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Published on Jan 13, 2011
http://www.bikefactory.com.au Hi, Nigel Abbot, Sydney Australia; well I'm about to go and test the Trek Remedy 9. It's a bike that's designed for cross country all the way through to all mountain, and it's been loaned to me by the Brookvale Bike Factory. Go and check their website, bikefactory.com.au because you can sign up for one of their Trek demo days.
Anyway, I'm at the Manly Dam and I'm going to put this bike through its paces, so let's see how it goes.
The transfer of muscle power through the wheels is delivered with minimal energy loss and stress on the body. You feel very powerful and confident on this bike in all conditions and situations. The rear suspension system is brilliant and its success is due to the combination of the ABP and the DRCV shock. ABP means active breaking pivot, basically it allows your suspension to remain active regardless of whether you're pedalling, coasting or braking.
The DRCV shock has two air changes. The primary is for small bunts, high frequency and the secondary is for bigger hits. The upside is greater control, balance and stability in all conditions.
What I experienced with (01:31) was the ability to attack technical climbs with ease, regardless of being in the saddle or standing. The wheel seemed to track and engage effortlessly with the terrain. This bike has made me realise how vital your equipment is for delivering a maximum result.
What really blew me away was the bike's ability to descend at high speed and its performance with the big hits. The bike sucked up anything in its path, giving me a super smooth ride and the confidence to hit hard at high speed.
The bike rails through corners, its ability to carve and power through the turn with complete stability is outstanding. What an amazing experience. This bike is insane. In conclusion, climbing, descending, cornering, this thing ticks all the boxes. I rate this bike five out of five stars.