City & Recreation
Have you wanted to ride, well, more that you already do? Not just how often, but how far? Trek's Verve+ 2 will help you achieve that goal.
The new Verve+ 2 is Trek's power-assist hybrid bicycle with improvements and changes requested by customers who ride it the most.
The Verve+ 2 uses Bosch's Active Line power-assist technology, allowing the rider to cover more ground with less effort. Long rides with friends and grocery store trips are just a few of the options that might've been less appealing in the past. The handling is stable, and the fit is upright and comfortable. The step-through format of the new Alpha Gold aluminum frame makes climbing aboard and dismounting easier than ever!
Electric-assist bicycles need to be efficient and capable, ready to do more than just help pedaling uphill. Trek started with a lightweight Alpha Gold aluminum frame and added Bosch's 250-watt Active power-assist motor in a dedicated mount at the bottom. The Bosch Active Line motor adds power to the rider's own efforts at the crankset rather than the rear wheel. This isn't a motorbike-style "throttle-twist" system, but a way to smoothly add power while pedaling. The amount of power assist can be adjusted with the left-side control pod on the handlebar. Four power levels (Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo) can be selected with increasing levels of power assist. Speed, range and level of power assist is shown on the Purion digital display, giving the rider a clear image of range and performance. After the rider reaches 20mph, the power assist simply stops; downhills and tailwinds can sometimes be more helpful than an electric motor! With a full charge, the Verve+ 2 can go as far as 70 miles on Eco mode in ideal conditions. With a rechargeable 400Wh battery mounted on the frame's downtube, the center of gravity of the Verve+ 2 stays low for better handling and braking. Recharging takes 2.5 hours from a completely empty battery, but 50% of the battery charge can be done in only 1.5 hours. The battery for the Verve+ 2 can be unlocked and brought indoors for charging. Trek didn't forget how versatile a bike needs to be for daily errands, so they added a rear rack, full-wrap fenders and lights. The front light is an impressive 120-lumen daylight-visible Herrmans unit powered by the Bosch battery. Out back is a Bosch-powered Spanninga Solo tail light also designed to get the attention of drivers. There's even a direct-mount kickstand mounted at the back of the chainstay.
The rest of the components of the Verve+ 2 are high-quality components found on Trek's classic Verve hybrid bicycles. The drivetrain features Shimano's 9-speed Alivio shifter and rear derailleur, adding fingertip operation and long service life. An 11-36T cassette offers a wide gearing range for tackling challenging terrain. Bontrager's alloy Connection wheels are wrapped with 700x45c H5 Hard-Case Ultimate tires for confident grip on surfaces paved and unpaved. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes bring effective stopping power in all conditions, wet or dry. Trek hasn't forgotten about comfort with the Verve+ 2, and the bike's adjustable suspension seatpost and Boulevard saddle delivers! An accessory-ready adjustable alloy stem and swept alloy handlebar complete this exceptionally helpful runabout.
A Bosch battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.