|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum|
|Fork||SR SunTour NEX MLO, 50mm-travel|
|Tires||Bontrager H5 Hardcase Ultimate, 700 x 35c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 11-32|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-on ergonomic|
|Brake Levers||Tektro adjustable reach|
|Seatpost||Aluminum, adjustable suspension|
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For exercise, my feet and knees can no longer take the abuse of regular distance pavement running so I am now back on a bike. I compared the Verve to several other manufacturer models and I am VERY pleased with the Verve 4. Because of my age and neck issues, I wanted an upright bike, the Verve fits the bill. My Cateye computer shows that in three months I have put 600 miles on the bike. I average around 14 MPH which is not that great compared to an equivalent in price and size road bike, but the Verve was not designed to be a race bike. Apart from the usual break in cable adjustments at 100 miles that the dealer did, the bike has been awesome! Smooth shifting, easy to pedal and with the front shocks, while on rough roads, I feel minimal street bounce.
I purchased this bike last year right after they came out. I am very satisfied with it. I could come with a more comfortable seat and road tires but I purchased them after I purchased the bike, they made much difference in the ride. I would recommend this bike fully.
I use it for daily commuting, 10 miles round trip, and an occasional towpath ride along the I+M canal in Illinois. I have enjoyed it so far. It has 27 speeds, 1 tooth lower cassette top gear than the Verve3. I am about 250 lbs so I was looking at the Verve 3 originally for the double wall rims and hard case tires. In the end I settled for the 4 because of the ergonomic grips as well. To me, it seems like a lightweight bike. YMMV.
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