2020 Liv Avail Range Guide

Words by Tom Worsfold

on 14/10/2019 16:21:01

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For 2020 the Liv Avail is a light, comfortable option for women looking for an excellent introduction into road cycling. Blending on-road comfort with efficient power transfer the Avail is ideal for sportive riding and long days on the road, with there being multiple specification options to ensure you get the best bike for your needs. Liv have spent years refining their women's specific geometry to ensure their bikes offer top, gender specific performance. The Avail could be your next all-round road racer, read on below to learn about the different model variants and as to which one best suit your needs.


Overview

Discipline: Road

Usage: Sportive and Endurance, a compliant ride suited for fast distance riding

Models: Avail, Avail SL, Avail SL Disc, Avail AR, Avail Advanced and Avail Advanced Pro

What's New?

  • - Overdrive forks on all models
  • - New Avail AR �all-road� option
  • - All new Avail Advanced carbon frame
  • - Sram AXS spec option
  • - 32mm tires on some models
  • - New carbon layup on Advanced models

The Models

Liv & Giant's model breakdown can be confusing at first, with there being many versions of each model. An SL designation means the model is handcrafted with Liv's ALUXX SL aluminium; a lighter version of the material found on the entry level models. SL models also receive a D-Fuse seatpost which adds comfort through compliancy to the bike. Moving towards the higher specifications is the Advanced range. Advanced models receive a carbon frame, and Advanced Pro models feature a carbon wheelset and top of the range componentry. Although not features within the Avail line-up, Advanced SL models are also available on some Liv/Giant products, which feature an even lighter carbon layup and integrated seat post system. Liv/Giant bikes also feature a number moniker after the model name, with lower numbers (e.g. 0) being the higher end of the series. For 2020 the all new Avail AR is featured in the range, an all road option designed for the road less travelled.

Avail

The Avail marks the entry level for the series with two models, the Avail 1 & Avail 2. The Avail is designed to be a top value model for those first getting into road cycling or commuting. Although these are the least expensive models in the line-up the entry level Avail's offer great technology and share the same comfortable geometry as others in the range. These models have lower end Shimano drivetrains to bring the price down, but they still offer responsive shifting and a good range of gears. If you are looking for stability, fast pace and comfort the Avail is an excellent choice to get you moving - a perfect first road bike.

Avail SL/SL Disc

The Avail SL is a more performance orientated aluminium frame model, designed for road enthusiasts who are looking for a race-ready model on a budget. These feature mid-range Shimano drivetrains with 10/11spd shifting, allowing for improved shifting and less noticeable jumps between gears. The SL's main improvement is the use of Liv/Giant's excellent ALUXX SL grade aluminium to further drop the weight. Disc equipped versions are also available which are a perfect UK upgrade, offering improved braking in wet weather and reduced braking distances when compared to rim brake models. The Avail SL offers top value for female riders looking for a performance ride without the price tag that comes with it.

Avail AR

Featuring relaxed, stable geometry and tough adventure ready components, the Avail AR is designed to push boundaries when it comes to what you can ride on a road bike. The AR features wide, 32c tires for comfort on rough surfaces and to open up possibilities of where you can ride. Powerful disc brakes are featured on all models, and the lightweight ALUXX framesets can accommodate pannier racks and fenders for long-haul rides. The Avail AR is for those who do not know where the ride will take them, opening up new horizons as to where and how far you can ride.


Avail Advanced/Advanced Pro

With an Advanced-grade carbon frameset these models are designed to bring peak levels of performance and control at a keen price-point, with 2020 seeing an all new frame design. These models feature top end Shimano/Sram drivetrains and are designed for those looking for a no-holds-barred riding experience. Carbon frames add a compliant ride characteristic that offers more comfort than aluminium models as well as reduced frame weights with the layup of the carbon is tuned exclusively for women.

These models are disc brake specific to give total confidence on the descents especially in poor weather, making these a fantastic UK performance bike for the aspiring sportive/endurance rider. The Advanced Pro models improve performance even further with Giant's carbon wheel systems, reducing rotational weight and dramatically improving acceleration. If you are after a top performing model for fast, comfortable riding, the Avail Advanced is it.

The Models - A Breakdown

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Liv Avail 2 2020

From long solo adventures to tough group rides, Liv Avail is lightweight and comfortable, engineered specifically for female riders.

  • Frame - ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Composite, OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Claris 8 speed
  • Brakes - Tektro TK-B177
  • Wheels - Giant SR-3 wheelset
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Liv Avail 1 2020

From long solo adventures to tough group rides, Liv Avail is lightweight and comfortable, engineered specifically for female riders.

  • Frame - ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Composite, OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Sora 9 speed
  • Brakes - Tektro TK-B177
  • Wheels - Giant SR-3 wheelset
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Liv Avail SL 1 2020

The lightweight Liv Avail SL 1 is handcrafted using ALUXX SL aluminium. Avail optimises a woman's riding style, providing pedalling efficiency, razor-sharp handling and added compliance.

  • Frame - ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 GS
  • Brakes - Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheels - Tektro TK-B178
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Liv Avail SL 2 Disc 2020

Disc brake technology offers consistent braking performance in all weathers and all conditions, offering unrivalled control and confidence.

  • Frame - ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Tiagra 10 speed
  • Brakes - Giant Conduct Disc
  • Wheels - Giant SR-2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail SL 1 Disc 2020

The Liv Avail SL 1 Disc is fit to handle those long days on the road. When used for group rides or solo adventures, this bike shines with elegant, modern style. Powerful disc brakes offer confidence and control in variable conditions.

  • Frame - ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 GS
  • Brakes - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc
  • Wheels - Giant SR-2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail AR 3 2020

Get on your bike and follow the road less travelled for your next cycling adventure. It's sure to be an amazing ride with Liv Avail AR.

  • Frame - ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Composite, OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Sora 9 speed
  • Brakes - Tektro MD-C550
  • Wheels - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail AR 2 2020

Stable and comfortable on both smooth tarmac and rough roads, the Avail AR opens up a whole new world of exploring by bike.

  • Frame - ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Composite, OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 11 speed
  • Brakes - Giant Conduct Disc
  • Wheels - Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail AR 1 2020

Whether it's tight city streets or gravel paths, Avail AR is smooth, lively and confidence inspiring.

  • Frame - ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork - Composite, OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 11 speed
  • Brakes - Shimano 105 hydraulic
  • Wheels - Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail Advanced 3 2020

Avail Advanced is engineered with Advanced grade carbon to be light and comfortable for female riders.

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Tiagra 10 speed
  • Brakes - Shimano Tiagra
  • Wheels - Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail Advanced 2 2020

A versatile endurance road bike that will enable you to ride mile upon mile with confidence and ease.

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano 105 11 speed
  • Brakes - Shimano 105
  • Wheels - Giant PR-2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail Advanced 1 2020

Lightweight and nimble on the climbs and superbly confident on the descents with hydraulic disc brakes, giving unrivalled stopping power whatever the weather.

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra 11 speed
  • Brakes - Shimano Ultegra
  • Wheels - Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset
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Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2 2020

Avail Advanced Pro is engineered with Advanced grade carbon to be light and comfortable for female riders.

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Ultegra 11 speed
  • Brakes - Shimano Ultegra
  • Wheels - Giant SLR 1 Disc 30 Carbon WheelSystem
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Liv Avail Advanced Pro 1 2020

Sram's Force eTap AXS electronic totally wireless 12 speed groupset will give you constant crisp shifting across a wide range of gears so you'll never be struggling for a gear on the toughest of climbs.

  • Frame - Advanced-Grade Composite
  • Fork - Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
  • Drivetrain - SRAM Force eTap AXS 12 speed
  • Brakes - SRAM Force AXS hydraulic disc
  • Wheels - Giant SLR 1 Disc 30 Carbon WheelSystem
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