2017 Liv Giant Women’s MTB get’s better with Embolden, Pique, and Hail models

2017 Liv Pique Advanced Womens Giant full-suspension-mtb



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Giant’s 2017 lineup is trickling out, first with the new gravel-ready TCX Advanced SX Disc. Next comes the completely revamped Liv women’s lineup that not only shows off Advanced level carbon frames across the entire range, but also new carbon manufacturing tech and suspension designs that carry over to new Trance and Anthem full suspension bikes, too.

The Maestro suspension’s floating pivot point already had smooth small bump performance, but now it’s moved to a trunnion-mounted Metric shock design that makes better use of the space and further improves the suspension. At the top of the shock is an all-new molded, forged carbon rocker arm that’s as strong as alloy, but half the weight and more durable. Check the details below along with an overview of the new women’s Hail, Embolden and Pique full sussers.

2017 Liv Hail Advanced Womens Giant full-suspension-mtb

The Hail is at the top of the lineup, with 160mm travel, it’s a 27.5″ wheeled trail/enduro mountain bike just for women. While the shapes may look very much like brother brand Giant, the layups on these 2017 Hail models are specifically for women. The layup schedule and design is different, creating Hail bikes that are a little less stiff to create a livelier ride under smaller, lighter riders. The result is also frames that sometimes end up lighter than the men’s models. The layup still gets stiff through the Hail downtube and BB section to maintain proper power transfer. And new Boost axle spacing means stiffer wheels on the entire Hail range ofbuilds.

2017 Liv Hail Advanced 1 giant womens-full-suspension

The rocker arm is made with an all-new process called Advance Forged Composite Technology. It starts with T-800 carbon thread that’s “woven” into UD sheets at Giant’s own factory, then blended with a custom resin, chopped into various angles and lengths and packed into a 3D mold before being subjected to a high pressure and high heat molding process. Once the molds are opened, a three dimensional solid carbon fiber part comes out that’s equal in strength to the alloy part it replaces, but much lighter. These new AFCT parts will be found on the top level carbon frames.

Via the both Hail and the Pique models shown below, the women finally get a true top-tier bike.

Liv Hail Advanced 0 gets their highest level of carbon fiber frame with an 130-160mm RockShox Lyric RCT3 fork and new RockShox Deluxe RC3 shock, SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain and Guide Ultimate brakes, Schwalbe Magic Mary tires, and aggressively spec’d (but trimmable) 800mm wide carbon DH bars and short stem. Below that is the Hail Advanced 1, Hail 1 and Hail 2. Pricing will be announced.

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The Pique is next down the travel line, which gets a trail-ready 120mm travel front and rear. It, too, gets a Pique Advanced level frame (with three complete bikes at that level) and the new forged carbon rocker, trunnion mount shock and Boost 27.5 wheels. Below the three Advanced bikes are three standard carbon Pique bikes.

2017 Liv Pique Advanced 0 Womens Giant full-suspension mtb

The top level Liv Pique Advanced 0 comes with a Rockshox RS1 fork, Eagle 1×12 group, SRAM Rise wheels and Ultimate XC brakes. Bar width is pared down to 750mm. Not shown, there’s also a Pique SX, which gets 120-140mm adjustable travel forks to up the fun quotient a bit.

2017 Liv Embolden 1 womens-full-suspension-mtb

The Embolden brings that 120mm trail/XC ride down a price point with an Aluxx alloy frame with Giant’s single-pivot FlexPoint rear end that relies on flex in the stays to assist the spring curve. Embolden frame shaping is similar to the Pique with it’s bent top tube for lower Pique standover height, and the Embolden also uses 27.5″ wheels.

2017 Liv Embolden 1 giant womens-full-suspension-mtb

Spec is a bit lower, but the Liv Embolden 1 shown above keeps the dropper post. Below it is the Embolden 2. Pricing and Embolden store availability coming soon to embold and embrace your fears.

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Liv Intrigue 2 Women’s Trail Bike

Liv Intrigue-2 women's blue

Intrigue 2

 

 

■■■ Summer Fun out-on-the-trail times..

 

$2,650.00

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Build Details: 2015

 

Frameset

Sizes XS, S, M, L
Colors Dark Blue/Blue
Frame Liv Intrigue2 w/ ALUXX SL front and rear triangles, 5.5″ Maestro suspension.
Fork RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 120-140mm travel
Shock RockShox Monarch R

COMPONENTS

Handlebar Liv Giant Contact SLR Trail, Low rise.
Stem Contact SL
Seatpost Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm
Saddle Liv Contact Forward
Pedals none-2

DRIVETRAIN

Shifters Shimano deore, on the 2 bike only.
Front Derailleur Sram X5
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX, Type 2
Brakes Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Cassette Shimano HG81 11×36, 10-speed
Chain KMC X10SL
Crankset SRAM S1000, 22/36 for the 2 specific spec.
Bottom Bracket SRAM, Press fit 2

WHEELS

Hubs Liv Giant Performance Tracker, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR.
Rims P-XC2.
Spokes Stainless 14/15
Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic EVO, Tubeless ready, 27.5×2.25, snakeskin

This women’s-specific full-suspension bike paired with 27.5-inch wheels will provide you with the upper hand on technical terrain. These bikes are rightfully named, as you will literally have a love affair for great singletrack across the globe.

 

 

 



 

 

 

Liv Lust Advanced 2

Liv Lust Advanced 2 green

Lust-Advanced 2

 

 

■■■ Fun on-the-trail times..

 

$3,650.00

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Build Details: 2015

 

Frameset

Sizes XS, S, M
Colors Dark Green/light-green /blue
Frame Liv LustAdvanced-grade carbon w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 4″ Maestro suspension
Fork Fox Float CTD Evolution w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Shock Fox Float CTD Evolution

COMPONENTS

Handlebar Liv Giant Contact SLR Trail, Composite, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Contact SLR, Composite w/ Titanium hardware
Seatpost Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm
Saddle Fi’zi:k Donna, MG rails
Pedals none-2

DRIVETRAIN

Shifters Shimano SLX, on the 2 bike only.
Front Derailleur Sram X7
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT, Type 2
Brakes Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Cassette Shimano HG81 11×36, 10-speed
Chain KMC X10SL
Crankset SRAM S1000, 22/36 for the 2 specific spec.
Bottom Bracket SRAM, Press fit 2

WHEELS

Rims Liv Giant P-XC2 WheelSystem; 25mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs P-XC2 WheelSystem; 28h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142×12 axle
Spokes P-XC2 WheelSystem; Stainless 14/15
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Tubeless ready, 27.5×2.25, Folding

The world’s first women’s-specific carbon fiber full-suspension bike paired with 27.5-inch wheels that provides you with the upper hand on technical XC terrain. These bikes are rightfully named, as you will literally have a love affair for great singletrack across the globe.

 

With key details like the pairing of high-grade carbon frame material, alongside 4 inches/100mm of Maestro Suspension to provide it with equally capable in all-out race efforts or all-day trail adventures. The women’s geometry is optimized for 27.5-inch wheels, making it perfectly balanced for female trail riders.

 

 



 

 

Liv Lust Advanced 0 Women’s 27.5

Liv Lust-Advanced 0 Carbon

Lust Advanced 0

 

 

■■■ Fun on-the-trail times..

 

Build Details: 2015 Lust

 
 

Frameset

Sizes XS, S, M
Colors Composite/Blue
Frame Liv Lust top-tier carbon w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 4″ Maestro suspension
Fork RockShox SID XX w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, XLoc Full Sprint lockout, 120mm travel, w/ Lust colors.
Shock RockShox Monarch RT3

COMPONENTS

Handlebar Giant Contact SLR Trail, Advanced Composite, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Contact SLR, Advanced Composite w/ Titanium hardware
Seatpost Contact SL Switch-R, 30.9mm
Saddle Fi’zi:k Donna, w/ K:ium rails are Lust worthy.
Pedals 0

DRIVETRAIN

Shifters SRAM XX1 Trigger, Rear on the Lust bike only.
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1, Type 2.1
Brakes Avid XX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Avid XX
Cassette SRAM XG1199 10×42, 11-speed
Chain SRAM XX1
Crankset SRAM XX1, 30t for the Lust specific spec.
Bottom Bracket SRAM, Press fit 0

WHEELS

Rims P-XCR Advanced Composite WheelSystem; 25mm wide, Tubeless compatible
Hubs Liv Giant P-XCR WheelSystem; 28h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 142×12 axle
Spokes P-XCR WheelSystem; DT Swiss Aerolite Bladed Stainless
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Tubeless ready, 27.5×2.25, Folding

The world’s first women’s-specific carbon fiber full-suspension bike paired with 27.5-inch wheels that provides you with the upper hand on technical XC terrain. These Lust bikes are rightfully named, as you will literally have a love affair for great singletrack across the globe.

 

With key details like the pairing of Advanced high-grade carbon frame material, alongside 4 inches/100mm of Maestro Suspension to provide it with equally capable in all-out race efforts or all-day trail adventures. The women’s geometry is optimized for 27.5-inch wheels, making it perfectly balanced for female trail riders.

 

 



 

 

Liv Obsess Advanced 27.5



 

Liv Giant Obsess Advanced 27.5 Carbon

Obsess Advanced 2

 

 

Latest 2015 Women’s Liv MTB For Racing Fun!

Pairing a perfect combination of a fast and stable 650b wheels and Liv Giant’s 3F design philosophy, the Liv Obsess 27.5 is the ultimate XC all-rounder. To Obsess for the frame is an understatement, as it’s a lightweight, Advanced Grade Carbon work of art.

The Obsess slots in there as the elite-level XC race bike, that was the world’s first women’s-specific composite hardtail with 650b wheels. The frame is handcrafted with Advanced-grade carbon material, and purposefully engineered to maximize the advantages of the wheel size.

 

The 27.5 bike, is the key choice for two-time world champion Jolanda Neff, the Obsess is not only lightweight, but agile and maneuverable-yet still super stable on technical trails. Its technologies include the OverDrive steerer tube and 15mm front thru-axle for pinpoint steering precision. The Obsess also has a PowerCore bottom bracket for better pedaling efficiency, plus clean internal cable routing and an integrated seat clamp to give you an edge on the competition and terrain.

Here’s the Spec list for Obsess race machine..

FRAME

Sizes XS, S, M
Colors Composite/Teal
Frame Advanced-grade composite
Fork Fox Float Evolution CTD w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel with Obsess custom graphic.
Shock N/A

COMPONENTS

Handlebar Giant Contact XC, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant Contact, 27.2mm
Saddle Liv Contact, Forward
Pedals N/A

DRIVETRAIN

Shifters Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT, Shadow+
Brakes Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Cassette Shimano HG81 11×36, 10-speed
Chain KMC X10 SL
Crankset SRAM S1000, 22/36
Bottom Bracket SRAM, Press fit

WHEELS

Rims Giant P-XC2, Double wall
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph EVO, Tubeless ready, 2.25, Folding

 

Liv Lust 2015 Full Suspension 27.5 Bikes



 

Liv Lust 2015 black

Lust 2015

 

 

Latest Women’s Liv MTB For Lifetime Fun!

Pairing a perfect combination of a fast and stable 27.5-inch wheels and Liv’s 3F design philosophy, the Liv Lust is the ultimate XC all-rounder. To Lust for the frame is an understatement, as it’s a lightweight, hydroformed ALUXX SL alloy work of art.

For 2015, it features plenty of stand-over height for confidence on technical trails and also has all the right angles to allow for the Liv MTB to make the most of its smooth and agile 27.5 wheels. Top it off with 4 inches/100mm of proven Giant-Maestro Suspension technology plus a 15mm thru-axle for front-end stiffness and control and it’s the perfect choice for XC rides ranging from marathon races to everyday trail rides.

Shown above is the Lust 1, and here’s the features below.. While the Lust 3 is shown at the bottom. Enjoy all the singletrack fun out there to be had!
RockShox SID RL Solo Air 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle.
RockShox Monarch RT rear shock.
Giant P-XC2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, stainless butted spokes.
SRAM X9 / X7 10-speed drivetrain with Avid Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes.

Liv Lust 3-White 2015

 

 

$2,115.00

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As noted above the Lust 3 is displayed here in all it’s glory.. with a spec list just below.

 

 

FRAME

Sizes XS, S, M
Colors White/Purple
Frame ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, 4″ Maestro suspension
Fork RockShox Recon Gold RL Solo Air w/ 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel, w/ Lust graphics.
Shock RockShox Monarch R

COMPONENTS

Handlebar Giant Connect, Low rise, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Connect
Seatpost Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle Liv Contact, Forward
Pedals N/A

DRIVETRAIN

Shifters Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, Shadow+
Brakes Shimano M395, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers Shimano M396
Cassette Shimano HG50 11×36, 10-speed
Chain KMC X10
Crankset SRAM S1000, 22/36
Bottom Bracket SRAM, Press fit

WHEELS

Rims Giant S-XC2, Double wall
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 27.5×2.25, Wire bead