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    2015 Remedy 7 27.5 or Fuel EX 8 27.5

    I am torn between these two bikes, I don't know that i ride enough aggressive terrain to make the remedy worth it. However i want this bike to be something that I may be able to tackle bigger terrain on. The only thing that keeps me from the Remedy is the rockshox fork over the fox. I am very happy with my Reba SL on my Superfly 7 right now but I dont know how i would like the revelation. Any help would be appreciated. Also i work for a trek dealer so it needs to be a 2015 model and not a closeout 2014.

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    Where do you do the majority of your riding? I consider myself a mostly XC rider and I love my remedy 8. Pedals well on XC rides, is comfortable, but rips downhill. It has helped tons for my aggressive, technical, and DH riding. I have never ridden a Fuel so I can't say if it will or won't hold you back on technical sections but I can say for a fact that the Remedy will pedal fine on XC rides and will also be comfortable, stable, and confident through tech and downhill sections. When I was purchasing my Remedy I wanted the 7 because of the lower cost, decided to go with the 8 and have nothing but great things to say.
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    I probably ride more xc than anything but there are a few technical areas. Right now i ride a hardtail superfly and like it. Ive thought about just getting a full suspension superfly but im afraid the rear shock might compress too much off say a 2ft drop or something like that

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    Also ride my remedy 8 on xc trails with some technical section and it's perfect I can now tackle technical terrain with ease compared to my hard tail also good climber and a blast going downhill, would recommend it the 8..

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    I have a Remedy 8 and have found that the "Climb" setting on the rear shock just about turns it into a hardtail. That's a good thing for those fire roads and smooth climbs. I also had a 2010 Fuel EX9, which was a great bike but left a bit to be desired on the downhills. It was just a bit more unsettled at high speed and over rough terrain, and I was constantly watching out for rocks and roots. I've found that the Remedy is a lot more fun going downhill, especially over jumps and rough terrain. The fact that it climbs as well as my old Fuel is a great bonus.
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    Maybe I need to change the title of the thread or make a new one. The more I think about how I ride and what I enjoy I'm starting to think the superfly 8 FS. I don't have any real downhill stuff around here that I ride on a regular basis. I enjoy riding fast flowing single track so I'm between the superfly and the fuel. The superfly probably climbs better, and is lighter. It also comes with a better group set than the fuel 7. I'm just torn though because right now on my hard tail superfly I love riding flowing single track but I wonder if I got a fuel on remedy if I would venture towards more technical stuff. Also the remedy 8 is out of my price range and being that this is a employee purchase I couldn't go with a close out model from last year.

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    Fuel is almost as good as superfly for xc type stuff. But way out does the superfly on downhill and tech stuff.

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    Yea I would have to agree, I think I have made up my mind to go with the fuel and also to go with the 650b over the 29er.

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    Just want to throw this out there. The Remedy has the mino link which does give it more of an xc geometry when flipped. Tried it a few times and it works, though even in the slack setting the bike handles and pedals very efficiently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welch621 View Post
    I am torn between these two bikes, I don't know that i ride enough aggressive terrain to make the remedy worth it. However i want this bike to be something that I may be able to tackle bigger terrain on. The only thing that keeps me from the Remedy is the rockshox fork over the fox. I am very happy with my Reba SL on my Superfly 7 right now but I dont know how i would like the revelation. Any help would be appreciated. Also i work for a trek dealer so it needs to be a 2015 model and not a closeout 2014.

    I just got a 2015 Trek Fuel EX 8 two weeks ago. Ridden it four times so far and it's great! Climbs really well (had to flip the stem though). Coming from a 26er FS and it rolls over stuff like my SS 29er. Only thing to get used to is the wide handlebars. I was thinking of cutting them but getting to like them.

    I ride all XC but would not hesitate to take the Trek Fuel on gnarly, technical trails which I'll be on in the next few weeks.

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    If you're torn between the two, you could split the middle, swap the fork and put a 140 on the front of the Fuel...
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