|Seller:||unclesomebody | Login to contact seller | seller History | Add to My Watch List|
|Location:||Bristol , United Kingdom|
|Date:||Dec-27-2012 11:58:29 Views: 183 Watch Lists: 3|
|Category:||XC/All Mountain Bikes|
|Restrictions:||Reasonable offers only, No Trades, Will ship within country only|
UPDATE: Added a slew of new photos. If you want to see anything else just PM me.
UPDATE 2: Just to let any prospective buyer know that I have the original purchase receipt and a bunch of other receipts for parts (wheels, stem, etc). The bike was originally bought from Zero G in Bedminster.
I can't quite believe I'm even doing this, but I recently got married and we're off on a 6 month backpacking honeymoon so pretty much everything I have of any value is being sold to fund the trip (Need a VW Passat too? let me know!).
This bike started life as a Trek Remedy 7. Since then, everything has been replaced except for the frame (obviously). I've turned this bike into an all mountain weapon. In it's current setup it will take you to places that you didn't think a 150mm travel bike should go. This bike will descend Blackshore in Chatel as well as it will get you up any peak you choose (or as far as your fitness gets you). When I swapped everything out I wanted to build the complete bike, so I could get as close as possible to having the true do it all bike. I only own 1 bike and so it had to be able to go for easy sunday rides with my girlfriend, ahem, wife, as well as get down all the amazing runs in the alps.
The first thing to note is that this Remedy has a coil shock. You won't see many of these available and you certainly won't believe the difference it makes. When I got the bike it had a standard rp2 and, honestly, it was underwhelming. After doing a load of research, speaking to the guys at mojo, and then speaking to some people who had done the coil conversion I decided to get a Van RC. It literally transformed the bike. Yes it's a tad heavier, but it has turned the bike into a weapon. I did this coil conversion in May/June 2012. I'll also include the original rp2 in the sale which could be swapped in if you decide to go lightweight for a long ride.
At the same time I also replaced the Fox forks with a brand new set of Rock Shox Lyrik RC2DH. I specifically bought the 160mm versions because I wanted to keep the bike balanced. I'm sure I don't need to tell you about these forks, but suffice to say they are loads better than the Kashima FIT RLC ones I had on there previously.
I upgraded to a Rock Shox reverb to see what the fuss was all about. Amazing. For a bike like this it's perfect. It's got an absolutely tiny amount of left-right play in it, but I do mean tiny. Probably 1mm. It got serviced and re-bled in September. It's a right hand lever (with the lever above the bar).
The wheels were upgraded from their original ones to Hope Hoops on DT Swiss EX500 rims. Unfortunately I had to replace the rear rim when I was in the alps, and the only thing I could find in stock in les gets was an SB3 rim. Yes it's gold, perhaps slightly garish, but the guy in the shop who built it knew his sh*t and he said it was a very strong rim. I trusted him because I'd followed him into blackshore the day before! He rebuilt the wheel onto the same hope hoops hub and it was good to go. The cassette is a SRAM PG990.
The brakes are Hope. It's a Race Evo M4 up front and a Race Evo X2 at the back. They both have floating rotors and the calipers are the very ltd hope green. These are supremely powerful brakes. In fact, the only brakes I think are better are the 2013 Saints, and not by much.
Rear Derailleur and Shifters were upgraded to Shimano XTR (shadow). Don't need to say much about these. They shift. Fast. Front derailleur is deore which does the trick for those rare gear changes. I've fitted an MRP 2x chainguide with a e-thirteen turbocharger bashring. They work amazingly well and I've never lost a chain or had anything jam. The 2x spins freely as it should!
Cranks are Shimano XT and pedals are V12's. Never had any problems with this setup.
Handlebars and stem are Sunnline V-1. Grips are brand new ODI Rogue's.
Tyres are Maxxis High Roller and Minion DHF, both Super Tacky. They've been used for about 7 days of riding. I also have a paid of used Maxxis Highroller 60a which I'll include.
So I think that's it. I'll upload a load more photos when I get home this weekend. The photo above doesn't do it justice. The bike's in Bristol so you're welcome to come and have a look (in a mutually convenient public place). I would be willing to deliver the bike somewhere within 60 miles of Bristol for fuel cost. I'd also be willing to bring it over to London as I do some work there. Just drop me a message if you're interested and we can work something out. Don't lowball me with stupid offers. I know what this bike is worth. You won't find an equally specced Remedy for this money... I'm sure of that.
Thanks for looking, and sorry for the overly long description!
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