Liv/Giant Avail Advanced SL ISP Women's Road Bike (2016) (Matte Composite/Purple/Teal)

Liv/Giant
60002514
Discontinued
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Fierce, fast, and still comfortable, the superlight Avail Advanced SL is handcrafted with premier composite technology using a women’s specific lay-up. Responsive and forgiving, it’s designed to optimize a woman’s riding style and provide pedaling efficiency, razor-sharp handling and added compliance. Hydraulic disc brake technology offers braking confidence and control in variable conditions, and the integrated D-Fuse seatpost reduces road vibration and fatigue. Other features include the OverDrive 2 steerer tube for precision steering and a PowerCore bottom bracket that transfers power directly from each pedal stroke to the road,

Features:

  • Professional-grade Advanced SL composite frame with integrated D-Fuse seatpost
  • Advanced SL-grade composite fork with full composite OverDrive 2 steerer
  • Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed electronic shifting
  • Shimano R785 hydraulic disc brakes

Specifications:
Frame:
Sizes:
XS, S, M
Colors:
Matte Composite/Purple/Teal
Frame: Advanced SL-grade composite, Integrated seatpost, Electronic ready
Fork: Advanced SL-grade composite, Full-composite OverDrive 2 steerer
Shock:
N/A
Components:
Handlebar:
Giant Contact SLR, Composite, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact SLR, OverDrive 2, Composite
Seatpost: Advanced SL-grade composite, Integrated D-Fuse SL design
Saddle: Liv Contact SLR forward, composite rails
Pedals: N/A
Drivetrain:
Shifters:
Shimano R785 Di2, Electronic
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2, Electronic
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2, Electronic
Brakes: Shimano R785, Hydraulic disc, 140mm
Brake Levers: Shimano R785, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11x32, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Wheels:
Rims:
Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem; 30mm deep, 23mm wide, Tubeless compatible, Full-composite
Hubs: Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem; Star Ratched driver, [F] 20h [R] Star-ratchet driver 24h
Spokes: Giant SLR 0 Disc WheelSystem; Sapim CX-Ray stainless
Tires: Giant P-SLR 1, 700x25, Front and rear specific, Folding
Other:
Extras:
RideSense
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.



Geometry:

Overdrive 2:
Features:
Giant’s most advanced fork steerer-tube technology. Oversized headset bearings (1 1/4-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings) and a tapered steerer tube combine for unprecedented steering performance with no additional weight.

Benefit:
Compared to the already stiff OverDrive system, OverDrive 2 provides up to 30 percent more torsional steering stiffness. This translates into industry-leading steering precision. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or cornering hard in the most demanding conditions, you can ride with more power and confidence.




Overdrive 2 Features:

    1. 1 1/4-inch top bearing
    2. 1 ½-inch bottom bearing
    3. 1 1/4 –inch stem
    4. Tapered steerer-tube
    5. Custom OverDrive 2 expansion wedge

D-Fuse Seatpost:

The proprietary “D” shaped composite seatpost dampens vibration—resulting in a smooth, compliant ride.

Advanced SL Composite Technology:

Giant's Professional-grade raw carbon material is woven in our own composite factory to create the most cutting-edge frames available today. These frames feature the most advanced engineering and construction methods:

Materials: Professional-grade grade raw carbon with the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio available today.

Resin: Professional-grade formula with Carbon Nanotube Technology (CNT), a microscopic polymer added to Giant's custom blended resin*. Like miniature buttresses, CNT strengthens the layers of composite. Frames featuring CNT are 14 percent more impact-resistant than those without it.

Fusion Process: This complex process involves hand weaving the toptube and seattube together, then re-molding the area under heat and high pressure to unify the junction, resulting in a lighter, stronger frame than those with traditional molding.

Continuous Fiber Technology: This manufacturing process allows Giant to construct the front triangle of Advanced SL bicycles* with larger, and therefore fewer, sections of composite material. With fewer pieces and junctions, the frames are up to 100 grams lighter and significantly stronger.


    RideSense:
    Giant’s all-new chainstay-integrated, wireless data transmitter. The removable transmitter sends wheel-speed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer.

Compact Road Design:



In the late 1990s Giant pioneered a radical new frame shape to give its professional road racers a competitive edge. Driven by a desire to create lighter and faster bikes, Giant's Compact Road Design changed the look—and the performance capabilities—of competitive road bikes forever.

Now, 17 years later, Compact Road Design is still the standard in high-performance bikes. The concept is simple: A toptube that slopes downward from the headtube to the seattube reduces the size of the front and rear triangles. Smaller triangles create a lighter, stiffer bike.

Whatever the frame material, aluminum or composite, Compact Road Design improves the ride. Here's how:

Lighter
Compact Road’s most distinctive feature, the downward-sloping toptube, results in smaller front and rear triangles on the frame. Because the triangles are smaller, less material is needed. Less material equals less weight.

Stiffer:
Picture two triangles made from equal diameter tubing. The smaller, more compact triangle uses shorter tubes. The larger triangle requires longer tubes. It’s easy to see which is more structurally sound—the smaller triangle is stiffer, less susceptible to flexing and twisting. And on a performance road frame, stiffer is faster.

Smoother:
With traditional geometry, builders increase stiffness by using stiffer material. That might help you sprint faster but it also makes for a less comfortable ride. With Compact Road, Giant engineers are able to design frames with just the right amount of vertical compliance. You get a smoother, more comfortable ride.

Liv's unique 3F design philosophy ensures that, as a female rider, you are getting the best bike for your riding style. 3F stands for "Fit, Form, Function." These are the elements that guide Liv engineers and designers as they create your bike, apparel and gear. The 3F design philosophy produces the best and most appealing cycling equipment to help all women feel confident and enjoy the ride.

FIT
Liv bikes, apparel and gear are designed specifically for women. Liv's team of female designers and engineers consider all aspects of a woman's unique strengths and physical characteristics to create the only complete product collection designed solely for women. Examples of this include:

Better Fit:

Because of the sloping toptube and lower standover height, it’s easier for riders of all sizes to get the perfect fit. With greater adjustability and up to six sizes per series, even Giant’s most demanding pro athletes, women and men of all different heights, always have a perfect fit with stock-size frames.

Compact Road Sizing:


3F Philosophy:
Liv's unique 3F design philosophy ensures that, as a female rider, you are getting the best bike for your riding style. 3F stands for "Fit, Form, Function." These are the elements that guide Liv engineers and designers as they create your bike, apparel and gear. The 3F design philosophy produces the best and most appealing cycling equipment to help all women feel confident and enjoy the ride.

FIT
Liv bikes, apparel and gear are designed specifically for women. Liv's team of female designers and engineers consider all aspects of a woman's unique strengths and physical characteristics to create the only complete product collection designed solely for women. Examples of this include:

  • Women's-specific fit based on global body dimension studies
  • Optimized stem lengths, handlebar width and drop, and crank arm length
  • Shorter brake reach
  • Comfortable saddle designed for female pelvis and hip shapes
  • Liv ApparelFit System with multiple fit options



FORM
Liv designers understand the importance of creating bikes, gear and apparel pieces that not only meet the highest performance standards, but also have a great look and feel. From crafting the lightest, smoothest riding bikes to designing distinctive color and graphics combinations, the Liv team is committed to providing the highest level of design and aesthetics. Examples include:

  • Thoughtfully considered frame design
  • Dynamic use of color and graphics to create eye-catching designs
  • Color matching between rider gear and bikes
  • Flattering cuts and styles in all apparel items
  • Application of fashion color trends and patterns



FUNCTION
Liv defines function by how well a product performs in its element. We strive to create lighter, faster, more confidence-inspiring bikes and products for women. Here are some of the ways Liv emphasizes Function:

  • Utilizing Giant's world-leading craftsmanship and technology to produce a premium product collection
  • 3F layup schedule results in custom, ultra-lightweight frame construction for the unique needs of female riders
  • Functional fabrics keep you comfortable and performing at your best
  • Women' s-specific chamois technology to fit female anatomy


Sizing (click to enlarge):

    Sizing

This product was added to our catalog on February 19, 2016.