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Trek Verve 3

Trek

Verve 3
2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (28 Reviews)
 

2014 Trek Verve 3

Trek's Verve 3 is a super-plush ride no matter where you choose to roam thanks to an easy-pedaling aluminum frame and a suspension fork that smooths any road or path. Sublime comfort comes in the form of a relaxed, easy-on-the-back riding position and adjustable stem with wide handlebars. Plus, you'll love the cushy Bontrager seat and suspension seatpost that makes the bumps disappear. In addition to being comfortable, the 24 gears provide easy pedaling and climbing, too. If you forgot how much fun riding is, one ride on the Verve, and you'll never forget.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum
Fork SR Suntour NEX, 50mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager 750
Hubs Front: Formula aluminum; Rear: Shimano RM30
Tires Bontrager H5 Hardcase Ultimate, 700 x 35c
Crankset SR Suntour NEX
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 12-32
Shifters Shimano EF51
Handlebars Bontrager
Tape/Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on ergonomic
Stem Adjustable aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano EF51
Brakes Tektro linear-pull
Pedals Dual-density platform
Saddle Bontrager Boulevard
Seatpost Aluminum suspension

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 28 reviews)

82%

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Durable  (7)
  • Versatile  (6)
  • Comfort  (2)
  • Comfortable  (2)

Cons

  • Color selection 
  • Heavy 
  • I can't see the gear 's 
  • Lack of stem adjustment 
  • Not any 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (8)
  • Commuting/city  (3)
  • Exercise  (2)
  • Fitness  (2)
  • Touring  (2)

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5.0

Great Fun

By Debtwriter

from Long Beach, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Great geometry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Best Exercise

    Comments:

    Rode a dual suspension mountain bike for 15 years. After back surgery last year my surgeon told me to get back on my bike. Had to dump the mountain bike because of the geometry. The riding position on the Verve 3 is perfect for getting a great ride without stressing neck, lower back and wrists. Did I mention, the bike if beautiful, too!

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By Rails to Trails Freaks

    from Ohio

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Efficient Ride
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trails

      Comments:

      At age 64 (wife 63), we decided to make a lifestyle choice for retirement years and bought two Verve 3's. In two weeks, we've done over 80 miles of trail riding. Can't believe how smooth and easy the bike is to ride! Looked briefly at bikes at a few large retailers, but decided you get what you pay for. We considered the Verve 2, but felt the ergonomic handles, harder tires and better gear set was worth the extra bucks. They're better than we expected, and we plan to rde these beauties for many years. We love our Verve 3's!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love my new Verve 3.

      By Red Ryder

      from Independence, IA.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Fun To Ride
      • Lightweight
      • Durable

      Cons

      • No complaints

      Best Uses

      • General riding
      • Enjoyable
      • Road Biking
      • Good Excersize

      Comments:

      I am going to be 60 but I feel like a kid again. I love coming home from a day at work to get on my bike and enjoy mother nature. It relaxes me and I get good exercise. My blood pressure has actually gone down. I can't say enough good things about my Verve 3. I feel like I could ride all day.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Disappointing Gear Transitions

      By Juli

      from Home

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Bike trails / roads. Light weight, comfortable positioning and seat. Gears don't transition and engage well. Had in shop 3 times and still having problems.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great riding bike.

      By Dennis

      from Largo, Florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Trail riding
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I ride with 2 friends and I enjoy the bike trail and the road. The best thing about the bike, is the smooth shifting. I have not found anything negative.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This is a comfortable bike for my style.

      By Sarge

      from Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Shock Absorbing Seatfork

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        I replaced 20+ year old Trek 820---generally the same bike with addition of the shock pistons in the saddle and the fork. So far, so good for this gentleman rider who values comfort over speed. jss

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        2.0

        Nice bike; terrible seat

        By Rick

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Ride Brakes Shifting

        Cons

        • Seat Very Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        Bike is used to get exercise on an every other day basis. Bought this because it is the replacement for Trek 7300 which I love but have taken to my cabin for the summer. Everything is great except the seat which is extremely uncomfortable after about 15 nminutes of riding. My older Trek has a very comfortable seat. i had to spend $50 to get a replacement seat. This should never happen with a Trek bike and is a big negative.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pricy but well worth it

        By Pleasure Rider

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Excellent Suspension
        • Rolls Very Easy
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Move About
        • Very light weight

        Cons

        • Not Any

        Best Uses

        • Touring
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        The only flaw is, and I read in a previous review, in a certain gear sounds link a brake rubbing but it is not. Will have checked at first tune-up. Will be buying a second Verve for wife. Most comfortable grip ever.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect setup for my requirements

        By erp1951

        from rochester, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          so far I have only been road riding and the bike had performed great. looking forward to doing some long trail rides soon.

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          4.0

          Great bike

          By TBJ

          from Chambersburg, PA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Handles Elements Well
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Trail riding

          Comments:

          I bought my first road bike 35years ago. My first Trek in 2004 great bike never had any problems loved to ride that bike. Now years later I'm looking for more of an upright ride. I rode another brand hybrid. The trek hybrid, and "I can't explain why "the trek felt better to me than any other bike. Still something was missing. After riding the Versa AHAAA. the dual sport is what I'm enjoying. Hitting the trails 4days week and loving it!

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