Liv’s 2023 Intrigue LT is their most aggressive bike to date

Liv’s 2023 Intrigue LT is their most aggressive bike to date

Liv, Giant’s women’s-specific counterpart, has launched the all-new Intrigue LT with 150mm of rear travel, making it their most aggressive bike in the lineup. The ALUXX SL-Grade aluminum frame has a down tube storage pocket and a 3-position flip chip like the recently revised Reign.

Liv builds the XS and S sizes with mixed wheels out of the box, while the M and L frames come stock with 29-inch wheels. The adjustable geometry allows all Intrigue LT sizes to be used with both mixed wheels and a full 29er setup.

Two Intrigue LT models range from around €3,399 to €3,999, although prices are still being finalized for some European regions. Only the $2,800 USD base model is available in the United States.

Liv Intrigue LT Details
• 29″ or mixed wheels
• Aluminum frame
• Travel: 150mm / 160mm fork
• 65.1° head tube angle (M-mid setting)
• 77.6° seat angle (M-mid setting)
• Chainstay length: 442 mm
• Flip chip with 3 positions
• Down tube storage compartment
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Price: €3,399 – 3,999 / $2,800 USD (LT 2)
• liv-cycling.com

Geometry

In the center position with 29-inch wheels, the 160mm fork sits moderately at 65.1 degrees, and the seat tube is a pretty steep 77.3 degrees. Changing the position of the flip chip changes the angles by approximately 0.4 degrees and raises or lowers the BB by 5mm.

Since the Intrigue LT uses the same 3-position flip chip as the Reign, angles will also be 0.8 degrees slacker with a 27.5″ rear wheel instead of a 29″. The best option for spinning the small rear wheel is to put it in the high setting, which still makes the geometry more aggressive than the low setting with a 29″ rear wheel.

As for the frame range dimensions, those start at 402 for the XS and go up to 417 442 and 462 for the L. The bike’s chainstays are 442mm across all sizes, making the two smaller frames somewhat disproportionate in comparison with the range.

Specifications

Each frame uses a Fox Float DPS and quite a few of Giant’s own components, such as the Contact dropper post, bar, stem and wheels. Both models use Liv’s Sylvia saddles and Maxxis 3C MaxxTerra Minion DHF and Dissector tires with EXO casings. An MRP AMg chain guide is also included for added safety.

What differs between the Intrigue LT 1 and 2 is mainly the fork and drivetrain. The LT 2 comes with a RockShox 35 Gold RL fork, and the more expensive LT 1 uses a Fox 36 with a GRIP damper. You also get a mix of Shimano SLX and Deore shifting components on the LT 1 versus SRAM SX, but both 12-speed drivetrains have at least 500% gear range.

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