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Trek Verve 3
  • Color: Dark Metallic Red/Candy Red
  • Color: Sparkling Silver/Crystal White

Trek

Verve 3
2014

$599.99
Sparkling Silver/Crystal White
20-inch
Availability:
  • This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience.
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (32 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

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (13)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Versatile  (9)
  • Comfortable  (4)
  • Comfort  (3)

Cons

  • Color selection 
  • Heavy 
  • I can't see the gear 's 
  • Lack of stem adjustment 
  • Lacks convertible peddles 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (11)
  • Commuting/city  (6)
  • Exercise  (2)
  • Fitness  (2)
  • Touring  (2)

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5.0

Great bike

By Mike the biker

from Bettendorf, Iowa

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfort
  • Comfort
  • Comfort
  • Comfort
  • Comfort
  • Comfort
  • Comfort
  • Versatile
  • Versatile
  • Versatile
  • Versatile
  • Versatile
  • Versatile
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Durable
  • Durable
  • Durable
  • Durable
  • Durable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Commuting/City
    • Commuting/City
    • Commuting/City
    • Commuting/City
    • Commuting/City
    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Dirt trails
    • Dirt trails
    • Dirt trails
    • Dirt trails
    • Dirt trails
    • Dirt trails
    • Dirt trails

    Comments:

    I am a recreational rider and I sometimes use it for commuting. The gear system is very smooth swiitching from gear to gear. The seat has a shock system that really provides a really smooth and comfortable ride. There is lots of room for all sorts of assorcories. The handlebars are adjustable for a customized fit for ultimate comfort and the grips are ergonomically designed for extreme comfort and safety. Since the front fork has shock aborbers, the rider can ride on off road tails, but I would not recommend go mountain biking with this bicycle. I do not believe that the system/s can handle the stresses. The Verve 3 is an excellent "all around" bicycle and worth every penny.

    • Gift:
    • No
    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    4.0

    A great riding partner

    By Grandpa of 5

    from Lexington Mi & Naples Fl

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Dependable
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Versatile
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles
    • Lacks Convertible Peddles

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I've put over 4000 miles in a year of riding in Michigan and Florida. I had to have the rear wheel respoked with heaver duty spokes (I weigh 280 lbs) and I've replaced the chain & cassette. At 65 it took a while but I now ride 20 to 40 miles a day 3 to 4 times a week. I've probably shifter 40,000 times and it still shifts every time I click it up or down. My average ride is about 12 MPH so I'm more concerned with comfort than speed. I like the stability of the wider tires & love the wider handgrips.

    • Gift:
    • No
    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    5.0

    A Perfect Ride - A Great Value

    By Tom

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Lightweight
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Beautifully Finished
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City

      Comments:

      This is my second Verve model purchased within three weeks. I originally bought a Verve 2 and liked everything about it except for the effort and detent feel of the twist-grip shifters. My dealer offered to exchange it for a Verve 3 with trigger style Shimano shifters. The shifters are fast, low-effort, and very precise, engaging all 24 gear combinations perfectly. Compared to the Verve 2, this model also has an upgraded drivetrain, seat, and rims. My wife has also ridden the bike and I think we'll probably be getting one for her soon. We're in our mid-60's and are making the switch from traditional mountain bikes to the much more comfortable and age-appropriate Verve hybrids.

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      4.0

      Very Nice Ride!

      By Mikey

      from Cleveland, Ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Versatile
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride
      • Smooth ride

      Cons

      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet
      • None yet

      Best Uses

      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Packed Limestone Trails
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Paved trail riding
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Upgraded from box store mountain bikes and couldn't be happier. Very nice ride, what a difference. Bought bikes November 26th, put 25 miles on so far, will be taking to Fort Myers for the Holidays.

      • Gift:
      • No
      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Fun

      By Debtwriter

      from Long Beach, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry
      • Great geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • Best Exercise
        • 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!

        • Gift:
        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Bike!

        By Rails to Trails Freaks

        from Ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Smooth Efficient Ride
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • Trails
          • 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!

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (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

          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Fun To Ride
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable

          Cons

          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints
          • No complaints

          Best Uses

          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • General riding
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Good Excersize
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Enjoyable
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking

          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.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Disappointing Gear Transitions

          By Juli

          from Home

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction
          • Poor Construction

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • 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.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great riding bike.

          By Dennis

          from Largo, Florida

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Easy to use
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable
          • Durable

          Cons

          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None
          • None

          Best Uses

          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Trail riding
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Road Biking
          • 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.

          • Gift:
          • No
          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (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
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Lightweight
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork
          • Shock Absorbing Seatfork

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • Commuting/City
            • 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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            Originally posted on Trek's website

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