Liv makes a strong case for value in a full-suspension trail machine. Kiss your ancient hardtail goodbye!
The ALUXX SL-Grade aluminum frame on the Intrigue 29 2 makes a stong case by itself. The shaped and tapered frame tubes help keep overall weight low while providing a strong platform for the rear Maestro suspension. The upper rocker arm in the Maestro suspension is a one-piece unit made from an Advanced Forged Composite material. It resists torsional twisting that would otherwise cause friction in the rear shock. The eyelets for the rear shock are set further apart in a Trunnion mount, improving the shock's bump response. At the rear of the upper rocker is a pair of two-position Flip Chips that can be reversed to change the bike's geometry. From upright and nimble to lower and slacker, the Intrigue 29 2 can be customized for the day's challenges. 125mm of rear Maestro suspension travel adds bags of grip over technical trails, while the air-adjustable Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock can be set up for a wide range of rider weights and skill levels. An air-adjustable Fox 34 Float Rhythm suspension fork adds 140mm of travel for confident handling in rock gardens and root "fun houses". A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface adds an extra dash of handling precision. Need a short standover height? The Intrigue's Small size needs an inseam of only 28.8" for a safe fit!
The drivetrain of the Intrigue 29 2 doesn't want to make you overthink your options. Shimano's single-ring SLX shifting lets you concentrate on the trail and brings 12 speeds to the party! The rear Shimano SLX cassette features a 10-51T gearing range paired with a Shimano SLX 30T single-ring alloy crankset. That will make even the most challenging trails seem less fearsome! Shimano's 12-speed SLX RapidFire Plus shifter and clutch-equipped SLX rear derailleur operate with lightning speed, even while under hard pedaling loads. Tubeless-ready alloy Giant AM 29 wheels boast a 30mm wide rim, allowing the tires to place a wider "footprint" on the trail for maximum traction. The wheels are shod with meaty 29x2.5" front/29x2.4" rear Maxxis Minion DHF (front)/Maxxis Dissector (rear) tires, allowing you to attack every trail with confident grip. All that makes the Intrigue 29 2 pretty capable at speed, but the rider and bike are only as fast as the brakes are good. Helping to reign in speed in all conditions (wet or dry), is the job of Shimano's 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, bringing stopping power and excellent lever feedback to the Intrigue 29 2. Big 203mm front/180mm rear rotors disperse heat and improve stopping power in all conditions, too. A Liv Sylvia saddle sits atop a alloy Contact Switch dropper seatpost, complete with bar-mounted remote lever. An alloy Contact SL 35 stem and alloy Contact Trail 35 handlebar completes this off-road trail conquerer.