Liv Lust 3 - Women's - 2015

Liv's Lust 3: you know you want it! This aluminum XC rig boasts Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch R shock to conquer rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels glide over tough obstacles. A tapered OverDrive steerer and ...(Read More)

Liv Lust 3 - Women's
$2,125.00

Details

Liv's Lust 3: you know you want it! This aluminum XC rig boasts Maestro rear suspension and a RockShox Monarch R shock to conquer rough terrain, while fast-rolling 27.5-inch wheels glide over tough obstacles. A tapered OverDrive steerer and 15mm thru-axle on the 100mm-travel RockShox Recon Gold RL fork ensure a true-tracking front end to tame even challenging terrain. A Shimano 2 x 10-speed drivetrain keeps things smooth and easy, with its light action and precision. Liv's women's-specific geometry provides a fit and comfort level that is unbeatable, and the Giant Connect components only add to the experience. Other awesome components include Shimano hydraulic brakes, Schwalbe tires, and a supportive Liv women's-specific saddle.

OverDrive delivers up to 30%-better cornering and sprinting stiffness and control than non-tapered front ends with:
1/2) 1 ¼-inch/1 ½-inch diameter bearings
3) 1 ¼-inch diameter Giant stem
4) Tapered fork steerer
5) Giant OverDrive steerer plug

27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.

27.5-Inch (650B) wheel/tire performance.

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.

Specs

Frame Giant ALUXX SL aluminum w/Maestro suspension linkage, 100mm travel
Fork RockShox Recon Gold RL, 100mm-travel w/15mm thru-axle, OverDrive steerer
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch R
Rims/Wheels Giant S-XC2
Hubs Giant Tracker Sport Disc
Spokes Stainless-steel, 14g
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance, 27.5 x 2.25
Crankset SRAM S1000
Chainrings 36/22
Bottom Bracket SRAM press fit
Front Derailleur SRAM X5
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebars Giant Contact, low-rise
Stem Giant Connect
Brake Levers Shimano M396
Brakes Shimano M395 hydraulic-disc, 160mm rotors
Saddle Liv Contact, Forward
Seatpost Giant Contact

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
White/Purple / X-Small 08717611767360 50032813
White/Purple / Small 08717611767377 50032814
White/Purple / Medium 08717611767384 50032815