BikeRadar has given top honors to the new Intrigue Advanced trail bike, naming it Women’s Trail Bike of the Year in its 2019 Bike of the Year awards.
Featuring more than 100 of the year’s best bikes in all categories, this is BikeRadar’s biggest test of the year, and the Intrigue Advanced topped all other competitors in its class. Editors gave it a near-perfect ranking of 4.5 (out of 5) stars.
“Astonishingly light (12.79kg), versatile and incredibly capable, the new Liv Intrigue Advanced 1 really does live up to its ‘Play the Trail’ strapline, handling a huge range of terrain with ease, from long natural descents to UK bike parks,” wrote BikeRadar’s women’s cycling editor Aoife Glass. “The carbon front triangle and alloy rear end combine to deliver a taut, efficient feel when flicking the bike through turns or pumping undulating terrain.”
Beyond its lightweight frame and women’s-specific trail-riding geometry, BikeRadar editors pointed to the suspension system and composite wheels as key contributors to the confident ride of the Intrigue Advanced.
Describing its ride characteristics, Glass wrote: “Finding the right balance between being fun to ride on flatter trails and capable enough to tackle bigger terrain is hard, but Liv seems to have found the magic formula, and makes a strong case for women-specific design in the process. The Intrigue always feels composed and lightning-fast, yet is forgiving enough for you to get away with the occasional slip and slide.”
For more, check out the full review at BikeRadar.com.
And for all the details on the full range of 2019 Intrigue trail bikes, click here.