Using the 3F design philosophy, Liv’s engineering team designed the Pique to offer the best fit for women—a process that involves analyzing global body dimension studies and product testing with professional mountain bikers like Leigh Donovan, Katie Holden and Lindsey Voreis.
Pique Advanced composite models feature a women’s-specific carbon lay-up perfectly tuned for stiffness that creates power and trail dampening compliance where women need it most. New to Liv’s composite off-road line-up this year is the addition of a carbon upper rocker arm made with Advanced Forged Composite Technology, a high pressure molding process that creates complex shapes in multi-directional carbon layups for maximum strength and lightness. The Pique has updated Maestro suspension technology, which is mounted in a Trunnion mount to shorten the chainstay and lower the center of gravity for better handling, and increased efficiency and agility.
Liv strives to make bikes to fit the needs of every woman, which is why Pique is offered in a wide range of models, from the approachable Pique 3, to the Pique Advanced 0—with the latest and greatest components like SRAM Eagle XX1 1x12 Drivetrains and premium RockShox RS-1 forks. Fast up, fast down; Pique is the versatile cross country or trail riding bike with an affinity for speed, aimed to help each rider achieve her peak performance.
Pique Advanced and Pique join Liv’s 2017 off-road lineup that features newcomers Hail, Embolden and returning favorite, Obsess. Liv’s 2017 premium off-road lineup, offer frames that are compatible with the latest the industry has to offer—like boost hub spacing that improves stiffness, trail handling and provides increased tire clearance for riders who prefer wider rims and tires.
The Pique series is comprehensive and structured to meet the needs of a broad range of female mountain bikers. Pique Advanced composite bikes are available in three model specifications: Pique Advanced 0, Pique Advanced 1 and Pique Advanced 2. The ALUXX aluminum Pique is available also in three model specifications: Pique 1, Pique 2, Pique 3. The Pique SX, with a longer travel 140mm fork, is available in both Advanced composite and ALUXX aluminum options: Pique Advanced SX, Pique SX.
Hail features 160mm travel on Giant’s leading Maestro suspension technology. Serving Liv bikes, Maestro suspension uses a floating pivot point for perfectly tuned suspension that creates efficient pedaling. This technology was enhanced in 2017, with the all-new Trunnion shock mount to lower the rider’s center of gravity and shorten the chainstay for better handling, efficiency and agility. This addition can be found on all Hail models, allowing the rider to corner more predictably and hold her line through speed-sucking rock gardens.
Hail Advanced bikes are handcrafted with a women’s-specific Advanced-grade composite lay-up and come complete with another suspension upgrade new to 2017 Liv Maestro platform bikes. To match its compliant frame, Hail Advanced’s upper rocker arm is created with Advanced Forged Composite Technology, a high pressure molding process that creates complex shapes in multi-directional carbon layups for maximum strength and lightness. While built to descend, this lightweight Advanced Composite frame has improved power transfer through the stout PowerCore bottom bracket for pedaling efficiency and climbing prowess.
With its 3F design philosophy, Liv designs off-road products that offer the best fit for the female rider. Through global body dimension databases and product testing with elite athletes like Leigh Donovan, Katie Holden and Lindsey Voreis, Liv creates a bike that acknowledges industry trends and now charters a course of its own for the most discerning female mountain bikers.
The Hail, like other models in Liv’s 2017 premium off-road lineup, offer frames that are compatible with the latest the industry has to offer—like boost hub spacing that improves stiffness, trail handling and provides increased tire clearance for riders who prefer wider rims and tires.
Liv’s research shows that many women do not want to compromise when it comes to components. Enter Hail Advanced 0. From its lightweight carbon frame, short stem, wide handlebars and beefy tires, to the aggressive 130-160 mm RockShox Lyric RCT3 fork, 160 mm RockShox Deluxe RC3 shock and SRAM X01 Eagle 1X12 drivetrain, Hail Advanced 0 will deliver when it comes to big drops, rocky ruts or long climbs.
“As a woman, bike brands have historically offered us models that often times were not capable of doing it all and that is where the Hail comes in: finally, a bike—in my opinion—that gives me the flexibility to take an easy ride with my parents and 10-year-old daughter, ride my local cross country trails or shred black diamond downhill trails in some of my favorite spots in the world,” said World Champion downhiller, Liv ambassador and mountain bike coach, Leigh Donovan. Leigh called on a wealth of mountain bike industry knowledge and experience in research and design to give Liv feedback that helped develop the Hail into what she considers her dream bike.
Hail Advanced and Hail aluminum models are true enduro and all-mountain bike products in Liv’s 2017 performance off-road lineup that also features Pique, Embolden and Obsess. The Hail series includes the composite Hail Advanced 0 and Hail Advanced 1 and the ALUXX aluminum Hail 1 and Hail 2.