The Liv Avail Advanced road bike has always been known as a women’s specific road bike, and with the latest fifth generation, Liv has made significant updates and improvements. The new Avail Advanced features a reengineered frame and fork for a smoother and more efficient riding experience. It also includes a proprietary seatpost and flexy handlebar to enhance comfort while maintaining its wide road tire capability and fender mounts.
Some key updates and details:
- The Avail is available in two frame options: the Avail Advanced and Avail Advanced Pro.
- There are five sizes from XXS to L, all with 700c wheels and standover heights as low as 683 mm.
- All models have internal cable routing, with the Avail Advanced Pro offering the option for external or internal routing from the handlebars.
- The new Avail is lighter compared to previous models, with weight savings of up to 128 grams for the Avail Advanced Pro in size L.
- The frame stiffness to weight ratio has improved by up to 30.18 percent.
- The Avail can accommodate 700c x 38 mm tires, with hidden mounts for fenders.
- Every bike comes with a pair of water bottle cages and a handlebar computer mount with GoPro compatibility.
Liv has focused on improving both comfort and performance with the Avail Advanced. The updated frame features a D-shaped fork steerer tube, allowing for full internally routed cables. Liv has also introduced the Liv Contact SLR and SL D-Fuse handlebars, which are 40 percent more compliant than previous bars, reducing road vibrations on the hands.
The Avail Advanced is designed with women-specific touch points, including wider saddles and narrower handlebars, to best fit the anatomy of female riders. All Avail Advanced models come with tubeless-ready wheels and a D-shaped seatpost with up to 7 mm of flex for added comfort.
In terms of geometry, the Avail Advanced is available in five sizes, with the addition of an XXS size. The focus is on straight-line stability, with a low bottom bracket for enhanced stability during rides.
The Liv Avail Advanced road bike offers a combination of comfort, performance, and versatility, making it a great option for female riders looking for a high-quality road bike.
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