Suggestion: I recently was at a Trek dealer & the sales manager suggested that I take advantage of Trek's 14 day return policy. So I bought the Trek Verve+, rode it for ten days and put 150 miles on it. Returned it for full refund, no questions asked. A great experience! Allowed me to rule out some things I did not like & continue my search. Now considering Trek XM 700. Expect to go over $2500 budget.