Liv Intrigue 1 Black
Take your technical trail riding to the next level. 27.5 Wheels and a frame built for women will help boost your speed and skills.
The Intrigue features hydroformed ALUXX SL Aluminum Technology, specifically designed to fit the 5-inch/140mm Maestro Suspension platform, 27.5 wheel size, and Liv’s women’s specifications. Combined with internal cable routing and integrated downtube and chainstay protection, and performance technology features such as OverDrive and PowerCore, the Intrigue offers premium all-mountain fit and performance.
>OverDrive headtube for maximum front end stiffness
>142/135mm convertible dropout design
>Optimized women’s-specific 27.5 geometry for ideal handling and fit
Ramstorlekar XS, S, M, L
Ram ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, 5.5"/140mm Maestro Suspension
Gaffel eller ev. stötdämpare fram Fox Float 32 CTD Talas Performance FIT, 140/120mm travel, 15mm Thru-Axle, Tapered Steerer
Stötdämpare bak Fox Float CTD
Handtag Giant Contact SL
Styrstam Giant Contact SL
Sadelstolpe Giant Contact Switch-R, 30.9mm
Sadel Fi'zi:k Vesta, MG rails
Växelhandtag SRAM X0, 2x10 speed
Växelförare fram SRAM X9, 10-speed
Växelförare bak SRAM X0, Type 2, 10-speed
Bromsar SRAM Guide R [F] 160mm, [R] 160mm
Bromshandtag SRAM Guide R
Kassett eller ev. drev bak SRAM PG1050 11-36, 10-speed
Kedja KMC X10
Vevparti SRAM S1000, 22/36 custom
Vevlager SRAM Press Fit
Fälgbana Giant P-TRX 1 Composite 27.5 WheelSystem
Nav Giant TRX [F] 15mm Thru Axle [R] 12x142mm
Ekrar Sapim Race, double-butted, black
Däck Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snake Skin, 27.5x2.25"
Vikt The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Frame size XS (37) S (38) M (43) L (48)
Head tube angle (°) 68.0 68.0 68.0 68.0
Seat tube angle (°) 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Top tube length (cm) 54.0 56.0 58.0 59.0
Reach (cm) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Head tube length (cm) 10.0 10.5 11.5 12.5
Stack (cm) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chain stay length (cm) 44.6 44.6 44.6 44.6
Wheelbase (cm) 108.7 110.8 112.9 114.0
Standover height (cm) 79.9 79.5 79.6 81.5
Giant Overdrive 2/Overdrive
As the first manufacturer to bring the tapered headtube to market—with the 2006 Glory mountain bike—Giant knows a thing or two about inventing solutions for improved steering precision. The original OverDrive technology resulted in groundbreaking stiffness-to-weight ratios, and the newer OverDrive 2 system on high-performance road and mountain bikes offers even further advantages.
Giant Overdrive 2
Giant’s most advanced fork steerer-tube technology. Oversized headset bearings (1 1/4-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings) and a tapered steerer tube combine for unprecedented steering performance with no additional weight.
>1 1/4-inch top bearing
>1 ½-inch bottom bearing
>1 1/4 –inch stem
>Custom OverDrive 2 expansion wedge
Compared to the already stiff OverDrive system, OverDrive 2 provides up to 30 percent more torsional steering stiffness. This translates into industry-leading steering precision. Whether you’re sprinting for the finish or cornering hard in the most demanding conditions, you can ride with more power and confidence.
Giant’s original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a rider’s hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Giant Maestro suspension
Whatever off-road adventures you seek, Giant's Maestro Suspension helps you make the most of your efforts. Control, traction, comfort, speed—you get more of everything with Maestro. From fast and efficient 4-inch-travel XC to full 8-inch DH bikes, Maestro is an adaptable system that offers smooth, active rear suspension on all types of terrain.
Whether you’re sprinting up a climb or coasting through a rock garden, Maestro Suspension performs consistently under pedaling power and doesn’t compromise efficiency.
Complete suspension activity
From high-frequency trail vibrations to heavy-hitting compressions, Maestro Suspension soaks up the full spectrum of trail impacts.
Total brake independence
Even under full braking force, Maestro Suspension remains fully active and reactive.
The Aluxx advantage
From the manipulation of atomic grain structures to our advanced forming and welding techniques, Giant has been at the forefront of aluminum engineering for more than 30 years. Today, ALUXX Aluminum Technology represents the pinnacle of alloy performance. A heritage of craftsmanship combined with unmatched manufacturing capabilities gives Giant the unique ability to monitor every step of the aluminum frame-building process. Through our cutting-edge materials science, proprietary forming techniques, and attention to detail, we are constantly advancing aluminum performance to create bikes that are lighter, stronger and stiffer. The difference can be felt in the ride. Every aluminum bike bearing the ALUXX Aluminum Technology label must live up to the highest standards and meet the tightest tolerances of any aluminum frame in the world.
Giant Aluxx SL
Extremely lightweight framesets featuring high-performance strength-to-weight ratios.
>Predominantly features 6011 alloy for a high-performance strength-to-weight ratio.
>Double butting results in lighter weight without sacrificing strength.
>Features PressForming, WarmForming (advanced manipulation of tubeset shaping via an injection of high-pressure air) and FluidForming in select models.
>Features both Standard (double-pass weld technique without finish sanding/filing) and Smooth welding techniques for outstanding strength and weight.
Giant 3F: Fit, Form, Function
Liv's unique 3F design philosophy ensures that, as a female rider, you are getting the best bike for your riding style. 3F stands for "Fit, Form, Function." These are the elements that guide Liv engineers and designers as they create your bike, apparel and gear. The 3F design philosophy produces the best and most appealing cycling equipment to help all women feel confident and enjoy the ride.
Liv bikes, apparel and gear are designed specifically for women. Liv's team of female designers and engineers consider all aspects of a woman's unique strengths and physical characteristics to create the only complete product collection designed solely for women. Examples of this include:
>Women's-specific fit based on global body dimension studies.
>Optimized stem lengths, handlebar width and drop, and crank arm length.
>Shorter brake reach.
>Comfortable saddle designed for female pelvis and hip shapes.
>Liv ApparelFit System with multiple fit options.
Liv designers understand the importance of creating bikes, gear and apparel pieces that not only meet the highest performance standards, but also have a great look and feel. From crafting the lightest, smoothest riding bikes to designing distinctive color and graphics combinations, the Liv team is committed to providing the highest level of design and aesthetics. Examples include:
>Thoughtfully considered frame design.
>Dynamic use of color and graphics to create eye-catching designs.
>Color matching between rider gear and bikes.
>Flattering cuts and styles in all apparel items.
>Application of fashion color trends and patterns.
Liv defines function by how well a product performs in its element. We strive to create lighter, faster, more confidence-inspiring bikes and products for women. Here are some of the ways Liv emphasizes Function:
>Utilizing Giant's world-leading craftsmanship and technology to produce a premium product collection 3F layup schedule results in custom, ultra-lightweight frame construction for the unique needs of female riders.
>Functional fabrics keep you comfortable and performing at your best.
>Women' s-specific chamois technology to fit female anatomy.
Giant 27.5 wheel technology
Superior performance without compromise. These are the reasons to ride Giant 27.5:
Significantly lower bike and rotational wheel weight helps you climb faster with less effort.
Overall bike weight
Compare the weights of identically equipped bikes with different wheel sizes and you'll see substantial weight differences. As expected, the 26-inch-wheel bike is somewhat lighter than the 27.5, and substantially lighter than the 29 (up to two pounds of overall bike weight savings from 29 to 27.5). Every gram saved helps you ride faster.
The overall weight of a 27.5 wheel set (wheel, tire and inner tube) is only 5% greater than that of an identically built 26-inch wheel set. Compare this to the 12% increase of a 29-inch wheel set and you can see how a seemingly small increase in diameter results in substantial weight gain—and poorer performance when climbing or accelerating.
Lighter wheels/tires result in a quicker acceleration and lighter overall bike weight - a win-win combination.
Snappier acceleration and a reduced angle of attack for a smoother, more agile ride.
Increased wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle in which a round object intersects a square object). This is a good thing. A 29-inch wheel rolls over a 6-centimeter square-edge obstacle 14% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does. In comparison, a 27.5-inch wheel rolls over the same obstacle 9.8% more efficiently than a 26-inch wheel does. Another way to analyze angle of attack is the degree of impact—where 26-inch equals X degree, 27.5 equals X-4 degrees and 29 equals X-6 degrees. Again, a shallower angle is better—so 29-inch takes the win, with 27.5 exhibiting nearly the same performance but without the weight penalty.
Arguably the most important benefit of 27.5 over 29 is quicker acceleration. This is the "snap" that a rider feels when they push hard on the pedals. It is affected not just by overall static weight but also where the weight is distributed throughout the wheel. The farther the weight is from the center of the hub, the slower the acceleration. So a similarly constructed 1000-gram 29-inch wheel is slower to accelerate than a 1000-gram 26-inch wheel—because the larger diameter rim and longer spokes place weight farther from the hub. The key to snappy acceleration is minimizing the weight of the outermost components (rim, nipples, spokes, tire, tube). As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel is only 1.5% slower to accelerate than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel, but a 29-inch wheel is 3.6% slower than a similarly constructed 26-inch wheel.
A larger tire contact patch, increased stiffness, and optimized frame geometry improve traction, braking and handling.
The larger the diameter of a wheel, the greater the contact patch of the tire. A larger contact patch results in better traction, which leads to improved acceleration, deceleration and cornering. As you can see, a 27.5-inch wheel has a similar contact patch to the 29.
Lateral (side-to-side) frame stiffness can be affected by wheel size. To accommodate larger wheels, frame dimensions must be elongated. Therefore, a size medium 29-inch wheel frame has more lateral flex (bottom bracket and headtube) than a size medium 27.5 or 26-inch wheel frameset. Additional flex compromises handling under heavy pedaling or sharp cornering.
The larger the wheel, the more difficult it is to optimize geometry, especially on smaller frames. As the frame size decreases, headtube heights become higher (in relation to saddle height). On 26 or 27.5-inch frames, it's less of a problem, but geometry limitations can affect smaller 29-inch-wheel frames.