Currently riding a fuel ex 8 and I am considering the remedy. Has anyone done the switch and what are your thoughts? Rode one on a demo day last weekend but it was hard to judge as the conditions were terrible and I was chasing boys on 29ers uphill which did not make it fair!!
I’ve owned a Trek Fuel EX 8 since August 2008, and a Remedy 9 with Fox Talas 160’s since March last year. I ride reguarly in the Peak district and since last March, the Fuel ex has been gathering alot of dust and only gets used by the wife on kids days out! 😀 The Remedy was great fun in the Alps as well!
Wanted a remedy but couldn’t find one in my size so I brought a fuel. Loved it. Wonderful bike. Would still have it if some scumbag hasn’t stolen it. Got the insurance pay out and despite my better judgement I got a remedy because that is what I originally wanted. What a shit bike. Hated pretty much every ride I ever had one it. Was glad to see the back of it. Couldn’t put my finger on why and I really did want to like it. I had spent plenty of money on it so really wanted to like it but never did. The ex8 just did everything better. Because it cruised and climbed better it meant I was in better condition to enjoy the downs. The ex8 just did everything well.