unReal Trek Remedy 9.8 - Winner

Nov 23, 2015 at 13:56
by Anthill Films  
bigquotesFirst things first, I would like to thank Trek Bicycles, Anthill, TGR and Pinkbike for putting together this Trek Remedy 9.8 giveaway. I'm stoked to shred this weapon up and down the west coast; building lines, blasting berms, and sending it along the way! - Johnmoore55

Trek Bikes were so excited about the free online premiere of unReal that they decided to give away this sweet Carbon Remedy 9.8 to one lucky viewer. Congrats to Johnmoore55 as he'll be enjoying 2016 on his new bike.

Enter to WIN an unReal Trek Remedy 9.8 images

The Remedy is the mountain biker's mountain bike. 27.5" wheels will conquer the trail your way, on a bike that scores tens for capability and versatility.

Key Features:

• The OCLV Mountain Carbon frame is light, efficient, and tough

• Frame is optimized for 27.5" wheels for a quick, nimble ride

• ABP keeps your suspension active while you’re on the brakes

• Advanced tech makes Trek the best-riding full suspension bike

• Shimano XT, front and rear derailleur

• Shimano XT, 36/26 cranks

• Shimano XT, 11-40, 11 speed cassette

• Retail Value: $5,499 USD


Enter to WIN an unReal Trek Remedy 9.8 images

This promotion was open worldwide and ended on November 13, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. PST. For full contest rules and regulations, click here.

MENTIONS: @anthill / @TetonGravityResearch / @trek

Author Info:
anthill avatar

Member since May 17, 2009
177 articles

  • 280 6
 Man it's sad to see so many sore losers here.. You say it's scripted, I like to think I'm just grateful. I'm a new member here because I recently have been able to get back into the sport after life forced me to sell my epic and my slayer. I guess luck was on my side. You can say it's UnReal Wink The bike is on back order, but when I get it in January I'll be sure to post plenty of pictures.
  • 102 8
 I hate you. But congrats!
  • 30 0
 he isn't a robot!
  • 28 1
 Congrats on the win!
  • 21 0
 nice words John, have fun with your new toy! best wishes
  • 10 1
 I just noticed you're from Vacaville. Don't worry, I don't want to be your bro! I just want to assure the rest of PB Global that people from Vacaville are more likely to be checking out the outlet mall for deals on kid's shoes than participating in an international marketing black-op. Enjoy the bike!! F the haters.
  • 8 1
 Don't worry about them! Hope you get loads of fun on this bike. Cheers!
  • 7 1
 Thanks everyone! Haha I don't have kids, but you're pretty spot on with that endlessblockades.
  • 3 1
 have all the fun. Smile
  • 4 52
flag torero (Nov 23, 2015 at 16:34) (Below Threshold)
 You're a con man, how much you have paid for comment?
  • 5 1
 Congrats on the bike! Maybe ill see you up at auburn if you go up there!
  • 5 2
 Congrats brother! I'm jealous, but also happy for you.
  • 5 2
 ride it well dude you deserve it ....for the rest...SUCKITUPBUTTERCUPS
  • 4 2
 Congrats, that's an awesome bike!!
  • 4 2
 Ha, I entered too and I'm right down the road in Sacramento. Let me know if you want to ride sometime. I'll verify that your a real person. Still loving my 2010 Trek Fuel EX8.
  • 4 2
 @johnmoore55 Congrats on the new bike!! If/When you ever head up to BC send me a PM, will take you up on the local North Shore trails! Happy trails!
  • 3 1
 Congrats on the new whip. I've got the 29" version of the new 9.8 on the way. If you're in the Seattle area, let me know and we can hit some trails on matching bikes.
  • 3 1
  • 3 1
 Dude. Congrats on winning. Have fun with the new bike. Smile
  • 4 2
 Congrats to one of the most hated members right now.... We, the others, do hate you. Enjoy the bike!
  • 4 1
 I cant really say i hate u because im building my dream bike right now, but its great to see more people getting into the sport!
  • 2 0
 Congrats bro....you lucky #$/@^*%!
  • 2 1
 what did you check under ridding Smile ? XC, Enduro or DH Big Grin ?
  • 2 8
flag RedBurn (Nov 24, 2015 at 6:32) (Below Threshold)
 you fairly know you should give it to @vinyl56 .. that is the right thing to do
  • 3 1
 Congrats! An happy shredding..
  • 3 1
 Congrats! Get out and shred!
  • 6 12
flag GH29orBust (Nov 24, 2015 at 8:31) (Below Threshold)
 donate the bike to Paul Bas' recovery
  • 4 3
 Member since Nov 1, 2015.....did you sell your PB account too? meh
  • 3 0
 New music for him I'm Lucky. I'm luckier than YOU, I'm luckier than you and you TOO!
  • 1 0
 Congrates!Have a happy sherdding!
  • 2 0
 Super rad bike I'm loving mine!! climbs as good as she descends!!! happy riding and congrats mate!!!
  • 1 0
 Congrats mate! Ride carefully, don't you hurt her Wink Hope i'll be the winner next time tho Big Grin
  • 53 3
 Dude is "getting back in to mtb"... that's a hell of a way to do it.
  • 6 10
flag sngltrkmnd (Nov 23, 2015 at 21:14) (Below Threshold)
 I just picked up a lightly used bike for my younger brother - his first bike since the late 80s. It's a Lapierre Zesty 527. Sheesh. Tough, huh?
  • 7 3
 You bought... for your brother... nice of you. I don't have a younger brother. Don't have someone else buying me bikes. What's your point? @sngltrkmnd
  • 10 1
 Sorry I phrased that poorly. My bro gave money to find him a bike and I found him a great deal on a pretty swanky bike. My point was the Remedy winner is starting out with a really sweet bike, and so is my brother, that's all.
  • 73 27
 That thankyou speech was straight out of the anthill bros handbook, the guy has no pics, likes or anything on his profile other than his slogan saying he rides this bike... I smell massive bs!!! Faking giving a bike away just to get publicity is basically fraud - id like to see a photo of the guy with the bike, info about him, and proof he's not on any of the involved parties payrolls... This thing seems to happen a lot on these marketing giveaways!
  • 14 6
 hmmmm it is odd isn't it...
  • 35 5
 Member since November 1...... hmmmmm
  • 10 4
 Gave the guy a follow. If I were him, I'd be posting this bike the second I got it showing it off. Time will tell.
  • 9 7
 "I really don't know" - magic words. If only more people would say them, at least to one situation per day, where doubt itches as much as little evidence is out there - world would be a better place. Let it go, let it go, can't hold it back anymore, let it go, let it gooo, go ahead and close that door, here I staaand...
  • 4 3
 I made this very same reference in a forum a little while back, no one got it. Great job.
  • 5 1
 A trail builder with slang like that and didnt have a PB profile till he won.........
  • 13 2
 I'm not so concerned about a conspiracy. Just because he doesn't post on social media doesn't mean he works for the promoter. I rarely post on social media, and almost never like anything or put up photo's of my riding. Most of my friends are the same way (as far as I know). If I won the bike, I wouldn't necessarily want a bunch of info about me being put out there. I think the winner was someone who just isn't a big social media guy.

It's easy to think everyone uses a website the same way you do, but for me I just watch videos and read comments 99% of the time.
  • 9 0
 Don't be so quick to judge dude. If you look at his recent forum posts you will see that he is getting back into the sport. If the two numbers at the end of his name are anything to go by, he could be 60years old - hence only making an account for the competition to try his luck at the bike because he is looking at purchasing one. Don't make something sour for someone when it could be so sweet.
  • 8 2
 Yeah... haven't seen any scams yet. What I have seen is a whole lot of sore losers crying foul when they don't win. Seriously, if all you got to go on is a vague feeling that something might be wrong, you should just stfu till you know more.
  • 11 2
 The great conspiracy of Noob November........
1. Batmaine....new and first comment ever wins chester giveaway
2. Johnmoore55....new as of Nov.1 wins trek 9.8 giveaway
3. Who will be the next noob to win on PB??
  • 3 3
 Hahahha what i was typing ... Member since 1st Nov 2015 hahaha NICE
  • 3 5
 I wonder if aI open a new profile...will I win?
  • 38 3
 There's no rule that says you need to spend every free moment on Pinkbike in order to be eligible to win. Why not be stoked for the guy rather than asking for his birth certificate?
  • 11 18
flag cjwanner (Nov 23, 2015 at 15:07) (Below Threshold)
 There's also no rule saying everyone has to be stoked for the guy.
  • 3 9
flag vasilisak91 (Nov 23, 2015 at 15:11) (Below Threshold)
 So, where is his birth certificate? ...Aw well a driver's license will do it .. ????????????
  • 6 3
 You have disappointed mr Chester, you hater scumbags!
  • 2 2
 I guess sarcasm should be considered criminal offence
  • 21 2
 Hey guys thanks for the warm welcome!
  • 3 1
 John you can. ride with my crew any time. The pukes bugging you probably can't do anything but point a bike DH and grin
  • 2 1
 Well said. He won. It's over. There will be more chances to win. I hope he has fun either way. That has to be a great feeling to win a free bike.
  • 1 0
 An interesting find on craigslist today.....hummmmm......https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/5338056547.html
  • 2 2
 It's a Slash you bumpot, he won a Remedy. Kill yourself
  • 1 1
 Remedy is the picture slash is not so .........bang kill yo self....sellers name is john...lol simple coincidence
  • 1 4
 Kill yourself
  • 1 5
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 30, 2015 at 14:24) (Below Threshold)
 Kill yourself
  • 1 5
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 30, 2015 at 14:24) (Below Threshold)
 Kill yourself
  • 2 0
 Go ride your e-bike off a cliff!!
  • 1 3
 E-bike commentomercial! Sponsored commenting! Oh the depravation!!!
  • 41 4
 The guy is supposedly from my town and I work at the trek dealer in town... Will report with details
  • 11 1
 You're from Vacaville? It's actually being sent to Freewheeler in Davis Smile
  • 6 1
 Oh, yep, I'm from Vacaville!
  • 7 1
 Nice man maybe you'll see me around! I'll be riding pena adobe and rockville with it for sure.
  • 6 0
 sweet! stop in Ray's Cycle, they'll treat you well! Huge amounts of mountain bikers go in and out of there, lots of mtb culture in there.
  • 8 0
 Thanks man will do! I'm actually pretty familiar with Ray's, though it's been awhile since i've been there. I got my first bmx bike from there.
  • 2 0
 Congrats! I will keep an eye out for you at Rockville or skyline! Stoked to see someone close to my area win. 707
  • 23 2
 Wait, hold up. The dude wins...I read his winning speech and then I read his comment below about all the sore losers? I didn't see many comments here that were being sore losers except for a small few.

No one here should be upset the guy won. All you had to do was enter, that's it. He was very lucky.

Anywho Congrats and hope you don't have to wait long for your bike in January. What a great way to start the new year~
  • 19 2
 When the article was first posted there was a lot of speculation as to if I was a real person since I'm a new member. I just wanted to clear things up at the get go. Thank you me too!
  • 11 35
flag Rasterman (Nov 23, 2015 at 17:43) (Below Threshold)
 Pinkbike should give you one "entry" per year or month that you've had an account.
  • 22 3
 Congratulations to the winner. On Pinkbike since November 1, 2015 and already a winner. Enjoy your new bike!!!
  • 15 1
 I am utterly disgusted to say in the least with the Pinkbike Nation. Congrats man, you earned it!
  • 47 3
 I'm quite peeved with the Islamic State personally.
  • 1 0
  • 15 1
 I'm a sore loser but I'll tough this one out.....CONGRATS!
  • 9 3
 Yeah after checking his profile I was like... well this will be on craiglist... or ebay. LOL! But hopefully since the dude is getting back in to riding this will spur him to be more active.
  • 7 28
flag diego-b (Nov 23, 2015 at 14:51) (Below Threshold)
 This will be on the Buysell section in no time.
  • 37 3
 Nope I'm riding this one sorry.
  • 1 1
 And the sellers name is john..coincidence???.....https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/5338056547.html
  • 1 1

But hey... for $900... I'll buy it right now.
  • 1 2
 I'm serious too... I'll pay straight cash and I've got it.
  • 2 0
 Awful attempt of troll 0/5 stars.
  • 1 2
  • 8 1
 congratulations John! i might know what you have felt, when you recieved a message about your luck. like "wtf? no way it is happening. not with me". i've been there... i won a Santa Cruz Nomad at Juice Lubes frame competition early in this year. with this unthinkable luck, Karma worked for me well, she balanced the loss i've suffered when my Tomac Vanish has been stolen(vanished, eh?).
enjoy your new ride!
  • 1 0
 Holy shit you won a nomad!? Just one more bike to be jealous of I guess... Congrats!
  • 8 0
 Must be nice to open a PB account the 1st of the month and win a bike 22 days later. Congrats whoever you are lol
  • 9 1
 You seem to have spelled 'dmop' wrong...
  • 8 0
 Looks like a Session... of sore losers
  • 7 4
 Not going to say if it's real or not but @vinyl56 deserves this man. Truely inspiring that you are going through such a hard time and yet so calm and cool about things.

All the best man (from pretty much every bike rider out there)
  • 3 0
 At least he sounds like he's going to use it. More bike companies should do international contest like this one! Ups to Trek for including everyone. Sweet bike and I'm sure the exposure drove a lot of traffic to their site too.
  • 2 0
 Oh well maybe my plea for a new bike will spur a Christmas present Smile since mine was stolen out of my shop in May. I'm stuck with a bmx and no money for a 3 to 4 grand rig! Missing out on the trail network here in Hope bc as well as Vedder!
  • 4 2
 Excellent! Well done johnmoore55; enjoy the ride!!

Oooh, and PB, could I politely ask for some information please, and make a request for the future.

The rules of this competition stated that:

"This promotion is open worldwide with exceptions. The laws in some places don’t allow Teton Gravity Research and Pinkbike to run this promotion, in which case the promotion and these conditions of entry are void in those places."

Very clear (ish); thanks. I would like to know though (I asked but no-one told me www.pinkbike.com/u/anthill/blog/enter-to-win-an-unreal-trek-remedy-98.html ) , exactly which territories that included.

Why? Well, let's let Teton and PB explain.

"I agree that the information I am sending to Teton Gravity Research and Pinkbike shall become the property of Teton Gravity Research, Pinkbike and Trek Bikes. I do not retain any rights in the property and agree that Teton Gravity Research, Pinkbike and Trek Bikes have no obligation whatsoever regarding this property (including no obligation to return the property, no obligation to use or not use the property, no obligation to pay for the property). I further agree that sending this information to Teton Gravity Research, Pinkbike and Trek Bikes confer no obligation of confidentiality or secrecy regarding the information."....

...which we all know (or should know) means that we are handing over an e-mail address that we will let Teton Gravity Research and PB do with what they will. All's fair in love and internet marketing; that is how it works right? Right. No complaints there. After all, we read the rules and accept the increase in junk mail. It is a fair trade off for the chance to win a frame... assuming of course that we do not live in one of those territories. If we did, we'd just end up with more mail.

So, PB, if you could let the users know exactly where "worldwide" means and list any exceptions to that in any competitions please in future; it'll save some of us in those areas not only time (albeit a little) but also future e-mail we, in all honesty, probably don't really want anyways.

And, of course, stop crazies like me from imagining obviously stupid, crazy ideas like... "Those territories then... they wouldn't have been "anywhere outside USA and Canada" would they by any chance?" Crazy idea I know, yet that is how some idiots might read it.

Cheers PB. Looking forward to hearing from you.
  • 2 0
 Honestly I doubt it's even valid throughout all of Canada, Quebec is often excluded from these competitions due to strict language laws.
  • 1 0
 congrats bub! enjoy the new bike, may you have fun and injury free rides with it.. Also i will be giving away a 2011 Camber. The Limited Nasty Edition. No purchase nessasary, must be 18 or older, and have at least one kid. Must be an honored member of at least 6yrs and have at least 500 posts. You also must have at least changed the topic no fewer than 10 times to something that has nothing to do with the original topic or article. You must not live in either Ohio, Ontario, or Michigan and vacatiion down here in FL this time of year. Good luck .
  • 1 0
 I'm pretty sure I meet all your requirements there...
  • 2 1
 I don't have an enduro bike that's why I registered here but there isn't much luck in me. I badly want an enduro bike because I play enduro with XC bike and that won't work well with me. The reason behind is that we don't have the funds to build or buy an enduro bike. So congrats John. I hope you'll enjoy riding your new bike. Happy Biking! Big Grin
  • 5 1
 Congrats man I wish it was me but the luck was on your side!
  • 4 0
 Doh! I was hoping to find out it was me! Oh well. Congrats!
  • 3 0
 enjoy!! this would have been the first time I told my wife I won a bike ( or related parts) and it was true Smile
  • 2 1
 I've won two of my last guns....might have paid cash for them but she knows I won them in raffles....
  • 3 0
 Been sayin it for years..i never win random prizes... But congrats bro! I bet the stoke was unReal!!
  • 3 0
 Congrats dude! Enjoy the rig.
  • 2 0
 Congratulations, johnmoore55!! I hope you have a rad time shredding on the new bike. Smile
  • 2 0
 Sounds like the bike is going to a good home, based on his demeanor in here. Congrats, shred it!
  • 1 0
 I keep scrolling down back and forth to see if the name changes to mine lol!
Anyway, congrats on your trek remedy man. rad bike! Smile
  • 1 0
 waiting for pics of JohnMoore picking up his bike in Vacaville and riding the trails...so we know he is really real and really enjoying the winnings....congrats!
  • 2 0
 Congrats, dude. Very very happy for you. Hope you have man great times on the rig. Keep the rubber side down.
  • 5 3
 Must be present to win. Haven't seen him around here lately.
  • 5 3
 grats man! I will give the benefit of the doubt, i say legit.
  • 3 1
 "Advanced tech makes Trek the best-riding full suspension bike" lolwut?
  • 3 1
 Congrats man, hope you ride it and it changes your life
  • 3 2
 Pinkbike are you sure about this johnmoore guy!? I mean, I have really counted on this bike..
  • 2 1
 of course its on backorder, trek you suck. stop giving lance bikes and give this dude his bike.
  • 5 7
 1. This is a marketing scheme to get member emails so that they can spam you with adverts. You will see! 2. Trek can do better. One bike is peanuts to them. The 9.8 Remedy isn't even full carbon. I would rather rock a Intense, Santa Cruz or Pivot for the same price or less with better spec and full carbon frame. 3. Congrats to the winner! Hope he doesn't end up selling the bike like he did last time. Nice story though.
  • 2 1
 Member since Nov 2015 hmm I smell conspiracy here. How many accounts you registered to win that bike?! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Man awesome bike to grab! Super envious, but awesome of Trek to do this!
  • 2 0
 How bout that email though. "PROOF-Welcome to Trek!" Damn you trek
  • 9 8
 For Sale: Trek Remedy 9.8 NEW never ridden...
  • 2 0
 good job bro
  • 3 1
 Congrats man!!
  • 1 0
 Congrats man. I'm just happy somebody one.
  • 2 0
 Me Tree!
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Hopefully I'll have better luck next contest!
  • 2 1
 advice..sell it asap!! Wink
  • 2 0
 congrats brotha
  • 1 0
 winner, winner, chicken dinner.. congrats man!
  • 1 0
 Trek just emailed me to tell me I didn't win WTF!
  • 1 0
 Congrats! I ride a Remedy 9 and love it. Enjoy the new ride!
  • 12 12
 SCAM for sure! member since november 1st lollllll
  • 1 0
 nice win...ride hard!
  • 7 8
 Should have at least given it to a member who had an account older than a month...
  • 1 1
 Stupid 2x, now you have to do a One⬆ conversion with ur free bike
  • 1 0
 Lucky son of a..
  • 1 0
 Lucky SOB congrats
  • 2 4
 Wtf I want to win.....
  • 1 3
 that color is awfull Big Grin
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