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Trek Remedy 9.9 Demo

Trek Remedy 9.9 Demo

2011

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (11 Reviews)
$3,499.99
$7,999.99
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2011 Trek Remedy 9.9 Demo

If your rides start with you wearing sunglasses and end with you using lights, Trek's Remedy 9.9 is for you. This carbon beauty is a roughly 26-pound, 6-inch-travel bike that truly defines "all mountain." Hand made in the USA from a mountain-specific blend of OCLV carbon, the 9.9's features read like something that came from NASA: the proven ABP, the precise E2, the stiff EVO. Suspension is custom from Fox, with a TALAS up front that goes from 110 to 150mm in a blink, and a DRCV rear shock that gives you coil-like awesomeness with the weight and tunability of an air shock. You'll be able to hang with your XC buddies on the climbs, and your DH buddies on the descents thanks to its component selection: SRAM 10-speed XX drivetrain, DT Swiss wheels, fat Bontrager tires and even a Joplin remote seatpost.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek OCLV Mountain carbon w/ABP, EVO, E2
    Fork Fox 32 TALAS FIT RLC, 110-130-150mm-travel w/15QR through-axle
    Rear Shock Fox Float RP23 w/DRCV, Pro Pedal, 150mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels DT Swiss XM 1550 Tricon
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Bontrager XR3 Team, 26 x 2.3
    Crankset SRAM XX
    Chainrings 39/26
    Front Derailleur SRAM XX
    Rear Derailleur SRAM XX
    Rear Cogs SRAM XX, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM XX
    Handlebars Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Rhythm lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Rhythm
    Brake Levers Avid XX
    Brakes Avid XX disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 4, Ti rails
    Seatpost Crank Brothers Joplin 4R

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    18.5-inch 00745889946864 11916003111 20135158892T
    19.5-inch 00745889946888 11916004111 20135499517T
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 11 reviews)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great components  (10)
    • Handles well  (10)
    • Lightweight  (10)
    • Balanced suspension  (9)
    • Durable  (6)

    Cons

    • Price 
    • Pricey 
    • Cheap Components 
    • Cassette 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (9)
    • Trail riding  (3)
    • Racing  (2)
    • Free Riding  (2)
    • Casual Riding  (2)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Feels like im riding a couch

    By Cam

    from Midwest

    About Me

    Pros

    • Light
    • Amazing braking power
    • DRCV
    • Stiff
    • Bottomless Suspension
    • Drop Seatpost

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Technical trail
      • Downhill

      Comments:

      This bike just destroys on climbs, descents, and everything. This bike just lets you get away with so much, and you will have so much fun too. Trek, please don't change this bike. Just tweak it, because you have it pretty dialed in.

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      3.0

      Your nuts

      By tyler

      from muskego wi

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Great Components
      • Plush Feel
      • Balanced Suspension
      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      your nuts if you want to spend [$] dollars on a bike

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      (9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would buy this product again and again

      By hill

      from california

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Durable
      • Balanced Suspension
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight
      • Plush Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        Trek remedy 9.9 is the best option for riders that are looking for the best moutain bike ever with the most advanced technology.

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        5.0

        WOW!

        By MTB_Lee

        from Berkshire, England

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Great Components
        • Fast
        • Balanced Suspension
        • Handles Well
        • Bling
        • Durable
        • Stable
        • Plush Feel
        • Decends Well
        • Climbs well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Cheap Components
        • Cassette

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking
        • Singletrack
        • XC
        • Trail riding
        • ALL MOUNTAIN

        Comments:

        This bike is fantastic! A real 'Superbike'. It climbs as fast as a dedicated XC bike and decends with confidence.I have ridden all of the best UK trails on this bike and have been seriously impressed.The only downside is the cheap cassette, for the [$] price tag I would expect an XTR or similar.Great work guys!

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        5.0

        Ultimate All Mountain Bike

        By AJ

        from SLO

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Great Components
        • Handles Well
        • Balanced Suspension
        • Durable
        • Plush Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I have now owned my 9.9 for long enough to write a review. Previously owned an aluminum bike (2008) and the carbon bike blows the doors off the metal bike. I have ridden just about every bike in this class and this is hands down the best. 6lbs even for the frame (large including skewer and seat clamp and headset and of course the peerless 2010 Drcv Boost Valve rp23). Money CAN buy perfection and this is it. I run mine with a 160mm fork to get the 67degree head angle of the previous model year bikes. Will fit a true 2.4" rear tire with room to spare for mud. Do your self a favor and find a demo somewhere and ride this bike. It WILL make you go faster.

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          4.0

          really all mountain

          By tbov

          from ventura, ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well
          • Great Components
          • Balanced Suspension

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            For what it was the bike climbed really well and descended even better. Didn't care for the seatpost. Although I didn't really ride it in crazy terrain. Very fun bike.

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            5.0

            amazing all mountain performance!

            By Zach

            from Ohio

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Handles Well
            • Great Components
            • Plush Feel
            • Balanced Suspension
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Downhill
              • Free Riding

              Comments:

              I have always liked the aluminum Remedy, but the carbon takes it one step farther. This thing is trail bike light, with the ability to tackle serious trails. The carbon armor is a really nice touch as that's my biggest fear with a carbon mtb frame is rock chips. The Stock Joplin is a nice touch as well.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Ultimate Bike for Epic Rides

              By KL

              from Park City, UT

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Great Components
              • Handles Well
              • Climbs well
              • Lightweight
              • Plush Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Free Riding

                Comments:

                I took this bike out at the Interbike Outdoor Demo, and since I'd ridden the Remedy 8 quite a bit I had a good idea of what to expect from the new 9.9. The lighter bike accelerated up short climbs much more quickly than the aluminum version. Handling was great over pretty much any terrain and the suspension design seems to work as well as on the '09 Remedy. The tires on the bike weren't great on the loose, sandy dirt in Bootleg Canyon so the bike didn't get ridden as fast as it should have been. The Crank Bros seatpost with remote was a very handy feature allowing instant lowering for steeper descents and instant raising for climbs. For someone looking to get the ultimate do-anything bike where cost is no obstacle this is it. For quite a bit less, the Remedy 8 is still a great alternative and you'd worry less about damaging the carbon.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Reinventing the trail bike category

                By Wonny

                from Mammoth Lakes CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Handles Well
                • Balanced Suspension
                • Great Components
                • Plush Feel
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Trail riding

                Comments:

                Perfect for trail riding plus. The remedy pedals like a cross country race bike and descends like an all mountain bike. If you spend a lot of time pedaling uphill but enjoy singletrack downhills this could be the perfect bike. If you are considering a SC Blur LT purchase or a intense 5.5, make sure you demo the Remedy. This bike is more plush than either and accelerates better than both.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A simply outstanding offering from Trek

                By Ben

                from Hayden, ID

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • Plush Feel
                • Climbing Ability
                • Traction
                • Great Components
                • Handles Well
                • Balanced Suspension
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trail riding
                  • ALL MOUNTAIN
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments:

                  I got to ride the Trek Remedy 9.9 at the Interbike Outdoor Dirt Demo. The guy doing the suspension setup did a great job checking air pressure and sag to make sure everything was as it should be. He even took the time to measure the seatpost extension for me to match my bikes at home. Pedaling out of the tent, it was clear that the bike was exceptionally well mannered for a full 150mm travel bike. The balance was neutral and propelled its way along surprisingly easily. As it turns out, the bike weighed less than 28lbs, explaining the slightly zippy sensation. Climbing, the shock appeared to bob slightly, but I didn't feel a loss of efficiency because of it. Switching to PP3 left only a slight amount of movement, but the shock remained active over the terrain. When I hit the singletrack, the bike felt a bit light, but the neutral handling allowed me to warm up quickly to it. Within a couple of minutes I felt so completely at home in the cockpit, that it felt like my own bike. The Remedy was very responsive to rider input, handling some smaller drops with ease, and easily transitioning from descending to climbing on the rollers. On the lower half of the trail, I was able to lean the bike into corners and twisties with full confidence and pop over the rocks littering the trail before carving back a different direction. Through technical rocks, the bike held its line without getting kicked around to any significant degree. The 2.4 Bontrager XDX tires did a surprisingly good job of keeping the bike tracking well, with small well-spaced knobs seemed ideal for the loose desert terrain. To double-check myself after the descent, I took the bike onto the cross country loops to really see what it could do climbing steep singletrack. For such a long-travel bike, it felt like it had an amazing amount of technical climbing ability. The suspension was active enough to flatten the terrain a bit, but didn't feel like it was wallowing to any degree. The power to the ground was excellent. Over washboard trail, the Remedy kept its rear wheel on the ground extremely well, with no skipping about or getting kicked across the troughs. My final verdict is that the Remedy was a spectacular ride. The bike's only real downside is the slight pedal-induced shock movement while climbing. Its neutral sense of control and traction through anything was outstanding. The Trek folks assured me that the OCLV carbon front triangle is engineered to withstand impact due to reinforcement at key areas and they claim it is stronger than the aluminum version of the bike. It has an armor plate on the downtube to protect against errant flying rocks. The suspension is highly active, but channeled efficiently to enhance the ride experience.

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