Linda Indergand's Pique Advanced Pro 29

On July 6, 2022, ahead of her home UCI World Cup race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Linda Indergand was surprised with a new Pique Advanced Pro 29. The design was created to commemorate Linda's bronze medal acheivement at the Tokyo Olympics.

Elements of the Swiss and Altdorf flags as well as the landscape of Lake Lucerne were worked into the design by Giant Group's Jo Lai, who found inspiration in Japanese art traditions. A unique feature of the bike is the Japanese art of Kintsugi, which is the process of repairing broken pottery with gold to make new and whole again. On Linda's bike, gold is replaced by bronze. Kintsugi is also a metaphor calling us to recognize and embrace our flaws and imperfections, using them also as a catalyst to come back stronger and better.

Take a closer look and learn more about Linda's Pique Advanced Pro 29.

Linda Indergand's first look at her new Pique Advanced Pro 29

Liv: What is your favorite thing about the Pique Advanced Pro 29? 

Linda: The best thing about the Pique is how efficient it is for climbing, but it’s also really fast, nimble, stable, and fun on the downhills. So in this sense, it’s really good at everything! It’s an all-around great bike.

Liv: What kind of terrain does the Pique Advanced Pro 29 excel at? 

Linda: In my opinion, the Pique performs best in technical terrain, like when it’s rooty and/or rocky. It’s a light bike, so you can just float over obstacles in the trail. This is also my favorite terrain to ride and race.

Liv: What is your favorite memory so far as a part of Liv Factory Racing?

Linda: It’s really hard to choose a favorite memory, because I have so many! It started with the first time I met Liz (Team Manager) and Drew (my mechanic) in Switzerland at the Cuore of Switzerland office for a photo and video shoot; we had a really nice time and I had a good feeling about joining my new team. I really just like spending time with the entire team, and “team time” is my favorite time.

Liv: What are you looking forward to most about the season ahead? 

Linda: There are quite a few big races coming up that I’m looking forward to: The World Cup in Lenzerheide is a big goal and event for me each year, as I consider it my “home” race. I also look forward to going to North America in just a few weeks, and followed shortly after the North American block is European Championships in Munich and World Championships in Les Gets.

Linda Indergand and team manager Liz Walker look on at her new bike

Frame: Pique Advanced Pro 29

Linda rides the Pique Advanced Pro 29 frame in a size large. The Pique's Advanced-Grade Composite frame is designed to maximize power and efficiency.

Cockpit

Cockpit

Handlebars: PRO Tharsis 3Five Carbon Flat, 720mm

Stem: PRO Tharsis 3Five, 60mm

Grips: ODI F-1 Series Vapor

Brakes

Brakes

Shimano XTR 9100, 160mm Centerlock rotors

Suspension

Suspension

Fork: Fox Factory 34 SC, 100mm

Shock: Fox Factory Float DPS

Tune: Shock is set up digressive compression light, digressive rebound light, climb firm; Fork has one VR spacer

Settings/Preferences: Fork rebound: 4 clicks from closed; Low Speed Compression: 10 clicks from closed. Shock rebound: 14 clicks from closed. Front and rear remote lockout, push-to-lock

drivetrain

Drivetrain

Shimano XTR 9100

Chainring: 34t (varies by course)

Cassette: 10-51

Crank: 175mm

tires

Tires

Maxxis Aspen

Width: 2.4 (or 2.25, varies by course)

Compound: one170 EXO TR

seatpost, saddle, pedals

Seatpost/ Saddle/ Pedals

Seatpost: Fox Factory Transfer SL, 100mm

Saddle: PRO Stealth OffRoad

Pedals: HT M2 XC

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