Liv Cycling is modernizing its hardtail offering with the all-new Lurra. It joins the line up beside the Liv Tempt, contrasting against that as the performance-oriented hardtail with a more ambitious set of geometry figures better suited to the developing trail rider. Packing a 130mm fork, the Lurra rolls on a 27.5″ wheelset in sizes XS and S, and a 29″ wheelset in sizes S, M & L; indeed, riders of a small frame can choose between a 27.5″ or a 29″ wheelset. Pricing starts at $1,500 USD.
Liv Lurra Hardtail MTB
While the Tempt hardtail remains in the Liv Cycling lineup as the budget-friendly option for beginners, the new all-new Liv Lurra offers a more progressive set of geometry figures and capable componentry aimed at the rider looking to broaden their trail horizons with more challenging terrain. It is longer, slacker, has much higher volume tires with a more aggressive tread pattern, and it’s built around Liv’s ALUXX SL aluminum frameset.
The Lurra is available in frame sizes XS, Small, Medium and Large, though somewhat confusingly there are are actually five sizes of the Liv Lurra to choose from. That’s because the small frame is available with a 27.5″ or a 29″ wheelset, so the rider is free to choose their preferred wheel size based on their leg length and riding style.
Either way, all frame sizes get 438mm chainstays to deliver what Liv says is a stable but playful ride experience. For bikes running the 27.5″ wheelset, tires come in the form of the Maxxis Ardent Race 2.6″, while the 29er options see a Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5″ out front paired with a Maxxis Aggressor 2.5″ in the rear. Both models ship with the tires set up tubeless.
The Lurra boasts reach figures of 393mm, 410mm (S, 27.5), 406mm (S, 29), 425mm and 443mm, respectively, all sporting a 130mm travel suspension fork at a 66° head tube angle. Seat tubes are proportionately short, complementing use of a dropper seat post which comes on both the Lurra 1 and Lurra 2 models. The XS, S 27.5 and S 29 all get a 100mm dropper seat post. Meanwhile, the Medium gets a drop length of 125mm while the Large gets 150mm. A complete geometry chart for the Liv Lurra can be found below.
Cable routing on the Lurra is largely internal, though the rear brake hose and gear cable are guided externally along the chainstays. The frame is generously adorned with multiple bottle bosses; a set underneath the top tube allow for secure mounting of a small gear pack, while a trio on the downtube and another set underneath the downtube allow for multiple mounting positions of two water bottles.
Across the frame sizes, Liv shows some regard for appropriate size contact point components; the Lurra in XS gets 165mm crank arms, while the other sizes see a 170mm option. Stem length is also adjusted; the XS and both Small builds get a 40mm stem, while the M & L get the 50mm option. Bar width is 760mm on all sizes save for the Large which gets a 780mm.
Pricing & Availability
Liv Cycling will offer two models of the Liv Lurra in most markets, including in the US. The Lurra 1 tops the range at a retail price of $1,850 USD. That money fetches you the ALUXX SL frameset with a Giant Crest 34 SL 130mm Fork, a SRAM 12 Speed SX/NX Eagle Drivetrain, Shimano BR-MT420 4-Piston Brakes with 180mm rotors, and Giant AM Wheels with 30mm internal width rims fitted with Maxxis Tires in the EXO Casing.
The Lurra is the more affordable model priced at $1,500 USD. This one builds up that ALUXX SL frameset with a Giant Crest 34 130mm fork, a 10 Speed Shimano Deore Drivetrain, Tektro HDM 2-Piston Brakes with 180mm Rotors, a Giant AM Wheelset and Maxxis Tires in the EXO Casing. For complete details on build specifications, head to the Liv Cycling website. Further pricing info for international markets can be found below.
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