TREK Verve+ 2 Review

You may ride more often with the help of the electric hybrid bike Verve+ 2. The dependable Bosch pedal-assist technology will give your regular rides, commuting, and workouts a boost. Additionally, this e-bike has components that prioritise your comfort and safety, such as a suspension seatpost for smoothing out the road, wide, sturdy tyres, and front and rear lights.


ModelVerve+ 2
TypeHybrid Recreational Bike

Specifications of Trek Verve+ 2 Lowstep

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You want to use your bike more and enjoy each ride more. You’re looking for an e-bike that’s comfortable, durable, and outfitted with the most recent e-bike technology since you know the added power will help you see more and travel farther.
A 400Wh battery, a 250W Bosch Active Line motor capable of 20 mph, a Bosch Purion controller, and a lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame. Additionally, there is a 9-speed Shimano gearbox, a suspension seatpost for smoothing out the road, hydraulic disc brakes, broad 45c puncture-resistant tyres for added stability, ergonomic grips, a kickstand, front and rear lights, a MIK rear rack, and fenders.

One of Trek’s most well-liked and reasonably priced electric bike models, with a tonne of accessories and high-quality parts, a variety of frame types, styles, and colours, a great guarantee, and assistance from a wide network of dealers and repair facilities
The Bosch Active Line motor produces quiet, smooth power that works nicely with the premium Shimano Alivio groupset and efficient Bontrager H5 tyres to create a great city and commuting ebike. It also features full plastic fenders, integrated always-on lighting, and a rear rack.
The suspension seatpost, huge 700x45c tyres that allow a lower attack angle and greater float, ergonomic locking grips, vibration-dampening solid steel fork, and a wide and comfy saddle all contribute to an incredibly comfortable ride.


Verve+ 2 Drivetrain

Shimano Alivio is the drivetrain used on the Trek Verve+ 2. Shimano has a wide selection of drivetrains, as you are aware. In terms of quality, Alivio is in the middle. It is superior to Altus, Tourney, and Acera. Although Alivio and Deore have comparable features and performance, I believe Deore is somewhat superior to Alivio.

They are dependable and the drivetrain operates well. They won’t require frequent adjustment like tournaments. One of my earliest electric bikes had a Tourney drivetrain, which I replaced with an Alivio when I broke it (tourneys don’t last very long). Oh my god, the performance I received from my e-bike was greatly improved.

Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Shimano MT200 hydraulic brakes are used by Trek Verve+ 2. Hydraulic brakes are typically seen in e-bikes costing more than $2000. Shimano offers a wide variety of parts, all of varying quality. Unfortunately, the MT-200 is not particularly high end. It is comparable to the majority of Tektro brakes. I only want you to be aware, not that you should undervalue it. You are not getting excellent hydraulic brakes, just good brakes.

They are comparable to Shimano’s XT series, however they are less potent. Is it a problem for an e-bike for commuting? Absolutely not, thus replacing the brakes on your Verve+ 2 with more expensive XT brakes won’t make a difference to the majority of people.

Range & Battery

The bike’s power sources consist of a 400Wh battery and a Bosch Purion controller. On the Verve+ 2, this combination performs admirably. The fitness rides, to put it another way, are intended for cyclists who don’t mind becoming active or who wish to get back in the shape they were in a year ago. The motor is also rather covert and gives you a respectable range when used in Eco mode.

If you don’t live in a particularly hilly area or need to commute over long distances, a Bosch 400Wh battery should be sufficient. I wish this e-bike had a 500Wh battery pack because it would have a larger range and you wouldn’t have to worry about running out of power. My recommendation is to always have a charger on you, and if you commute by e-bike, you should maintain a charger at work so you can recharge your battery. It will cost about $500 to purchase a 500Wh battery pack and swap out your current power pack.

Pedal Assisted System

This electric bicycle falls under the pedelec category and has a 20 mph (32 km/h) power assist cut-off restriction.

The benefit of this design is that there is no motor resistance as you continue to pedal for more speed (freewheel).

You can choose from four (4) levels: eco, tour, sport, and turbo, depending on how much support you require.

Oh! What a feeling

The suspension seatpost smooths out tiresome road imperfections.

You can enjoy the best aspects of riding even more thanks to electric bikes’ increased power.

You can ride straight away because it is pre-equipped with lights, fenders, and a rear rack.

You can push your bike out of steep parking garages and bike caves with the Purion controller’s Walk Assist feature.

Pros & Cons of Trek Verve+ 2


Fully loaded with great accessories

Improved quality of integrated lights.

Positive ride, comfort factor

Braking power is amazing with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Tyres have hardcare ultimate puncture protection


Torque-sensing motors requires more force against pedals.

Lack of ability to charge additional devices.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs of Trek Verve+ 2:

How fast does a trek verve 2 go?

A 400Wh battery, a 250W Bosch Active Line motor capable of 20 mph, a Bosch Purion controller, and a lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame.

What is the difference between Trek verve 2 and 3 ebike?

The Verve 3 has 700 by 50c Bontrager E6 tyres and a 500Wh, 50Nm motor torque Removable Integrated Battery. The Verve 2, on the other hand, runs on 700 by 45c Bontrager H5 tyres and has an exposed 400Wh battery with 40Nm of torque.

What size tires are on a trek verve 2?

Hub frontFormula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100mm QR
Hub rearFormula DC-22, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, 135x5mm QR
RimBontrager Connection, alloy, double-wall, 32-hole, schrader valve
TireBontrager H5 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 700x45c
Max tire size700x45c with or without fenders

Does the trek verve 2 have a throttle?

No, the power is engaged by a throttle on electric motorcycles. Trek e-bikes are pedal-assist, meaning that the amount of assist is controlled by input to the pedals. Anyone who can ride a bike will feel at ease using an electric bike with pedal assistance because it is so easy to use.

Does trek verve 2 have tubeless tires?

We all appreciate not having to do a lot of maintenance, thanks to the Trek-only alpha gold aluminium frame’s resistance to corrosion. High-quality Bontrager H5 Tires – The Verve 2 comes with tubeless tyres already installed.

Conclusion | TREK Verve+ 2 Review


Total score

Our Rating​

A universe of opportunities is made possible by the Verve+2 strong pedal-assist technology. You can travel further, commute more quickly, and climb hills with less effort. Quality components and comfort features make travelling farther and faster more enjoyable than ever. The added boost makes riding your bike even more exciting and joyful.

There is a Trek dealer in practically every significant American city. Trek is one of the market leaders in the bicycle industry. Therefore, most people may choose to get a Trek Verve+ 2 for this reason alone. I advise people to purchase a mid-drive e-bike whenever they can, especially if they want to use it for commuting.

For light commuting, I am extremely pleased with Trek’s performance. If you live in San Francisco, you can have weakness when attempting an ascent. Additionally, having a firm fork may be a deal-breaker for you if you have hand sensitivity. However, assuming they are all in working order, this commuter e-bike is really attractive and loaded with features.

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