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.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum front and rear triangles, 125mm Maestro Suspension, flip chip|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Rhythm, 140mm, GRIP damper, Boost, 15x110, tapered, 44mm offset, custom tuned for Liv|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPS Performance [185/50], custom tuned for Liv|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Giant AM 29, tubeless ready, sleeve-joint, 30mm inner width|
|Hubs||Shimano, sealed bearing|
|Spokes||Sapim stainless steel|
Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.5" WT, 3C, EXO, TR, tubeless
Rear: Maxxis Dissector 29x2.4" WT, 3C, EXO, TR, tubeless
|Crankset||Shimano SLX alloy|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, press fit|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX Shadow+|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX, 10-51T|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Giant Contact TR35, 780x35 clamp dia.|
|Stem||Giant Contact SL 35mm clamp dia.|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT501|
|Brakes||Shimano MT520 hydraulic disc|
|Seat Post||Giant Contact Switch dropper, remote lever, 30.9|
|Accessories & Extras||Tubeless prepared|
* Subject to change without notice.