Liv/Giant Brava SLR Women's CX Bike (2016) (Dark Blue/Light Blue/Red)

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We can't decide if this beauty looks better clean or covered in mud. Either way, this superlight, womenís specific cyclocross bike with disc brakes is all about performance and versatility. Race it during cyclocross season, commute with it in all kinds of conditions, or use it for long rides on mixed terrain. The lightweight, responsive ALUXX SLR alloy frame features an OverDrive steerer tube for precise steering. The toptube is shaped for shouldering comfort and taking on barriers with confidence. Other features like its D-Fuse seatpost, 15mm front thru-axle, internal cable routing and dual water bottle mounts also make it smooth and fast for long rides in adventurous terrain.


  • ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost
  • Composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer
  • Giant S-X2 rims, Giant Sport Tracker disc hubs, stainless spokes
  • Shimano 105 11-speed shifting
  • TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes

XS, S, M
Colors: Dark Blue/Light Blue/Red
Frame: ALUXX SLR-grade aluminum, w/ hidden rack mounts
Fork: Composite, with alloy OverDrive steerer
Shock: N/A
Giant Connect, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse, Composite
Saddle: Liv Contact, forward
Pedals: N/A
Shifters: Shimano 105
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Brakes: TRP Spyre-C, Mechanical disc, 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano 105 11x28, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11L
Crankset: FSA Omega, 36/46
Bottom Bracket: Press Fit
Giant SX-2 Disc
Hubs: Giant Sport Tracker Disc, 32h
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires: Maxxis Mud Wrestler, 700x33
The most accurate way to determine any bikeís 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.



Features: Giantís original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the systemís oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.

Benefit: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a riderís hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.

Aluxx SLR:
Giant's lightest, state-of-the-art aluminum frameset technology featuring our highest strength-to-weight ratios, most advanced forming methods, and unique welding techniques

Exclusively features 6011A alloy for unprecedented strength-toweight ratio

Forming methods
State-of-the-art butting results in 20 percent thinner (and lighter) tubes than ALUXX SL
Features extensive FluidForming (sophisticated manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure fluid) and some PressForming (basic manipulation of tubeset shaping via direct mechanical pressure)

Welding techniques
Features both Smooth (double-pass weld technique with hand-sanding to reduce stress risers) and Slim (custom-fit tube junctures to decrease weld material) welding techniques for minimal weight, maximum strength and the cleanest aesthetics

Inside Aluxx SLR
Giant's latest, most innovative aluminum frame technology is created with our most advanced materials, forming methods and welding techniques. The result: ALUXX SLR delivers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any Giant aluminum bike. Here are a few of the key technical features of this premium aluminum technology:

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.

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

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

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

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