New Liv Intrigue LT: extra journey, combined wheels and smaller sizes


Liv’s new girls’s particular path bike presents 150mm body journey, on-board storage, adjustable geometry, and lots extra apart from

Liv biking has unveiled a brand new long-travel variations of its standard Intrigue path bike mannequin. Primarily based round an aluminium body, the Liv Intrigue LT boasts a trail-munching 150mm of body journey and 160mm fork journey, a mullet arrange, 3-position adjustable flip chip and on-board downtube storage.

All these parts make this essentially the most aggressive bike within the Liv line-up, and likewise the primary to supply combined wheel measurement or mullet configuration.

 Must know:

  • New 150mm (R) and 160mm (F) lengthy journey path bike
  • 3-position adjustable geometry flip chip
  • Aluminium body
  • 4 sizes obtainable globally – XS, S, M and L
  • MX/Mullet wheel configuration
  • On-board downtube storage

“We developed the Intrigue LT as a result of girls who journey want tools that matches each their fearlessness and drive to advance their expertise,” mentioned Ludi Scholz, Liv International Off-road Class Supervisor. “There have been no compromises with this bike. It’s deliberately designed to offer riders all the pieces they should have enjoyable and shred rugged trails with masterful management and ease.”

Created particularly for ladies, and subsequently a uncommon entity on the planet of motorcycle design, Liv bicycles are designed utilizing physique dimension information from solely girls. Liv additionally considers parts like componentry and suspension tune to make sure that its clients get as near an ideal match and comfy journey expertise as attainable with out having to do issues like swap out saddles.

Body and geometry tweaks

The brand new Liv Intrigue LT is offered in an ALUXX-SL aluminium body. In the meanwhile, in contrast to the non-LT model of the Intrigue, there may be not carbon-framed model obtainable.

The bike options the brand new Maestro 3 geometry flip chip. Maestro is the identify for Liv Biking’s suspension platform, and whereas pre-existing variations of the Intrigue have the older 2-position flip chip, the Intrigue LT comes with the newer model which presents Low, Mid and Excessive choices.

The flip chip permits riders to shift the geometry of the bike to swimsuit private choice, driving preferences and terrain. Liv means that the change between every place is within the area of 0.4 levels for the top and seat-tube angles, and 5mm of backside bracket drop.

The Intrigue can be obtainable in an XS measurement, in contrast to different variations of the Intrigue. That is excellent news for smaller riders; with many of motorcycle manufacturers shifting away from girls’s particular fashions or streamlining their choices, this incessantly implies that fashions and features don’t embrace an XS body choice, limiting alternative for riders beneath 158cm/5’2″.

Whereas the M and S sizes have related construct spec, the XS and L unsurprisingly have slight alterations to higher swimsuit their meant riders. This consists of the dimensions L that includes 780mm bars the place the remainder of the dimensions vary runs 760mm, whereas the XS measurement options 165mm cranks versus 170mm cranks, and a 40mm stem in comparison with the 50mm stem on the opposite sizes.

There are a couple of different geometry modifications over the pre-existing Intrigue 29er. This features a shorter head-tube and seat-tube size, longer wheelbase, longer attain, slacker head-tube angle, and decrease standover.

Going mullet

Whereas the Intrigue has been obtainable in a 29er wheel measurement for a while, the Intrigue LT will get to combine issues up a bit with a 29er entrance wheel and 27.5inch rear wheel, providing, Liv states, the best mixture of ‘nimble rear finish and fast-rolling, secure entrance finish’.

Nevertheless, it’s not fairly a easy because it first sounds.

Solely the XS and S fashions will come as mixed-wheel bikes out of the field. The M and L sizes will include a full 29er arrange, although the rear wheel might be switched for a 27.5inch wheel at their very own alternative (and value).

Additionally, presumably as a result of smaller body measurement, Liv additionally doesn’t suggest working the Low setting on the Maestro 3 flip chip on the XS and S.

On-board storage

Excellent news for riders who wish to journey gentle; the Liv Intrigue LT joins swathes of mountain bikes in the marketplace by having a storage compartment built-in into the downtube.

A small latched door on the within of the downtube body opens up, and inside there’s a water resistant bag for storing snacks or instruments, defending each the contents and the body.

Liv Intrigue LT vary

There are two fashions within the Liv Intrigue LT vary; the Intrigue LT 1 and the LT2.

Liv Intrigue LT 1

  • Worth: £3599 |
  • Body: ALUXX SL-Grade aluminum entrance and rear triangles
  • Color: Cleaning soap Suds
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Efficiency, 160mm, Grip damper, Increase, 15×110, Kabolt X, tapered, 44mm offset, customized tuned for Liv
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Efficiency 185/55, customized tuned for Liv
  • Drivetrain: Shimano SLX M7100 , 1×12 with Shimano Deore cassette 10×51
  • Brakes: Tektro M750
  • Wheelset: Large AM wheels with [F] Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5WT, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR, tubeless [R, size M] Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4WT, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR, or [R, size XS and S] Maxxis Dissector 27.5×2.4WT, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR, tubeless
  • Seatpost: Large Contact Swap dropper

Liv Intrigue LT 2

  • Worth: £3199 |
  • Body: ALUXX SL-Grade aluminum entrance and rear triangles
  • Color: Aged Denim
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 160mm, Movement Management damper, Increase
  • Shock: Fox Float DPS Efficiency 185/55, customized tuned for Liv
  • Drivetrain: SRAM SX Eagle, 1×12 with SRAM SX Eagle 11×50 cassette
  • Brakes: Tektro M745, 4 piston, Hydraulic Disc [F] 203mm [R] 180mm
  • Wheelset: Large AM with [F] Maxxis Minion DHF 29×2.5WT, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR, tubeless [R, size M] Maxxis Dissector 29×2.4WT, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR, or [R, size XS and S] Maxxis Dissector 27.5×2.4WT, 3C Max Terra, EXO, TR, tubeless
  • Seatpost: Large Contact Swap dropper