Trek Fuel EX 29 and Remedy 29 - first look

Carbon and alloy 120mm Fuel EX models; alloy 140mm Remedy bikes

Trek will officially introduce its new Fuel EX 29 and Remedy 29 bikes to the press later this week, but BikeRadar found a few of the bikes already in stock at a Trek Bicycle Store in Boulder, Colorado. Here's a quick look at one of the five 120mm Fuel EX 29 models and one of the three 140mm Remedy 29 bikes.

Both models are basically 29-inch models of the existing Fuel EX and Remedy 26in platforms, with geometry tweaked slightly for the bigger wheels.

The Remedy can adjust between two geometries via the Evo link

While Trek has had the 29in Superfly (100m) and the 29in Rumblefish (120mm), the Remedy 29 represents the Wisconsin brand's first committed effort to long-travel 29in trail bikes.

Both bikes feature technology acronyms familiar to those with newer Trek machines: ABP, OCLV, G2. ABP - Active Braking Pivot - is a suspension design that Trek claims prevent braking forces from influencing suspension. OCLV is Trek's carbon process that is used on two Fuel EX 29 models (the 9.7 and 9.8). And G2 is Trek's 29er geometry that features a specific fork offset in addition to frame angles that Trek claims improves low-speed handling on the big-wheel bikes.

Trek's new fuel ex 29 comes in five models: trek's new fuel ex 29 comes in five models
Trek's new fuel ex 29 comes in five models: trek's new fuel ex 29 comes in five models
Trek's new Fuel EX 29 comes in five models - three alloy and two carbon

Retail pricing ranges from US$2,500-$4,999 for the five Fuel EX 29 models and US$2,699-$4,499 for the three Remedy 29 bikes, which only come in alloy frames. UK pricing is not yet available.

James Huang will be test riding the bikes soon, so look for first ride reviews on BikeRadar in the coming days. In the meantime, however, surf through the big photo gallery at above right for close-up looks at the new Trek Fuel EX 29 and the Remedy 29.

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Trek's new remedy 29: trek's new remedy 29
The new Trek Remedy 29 comes in three alloy models

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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