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4.0

Solid bike

By Erin

from Washington, DC

About Me Commuter

Pros

  • Stable
  • Easy to adjust
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Shocks Don't Lockout

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Commutingcity

Comments:

I've had this bike for about a year, and use it daily as my commuting bike for a 16 mile round trip commute in Washington DC. I also use it for 30-50 mile rides on the weekends. The pros: This is a very comfortable bike with a smooth ride. Accessories mount easily--I have a back rack, rear and front lights, water bottle holder, kickstand and a small front bag attached to mine. The bike is easy to handle and maneuver, and is stable--a big plus in city traffic. The tires are also good in rainy weather, and are durable. There's also a wide range of gears, which helps for hills. The suspension fork also allows for some fun riding off of the pavement that a road bike couldn't handle, such as crushed limestone or dirt trails. The cons: This bike is heavy and slow (my road biking friend called it a "tank"). Don't expect to average much above 13-14 MPH, even on an empty trail. This is partly because the upright position of this bike makes you a giant wind balloon, and also due to the weight of the bike. The shocks do not have a lockout feature, which can make hilly city riding less enjoyable, even with the wide range of gears. Overall I like this bike for commuting and weekend rides, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who likes to ride fast.

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5.0

Great Hybrid Bike

By Pastor

from La Porte, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great Handling
  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Well built quality
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City
  • Minor Road Biking
  • Pea Gravel Trails
  • Road Biking

Comments:

I started with a mountain bike and what a difference when I bought this bike in Dec. 2012 and now April 2013 I am riding up to 22 miles on this bike. It is a great all around bike. Don't think you can outrun a road bike. I love this bike and will keep it but I just went today and bought a road bike.I can ride 19.2 mph without standing on the pedals. Very good speed.

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4.0

Very Nice Neighborhood Bike

By Bunkie

from Coastal Carolinas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    I bought this bike as a companion to my Trek Pilot 5.2 carbon frame road bike which I absolutely love. Sometimes, though, I ride in/on areas/surfaces not really suitable for a road bike like my Pilot. I decided to buy the Verve 2 WSD because it is very lightweight, and came in a 19" frame which is difficult to find in a ladies' frame. I am 5'10" and like a large bike. My Pilot 5.2 is a 57 cm. frame and while great for long rides on the road, this bike jumps curbs when necessary and rides over grass and wooden bridges with ease. The front fork shocks along with the seat post suspension, makes for a very solid, comfortable ride on any surface.

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    5.0

    A Superb Bike!

    By Happy Verve 2 Owner

    from Athens AL area

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • High Quality
    • Highly adjustable

    Cons

    • Seat Not Comfortable

    Best Uses

    • Local Riding

    Comments:

    I am absolutely thrilled with the new Verve 2 I bought in November 2012 from my LBS. I haven't ridden bikes much in many years, so currently I'm only able to ride short distances locally with my Verve 2. But it is so enjoyable to ride that I find myself taking it out often when the weather is nice, sometimes two or three times during the day.The construction, finish, and operation of all components of the Verve 2 are superb. Shifting is easy and precise, braking is excellent, handling is excellent even at the slowest speeds, and it is the easiest pedaling and best coasting bike I have ever had. There are user adjustments that allow the fine tuning of almost everything on the bike. As it sat on the bike shop floor, my Verve 2 was set up so well by the dealer that no adjustments were needed before buying it. I replaced the saddle that comes on the Verve 2 with a Bontrager SSR WSD saddle. It is much more comfortable for me, and the black color with silver lettering matches the Verve 2's graphite and black colors really well.If you're looking for a top quality hybrid, check out the Trek Verve 2, you might end up taking one home, I did.

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    5.0

    The best bike I ever bought for the $$$$

    By Burch

    from Orlando, Fl

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Thank You For Building A
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    This is the best bike for the money I have ever had in my life - period !

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    4.0

    great for riding and getting in shape

    By Big Daddy

    from JacksonVille Mo

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None at this time

    Best Uses

    • Exercise
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I got this bike to get in shape. It's a great bike to ride.the suspension is good for street riding and the shifting is phenomenal.

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