In the road category, Avail Advanced Pro 1 captured testers’ hearts for its versatility. Capable of keeping its cool on rough road or gravel while feeling light and snappy up and down the road, Avail Advanced Pro earned bonus points for its women’s-specific, balanced frame geometry that adds comfort and control.
“We love that Liv gave it [Avail Advanced Pro 1] even more rubber this year, boosting the tires up to 32mm from 25mm options that came on older versions,” said tester Riley Missel. “ It feels like butter on gritty roads, and it surfs over crushed rock, deep mud, and sand. Not many bikes we’ve tried offer the incredible versatility of this one.”
Adding another win to the trophy case this year, Pique Advanced Pro 29 0 had testers raving once more. Simply put by Missel: “The Liv Pique is a badass, zero-compromises, XC race bike.” Bicycling’s Bike Awards features the top-of-the-line Pique 29 model which checks all the boxes for dream cross country mountain bike. From the Fox Live Valve system to the SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, Level Ultimate brakes, and feather-weight Giant XCR-0 full-carbon wheelset, the build leaves zero room for criticism.
“Everything about it [Pique Advanced Pro 29 0] is designed to be as light and efficient as possible, so you can focus on getting to the finish line first,” said Missel.
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