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    Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Introducing the all-new Fuel EX 29 and Remedy 29
    Available and launching exclusively to Trek retailers today are two amazing new mountain bike platforms. The Fuel EX 29 and Remedy 29 combine Trek's industry-leading suspension technologies with the confident handling of G2 Geometry to produce the best trail and technical trail 29ers on the market.
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    got a pic?

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    Just one I found.

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    so whats the difference between the rumblefish and remedy (besides wheel size etc)? they were marketed towards the same thing correct? now they are competitors being they are both 29" ??? i would say they are going to drop one of the 2.

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    Trek bikes has new 29er

    Looks like the death of he Gary Fisher series
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    The only bike released today was the new 120 mm, 29er Fuel EX. There are four models, two carbon and two aluminum. THERE WASN'T A REMEDY RELEASED. However it is EXPECTED that Trek will release a new 29er Remedy in the next couple of days, along with potentially a new revolutionary 29er Carbon Hardtail Superfly with the Domane seat stay pivot technology. The new Fuel Ex is the demise of the Rumblefish and expect to see both the Rumblefish and the 26 version of the Fuel EX dropped from the Trek line up for next year.

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    I can see the need for the Remedy, with Enduro racing taking off. JHK, Heather and Ross have been doing well.

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    Posted this in the Trek forum before.

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    Looks like badge engineering to me. Like someone else said, this is probably the death of the Rumblefish. It will sell like gangbusters now that it's call the Fuel EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred15 View Post
    Looks like badge engineering to me. Like someone else said, this is probably the death of the Rumblefish. It will sell like gangbusters now that it's call the Fuel EX.
    Admit it, you want one.

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    hmm, cool. Note that the shock says Roscoe. Been hearing about this one for a long time.
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    I have to say, this is a great addition to the Rumblefish and hopefully not the end of it. I demo'd a Rumblefish a few months ago, and it wasn't bad...just too short in the travel on the rough and rocky downhill sections. It pedaled well, and would have done better with a decently light wheelset.

    I hope they pair these bikes with some light wheelsets, because my experience with 29ers thus far has been that heavy wheels = bad. Heavy big hoops make it seem like I'm pedaling through oatmeal, much more so than heavy 26" wheels. And with the slack head tube angle of the Remedy, a heavy set of tires would be a terrible day if you're doing much climbing.

    Wheel weight aside, I'm excited to demo both of them. Load those things up on the demo truck already!
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    wow, talk about serious slackin off. I'd rather see a 140mm 27,5" from Trek and some sweet color choices

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    Saw this on MJ's twitter a bit ago - specs and prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerw View Post
    would say they are going to drop one of the 2.
    I'd say the Rumblefish is going the way of the Roscoe and the Gary Fisher name will be following with it.

    Typically neat looking Trek bikes, very interesting that they're seemingly skipping the 650 trend entirely, but disappointing that the Remedy is only 140mm travel, should have been at least 150.

    Now where's that Session 29 then?

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    I always liked the name "Rumblefish."

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    people still ride and buy fuel ex 26ers i don't think they are going to be pulled from the line up. They never pulled the 26" stumpjumper when the 29er version came out. I think 27.5" would be mint for trek to get into. I think thats what my next bike is going to be

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    That Remedy looks like a fun bike!
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    I wish I would have kept my Gary Fisher Fat Possum... all the Fisher's will become classics now that Trek is murdering them.

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    Disappointed that Trek didn't release a 650b yet(if they did i would probably buy one).......have the Fuel EX 8 ,,,great bike. Not even interested in a 29er. Come on Trek, get it together.

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    Looks flexy, LOL. Beat somebody to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benread View Post
    However it is EXPECTED that Trek will release a new 29er Remedy in the next couple of days, along with potentially a new revolutionary 29er Carbon Hardtail Superfly with the Domane seat stay pivot technology.
    Woah, that's the interesting thing to me. Right now I have 3 bikes. Remedy 9.9, Superfly 100 and a Salsa El Mariachi. If Trek came out with a "few mm's on the seat tube" travel "hardtail" Superfly, paired with a Niner RDO flex seatpost, that would allow me to trade in the Sale and Superfly on that model.

    Pair that bike with a Remedy 29er and you have a 2 bike "quiver" instead of 3 bikes like I have now. Just like 1x11, addition by subtraction

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    dissapointing. i was expecting something to compete with the enduro 29.

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    So glad this isn't 650b. Lets get 29" wheels figured out before we start trying to set a bunch more standards with limited tire/wheel/etc offerings. If the frame is designed correctly a 29" wheel can be an advantage over 650b. Sure hope people don't start clamoring for 28.25".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiflow_21 View Post
    So glad this isn't 650b. Lets get 29" wheels figured out before we start trying to set a bunch more standards with limited tire/wheel/etc offerings. If the frame is designed correctly a 29" wheel can be an advantage over 650b. Sure hope people don't start clamoring for 28.25".
    We'll then 2014 will be a disappointing year for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorkild View Post
    We'll then 2014 will be a disappointing year for you...
    Not with regards to Trek it won't be.

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    I was also looking for that 27.5
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    I stopped by LBS today. Did some talking to them about the new Fuel 29er. I ordered a EX8 29er. Trek had some instock. Maybe next week. They already had a EX7 29er ordered to put on the floor.
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    So I am 5'9" and rode a 29'er HT for the first 1.5yrs of me getting back into MTB'g. Not my preference, ok in some regards (climbing, roll over), bad in others (manualability, flickability, clumsiness in rocks/technicals... might be me, might be a lot of things, but didn't love it). If you are a racer, go for 29er, if you live to ride for fun, not as easy to call, maybe 26'er and full squish.

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    They will offer bike in both sizes for now...at least that's what i was told at LBS
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    Quote Originally Posted by unbalanced View Post
    So I am 5'9" and rode a 29'er HT for the first 1.5yrs of me getting back into MTB'g. Not my preference, ok in some regards (climbing, roll over), bad in others (manualability, flickability, clumsiness in rocks/technicals... might be me, might be a lot of things, but didn't love it). If you are a racer, go for 29er, if you live to ride for fun, not as easy to call, maybe 26'er and full squish.
    There are trails that I have ridden that I prefered my EX8 26" on vs a 29er ht because it was tight. With that being said I only had a few miles on that type of bike. Then when I was at a demo event i loved the 29er. Much better climbing for me and as mountain bike action states about a 29er vs 26er "just riding along" seems better on the 29er.....many trails have alot of that. They both have their positives and negatives.
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    Chainstay length and bb height??
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    622mm : 130mm (measuring the diameter of the wheel to get a ratio)

    94mm is measurement from center of axle to center of crankset (keep in mind the pictures aren't perfectly flat, and this is just a ROUGH figure), but that gives it a 17.6" chainstay. 65mm on this scale from ground to center off BB gives it a 12.2" BB height.

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    I was a hold out on the 29" crap and demo'd several of them and none matched how I felt on my ASR5.

    I recently started demo'ing the 29" again and found one I love. I purchased it 3 weeks ago and there is not a single thing that it doesn't exceed at vs my 26". You may have just not found the right one yet.

    Either way, all bikes are cool so just ride and have fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by unbalanced View Post
    So I am 5'9" and rode a 29'er HT for the first 1.5yrs of me getting back into MTB'g. Not my preference, ok in some regards (climbing, roll over), bad in others (manualability, flickability, clumsiness in rocks/technicals... might be me, might be a lot of things, but didn't love it). If you are a racer, go for 29er, if you live to ride for fun, not as easy to call, maybe 26'er and full squish.

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    Do you know if Trek would still offer the Rumblefish for 2014 ???

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    It's a good bet that 2013 is the last year of the Rumblefish....

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    Dunno, guess the TREK brand has to be #1 Couple guys just got Rumblefish down here, one has an ELITE the other the PRO and from my little test spin helping set them up I was pretty impressed, pedaled well and very plush. Think I prefer a suspension system like the GF over the Trek, where there isn't much if any rotation to actuate the suspension, where the force is being applied almost directly along the shocks natural path instead of being pushed down, think it lends itself to the more plush feeling. On the looks side, also prefer the GF bikes over the Trek.
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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    You are going to have to trust me on this one. The full floater is nice. The small bump compliance is fantastic...

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    You are going to have to trust me on this one. The full floater is nice. The small bump compliance is fantastic...

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    Totally agree. I've raced a superbly 100, remedy, and top fuel. Full floater it's legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mo6500 View Post
    Do you know if Trek would still offer the Rumblefish for 2014 ???
    It is listed as a 2014 bike and available to ship.

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Hint, my shop has some in Boxes. I'm building them tomorrow. Not sure if demo or for sale.

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    As much as I'd like to ride one back-to-back against an Enduro 29, I highly doubt even Dirt Fest will have both next year.
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    Talked to a guy from my bike shop today. All the Australian stock of the EX 9's are sold, there are a few EX8's still avaialbe in 17" and 18" frames, all the 9.7's are sold and all only a few 9.8's as well. Trek did well keeping it under wraps, then making it avaiable. I'll save up, hopefully end of next month I'll order up a 9.8 with some Kashima uppers, given a good tax return at least.

    He didn't have tech documentation, but he's seen the bikes, he confirmed that the BB height is up compared to the 26 models and that the chainstays were kept nice and short, thanks to the verticle shock mount etc, allowing them to really bring that geometry in. Rumblefish is expected to be completely phased out with this, but we already figured that one out.

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    According to the geo charts, the fuel has 45.2cm chainstays and the Remedys are even Shorter at 44.5 or 44.3 depending on he mino lnk

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    You are going to have to trust me on this one. The full floater is nice. The small bump compliance is fantastic...
    We have been waiting for a full floater 29er for years, and now we got it.

    Happy it's here, it's an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benread View Post
    The only bike released today was the new 120 mm, 29er Fuel EX. There are four models, two carbon and two aluminum. THERE WASN'T A REMEDY RELEASED.
    The Remedy 29 is listed as in stock on Trek's ordering system. It's available and released as of Thursday.

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    So in others words, nothing new or earth shattering then
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    According to the geo charts, the fuel has 45.2cm chainstays and the Remedys are even Shorter at 44.5 or 44.3 depending on he mino lnk

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    I'm going to wait a season or two before i purchase! Love to see feedback 29er Fuel gets
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    I'm happy I haven't bought a bike yet. I was looking at purchasing the rumblefish.

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    Got to Demo the remedy 8 today. Wow was I blown away with it.

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    LOL just test rode Fuel 7 29!!!! WOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW
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    How much is the fuel 7 29ee going for? I don't even see it on treks website

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    2650, ex7 29.

    Fuel Ex 9, 29 2.5lbs. 100% stock.

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    New question here.

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    2650, ex7 29.

    Fuel Ex 9, 29 2.5lbs. 100% stock.

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    Hopefully my lbs store will have one of the fuel ex7 29 to test ride along with a rumblefish elite to see which one ill like more

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Says Fisher on the boxes....has the same top cap as others. Havn't seen a signature.

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    Perfect timing for me on this. While I'm always looking for a new bike, I'm in love with my current Remedy 9.9. Looks like the carbon Remedy's will be out for the 2015 model year, which is right when I'm going to be in full "replace this bike" mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    2650, ex7 29.

    Fuel Ex 9, 29 2.5lbs. 100% stock.

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    I got the EX8 on order. Hope the weight is the same as the EX9....concidering no dropper post. I think the EX8 retailed for 2940. I got mine for 2740 with tubeless conversion.
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    Wow. That 9.8 Fuel EX 29er has my name all over. I for one love the rocker link and the ABP from Trek. That's also a nice price point for a carbon full suspension with XT.

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    Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    It is amazing that no media has these two bikes yet. So all the information will come from you guys test riding it until May 30.

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    Test rode a Remedy 7 29er in the LBS parking lot today.

    The rocker/link had 67 and 67.5 printed on it and I was told you can alter the bike's head angle by .5 degrees.

    I liked the Trek armor on the chainstay and frame. It had a hole/plug for a Reverb Stealth and some other internal cable routing.

    I forgot to ask them how much it weighed.

    I demoed a medium Raw color...it looked really sharp.

    I'm definitely gonna put my leg over one again when there is a Trek demo day near me.

    Jeez, I wanted a 29er Remedy 2 years ago...had a 26er Remedy 7 that was too small for me.

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Did anyone release a new 26" bike this year? I only have seen the plugs for 29er and 27.5. I ask because I was looking at a 26" bike before I got my TBLT and every shop pretty much said its a dead market for manufacturers.

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    Has anyone seen the Geometry specs on these new machines?

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    Hope they keep 26 option available!
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    So how many people check it out Remedy or Fuel yet??? rolled around parking lot on Fuel 7 yesterday and loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpledesign View Post
    Did anyone release a new 26" bike this year? I only have seen the plugs for 29er and 27.5. I ask because I was looking at a 26" bike before I got my TBLT and every shop pretty much said its a dead market for manufacturers.

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    Anyone know of we'll be able to buy these new fuel ex 29 framesets?

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    Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    I was told by our local dealer that this will be not offered in a frame only option this model year...


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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Even if it were, it would probably be the carbon only frame. That's how it was in the past for the remedy/fuel/top fuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    I stopped by LBS today. Did some talking to them about the new Fuel 29er. I ordered a EX8 29er. Trek had some instock. Maybe next week. They already had a EX7 29er ordered to put on the floor.
    stygz1: Curious why you wanted to drop your current 26" fuel so quick? You currently have a 29" HT as well? Thanks Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    You are going to have to trust me on this one. The full floater is nice. The small bump compliance is fantastic...

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    Pics of the Fuel EX 8 29er

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    I was considering a Rip 9 with a 140 fork.. now I'm really considering the Remedy 9. I'm wondering if it would be to much bike for what we have here. I also wonder if an AM would deal better with my weight as a trail bike (I"m 6'3, 295). I was thinking with the 34 fork it would hold up to the abuse I would put it though, it might also not bottom out the suspension for me like a 120 would.

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    Well, with luck, my order for a Remedy 7 29 will get processed tomorrow. I hope it does, because it's the last one in Wisconsin. And I really doubt they'll ship one of the 6 in new jersey to CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerw View Post
    so whats the difference between the rumblefish and remedy (besides wheel size etc)?
    the Fuel and Remedy have "full floater" suspension. it's a totally different suspension design. my shop has ordered several, we should see them very soon!

    I think Trek decided to skip the 27.5" thing for now. their reasoning is that the difference between 26" and 27.5" is really not a huge difference, whereas the difference between a 27.5 and 29" tire is quite a bit more. I have not ridden 27.5" yet, but, given the choice between making making two wheels sizes and complicating things enormously by making three, it makes sense to stick to two for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larsey View Post
    Has anyone seen the Geometry specs on these new machines?
    So I checked out a 21" remedy8 29er today and got a copy of the Geo. specs, too. Interestingly, the 21" was too small for me, so maybe a 23".
    The Fuel Ex 29er had longer reach and effect. top tube that the remedy. Makes sense given the style of riding differences they're I tended for...

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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    What's the effective top tube, stack& reach figures of the 21" remedy 29er? Wheelbase? Head angle?

    I think I need the 21. Thanks!

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    21" frame measurements in CM

    ETT: 61.8
    Stack: 62.0
    Reach: 45.1
    Wheelbase: 120.0
    HA: 67.5 degrees

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    ... at least the ones you asked for

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    Cool bikes and what a job keeping them under wraps. My prediction is the Roscoe could re-emerge as a 650B bike. Trek's not gonna miss that market opportunity (mark my words Specialized wont either despite what they claim) and I'd be surprised if they kept the 26" models for 2014 except for the DH crowd. 27.5 and 29'ers are where it's going now. (BTW, current 26" Remedy can be converted to 27.5" wheels at the expense of an over 14" BB height)
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    Re: Trek bikes has new 29er Fuel and Remedy

    After watching all the training vids and such. It seams the company line is, "26 and 650b are so close that the difference is negligible."

    I don't have an opinion, i've been riding 29ers for 4years now. The shear volume of tires and wheels I have accumulated is making it so I stick with it.

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    Anyone got an overview of geometry of the Fuel EX? Had wondered about replacing my Remedy with an EX with a slightly more aggressive than stock build now they slackened out the angles for 2013 on the 26er. Wondering if the geo of the EX 29er is?

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    So the remedy chainstays are as short as a superfly 100, at a touch over 17.5"? thats pretty respectable. I LOVE how stable yet flickable my superfly 100 is, and now I'm VERY tempted to sell my 26er remedy to pick up this 29er...

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    most excellent thanks! Surprised these geo numbers have been made more public.

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    21" frame measurements in CM

    ETT: 61.8
    Stack: 62.0
    Reach: 45.1
    Wheelbase: 120.0
    HA: 67.5 degrees

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    Ok, last one... bb height? and chainstay length? someone above implied 17.6" chainstay length that seems impossibly short for such a suspension design but if its accurate thats awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namlehse View Post
    I was considering a Rip 9 with a 140 fork.. now I'm really considering the Remedy 9. I'm wondering if it would be to much bike for what we have here. I also wonder if an AM would deal better with my weight as a trail bike (I"m 6'3, 295). I was thinking with the 34 fork it would hold up to the abuse I would put it though, it might also not bottom out the suspension for me like a 120 would.
    At your size, you would notice a huge difference between the 120 and 140 forks. I sure do, and I only weigh 200. Even if you went with the Fuel, you might consider upgrading to a 34 fork with 120mm of travel before you even leave the shop (although that would lift the front of the bike about a half an inch).
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    BB height: 35.0 cm/ 13.7"
    CS length: 44.5 cm/ 17.5"

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    Very compelling, attractive numbers. Thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ccurtaz View Post
    BB height: 35.0 cm/ 13.7"
    CS length: 44.5 cm/ 17.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccurtaz View Post
    BB height: 35.0 cm/ 13.7"
    CS length: 44.5 cm/ 17.5"
    Thanks. What HA and SA is it running?

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    It will be nice to see some reviews on the Remedy. It looks great on paper. Unfortunately, it looks like Treak has really scaled back their demo tour stops so it will be hard to get on one on a trail for me. No stops scheduled in VA, MD, or PA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccurtaz View Post
    BB height: 35.0 cm/ 13.7"
    CS length: 44.5 cm/ 17.5"
    Nice rocky New England BB height (or pick your personal chunky terrain location)...I like that height allot and it's good for a 140mm travel bike IMO. CS length is actually shorter than the 2011 Jamis Dakar 650B bike I just sold which was 17.7" but that bike worked surprisingly well with those long stays and a short WB. Gotta get a test ride on the Remedy.
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    Here's the geo specs as sent to me...

    Fuel_EX_29_Geometry.pdf

    The head angle is slightly slacker than the RF and the TT is a lot longer while the reach is only a little longer.

    It felt a bit long while I was in the saddle, but just right standing up. A bit shorter stem might be in order.

    It's not as aggressive as the SF, but I'm not a racer. I also like the cables being a lot more tidy than the SF and aren't hanging out to get grabbed or smashed. 9.8 comes spec'ed with similar parts as the RF Pro, but no Kashima coating on anything and no DCRV on the front? I'm not convinced on the need for DCRV in the front, but still...

    I was only able to ride it around the parking lot and some mild off-road. It felt good, but wasn't a proper test ride. The front felt heavy like the RF, but it took off pretty good. A set of lighter wheels and tires will probably make a difference there.

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    they went away from DRCV forks on the new Fuel 29 and Remedy 29.

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    More modern, aggressive riding geometry is trending towards longer top tubes so you can use a shorter stem and wide bars to achieve the same saddle to bar reach.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteRed View Post
    Here's the geo specs as sent to me...

    Fuel_EX_29_Geometry.pdf

    The head angle is slightly slacker than the RF and the TT is a lot longer while the reach is only a little longer.

    It felt a bit long while I was in the saddle, but just right standing up. A bit shorter stem might be in order.

    It's not as aggressive as the SF, but I'm not a racer. I also like the cables being a lot more tidy than the SF and aren't hanging out to get grabbed or smashed. 9.8 comes spec'ed with similar parts as the RF Pro, but no Kashima coating on anything and no DCRV on the front? I'm not convinced on the need for DCRV in the front, but still...

    I was only able to ride it around the parking lot and some mild off-road. It felt good, but wasn't a proper test ride. The front felt heavy like the RF, but it took off pretty good. A set of lighter wheels and tires will probably make a difference there.

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    Pics and actual weights of some of the new EX 29 models for those that are interested: Trek Fuel EX 29 Photos & Actual Weights - EX 9.7, EX 9, EX 8, EX 7 | Pro Bike Swap

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    Awesome! Post up pics and weights of remedy 29er if you find em!

    Quote Originally Posted by sdmtb View Post
    Pics and actual weights of some of the new EX 29 models for those that are interested: Trek Fuel EX 29 Photos & Actual Weights - EX 9.7, EX 9, EX 8, EX 7 | Pro Bike Swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    More modern, aggressive riding geometry is trending towards longer top tubes so you can use a shorter stem and wide bars to achieve the same saddle to bar reach.
    Is that going to make a difference in the feel of making the bike "go?"

    Like I said, it felt good standing up. (By this I mean simply straightening both legs and still having the nose of the saddle between the thighs.) I felt I had plenty of room to move around the cockpit when going up steps and such, but felt too far forward trying to rear weight the bike to pop a wheel up onto the steps without using a pedal.

    It is vastly different than what I ride now: a heavy 26" hardtail. I'll probably have to learn new techniques for obstacles clearance with this bike. (...or any 29" FS carbon for that matter.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    they went away from DRCV forks on the new Fuel 29 and Remedy 29.
    Yea I noticed no DRCV forks. I wonder why?
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