2016 Giant bits – Particle flow saddles, longer dropper posts & LIV enduro, carbon women’s mountain bikes
For 2016, Giant’s women’s line adds the LIV Intrigue SX, a more aggressive version of the standard 140mm full suspension trail bike.
It’s spec’d with a 160mm Rockshox Pike on the front and a SRAM X1 1×11 group using a 30tooth chainring. It has a new 50mm Contact Slam stem to give it a more aggressive feel to match the longer fork and subsequent slacker head angle. The frame is unchanged, keeping 140mm travel in back, but this hints at a possible Enduro bike for women in the future.
Meanwhile, the The Lust finally gets a carbon version for the German market, giving them the same upper end frame the rest of the world has enjoyed for some time…