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Trek Goes 650B in 2014

New Slash and Remedy Platforms

Words by Trek Bikes.
July 17th, 2013

Trek has unveiled two revamped platforms in the technical trail and enduro product lines. The Slash and Remedy lines will be offered in 650B options to address those segments where the emerging wheel size is most suited to the terrain and rider demands.

The 160mm-travel Slash has been completely redesigned from the ground up with a focus on the emerging and demanding enduro scene. With a lower bottom bracket and slacker head tube than the 26-inch version, the Slash 650b provides a lower, longer position for the competitive enduro racer. And amazingly, the alloy frame weighs 350 grams less than its 26-inch predecessor.

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Slash 9. 160mm 650B.

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Apparently bigger is better for the Slash platform?

The Remedy line adds 140mm-travel alloy and carbon 650b options to complement the 29er lineup launched in early June. The smaller-wheeled sibling was built around the nimble ride characteristics of 650b wheels to offer technical trail riders a more playful option alongside the more confidence-inspiring 29er. The Remedy 650b will be offered in both OCLV MTB carbon and Alpha Platinum Aluminum.

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2014 Trek Remedy 650B.

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The 140mm Remedy platform will now be available in all three wheel sizes…

“After a decade plus of alternative wheel size development, testing, refining, and debating, it’s become clear that for trail riders wheel size is primarily about riding style,” said Travis Ott, global MTB Brand Manager. “29” will be fastest for XC racing, but as we get into more trail riding, 650b and 29 can both excel on the same trail. Then it really comes down to how different riders tackle the same trail in their own way. So the Remedy now has the confidence-inspiring 29er option and the more playful 650b option. Then the Slash gets the new small wheel treatment with a ground-up 650b chassis.”

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2014 Trek Slash and Remedy geometry.

After a busy year that has already seen the launch of the all-new Fuel EX 29, Remedy 29 and mountain bikes in Project One, Trek’s 650b models will hit worldwide retailers this autumn.


Trek goes Goldilocks… can the others be far behind?

  • craw

    Wow the Slash looks very clean indeed. Lucky for me they’re building it with a 67′ seat angle so it looks like I’ll be on my Enduro 29 for at least another year :)

  • 4Runner1

    Have been so happy w/ my 2010 Remedy. Guess I gotta start saving for a ’14 carbon 27.5.