You want a bike that will take you wherever you want to go, and keep you comfortable on every ride. You're interested in trying some longer rides for fitness or commuting and want dependable parts and an overall ride quality that makes you smile every time you hop on the saddle.
A lightweight aluminum frame with mounts for a rack and fenders, a lowstep design that's especially easy to mount and dismount, a wide-range 2x9 Shimano drivetrain, powerful disc brakes, wide 45c puncture-resistant tires for extra confidence and stability, a road-smoothing suspension seatpost, and an IsoZone handlebar and grips that absorb bumps from the road.
The top-shelf model in the Verve family is fast and comfortable. It has a wide range of gearing for whatever climbs you encounter on your ride, disc brakes that stop in any weather, and it's equipped with design details that keep you comfortable on longer fitness rides and commutes.