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Liv Devote Advanced 2

Liv Devote Advanced 2
  • Color: Nordic Breeze
  • Color: Candy Navy
$3,000.00
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The Devote Advanced 2 isn't a repurposed cyclocross bike with wide gearing and wider tires. It's all about speed and smoothness in rough conditions for hours on end.


Liv's new Devote Advanced 2 is designed with geometry unique to the line. Stability came first with the Devote Advanced 2, giving the rider confidence when the riding surface changes for the worse, frequently with no warning. The low bottom bracket 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 Advanced-grade Composite carbon fiber, ensuring feather-lightness and impressive torsional strength. The Advanced-grade carbon fiber "recipe" soaks up fatiguing 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. The Devote Advanced 2 can also take 650B wheels if that's your preference (wheelset and tires sold separately). 12mm thru-axles not only ensure proper disc brake alignment, but also improve overall torsional strength for improved handling. A press-fit PowerCore bottom bracket anchors the 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. 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 new long-cage GRX rear derailleur is a Shadow-style unit, enhancing shifting performance under load. It even has a 34T large cog capacity. 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 2D crankset with a 48/32T chainring combination, bringing incredibly low gearing to the Revolt 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 the crazy-steep climbs while loaded down with gear!


Giant's own P-X2 Disc alloy wheels are tubeless-ready and are wrapped with tubeless 700x40c CrossCut AT 1 tires that dig into dirt with aggressive tread. Helping to keep speed in check is a pair of GRX hydraulic disc brakes. An 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 expedition-ready bicycle.


Geometry Chart:
X-SmallSmallMediumLarge
A SEAT TUBE LENGTH (mm) 390 420 465 500
B SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.0° 75.0° 74.5° 74.5°
C TOP TUBE LENGTH (mm) 515 525 535 550
E HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.5° 70.5° 71.0° 71.0°
F FORK RAKE (mm) 50 50 50 50
G TRAIL (mm) 75.9 75.9 72.5 72.5
H WHEELBASE (mm) 1013 1020 1022 1039
I CHAIN STAY LENGTH (mm) 430 430 430 430
J BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm) 80 80 80 80
K STACK (mm) 530 558 588 612
L REACH (mm) 378 376 372 380
M STAND OVER HEIGHT (mm) 683 711 749 779
N HANDLEBAR WIDTH (mm) 400 400 420 420
O STEM LENGTH (mm) 70 80 90 90
P CRANK LENGTH (mm) 165 170 172.5 172.5
Q WHEEL SIZE 700c 700c 700c 700c
Sizes:
X-Small4'11" 5'4"
Small 5'2" 5'7"
Medium 5'5" 5'9"
Large 5'7" 5'11"

Specs

Frame Advanced-Grade Composite, 12x142mm thru-axle, disc
Fork Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle, disc
Wheels Giant P-X2 Disc wheelset
Axles 12mm thru-axle
Tires Giant CrossCut AT 1, 700x38c, Tubeless
Bottom Bracket Praxis, press fit
Crankset Praxis Alba 2D alloy
Chainrings 48/32T
Shifters Shimano GRX RX-600, 2x11
Front Derailleur Shimano GRX RX-810
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX-810, clutch-equipped
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11-34T
Chain KMC X11SL-1
Brakes Shimano GRX RX-400 hydraulic
Rotors Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm
Brake Levers Shimano GRX RX-600 hydraulic
Handlebars Giant Contact XR D-Fuse, 31.8
Tape/Grips Liv All Condition
Stem Giant Contact
Seatpost Giant D-Fuse, composite XS:75mm travel, S:75mm travel, M:75mm travel, L:100mm
Saddle Liv Approach
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras Tubeless prepared

* Subject to change without notice.

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