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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.

    Can anyone provide links to these new bikes?

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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
    Quote Originally Posted by DukeNeverwinter View Post
    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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