Posted by: Jasn
Thanks Gents some good insights. The Starlings are beautiful but too niche for me these days, I've owned too many niche bike's and have found difficulties getting parts or upgrades, so I have decided to go mainstream for a change. Sounds like the Trek Fuel is suitable for my less 'radical' riding but can still mix it up if needs be.
If you interested in UK designed bikes these are also very nice and a great company to deal with
I spent three rides on a Fuel EX 29 recently in an attempt not to buy a Slash.
It didn't work, but it almost did which seems crazy given how short travel it is compared to the Range I currently ride.
Basically I felt comfortable riding everything that I usually ride, including drops and jumps and steep techy gnar, but i was closer to what I felt the limit of the bike is. Which is fair - that's why if you want to push harder/feel more couch like there's a Slash in the Trek lineup.
A Remedy 29? I'd not want for anything more i think..