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Old 01-23-21, 03:39 PM
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Anyone out there riding a Trek Verve

Like the look of Trek Verve. Looks like you can sit more upright. Anyone have experience with these?

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Old 01-23-21, 04:16 PM
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Verve riders ....... lets hear how you ride - Bike Forums
Here ya go.
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Old 01-23-21, 07:50 PM
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I love my Trek Verve 1 that I bought 7/17/2017 I am just under 300 lbs. and feel totally safe riding this bike. It is built pretty solid and feels good and solid even when reaching speeds going downhill. I would buy another one if I could but I thought they were not available anymore. I ride it on paved roads as well as some gravel.
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I bought mine in January of 2020. I love it!
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
Wow, that was really great... so much info from so many Verve riders!
Are there any variations or adaptations you can make to the handlebars?

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With the exception of a few bicycles with very proprietary components (Verve is not one of those), components may be changed. Yes-the bars can be changed. Various sites carry many variations on bars, or just google "bicycle handlebars" and lots will come up. Just need to know the clamp size, which will be on Trek's site.
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Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
With the exception of a few bicycles with very proprietary components (Verve is not one of those), components may be changed. Yes-the bars can be changed. Various sites carry many variations on bars, or just google "bicycle handlebars" and lots will come up. Just need to know the clamp size, which will be on Trek's site.
Very valuable info...thanks!

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I want to modify my handlebars on my Verve 1 so I can alternate hand grips. I would like to attach something to the ends that points forwards so that I could reach further. I don't really know where to look. I also don't know what you call the kind of thing I'm trying to explain. Can someone guess what I'm trying to say and write it down in this thread? 25 years ago I loved my road bars and loved moving my hand grips all over. Especially like riding with my hands around the brake hoods. I think that's what they are called. I also want to clarify that my Verve 1 is not an e-bike. Just a regular bike.
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Old 01-28-21, 11:13 PM
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2021 Trek Verve 1 Disc are available

I thought Trek had discontinued their Verve 1 hybrid bikes but I just now see that they brought them back for 2021. I am so excited! I am going to buy another one of these bikes when I get up to Tacoma, Washington next month. At least I hope that the Trek store will have some in stock. Never know anymore about how COVID-19 affects the different stores. I have been hearing that bicycles are in short supply at the different bicycle shops.
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Old 02-19-21, 09:25 PM
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I just got off the phone with the TREK dealer in Kennewick, Washington. He can only take orders for Verve bikes right now. The physical bike won't show up to his shop until after November 1st, 2021. WOW. That is a long wait. I really want that bike so I guess I will be putting down some deposit money.
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Regarding bars: I recently bought an FX 1 disc after debating between the Verve and FX models. The FX 1 has steel bars, and switching them out for aluminum was one thing I wanted to do immediately. I formerly have had drop bars, but nowI have arthritis in one shoulder that not only makes leaning forward sometimes painful, but also the twist to my arm caused by hand position can be a problem. After looking at a lot of bar shapes, finally I bought a $25 trekking (butterfly) bar from Amazon, and I'm not disappointed. It gives me a forward-leaning position for getting under wind, but also I have the normal straight bar position up close, the sides which are a lot like bar ends, and also the front and back corners give my shoulder pain some relief. Anyway, tons of different positions, and I'm pleased. They're a bit odd looking, but that's the cost. In my case I had to buy a new stem extension to lift them and bring them closer, but for the Verve I don't think that would have been necessary. If the stock stem isn't a 4-bolt clamp for the bars you might need one to snake around the corners getting to the center.

Anyway, it was a cheap and easy experiment that worked well for me.
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Old 02-27-21, 07:12 PM
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I have a Verve 2+. I added Jones' bars to allow to sit more upright on long rides. I had to extend the hydraulic brake lines a little bit it was worth it.
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