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trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 22:02 pm
by rizzee84
https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bikes/mo ... ike_461698

https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bikes/mo ... lsrc=aw.ds



hi can somebody tell me which bike is better please and which one they would go for and why thanks.i will buy one or the other!!

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:29 am
by JBA
The Fuel EX is a trail bike whereas the Remedy is more enduro biased.
What sort of terrain will you be mainly riding?

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 07:36 am
by Long Time Lurker
What JBA said...
As someone who gets scared when my wheels leave the floor, I would go for the Fuel Ex :oops:
Friend has an old Remedy and spends a lot of time at trail centres, whereas I spend more time mile-munching across fields and woodlands.

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 09:21 am
by BillyCool
^^^^ what they said^^^^

I like the Fuel because of the colour! Decent spec though and would cope well with XC and Enduro type riding. Could probably do double duty a bit better than the Remedy.

Depends what you want it for. For me 160mm is more DH orientated. My FS is an Enduro bike running 140mm. Copes perfectly well with XC type riding, climbs well but also very happy at BPW, Cwmcarn, Afan, Cannock etc.

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 am
by robertpb
Both these bikes are really trail bikes, the Remedy is just a long travel version. Both bikes climb well, the Remedy a lot better than most with this amout of travel. If I was buying it would be the Fuel if I was riding a lot of smoother trails and the Remedy for rocky trails, that extra travel will soak it up more.

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 22:13 pm
by rizzee84
Thanks for the replies guys..I've just bought my new bike but it wasn't either that I posted..I went for the giant trance 2 27.5 2019 version I hope it's going to be a good bike and I haven't made a mistake..thanks

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 06:53 am
by JBA
Trance is a great bike. You haven't made a mistake. :)

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 14:50 pm
by rizzee84
got the bike yesterday took her out for a spin bike seems really nice im happy with it..1 thing i was disappointed with was it has no downtube rubber protection like the 29er version..my fault i suppose i should have looked at the pictures better..anybody know if i can buy this part anywhere??

Re: trek remedy 7 gx 2020 or trek fuel ex 8 plus???

Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 17:52 pm
by JBA
It’s only the carbon (Advanced) models that have a down tube protector fitted.
Just put a strip of helitape on your down tube and it will be fine.
While you are at it helitape all the likely rub points as well.