Trek Remedy 8 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on September 17, 2020
Trek Remedy 8 2020 [Review]
Trek Remedy 8 is an all-rounder bike, eager to attempt every racing challenge. Always ready to run up-hill, travel long-distance or shred through some challenging mountain trail, Remedy 8 is an enthusiastic bike that delivers optimum performance in all respect. A lightweight yet sturdy alpha aluminum frame, control freak internal routing, an SRAM hydraulic brake set that delivers optimum controls, makes this bike an ideal companion for riders who seek a thrilling biking experience.
The re:aktiv technology is all about giving riders a quality suspension performance. It’s an innovative technology featured on this bike that allows riders to take on difficult and demanding terrains. With the new innovative re:aktiv technology, riders stress is drastically reduced irrespective of the trail. This is because the rear shock is there to instill instant confidence. A ride on the remedy8 is characterized by an impressive suspension system that provides stability when riders need to negotiate a challenging terrain or to soften the impacts of bumps instantly.
The alpha aluminum frame
Remedy 8 responds positively to other important riders’ desires, providing them with a stiff yet light body frame that can perform impressively in all terrains. The alpha aluminum frame is the ideal framework for this high-performance bike. Light, sturdy, and compliant, the alpha series aluminum frame can take in the most abusive terrain without the slightest belch of displeasure. To further increase its appeal, the aluminum frame packs other impressive features such as a tapered head tube, impressive internal routing, amongst others.
SRAM Hydraulic disc brake
When it comes to exerting controls, riders will be pleased to know that the SRAM hydraulic disc brake is designed to put them in the leading role. Built to tackle most challenging terrains, this four-piston disc brake variety functions in a simple manner; it produces a solid and reassuring feel from the exact moment the brake is squeezed. Whether the trail is steep, mountain terrain, or the harsh gravel, riders need not worry as the bleeding edge SRAM hydraulic disc brake ensures they have full control within their grasp.
Frame: Alpha series aluminum frames, knock block, APB, internal control routing, Mino link, and a 150mm travel
Fork: RockShox Lyrik solo air, 160mm travel reach
Brakes: SRAM guide 4 piston caliber, hydraulic disc brakes, SRAM center line 6-bolt round edge
Cassette: SRAM XG- 1275 eagle
Shifters: SRAM gx- eagle shifters
Chain: SRAM gx eagle chainset
Cranks: truvativ descendant 6k eagle
Rims: Bontrager line 30, tubeless-ready
Front-wheel: Bontrager line comp30, Tubeless ready
Rear-wheel: Bontrager line comp30
Front and rear derailleur: SRAM gx eagle
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada saddles
Spokes: DT swiss champion
Handlebar: Bontrager line alloy
Bottle cage: yes
Stem: Bontrager line, knock block
- Trek Remedy 8 is an impressive bike best suited for all terrains
- It features a highly effective brake set for total control
- Presence of an impressive Re:aktiv technology to bear shocks
- Impressive internal control routing for a neat appearance
- Most riders often find the bike aluminum frame much stiffer in most situations
- The pricing often may put it out of some riders’ reach
How useful is the re:aktiv technology?
The re:akiv technology is simply a step in the right direction. It is designed to absorb shocks as riders tackle difficult terrains.
Does the internal control routing pose a maintenance challenge?
No, this is because its properly wired across the frame with exit holes for proper access when maintenance is due.
Trek Remedy 8 is a trailblazer when it comes to versatility. Built to impress, this bike has high functioning features such as the re:aktiv technology, impressive hydraulic brakes amongst others, giving it a solid reputation as the perfect all-round bike.