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LIV introduces all-new women’s endurance road bike range

Liv, a new cycling brand dedicated to women riders, has unveiled an all-new range of endurance road bikes. The totally revamped Avail collection was designed and developed from the ground up to offer the best balance of light weight, control, efficiency and compliance of any women's road bike in the world.

The 2015 Avail bikes also bear the Liv brand name,

the new women's cycling brand from Giant. Giant has long been committed to the female consumer, and has now taken that commitment to a new level with the transformation of the women's brand from Liv/giant to Liv. Liv and the new Avail range represent the brand's mission to make cycling more approachable and appealing to women, and to provide the best products to help female riders discover new possibilities through cycling.

All of the bikes in the Avail range, from the premium Avail Advanced SL composite models to the lightweight aluminum Avail models, follow Liv's 3F design philosophy, which stands for Fit, Form, Function. Each bike was created by a team of female designers, product managers and athletes to give women road riders of all levels the confidence and control to expand their comfort zone and go beyond their own limits.

Avail Advanced SL Series

The crown jewel of the new Avail range is the Avail Advanced SL.

Handcrafted by Giant with the most premium composite frame materials, it represents the lightest road frame in the Liv 2015 line. With a frame that weighs less than 900 grams, the new Avail Advanced SL gives riders the ability to climb faster and ride longer while exerting less energy.

Beyond its ultralight weight, the Avail is also extremely comfortable to ride. Every tube shape, junction and layup technique on the Avail Advanced SL frame has been strategically engineered to optimize overall compliance for the female rider.

Another key factor in the smooth ride quality of the Avail Advanced SL is the D-Fuse integrated seatpost. The "D" shaped design flexes slightly over rough roads, which reduces road vibration to produce a smoother, more comfortable ride. In addition to adding compliance, the D-Fuse also provides significant weight savings compared to a traditional round post.

The Avail Advanced SL's ultralight weight and smooth ride quality are balanced by a special women's specific carbon layup designed to optimize frame stiffness and pedaling efficiency. This "tuned efficiency" results in a frame that's stiff where it needs to be, but not at the cost of ride quality and comfort.

The women's specific geometry of the Avail Advanced SL is derived from data obtained through global women's body dimension studies. To optimize bike handling and control, frame designers created the ideal balance point over the bottom bracket. The result is a riding position that's efficient, comfortable and confident and right in line with Liv's 3F design philosophy.

Beyond its smooth ride and balanced geometry, the Avail Advanced SL also features seamless disc brake integration, giving riders more confident braking in variable weather and terrain. Add in women's specific components, and all these factors result in pinpoint control, even in the most challenging conditions.

Avail Advanced Pro/Avail Advanced Series

The Avail Advanced series is also completely redesigned for 2015 to deliver a smooth, efficient ride quality. Sharing similar overall design and frame technologies as the new Avail Advanced SL series including women's specific geometry and carbon layup, disc brake integration, the D-Fuse seatpost and Compliance Tuned Technology the Advanced Pro (which comes with a full composite fork and composite OverDrive 2 steerer tube system) and Avail Advanced models are handcrafted with Advanced grade composite frame technology.

Avail Series

Rounding out Liv's all-new endurance road collection is the Avail series, designed to make performance road riding accessible for all female riders. The Avail series is designed with the same women's specific endurance geometry as the composite models in a lightweight aluminum construction. Top models in this series feature premium ALUXX SL-grade aluminum and the D-Fuse seatpost, delivering an agile yet comfortable cycling experience for female riders.