Bike test 04: RIDE 72 – Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1
A women’s specific version of the popular Propel. The Liv Envie breaks away from the pink or pastels approach to deliver a true women’s race bike.
Liv boasts an entire product range to suit everyone from the casual Sunday rider to the committed elite racer. The Envie takes care of the latter. There’s a strong uptake of cycling by women and the race scene is prospering; perhaps it’s the fact that there are bikes which suit the riders – and companies like Giant (and several others) who are helping people embrace the sport.
(For the full review, see p.204 of #RIDE73 – on sale now.)
The five test bikes in #RIDE73:
Trek Domane SLR 9 • Johnson Riddler AR • Gios Compact Pro • Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1 • BMC teammachine ALR01
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– Photos by Shane Lovejoy