Over the last few months Trek bikes have been getting great reviews from sources around the world.
In the December issue of Australian Mountain Bike (AMB) the Remedy 9.8 won the 6-Inch Dream Bike shoot out against the strongest competition. And it's not only AMB who love the Remedy. BikeRadar.com test rode the Remedy 8 recently and gave it 4 1/2 out of 5 saying "The ABP pivot tracks the ground really well, so braking and climbing traction are great...It performs well on descents, and on flatter terrain it’s one of the fastest long-travel bikes around."
AMB have also got a Remedy 8 as a long term test bike, so keep an eye out on their ongoing reviews for it.
Dirt magazine also recently published their 'Dirt 100', their list of the best products of 2010. Included in their list is not only the Remedy 9.9, but the Session 88, as well as several Bontrager products. This is a great rep from one of the gravity MTB scene's leading publications.
Bike magazine also recently published a review of the 2009 Session 88 DH concluding "Nimble and flickable aren’t characteristics normally assigned to a DH rig, but this bike achieves both traits without sacrificing “bombability”—the ability to point and shoot with no regard for personal safety." Even better for 2010, is that the Session 88 frame set is available in Australia. Ask your local Trek dealer about one today.
Towards the end of last year, Trek MTB endurance racer Chris Eatough announced his retirement and the 24 Hours of Moab was to be his last race. Unfortunately Chris fell victim to Swine Flu the week before and was unable to race. But stepping in to his shoes was Trek Racing Co-Op rider Kelly Magelky. The race turned out to be Kelly's break through performance with a very strong ride to finish 2nd. Soon after the race BikeRadar.com ran a 'Pro-Bike' feature on Kelly's Top Fuel 9.8. Check it out here.
The great thing about this is that Kelly's bike is nearly 100% stock, like you would buy off the floor. The only thing he changed on it was the grips and the rear tire. He then rode that bike 386kms, climbing 6,630m in the course of 24 hours with no mechanical issues at all. Remarkable.
Smack bang in the middle between the racey Top Fuel and the all-mountain Remedy is the do-it-all Fuel EX. Guess what? BikeRadar.com also have just reviewed the new 2010 Fuel EX 9.8. Their conclusion? "Race light, mountain tough, superbly balanced and precise for fast and involving riding - and at a great price."
Not only do they sing the praises of the ride of the bike itself, "The ride is simply awesome. The biggest surprise is how comfortable it is...The impressive thing here is that despite this comfort, the Madone is stunningly efficient at going forward." but they also talk about the Project One process, where you can customise your Madone to look exactly like you want it to.
What can you learn from all these great reviews? No matter the bike you are after, Trek product continues to offer class leading performance and you can be confident when buying a Trek, no matter what the style or price level.