Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Liv Tempt 27.5 4 Trail Bike Review by Pedal Power, Richmond VA

Liv by Giant introduces the 2015 Tempt 27.5 4

Giant wanted to make sure that the world was clear about their effort to make women specific bicycles. One way to do this was to drop the Giant name, altogether. Thus the line of women's bikes is called Liv. A second way was to actually design these bikes from the ground up to fit women's size, strength, and body shape differences. The 2015 Tempt 27.5 4 is a perfect example of the concept fully played out.
Specs include: 

  • Lightweight and durable ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame
  • SR Suntour XCT 100mm-travel fork with hydraulic lockout, and preload adjustment
  • Double-wall alloy rims laced to Giant Tracker Sport hubs with 14-gauge spokes
  • Shimano 3x8-speed drivetrain with Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes
By using ALUXX for the frame, Liv has been able to maximize strength while reducing weight and wind resistance. The fluid shaping of the tubes allow the engineers to make the tubes fatter and thicker where needed for strength, while making the tubes thinner and with a smaller cross section where there is no need for strength. Further shaping includes flat, round, oval, and other unique edges that give an aerodynamic advantage.

We consider the Liv Tempt to be one of Pedal Power's top ten bikes of 2015. Come in and test drive one today.

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