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Liv Invite 2 Women's 2017


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Liv Invite 2 2017

Liv's female friendly cross-style bike AKA commuter road bike with carbon forks, Tektro disc brakes and sound Shimano Claris 2x8 drivetrain.

Commuter Road / Cross Bike
Equipped with all-weather disc brakes, and being full mudguard and rack compatible, a Liv Invite offers much of the versatility that makes cross bikes so attractive.

The Liv Invite's cross-inspired geometry (71 degree head angle and 74.5 degree seat tube angle in medium) makes for a balanced, sweet-handling bike with true road bike acceleration potential. Giant's own 700x38 Sycamore tyres are smooth rolling on roads, but also offer cushioned comfort if you take an off-road detour.

  • ALUXX single butted 6061 aluminium frameset built from scratch by the world's most experienced aluminium frame builders - Giant.
  • The lightweight shock-absorbing Advanced Grade Composite carbon fork legs further contribute to the Liv Invite's shock-damping, responsive, fast-steering, exciting ride.
  • STI means Shimano Total Integration. The Shimano Claris 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.
  • Disc brakes introduce a new level of control and reliability to road bikes.

The Benefits of Disc Brakes on a Road Bike
Proven for over a decade on mountain bikes and better quality hybrids, the benefits of disc brakes are now becoming more and more recognised on road bikes too. Moving the brakes from the mud and rain-attracting wheel rims to the relatively clean hubs makes for an improvement in the brakes’ all-weather all-conditions performance. Disc brake pads are much harder so they last much longer. That's why disc brakes tend to need far less maintenance compared with rim brakes - they don't require such frequent adjustment to compensate for brake pad wear. The wheel rims will almost certainly last much longer too now that they are no longer being worn down by the brake pads.

Bar top levers
Noting that many women don't appreciate being stretched out on the drops over a whole bike ride, the Liv Invite comes with Giant Ergo-Control levers, which make it easy to operate the brakes while riding with your hands perched comfortably on the bar tops. These cyclocross-style brake levers augment the standard drop bar STI levers.

Liv's ambition is 'to make cycling more approachable and appealing to women'. 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.

'Liv Invite
Here it is – your Invitation! Planning your next adventure on road, dirt or both, starts now. With wider tyres, women's specific design, low stand-over height and two sets of brake levers (one on the drops, one on the handlebar), the result is pure confidence for every rider. As soon as you move the pedals you will immediately feel like the Invite was created just for you.'

Women's Bike Sizing Guide.

Technical Specifications

Liv Invite 2 2017
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminium
ForkComposite, Alloy OverDrive Steerer
HandlebarGiant Connect XR
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant Connect
SaddleLiv Connect, Upright
PedalsGiant Sports
ShiftersShimano Claris 16 speed
Front DerailleurShimano Claris
Rear DerailleurShimano Claris
BrakesTektro MD-C400 mechanical disc brakes, 160/140mm rotors
Brake LeversShimano Claris with Tektro cross top levers
CassetteShimano HG51 11x32
ChainKMC Z7
CranksetFSA Vero 32/48
Bottom BracketFSA cartridge
RimsGiant SX 2 Disc Wheel Set
HubsGiant Tracker Sport Road
SpokesStainless Steel
TyresGiant Sycamore, 700x38mm, anti puncture


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