Satisfy your desire for uncompromising off-road performance with Liv's Lust Advanced 0! This composite and aluminum rocket boasts 120mm of Maestro suspension powered by a RockShox Monarch RL shock to conquer rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels skim over challenging obstacles. On the front, the tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm thru-axle on the 120mm-travel RockShox RS-1 fork ensure a true-tracking front end for unbeatable cornering prowess. SRAM's 11-speed XX1 drivetrain keeps things simple and light with a single chainring up front and authoritative shifting. Liv's women's-specific geometry is optimized for female trail riders, so the fit and comfort levels are unbeatable, and the carbon Giant Contact SLR components only add to the experience. Other awesome components include SRAM XX hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe tubeless-ready tires, and a Giant dropper seatpost with a sleek, supportive saddle.
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 Advanced-Grade Composite w/ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm, 100mm-travel, Maestro suspension, 142 x 12mm thru-axle|
|Fork||RockShox RS-1, 120mm-travel w/OverDrive tapered steerer and 15mm thru-axle, XLoc lockout|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RL|
|Rims/Wheels||SRAM Rise 60|
|Hubs||SRAM, Front: Predictive steering|
|Tires||Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25, tubeless ready|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM press fit|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG1199, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SLR XC|
|Stem||Giant Contact SLR Composite|
|Brake Levers||Avid XX|
|Brakes||Avid XX, hydraulic, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Liv Contact SLR, carbon rails|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SL Switch dropper post|