2013 Trek Verve 3 Hybrid Best Bike Review

The all-new Verve Hybrid is the easy-riding hybrid bike that will carry you wherever you want to go. It’s a light, fun, comfortable companion mile after mile.

Enjoy the ride! Pavement or path, recreation or fitness, charity ride or commute, the smooth-riding Verve Hybrid makes every mile fun and easy.

Features :

Comfy touchpoints
Ergo Grips, adjustable handlebar position, supersoft saddle, and suspension fork and seatpost give you an incredibly comfortable ride.

Light, durable frame
Alpha Aluminum frame is light enough for zippy fun, and tough enough for years of riding on pavement or path.

Fast, smooth ride
700c wheels roll fast and smooth, so you can cover more ground and have more fun.

Lifetime frame warranty
Ride with confidence! We build our bikes to last, and we stand behind them forever.


In the U.S., the comfort bike market doesn’t offer much variety. Most bike makers offer one or two models spec’d and priced very similarly to their competitors. Trek, on the other hand, offers a range of bikes, giving comfort-bike riders the option of riding higher quality and lighter weight equipment. The Trek Verve 3 hits a sweet spot between price and quality with a Shimano Alivio rear derailleur, tires and saddle by Trek’s highly reputed in-house brand, and top quality Bontrager/Shimano wheels to save weight and increase the durability of a bike’s most vulnerable component.

Consumer Reviews :

I used to be a road bike guy when I was MUCH younger, riding 100 miles a day on weekends. I was looking for a comfortable ride and had also considered the FX, and the Gary Fisher DS. I chose the Verve 3 in part due to its geometry, which I compared on the website to the others. This bike replaces the comparable 7000 series, I believe, and I am very happy with the choice. At 6’3, it was a toss up between the 22.5″ and 25″ frame, but finally conceded to the 22.5″ after lengthy discussion with the staff who sold me the bike. Ive ridden it only a few miles so far, but it looks like the right size was chosen. My only complaint is that I couldnt get adjustment to raise the stem out of the headtube, but other adjustments are possible and I found the right geometry for me. There is only one more upgrade in the Verve series…..the Verve 4, but for my money and finances, the Verve 3 is a perfect fit.I will write back next year to likely add to my list of likes about this bike. I had also considered Schwinn Hybrid, but after the longevity we got out of our Trek Navigator 300, which is still in use, TREK seemed the only logical choice….here’s to many more 100 mile trips down the Allegheny Trails….Good luck!!

By John

from McKean, Pa



Details  :


Sparkling Silver/Crystal White

Dark Red/Chi Red


Alpha Gold Aluminum

Front suspension

SR Suntour NEX, with preload adjust, 50mm travel


15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25″


Formula FM21 alloy front hub; Shimano RM30 alloy rear hub w/Bontrager AT-750 32-hole rims


Bontrager H5 Hard-Case Ultimate, 700x35c


Shimano EF51, E-Z Fire 8 speed

Front derailleur

Shimano M191

Rear derailleur

Shimano Alivio


Suntour NEX, 48/38/28 w/chainguard


Shimano HG20 12-32, 8 speed


Dual-density platform


Bontrager Boulevard


Alloy, adjustable suspension


Bontrager Approved, alloy, 50mm rise


Alloy, adjustable rise


1-1/8″ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings


Tektro alloy linear-pull brakes w/Shimano EF51 adjustable-reach levers


Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on, ergonomic


Fender & rack mounts


Source = trek

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