Liv Lust Advanced 2 - Women's - 2016

Get ready to start a singletrack love affair aboard Liv's Lust Advanced 2. This composite and aluminum XC rig boasts Maestro rear suspension and a Fox Float CTD shock to conquer rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels propel you ...(Read More)

Liv Lust Advanced 2 - Women's
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Get ready to start a singletrack love affair aboard Liv's Lust Advanced 2. This composite and aluminum XC rig boasts Maestro rear suspension and a Fox Float CTD shock to conquer rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels propel you over challenging obstacles. A tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm thru-axle on the 100mm-travel Fox 32 FLoat CTD Evolution fork keep the front end pointed exactly where you want it. Shimano's 2x10-speed drivetrain provides smooth shifting, with trademark light action and durability. Liv's women's-specific geometry is optimized for female trail riders, meaning that the fit and comfort level are unbeatable, and the Giant components only add to the experience. Other awesome components include Shimano SLX hydraulic discs, Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires, and a sleek, supportive, and women's-specific Liv saddle.

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.

Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.

Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.

Specs

Frame Giant Advanced-Grade Composite w/ALUXX SL aluminum rear swingarm, 100mm-travel, Maestro suspension
Fork Fox 32 Float CTD Evolution, w/100mm travel, 15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer
Rear Shock Fox Float Performance
Rims/Wheels Giant P-XC2
Hubs Giant Performance Tracker Disc
Spokes Stainless-steel, 14/15g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evo, 27.5 x 2.25
Crankset Shimano Deore
Chainrings 36/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano press fit
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano HG81, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Connect XC
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano M396
Brakes Shimano M396 hydraulic-disc, 160mm rotors
Saddle Liv Contact
Seatpost Giant Contact

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