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    2006 Trek Remedy 66 vs. 2008 Specialized Pitch Comp

    I am looking at both of these bikes slightly used. Both are in great condition. Both are just under $1000. Which would be the smart buy and why? Thanks

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    My take on the pitch

    I don't know a ton about the remedy, but I do have an "09 Pitch, which is awesome. I like the FSR suspension for the climbs and plushness under breaking/pedaling. It is a little heavy at about 34 lbs for a large, but I ride it XC and love it. I really don't think you can beat it for the price. Unless the remedy is at least 2-3 lbs lighter, I'd go with the Pitch no question.

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    A newbie and a heavy bike = NO FUN...trust me, I've been there before!
    "The mind will quit....well before the body does"

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    under 1k pitch sound pretty good.

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    Correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Fbomber
    I don't know a ton about the remedy, but I do have an "09 Pitch, which is awesome. I like the FSR suspension for the climbs and plushness under breaking/pedaling. It is a little heavy at about 34 lbs for a large, but I ride it XC and love it. I really don't think you can beat it for the price. Unless the remedy is at least 2-3 lbs lighter, I'd go with the Pitch no question.
    I hope my weight comment didn't discourage you from the Pitch, since it turns out I'm a 'tard and it actually weighs 31.5 lbs with XT cranks.

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