Liv/Giant Invite 2 Women's Cyclocross/ Gravel Bike (2016) (Black/Turquoise)

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The Liv/Giant Invite blends the stability, traction and upright riding position of an off-road bike with the smooth efficiency of a road bike. Its lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame offers plenty of stand-over height thanks to its women’s specific geometry. Ergo-shaped drop handlebars give you better control, even on rough roads. And the specially designed brake levers offer multiple reach options for comfort and stability.


  • ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame
  • Giant composite fork with alloy steerer to damp vibrations
  • Giant double-wall rims, Giant disc-specific hubs
  • Shimano 3x8-speed shifting
  • Tektro Mira mechanical disc brakes

XS, S, M
Colors: Black/Turquoise
Frame: ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork: Composite, with alloy steerer
Shock: N/A
r: Giant Connect XR Ergo-control, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Connect
Seatpost: Giant Connect, 30.9mm
Saddle: Liv Connect, forward
Pedals: Resin anti slip, steel cage
Shimano Claris
Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris
Brakes: Tektro Mira, Mechanical disc, [F]160mm [R]140mm
Brake Levers: Shimano Claris, w/ Giant Egro-Control sub levers
Cassette: Shimano HG51 11x32, 8-speed
Chain: KMC Z8
Crankset: FSA Vero, 30/39/50
Bottom Bracket: Threaded, Sealed
Giant Alloy, Double-wall
Hubs: Giant Disc, 32h
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires: Giant P-RX 2, 700x32, Deflect 3, Reflective sidewall
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.



Lightweight framesets featuring optimized strength-to-weight ratios

  • 6061 alloy for optimized strength-toweight ratios

Forming methods

  • Single butting results in light weight without sacrificing strength
  • Predominantly features PressForming

Welding techniques

  • Predominantly features Standard and some Smooth welding techniques for optimized strength and weight
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 23, 2016.