Starting simply as the women’s extension of the Giant product line, Liv is quickly becoming a complete brand with a full range of bikes and dedicated accessories. Whether you’re looking for your next race machine, or simply a bike to cruise around town Liv continues to expand for 2017. New offerings including an interesting gravel/city bike and a starter set of matching apparel and gear…
The BeLiv City finds its roots in the gravel adventure bike group, where its little sister, the BeLiv 2, still stands. To start, the frame gets Gaint’s ALUXX grade aluminum, and has a split top tube that is commonly found among other Giant/Momentum bikes. Additionally, it comes with a complete fender set, a rear rack with straps, and inline brake levers. The 3×8 drivetrain is fueled by Shimano Claris, and it gets mechanical disc brake power. Sizes: XS-M Price: $980
The Izzy ThermTextura hoodie has a casual fit and a full zip front. A thin and light layer of insulation keeps the wearer warm, on or off the bike. The Izzy Leggings, unlike normal leggings (says my girlfriend), offer Giant’s SportComfor chamois, found in their mid-priced bibs/shorts. They’re made up of a breathable fabric that has formfitting characteristics. Size: XS-XL Price: $110 (Hoodie) $100 (Leggings).
The Liv Avida shoes look like a good option for those interested in a casual riding shoe. They have a recessed 2-bolt cleat design that should work well for those interested in spin classes, or riding with a set of hybrid pedals (half clip/half platform). Built in tech includes Giant’s MES system for flexible but efficient pedaling, ExoBeam nylon outsole, and ExoWrap for a snug fit. They add up to shoe that should be comfortable to wear around town while providing an efficient power transfer surface. Size: 36-43 Price: $100
The Luta helmet is designed for those looking to stay safe, cool, and comfortable while on a budget. The TransTextura Plus pads control bacteria growth, while vents should allow for some airflow. Lastly, the Cinch ONE harness system claims to offer an adjustable and comfortable fit by increasing the rear pad surface area. Size: M-LPrice: $40