
The Fuel EX trail bike has long been the bread-and-butter model for Trek, so it’s no surprise that the company is rolling out five 29er models: three aluminum versions and two models sporting carbon/aluminum frames. All of the bikes appear to sport 120 millimeters (4.7 inches) of travel. As with the Remedy 29, the big-wheeled Fuel EX sports the one-piece EVO rocker link, DRCV suspension, ABP dropouts and ISCG 05 mounts.
Here’s what we’ve seen bandied about the internet as pricing for the Fuel EX 29er series. Again, bear in mind that these aren’t official retail prices. Okay, disclaimer over…
Trek Fuel EX7 29 $2499
Trek Fuel EX8 29 $2799
Trek Fuel EX9 29 $3999
Trek Fuel EX9.7 29 Carbon $3999
Trek Fuel EX9.8 29 Carbon $4999
For more images of the New Remedy 29, check out this page on Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine’s website.