Liv/Giant Envie Advanced 1 Women's Aero Road Bike (2016) (White/Blue/Lime)
This product was added to our catalog on February 19, 2016.
The result of years of research, development and testing by riders including the multi-time world champion Marianne Vos, Envie Advanced redefines the meaning of fast. Livís 3F design philosophy harnesses the power of how women ride and employs state of the art aerodynamic innovations including AeroSystem Shaping technology and the SpeedControl SL brake system. The Advanced-grade composite frame is handcrafted with the OverDrive steerer tube for precise handling. The final result: the ultimate aero race machine for sprints, short-distance triathlons and everyday training on the road.
- High-performance Advanced-grade composite frame
- Advanced-grade composite fork with alloy/composite hybrid OverDrive steerer
- Giant PA-2 Aero rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, Sapim Race spokes
- Shimano Ultegra 11-speed mechanical shifting
- Giant SpeedControl SL brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M
Frame: Advanced-grade composite, Electronic ready
Fork: Advanced-grade composite, Hybrid OverDrive steerer
Handlebar: Giant Contact, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant Vector, Composite
Saddle: Liv Contact SL, forward
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes: SpeedControl SL
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11x28, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11L
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Rims: Giant PA-2, Aero
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed bearing, [F] 16h [R] 24h
Spokes: Sapim Race, 14/15g
Tires: Giant P-SL 1, 700x23, Front and rear specific, Folding
Weight: 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.
Aero Shaping Technology:
Through CFD and wind-tunnel data, engineers optimize each tube shape to deliver superior aerodynamic performance.
Advanced Composite Technology:
Giant's High Performance-grade raw carbon fiber is used to produce custom composite material in our own composite factory. Extremely lightweight, stiff and compliant, these handcrafted frames feature the following materials and processes:
Materials: High Performance-grade raw carbon material features an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Resin: High Performance formula provides excellent void minimization (bubbles) while maintaining outstanding strength. And vibration absorbing particles are added to help disperse road shock.
Modified Monocoque Construction: The front triangle (downtube, headtube, toptube, seattube) is assembled and molded as one continuous piece. This front half is then joined to the rear chainstays and seatstays in a secondary process. This process eliminates the outermost woven composite sheet to reduce weight without affecting ride quality, strength or stiffness.
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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