2023 Liv Langma Advanced vs Avail Advanced

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Liv is the sister brand of Taiwan-based Giant. It was founded in 2008 by Bonnie Tu, the Giant Bicycle Group chairperson who is also known as the most powerful woman in cycling.

The unique thing about Liv is not only their bikes and apparel are for women only, but they’re also designed and made by women. The entire organization is led by women who are cyclists themselves. This gives Liv the upper hand in understanding the needs of women cyclists and developing a bike that meets those needs.

And in recent years, the Liv road bikes have gone from strength to strength, especially with its women’s racing team in the highest levels of pro cycling.

Liv road bikes lineup

Liv’s naming is very streamlined and easy to understand. There are the Langma (all-rounder) and Avail (endurance) models. Within each model, the Advanced Pro sits atop, followed by the Advanced. The aluminum frames are denoted with AR.

All carbon frames use the same Advanced-Grade composite carbon, unlike other bike brands, which have several carbon grades depending on the hierarchy. The main difference between each model is the choice of groupset and wheels.

ModelDesigned forPrice range
Langma AdvancedAll-rounder race bike$3,700 to $12,000
Avail AdvancedEndurance bike$5,499 to $7,199
Liv Road Bikes Lineup

Liv Langma​ Advanced

Liv Langma Advanced Pro Disc
Liv Langma Advanced Pro. Photo : Liv

The Langma is an all-rounder race bike suited for climbs and rolling terrains.

The compact frame design with a sloping top tube offers women cyclists a better fit and precise handling in the corners. All Langma models are made from the same Advanced-Grade carbon fiber, with the difference between models lies in the groupset, wheels, and components.

There are four frame sizes (XS, S, M, L) for riders between 5’ (153cm) to 6’ (182cm). The smallest size XS comes with a 165mm crankarm length and up to 172.5mm for size L. Handlebar widths range from 360mm to 420mm (20mm increments), with stem from 80mm to 110mm in 10mm increments.

ModelFrame materialGroupsetRetail price (USD)
Liv Langma Advanced SLCarbon (Advanced SL-Grade)SRAM Red eTap AXS$12,000
Liv Langma Advanced Pro 0Carbon (Advanced Grade)Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)$6,500
Liv Langma Advanced Pro 1Carbon (Advanced Grade)SRAM Rival eTap AXS$5,200
Liv Langma Advanced 1Carbon (Advanced Grade)Shimano 105 Di2 (R7100)$3,700
Liv Langma retail prices in USD
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Liv Avail

Liv Avail Advanced Pro Disc
Liv Avail Advanced Pro Disc. Photo : Liv

The Liv Avail is designed for long endurance rides with a focus on comfort. This translates into less aggressive geometry compared to Enviliv and Langma.

The Liv Avail has a higher stack and shorter reach, putting the rider in a more upright position. It’s available in four frame sizes for riders from 5’ (153cm) to 6’ (182cm).

ModelFrame materialGroupsetRetail price (USD)
Liv Avail Advanced Pro 1Carbon (Advanced Grade)Shimano Ultegra Di2 (R8100)$6,500
Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2Carbon (Advanced Grade)SRAM Rival eTap AXS$5,200
Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2Carbon (Advanced Grade)Shimano 105 Di2 (R7100)$4,800
Liv Avail retail prices in USD
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Liv road bikes in professional cycling

Liv is the title sponsor of its own professional women’s cycling team, Liv TeqFind. The team is based in the Netherlands and has been around since 2005 under various names such as Rabobank (2012), Rabobank-Liv (2014), WM3 (2017,) and WaowDeals Pro Cycling (2018), CCC Liv Team (2019).

Marianne Vos, considered among the best women cyclists of her generation, has won many races in the road and cyclocross disciplines riding a Liv bike.

Frequently asked questions

How long is Liv’s warranty?

Liv bikes come with a lifetime warranty on the frame and fork for the original owner. The paint and all Giant branded components are covered under a one-year warranty.

More about Liv’s warranty policy.

How are Liv’s bikes different from other brands?

Liv’s bikes are women-specific. This means the bikes are available in small sizes for riders from 5′ (152cm) and up. The bikes have shorter crankarms, compact cranksets, narrower handlebars, shorter stems, and women-specific saddles.

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