The Trek Verve 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on September 3, 2020
The Trek Verve Review
The Trek Verve + 1 Lowstep 500WH 2020, Electric Hybrid Bike is designed to accommodate all types of riders comfortably. The low-step makes it easy for one to hop on and off easier. It is an electric bike, meaning that it makes use of a high-performance Bosch e-bike system to amplify your own power while pedaling.
The bike runs on a waterproof motor, and it is suitable for common rides, commuting, and climbing hills.
Alpha Aluminum Frame
Very characteristics of the Trek range of bikes is the Alpha Aluminium Frame. They are long-lasting fibre enhanced frames as they are not susceptible to rust, and they are suitable for riding in any weather condition. It requires low maintenance and has thicker walls to ensure sturdiness. It is naturally lightweight and ideal for hill climbing and other racing. They suit any rider, extremely fast, and keeps you in a perfectly upright position while riding.
Schwalbe Energizer Life 700x50c wheels
These are specially designed tires for E-bikes. It is ideal for making fast corners and providing plenty of grips. It is also puncture resistant and offers low rolling resistance; this is due to the energizer compound incorporated in the makeup. It is fast and well structured to keep you safe while on your ride.
The Trek Verve features a Shimano Altus 8 Speed drivetrain, which offers good quality of a long-lasting groupset. This makes your riding more efficient and stress free. This Shimano Altus 8 also provides shifting to any gear instantaneous whenever the need arises.
Shimano MT200 Hydraulic Disc Brakes
These Hydraulic brakes are notable for stopping abruptly under any given condition. With little or no hitches. It is suitable for entry-level riders, children, or even professionals. With hydraulics causing easy and quick transmission to grip the tires when it is applied.
Fork: The SR Suntour NEX is used
Grips: A Bontrager Satellite for a firm grip.
Saddle: Selle Royal Nuvola
Weight: The bike weighs M-22.5kg
Chain: Shimano is used
Frame: An Alpha Aluminum Frame is used
Shifters: An 8-speed Shimano
Motor: 250 watts Bosch Active Line
Front and Rear Tyre: 700×50c Schwalbe Energizer is used for both tires
Stem: 31.8mm adjustable Bontrager alloy
Handlebars: An Aluminium Bontrager is used here
Brake: Shimano MT200 is used for both front and rear brakes
Rear Derailleur: M370 Shimano Altus is featured here
Cassette: 8-speed Shimano HG200
Chain set: The bike uses 170mm ProWheel alloy
Headset: Sealed cartridge
Rims: DP23 Alex Rims is used here
Hub: Shimano TX505 is used for the front and rear hubs
Seat post: Bontrager alloy
Battery: A Bosch power pack for e-bikes is used
Controller: Bosch Purion
- The wheels are puncture-protected
- The Trek Verves Alpha Aluminium frame and SR suntour NEX fork makes the bike bear any weight.
- The battery may not last very long.
Do I have to charge the Trek Verve + 1 Lowstep 500WH 2020 Electric Hybrid Bike before using it?
Yes, it is essential to fully charge it before use
Can I still pedal on the bike since it is electric?
Yes, but the power assistance will help you
This Trek Verve + 1 Lowstep 500WH 2020 Electric Hybrid Bike is suitable for all body types. Its electric nature saves riders the stress of excessive pedalling. With an SR Suntour NEX and a Shimano Altus set of derailleurs, the bike is set for heavy duty trudging. Additionally the combination of the Bontrager grips and Schwalbe tires ensue that the bike performs at its optimum when it comes to speed as the tires have great traction. The trek verve + 1 lowstep is a great leisure bike.