Liv's Devote Advanced 2 is designed with geometry unique to the model. Stable geometry was a priority with the Devote Advanced 2, giving the rider confidence when the riding surface changes for the worse. The bottom bracket position keeps the rider's center of gravity low, allowing the rider to feel "in the bike" and between the wheels, rather than just perched on top. A more upright fit was needed for riders that are more interested in simply completing challenging rides and events rather than winning them.
The frame and fork of the Devote Advanced 2 is built with Giant's own Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber, ensuring feather-lightness and impressive torsional strength. The Advanced-grade carbon fiber "recipe" soaks up tiring vibration, allowing a rider to cover longer distances in comfort. A tapered OverDrive head tube/steerer tube enhances the bike's handling precision, especially in fast turns and descents. The chainstays have an almost droopy look to them, allowing very wide tires to be used (up to 45mm!) when tackling terrible gravel. 12mm thru-axles not only ensure proper disc brake alignment when installing wheels, but also improve overall torsional strength for improved handling. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the Praxis crankset, providing flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. Internal cable routing keeps the bike looking clean and sleek as well as extending shifter cable life in dirty conditions. Even the front disc brake hose runs inside the fork leg. The usual bottle cage mounts are found in the main triangle, but a third bottle mount is found under the down tube for especially long and hot rides. Cool, huh? Giant's clever D-Fuse Composite carbon fiber seatpost soaks up hard impacts with up to 12mm of flex, enhancing ride quality further.
Shimano's excellent 11-speed GRX components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Devote Advanced 2. The adjustable-reach GRX levers feature an improved hood shape and texture, keeping the rider's hands fresher over broken jeep double-track. The long-cage GRX rear derailleur is a Shadow-style unit, enhancing shifting performance under load. It even features a clutch that helps retain the chain over washboard trails. The GRX front derailleur is a new toggle-pivot unit, reducing the effort needed to shift to the large chainring. Cable tension can even be adjusted from the derailleur, eliminating the need for in-line barrel adjusters. Praxis supplies the alloy Alba crankset with a 48/32T chainring combination, bringing incredibly low gearing to the Devote Advanced 2. Out back, a Shimano 105 rear cassette boasts an 11-34T gearing range. Yes, that's less than a one-to-one ratio for attacking the crazy-steep climbs while loaded down with gear!
Giant's own S-X2 Disc alloy wheels are tubeless-ready and are wrapped with tubeless 700x38c CrossCut AT1 tires that dig into dirt with aggressive tread. Helping to keep speed in check is a pair of Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes that work brilliantly in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). A Liv Approach saddle sits atop the aformentioned D-Fuse seatpost, while an alloy Contact stem and alloy Contact XR D-Fuse road handlebar completes the cockpit of this gravel challenger.
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer|
Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Giant P-X2 Disc wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant P-X2 Disc wheelset|
|Tires||Giant CrossCut AT1, 700x40c, tubeless|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, press fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX-810|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX-812|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 11-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX RX-600 11-speed|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact XR D-Fuse, 31.8mm, 5° back sweep, flare drop|
|Tape/Grips||Liv all-condition handlebar tape|
|Stem||Giant Contact, 8-degree|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX RX-600 hydraulic|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX RX-400 hydraulic disc|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse, composite|
* Subject to change without notice.