For 2008 Trek has completely redesigned the Remedy range. The new all-mountain platform uses the same ABP (active braking pivot) suspension and Full Floater shock mounting found on the shorter-travel Fuel EX bikes, but uses a longer stroke shock and reconfigured links to deliver 150mm of travel.
Up front Trek has borrowed head tube technology from its road bikes, where a tapered head tube and steer system uses a larger, stronger and stiffer 1.5in lower diameter steerer which then tapers to a standard 1 1/8in upper to save weight. Trek has dubbed the head tube/steer technology E2 and all of the Remedy bikes will use custom RockShox and Fox forks. Oh, and if you’re worried about being locked into one fork model you can easily fit a regular 1 1/8in fork by using the lower portion of a reducer headset. Trek will offer three models of Remedy — 7, 8 and 9 — which will retail for £1,800, £2,200 and £2,500.