Liv/Giant Obsess Advanced 2 Women's Hard Tail MTB (2106) (Composite/Teal/Coral)
This elite-level XC race bike is the world’s first women’s specific composite hardtail with 27.5-inch wheels. The frame is handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite frame material, and purposefully engineered to maximize the advantages of 27.5. This choice of elite XC racers Pauline Ferrand Prévot and Marianne Vos, Obsess is light, agile and maneuverable, yet stable on technical trails. Its technologies include the OverDrive steerer tube for pinpoint steering precision and a women’s specific carbon layup to produce stability and stiffness that’s tuned for women racers. It has a PowerCore bottom bracket for better pedaling efficiency, plus clean internal cable routing and an integrated seat clamp to give you an edge on the competition and terrain.
- Advanced-grade composite frame
- Fox 32 Float Performance 100mm-travel fork with 15mm thru-axle
- Giant P XC-2 rims, Giant Performance Tracker hubs, stainless butted spokes
- Shimano SLX / Deore 10-speed drivetrain with Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M
Frame: Advanced-grade composite
Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance w/ remote lockout, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer, 100mm travel
Handlebar: Giant Contact XC, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Contact
Seatpost: Giant Contact, 27.2mm
Saddle: Liv Contact, forward
Shifters: Shimano SLX
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX, Shadow+
Brakes: Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano SLX, Hydraulic disc
Cassette: Shimano HG50 11x36, 10-speed
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset: Shimano SLX, 22/36
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Press Fit
Rims: Giant P XC-2, Double wall
Hubs: Giant Performance Tracker Disc, 32h, [F] 15mm axle, [R] 135x5mm QR
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14/15g
Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Performance, 27.5x2.1, 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.
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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This product was added to our catalog on February 19, 2016.