According to Trek, the design was introduced back when shock technology was a limiting factor. At the time, air shocks were either large volume and offered excellent compliance but pedaled poorly, or small volume with the opposite affect on performance. Air suspension technology has improved to the point that Trek feels the Full Floater is no longer needed. As a result, their frames now have a fixed lower shock mount with more room for larger tires and shorter chainstays. The change also means the Remedy is approximately 5% stiffer and 100 grams lighter across the board, in both aluminum and carbon.
Trek also made changes to the seat tube. With more riders opting for longer dropper posts, Trek increased the insertion length 10mm over the outgoing Remedy seat tubes. To firmly align the Remedy in its all-around trail bike niche, Trek also steepened the seat tube angle to 68.5 degrees. The extra degree over last year’s bike will put the rider in a better power position for climbing exertions. Adjustable geometry remains, thanks to Trek’s Mino Link flip chip. The chip offers a low and high setting with a half-degree change to the head angle and raises the bottom bracket height from 13.70-in to 14.01-in.
One of the most visible changes to the Trek line is the color palate. Trek has traditionally maintained a conservative approach when it comes to paint schemes, but this year each bike in the line up will be offered in one conservative, and one loud color. For the Remedy, Trek chose Miami Green, and we’re definitely digging every bit of it!