Rocket up climbs, push your limits on descents, and revel in the singletrack on Liv's Lust 1! Liv's women's-specific geometry is optimized for female riders, meaning that the fit and comfort level are unbeatable. This aluminum XC rig boasts Giant's Maestro suspension and a RockShox Monarch RT shock to tame rough terrain while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels float over tough obstacles. A tapered OverDrive steerer tube and 15mm thru-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox SID RL fork ensure a true-tracking front end. SRAM's 2 x 10-speed drivetrain keeps the shifting light and snappy, with its characteristic positive feel and precision. And the Giant Contact SL components only add to the experience. Other awesome components include Avid Guide RS hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe tubeless-ready tires, and a sleek, supportive, women's specific Fizik saddle.
Giant’s OverDrive delivers up to 30%-better cornering and sprinting stiffness and control than non-tapered front ends with:
1/2) 1 ¼-inch/1 ½-inch diameter bearings
3) 1 ¼-inch diameter Giant stem
4) Tapered fork steerer
5) Giant OverDrive steerer plug
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension|
|Fork||RockShox SID RL w/100mm travel, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive Steerer|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RT|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25, tubeless ready|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM press fit|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X9, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG1050, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL, low rise|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL|
|Brake Levers||Avid Guide RS|
|Brakes||Avid Guide RS hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Fizik Donna w/manganese rails|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SL|
Liv/giant 27.5 -- Best of all Worlds
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