Built with aggressive female trail riders in mind, Liv's Intrigue SX is here for women who push the envelope on challenging terrain. It has the proven geometry of the Intrigue with added travel up front to help you conquer features and reach your full trail-riding potential. The lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame is designed around 27.5-inch wheels with women’s specific geometry. With 140mm of plush Maestro rear suspension matched with an adjustable 140-160mm RockShox Pike fork, you have the control to take on rugged terrain. The tapered OverDrive steerer and a 15mm front thru-axle ensure precise steering, while the dropper seatpost lets you attack anything the trail throws at you without hesitation. SRAM's X1 drivetrain gives you everything you need in an clean 1x11-speed package, while their Guide RS brakes offer incredible modulation. Meanwhile, the beefy Schwalbe tires offer serious bite in corners, and over roots and rocks to give you the upper hand on technical trails.
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage, 140mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RCT3, 140-160mm travel, Solo air, Maxle Stealth thru-axle, OverDrive steerer|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch Plus DebonAir RT|
|Hubs||Giant Performance Tracker Disc|
|Tires||Schwalbe, 27.5 x 2.35; Front: Hans Dampf, Rear: Rock Razor|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X1, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1180, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact SL Trail, low rise|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL AM|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide RS|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc, 180mm/160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Liv Contact SL forward|
|Seatpost||Giant Contact SL Switch dropper post|
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