Leaving the rain and gloom behind to spend three days in Mexico on Trek’s latest all-mountain steed seemed like a good way to close down 2007 in style. Ok, so it was actually a few months ago now but the sun and singletrack is still fresh in my mind. Actually, I think getting to ride the new Remedy 9 with Shandro may have been my last dry ride!
For a lot of riders in a lot of places around the world “all mountain” bikes make the most sense. I know that I no longer have any interest in racing anyone up a hill, but what I am interested in is pinning the downhill that I just earned. Sure you can do that on any bike but it is a whole lot more fun on something with a bit more travel, some bigger tires and handling somewhere in between a twitchy xc bike and a dh big rig. There are a lot of variations on the “all mountain” theme so I was pretty pumped when Trek invited me to Mexico to spend three days riding their version of an all mountain bike, the 2008 Remedy.
MUDDBUNNIES NOTE: Muddbunnies.com will be doing our own female review of this product. Stay tuned!