The new women’s specific brand Liv introduced at last years Eurobike for the first time is extending its portfolio by two models for the coming season. The downhill orientated LIV Intrigue SX and the lightweight, carbon-fibre LIV Lust Advanced 1.

Das neue LIV Intrigue SX verfügt über 160 mm Federweg an der Front und 140 mm am Heck und ist für einen Preis von 3.699 € ab Oktober erhältlich.
The new LIV Intrigue SX offers 160 mm front and 140 mm rear suspension, comes in four sizes, costs € 3699 and hits the shops from October.

LIV Intrigue SX

With the new Intrigue SX LIV fits the existing Intrigue model with a longer travel fork (160 mm instead of 140 mm) and more robust, downhill-fun orientated parts. A shorter stem should offer better control just like the grippy Schwalbe Hans Dampf front tyre. In order to make longer climbs more relaxing LIV fits a 30 tooth front chainring to the 1×11 drivetrain. The frame itself remains unchanged so with the new spec the bike has a 1° slacker head and seat-tube angle than the existing version which should ensure stability and tracking improve in rougher terrain. How much this affects the climbing performance remains to be seen. The new LIV Intrigue SX is available via bike shops from October for € 3699.

Gangwechsel erledigt ein SRAM X1-Antrieb.
Shifting duties are taken care of by a SRAM X1 drivetrain.
Die RockShox Pike Federgabel an der Front verfügt über 160 mm Federweg.
The RockShox Pike fork delivers 160 mm travel.
Die 140 mm Federweg am Heck werden von einem RockShox Monarch Plus DebonAir -Dämpfer in Zaum gehalten.
The 140 mm rear suspension travel is kept in check by a RockShox Monarch Plus DebonAir shock.
Der kurze Vorbau soll für mehr Kontrolle im steilen Gelände sorgen.
The short stem should provide more control on steep terrain.
Die Teleskopsattelstütze kommt wie einige weitere Komponenten vom Mutterkonzern Giant.
The dropper post and many other components come from parent company Giant.
LIV setzt auf das von GIANT bekannte und bewährte Maestro-Hinterbausystem.
LIV uses the proven and established GIANT Maestro suspension system.
Der Schwalbe Rock Razor-Hinterreifen soll den Rollwiderstand möglichst gering halten.
The Schwalbe Rock Razor rear tyre keeps rolling resistence to a minimum.

LIV Lust Advanced 1

The Lust Advanced 1 is the first carbon-fibre full suspension bike from the young brand. With 100mm travel front and rear it is aimed at women who want an efficient bike with maximum forward momentum. Whilst the front triangle is made of carbon LIV uses aluminium for the rear. Typical for LIV both the frame, complete component spec and geometry have been optimised for the needs of female riders. This model is also available in four sizes from October and will cost € 3299.

Richtig schick! Das neue LIV Lust Advanced konnte auch die männlichen Kollegen bei ENDURO überzeugen.
Really chic! The new LIV Lust Advanced also won over the male staff at ENDURO.
Bei dem edlen Carbonrahmen verlaufen die Züge im Inneren an ihren Bestimmungsort.
On the classy carbon frame the cables run internally to their respective destinations.
Auch beim Lust Advanced setzt LIV auf einen 1x11 Antrieb.
LIV also uses a 1×11 drivetrain for the Lust Advanced.
Verwirrung vorprogrammiert! Der Remotehebel für die Sattelstütze und für das Fahrwerk befinden sich in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zueinander.
Both the seatpost and fork can be adjusted to the terrain from the handlebars. We would like to see a clearer positioning of the remote levers.
Die RockShox SID-Federgabel verfügt über 100 mm Federweg und einen Lenker-Lockout.
The RockShox SID fork delivers 100 mm travel and a handlebar remote lockout.
SRAM Guide-Bremsen mit 160 mm Scheiben sollen für eine ordentliche Verzögerung sorgen.
SRAM Guide brakes with 160 mm discs should offer plenty of stopping power.

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Text & Pictures: Christoph Bayer

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