Liv/Giant Lust Advanced 0 Women's MTB (2016) (Matte Composite/Purple/Teal)
This product was added to our catalog on February 19, 2016.
The world’s first women’s specific carbon fiber full-suspension bike with 27.5-inch wheels gives you the upper hand on technical XC terrain. The combination of Advanced-grade composite frame material and 100mm of Maestro Suspension makes it equally capable in all-out race efforts or all-day trail adventures. Liv’s women’s geometry is optimized for 27.5-inch wheels, making it perfectly balanced for female trail riders. And the technologies—including an OverDrive steerer tube and 15mm front thru-axle for stiffness and steering precision, MegaDrive downtube and PowerCore bottom bracket—lend it a fast yet stable feel on any XC terrain.
- Advanced-grade composite mainframe with 4 inches of smooth Maestro suspension
- 120mm-travel RockShox RS-1 inverted fork with 15mm thru-axle, XLoc lockout
- RockShox Monarch RL rear shock
- SRAM Rise 60 wheelset
- SRAM XX1 11-speed drivetrain with SRAM XX hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M
Colors: Matte Composite/Purple/Teal
Frame: Advanced-grade composite w/ ALUXX SL rear triangle, 4" Maestro suspension
Fork: RockShox RS-1 w/ XLoc lockout, Maxle thru-axle, composite OverDrive steerer, 120mm travel
Shock: RockShox Monarch RL
Handlebar: Giant Contact SLR XC, Composite, Low Rise 31.8
Stem: Giant Contact SLR, Composite
Seatpost: Giant Contact SL Switch, dropper, 30.9mm
Saddle: Liv Contact SLR forward, Carbon Fiber rails
Shifters: SRAM XX1, Rear only
Front Derailleur: N/A
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1, Type 2
Brakes: SRAM XX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers: SRAM XX, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: SRAM XG-1199 10x42, 11-speed
Chain: KMC X11SL DLC
Crankset: SRAM XX1, 30T
Bottom Bracket: SRAM, Press Fit
Rims: SRAM Rise 60 Wheelset
Hubs: [F] SRAM Predictive Steering, [R] 142x12 axle
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Evo, 27.5x2.25, Tubeless ready, Folding
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.
Features: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s 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 rider’s 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.
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.
Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant's Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed—you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient 4-inch-travel XC to full 8-inch DH bikes, Maestro is an adaptable system that offers smooth, active rear suspension on all types of terrain.
Three core benefits set Maestro Suspension Technology apart from the rest:
Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
COMPLETE SUSPENSION ACTIVITY:
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
TOTAL BRAKE INDEPENDENCE:
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.
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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