Today Trek released information and made available to its dealers the two newest additions in its 29er line up, The Fuel ex 29er and the Remedy 29er. Both of these bikes have traditionally been 26in bikes, the Fuel ex with 130mm of travel and the Remedy with 150mm of travel. The 29er versions of the Fuel and Remedy are said to have 1omm less travel front and rear to compensate for the larger wheels. The Fuel Ex line is intended to be a do all trail bike which I would have to guess will be replacing the Trek (Gary Fisher Collection) Rumblefish, which is Trek’s current 12omm 29er offering. While the Remedy will serve as the technical trail bike for rougher more technical work. I think we are all curious how this unprecedented (from Trek) long travel 29er will handle.
For this new line of 29ers it seems that Trek has taken the best of both Trek and Gary Fisher (collection) and combined them into one package. The bikes will both have Trek’s Evo Link, Active Braking Pivot and Full Floater suspension design seen on all of their 26in mountain bikes. However, they will also inherit the G2 fork offset that we have only previously seen on the Gary fisher collection. I think we’re all wondering if this is the death of the Gary Fisher line?
In very un-Trek like fashion, the bikes are already in full production and should be arriving at dealers by THIS weekend. We’ll keep you posted with all the details as they are made available.
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