Get ready to hit the trails with Liv's Tempt 3. It all starts with Liv's ALUXX aluminum frame that's light and responsive with confidence-inspiring stand-over room. Then you get a Suntour fork with 100mm of plush suspension and precise steering to guide you through the rough stuff. It's packed full of Shimano components with 27 wide-ranging speeds and Shimano disc brakes for great speed control with modulation. Plus, Giant's 27.5-inch wheels and tires provide sure-footed grip and the Giant stem, bar, and saddle are ride-everyday reliable.
27.5-inch wheels (also known as 650B) offer the best characteristics of 26- and 29-inch wheels for an outstanding ride.
Efficiency: Increasing the wheel diameter decreases the angle of attack (the angle at which round objects meet square objects). The lower the angle, the easier it is to roll over obstacles and maintain momentum.
Traction: With a larger diameter, the tire's contact patch increases, putting more rubber on the trail. A 27.5-inch (650B) has nearly the same contact patch as a 29er for superb acceleration, braking and cornering.
Weight: The weight of a 27.5 wheel, tire and tube is only 5% more than an identically built 26-inch wheel. Compare this to a 12% increase with a 29-inch wheel. Lighter wheels mean a lighter bike, and better climbing and acceleration.
|Frame||Giant ALUXX aluminum|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCM, 100mm travel w/ lockout & preload adjuster|
|Hubs||Giant Tracker Sport Disc|
|Tires||Maxxis Ikon, 27.5 x 2.2-inches|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alivio|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 9-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Giant Connect XC, low-rise|
|Brake Levers||Tektro Auriga|
|Brakes||Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|
|Saddle||Liv Connect, Upright|
* Subject to change without notice.