Post Your Trek Remedy, Scratch, or Slash!

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Post Your Trek Remedy, Scratch, or Slash!
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Posted: Oct 5, 2019 at 17:47 Quote
StumpyJR wrote:
Broke another main pivot nut, anyone else having this problem?

Nut was torqued to 2nm less than what it says on the bolt.

I just broke one on mine too. Anyone know how to get ahold of buying the nut without buying the whole main pivot assembly. Dont really want to fork out $50 bucks for something that cost $5.

Posted: Oct 6, 2019 at 6:53 Quote
Motormouth1302 wrote:
StumpyJR wrote:
Broke another main pivot nut, anyone else having this problem?

Nut was torqued to 2nm less than what it says on the bolt.

I had a problem with the bolt and nut. Tightened to around 20nm of torque completely stripped the threads. Bit disappointing really. Compared to my old bike where I could stand on the Allen key to tighten it and nothing would strip or anything it’s a bit of a difference lol.

I've snapped 2x lower shock mounting bolts and 1x top mounting bolt. Their made of cheese I feel. All were torqued correctly. That's why trek have changed the suspension layout around the bottom shock bolt I think and nothing to do with better shocks available. I'm not the only one who's had the same issues either. But if you speak to trek they say they've never heard of the problem....bu**sh*t. Just fess up and move on.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 at 11:48 Quote
Built up a used 2018 Remedy 8 from the ground up with new and old parts. I'm happy with the outcome, great on the uphill and wicked on the downs.

2018 Remedy 8 Frame
2020 Fox Float X2 230x57.5
2019 DVO Diamond 170mm
50mm knockblock stem
Chromag OSX cut to 780
Chromag Clutch Grips
2019 TRP Quadiem
Shimano IceTech 203mm Rotors
OneUp 150mm Post and lever
Chromag Lynx DT Seat
RaceFace Atlas Crank 170mm 30 Tooth
Chromag Contact Pedal
Shimano XT 11spd
SunRace MX 11spd 11-46t
YBN Black Ti Chain
Bontrager Line Comp TRL Front Wheel
Bontrager Line Comp 30 Rear Wheel
Continental Der Baron Projekt 2.4 rubber





Posted: Oct 9, 2019 at 12:16 Quote
11-16 sounds hard Wink

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 at 12:23 Quote
pAzk wrote:
11-16 sounds hard Wink

Legs of steel over here lol

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 8:10 Quote
I’m at the point now where some of my drivetrain parts are starting to wear out after many miles. My bike came with a full GX drivetrain and it’s been great! I’ve just noticed a lot of chainslap, whether that be the clutch being bad or just how it is. Anyways would There be a big performance upgrade going from a GX cassette and derailleur to XO1? (I already have an XX1 chain) if there isn’t a major difference I’ll just stick with good ol’ GX

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 9:51 Quote
Just rode a bike with Shimano XT 12 speed. IMPRESSIVE. Without a doubt the smoothest drivetrain I’ve ever experienced. It’s not even close.

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 10:14 Quote
StumpyJR wrote:
Another interesting note is the replacement bolt uses a 8mm to tighten it vs a 10mm

W561881 This is the correct part for the upper 17 Nm bolts on thru shafts
W547868 This is the correct part for the lower 10 Nm bolts on thru shaft

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 11:36 Quote
Also upgraded some Parts:

- Shigura brakes
- Reverb and Eagle AXS
- Pike Ultimate



Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 11:47 Quote
Rusnak wrote:
I’m at the point now where some of my drivetrain parts are starting to wear out after many miles. My bike came with a full GX drivetrain and it’s been great! I’ve just noticed a lot of chainslap, whether that be the clutch being bad or just how it is. Anyways would There be a big performance upgrade going from a GX cassette and derailleur to XO1? (I already have an XX1 chain) if there isn’t a major difference I’ll just stick with good ol’ GX

I had my GX derailleur warrantied, but they gave me a X1 instead. I have noticed no difference whatsoever! In fact, I don't even know differences between them, except the X1 has a carbon fibre outer face plate...

Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 12:44 Quote
Rusnak wrote:
I’m at the point now where some of my drivetrain parts are starting to wear out after many miles. My bike came with a full GX drivetrain and it’s been great! I’ve just noticed a lot of chainslap, whether that be the clutch being bad or just how it is. Anyways would There be a big performance upgrade going from a GX cassette and derailleur to XO1? (I already have an XX1 chain) if there isn’t a major difference I’ll just stick with good ol’ GX

I am running an XO1 and I am starting to get chainslap also.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 at 8:20 Quote
MrDiamondDave wrote:
StumpyJR wrote:
Another interesting note is the replacement bolt uses a 8mm to tighten it vs a 10mm

W561881 This is the correct part for the upper 17 Nm bolts on thru shafts
W547868 This is the correct part for the lower 10 Nm bolts on thru shaft

I’m running a x2 does the part number differ for those. Went to try to buy just the nut when I was in Squamish two weeks ago, and apparently you could only get the nut as part of a complete lower main pivot rebuild kit. Trying to avoid buy a bunch of other stuff I don’t need.

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 at 9:26 Quote
I've got a 2018 Remedy 8. One of the bearings in the rocker arm pivot (where it's connected to the front triangle) needs to be replaced. I'm currently not at home so I can't measure by myself.

Does anyone know the dimensions or SKF article name? It's the one with the green seal that is also in the lower pivot.(chainstay to front triangle)

Cheers

Posted: Oct 11, 2019 at 14:26 Quote
FlorianTHT wrote:
I've got a 2018 Remedy 8. One of the bearings in the rocker arm pivot (where it's connected to the front triangle) needs to be replaced. I'm currently not at home so I can't measure by myself.

Does anyone know the dimensions or SKF article name? It's the one with the green seal that is also in the lower pivot.(chainstay to front triangle)

Cheers

The bearing is a 6801V

Posted: Oct 12, 2019 at 5:01 Quote
Creaks:
I also had several creaks from my 2019 Trek Slash 8 (alu) frame and thought I'd share the list of things to check before you start replacing bottom brackets:
-Knock block headset is notorious for creaking, and from time to time it keeps coming back
-Seatpost and saddle rails (the latter you can fix with grease, the former seems to be permanent with the Bontrager dropper)
-Pivot bolts are missing grease from factory. Apply some where they contact the bearings. (easily confused with bb creak)
Potential other areas (not specific to the bike): pedal threads, derailleur bolt, chainring(broken nut/bolt).
It can be especially hard to locate the source on an alu frame. You can try sitting/standing (saddle), stand up pedal hard vs spin (crank/bb area) or just flex the frame while not being on it(isolate drivetrain vs frame pivot).

Luckily I had no issues with torquing anything down to the specification printed on bolts. No broken nuts, no stripped threads.

Pretty disappointing quality from Trek. Had several other used bikes before and didn't encounter as many noises or quality issues as I do with my first brand new purchase. This is most likely my last venture with this brand. It's a shame because otherwise it's a well rounded bike, one easy to get on with.


 
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