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Liv Avail 2 2018 Women's Road Bike

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Liv Avail 2 Women's Road Bike

The strikingly good looking Liv Avail 2 road bike is equipped with a lightweight alloy frame, carbon fork and smooth Shimano Claris 2x8 gears to make it sportive-ready.

Boasting the same fundamentals (that is, identical Aluxx frame, carbon fork, Tektro brakes and Giant wheels and tyres) that inspired a 10/10 review in Cycling Weekly for the Avail 1, the Liv Avail 2 is a Shimano Claris 2x8-equipped women's road bike equally at home on short fitness rides or day-long sportives.

  • ALUXX single butted 6061 aluminium frameset built from scratch by the world's most experienced aluminium frame builders - Giant
  • The Giant-engineered Composite Fork with ALUXX Steerer delivers the shock-damping, lightweight performance you expect from a quality carbon fork
  • Shimano Claris STI Dual Control 2x8 shifters control the Shimano Claris mechs to offer a wide-range of gears via the 34/50 chainset and the 11-34 cassette
  • This gearing makes a Liv Avail suitable for the type of challenging varied terrain you would typically encounter at a sportive or similar long-distance ride
  • These STI (Shimano Total Integration) gear shifters are integrated with the brake levers so you can change gear any time without having to remove your hands from the brake lever hoods
  • Tektro caliper brakes borrow Shimano's Dual Pivot technology to deliver consistent, low-maintenance, modulated braking performance
  • Giant S-R3 wheel set - as well as building their own frames and forks, Giant extrude their own rims to build their own high quality wheels
  • Giant then equip their wheels with their own 700x25 tyres
  • Controlling every aspect of designing, engineering and building the wheelset ensures every component works perfectly with its partner to create a more laterally stiff wheel which will take less effort to accelerate faster
  • On the same principle, the tyre fits the rim as though it was made for it - which it was
  • Order mudguards (and anything else) with the bike and we will waive our normal fitting charge

Designed by women for women
As well as coming with a shorter reach women's specific frame, the Liv Avail comes with a Liv women's saddle.

Bar top levers
Noting that many women don't appreciate being stretched out on the drops over the whole bike ride, the Liv Avail comes with bar-top brake levers to augment the standard drop bar STI levers.

Endurance Road Bike
Liv's true road geometry (72 degree head tube angle and 74 degree seat tube angle in medium size) positions you on the bike to help you achieve maximum output (i.e. speed for your effort). The frame's slightly taller head tube and longer wheelbase (compared with a flat-out race bike) makes the Avail a more comfortable ride for longer distance sportive-like rides.

Liv
As far as we know, Liv is the only women's global bicycle brand that is entirely staffed by women. Liv bicycles' designers, engineers, and managers - every employee is a woman. That's exceptional in the bike trade. The fact that Liv is a semi-autonomous part of Giant - the world's largest quality bicycle manufacturer - helps ensure every Liv bike is exceptional too in terms of the quality of spec on offer at every price point.

Here's how Liv describe the Avail 2 Women's 2018

BRING THE BLISS BACK TO ROAD RIDING WITH THE LIGHTWEIGHT AVAIL. PERFORMANCE FOR FASTER, LONGER ROAD RIDES.

Why We Love It
Comfortable for the long haul, lively on the climbs, and confident on the descents, this versatile endurance road bike will help you cover miles with bliss and ease. Stability across the bends in the road, efficient power transfer and ultimate comfort are the result of a well-balanced women's-specific design. The Avail is a lightweight extension of your body that intuitively moves with you and was born ready for the longest days on the road. And with elegant, modern finishes, you can stay in the lead with style.

  • ALUXX aluminium frame
  • Carbon composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer
  • Shimano Claris groupset
  • Giant S-R3 wheelset
  • Colour: Dark Blue

3F: Fit, Form, Function
A simple guiding principle is at the heart of all Liv/giant bikes. It's called 3F. This product-design philosophy, which stands for "Fit, Form, Function,” allows Liv/giant engineers and designers to stay focused on the holistic balance of three key characteristics deemed critical to every bike's performance and appeal. From pro-level road or mountain bikes to stylish city bikes, the 3F label is a promise that every Liv/giant bike has been designed specifically for female riders.'

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Technical Specifications

Liv Avail 2 Women's 2018 
SizesXXS, XS, S, M, L
ColourGloss Dark Blue / Gloss Pastel Blue
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminum
ForkHybrid Composite, OverDrive Steerer
HandlebarGiant Connect
StemGiant Sport
SeatpostGiant Sport
SaddleLiv Contact Comfort (Forward)
PedalsWellgo clip and strap type
ShiftersShimano Claris 16 speed
Front DerailleurShimano Claris
Rear DerailleurShimano Claris
BrakesTektro TK-R312 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake LeversShimano Claris with Tektro RL721 cross top levers
CassetteShimano HG50, 11x34
ChainKMC Z72
CranksetFSA Tempo, 34/50
Bottom BracketFSA Cartridge
RimsGiant SR3 Wheel Set
HubsGiant Tracker Road
SpokesStainless Steel
TyresGiant S-R4, 700x25
Extras Top Bar Brake Levers
Weight- weighed in our Aberdeen shop March 2018Extra Small Frame: 10.15kg/22.38lb

Disclaimer

Our suppliers reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative will do all it can to maintain prices and specifications on this web site, however we do reserve the right to change specifications and prices without notice. Similarly, despite the wonders of modern computers, it is realistic to expect the colour of any item bought to differ subtly from the image online.