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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
 (35 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 35 reviews)

85%

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (16)
  • Durable  (13)
  • Versatile  (12)
  • 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  (13)
  • Commuting/city  (8)
  • Exercise  (3)
  • Fitness  (2)
  • Touring  (2)

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5.0

Back In The Saddle Again.

By Brink322

from Grand Blanc, MI

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Smooth
  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Exercise

    Comments:

    After 27 years of not riding it was time to get back in the saddle. Test rode 10 bikes at 5 different dealers. I got on the Verve 3 and two turns of the crank I knew this was the bike for me. It was instant satisfaction. Comfort, styling and performance the Verve 3 has it all.

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    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    5.0

    Greg's Verve 3

    By Greg

    from Maple Grove, MN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      We are fairly new to biking and look for the paved / well maintained bike trails and stay on the easy to moderate rated trails until we become more fit and adjusted to more biking from no biking

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      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Ride

      By Bulljava

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Bike Trail Riding
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Just love this bike. Perfect size and fit for a good workout ride. Getting excited for mor warmer weather so we can ride more. I recommend this bike for the biker who wants comfort, light weight, and durability. The store fitted us with the right size and style for what we do.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great bike

      By Mike the biker

      from Bettendorf, Iowa

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Comfort
      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Dirt trails
        • Road Biking

        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.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A great riding partner

        By Grandpa of 5

        from Lexington Mi & Naples Fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Dependable
        • Durable
        • Comfortable
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Lacks Convertible Peddles

        Best Uses

        • 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.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Perfect Ride - A Great Value

        By Tom

        from Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Beautifully Finished
        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 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.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Nice Ride!

          By Mikey

          from Cleveland, Ohio

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Smooth ride
          • Versatile
          • Lightweight
          • Durable

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

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

          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.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bike!

            By Rails to Trails Freaks

            from Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Smooth Efficient Ride
            • Lightweight

            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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              Originally posted on Trek's website

              (4 of 4 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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