Trek's makes every mile easier with a bike that's already familiar to many: The Verve!
The Verve+ uses Bosch's Active Line power-assist electric motor technology, allowing the rider to cover more ground with ease. Long rides with friends on the bike path and grocery store trips are just a few of the options that might've been less appealing in the past. The handling is predictable, and the fit is upright and comfortable.
Electric-assist bicycles need to be efficient and capable, ready to do more than just help the rider up a hill. Trek started with a light 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 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 selected with the left-side control pod on the handlebar. Four power levels (Eco, Tour, Sport and Turbo) can be selected with increasing amounts of power assist. Speed, range and level of power assist is shown on the Purion's digital display, giving the rider a clear idea 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+ can go as far as 80 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+ stays low for better handling and braking. Recharging takes 4 hours from a completely empty battery, but 80% of the battery charge can be done in only 2 hours. The battery for the Verve+ 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 mounting points for a rear rack. A custom kickstand is included, too!
The Verve+ is more than just a bike with a motor and a battery. There's plenty more to it! Trek chose Shimano's 9-speed Alivio shifter and rear derailleur for drivetrain duty, adding fingertip operation and long service life. A Shimano 11-36T rear cassette boasts a wide gearing range for tackling steep climbs, even in Eco mode. Hydraulic Shimano disc brakes add confident stopping power, even in wet and messy conditions. The Verve+ features alloy Bontrager Connection wheels shod with Bontrager's wide H5 Hard-Case 700x45c tires, adding a smooth feel and confident grip. Bontrager's cruiser saddle will convince you they had all-day comfort in mind, too. An adjustable alloy Blendr stem and swept back handlebar are topped off with long-tail Satellite Elite grips for hand comfort. Daylight-visible lights are found front and rear, making the Verve+ a safer bike to ride, too!
A Bosch battery charger comes with the purchase of this bicycle.
|Drive System||Bosch Active Line drive unit, 250 watt, 40nm, 20 mph|
|Display||Bosch Purion Performance|
|Battery Type/Weight||Bosch Powerpack Performance, 400wH, frame mount|
|Max. Assisted Speed||20mph|
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, custom designed for Bosch Active Line system, rack & fender mounts, internal cable routing|
|Headset||1-1/8", semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection alloy, 32h|
Front: Formula DC20 alloy
Rear: Formula DC22 alloy
|Spokes||14ga. stainless steel|
|Tires||Bontrager H5 Hard-Case Ultimate, 700x45c|
|Crankset||Miranda Delta, for Bosch Active Line|
|Chainrings||38T steel, w/alloy guard|
|Bottom Bracket||Bosch Active Line, 250 watt, 20mph|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alivio T4000|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG200, 11-36T, 9 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Alivio M4000, 9 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm comfort sweep|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on, ergonomic|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, adjustable rise, Blendr compatible|
|Brake Levers||Shimano M315 hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano M315 hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||VP alloy body w/Kraton inserts|
|Seatpost||Alloy, adjustable suspension, 27.2mm|
|Accessories & Extras||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).|
* Subject to change without notice.