Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1 review

The first women's-specific aero road bike, the Liv Envie Advanced Pro, is anything but a ‘shrink and pink’ job. Review by Louise Mahé

Cycling Weekly Verdict

This bike consistently impressed on everything from long, hilly training rides to circuit racing. Hardly surprising when you consider the Liv Envie frameset has been ridden to victory in the last two years’ women’s World Championship road races. Input from experienced female pros means the Liv’s geometry is just right for women and allows you to get a perfect fit on a top-notch aero frameset. The high level spec means the Liv’s ready to race straight out of the box

Reasons to buy
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    Great handling

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    Stiff and responsive

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    Aerodynamically designed

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Reasons to avoid
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    Short stem gave twitchy feel

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    Smaller or lighter riders may struggle on the deep section wheels

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    Compact chainset may be too low-geared for some

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Liv is the female-specific brand created by Taiwanese manufacturer Giant and, as the first women-specific bike with aerodynamics at the forefront of its design, the Envie is anything but a ‘shrink and pink’ job.

Boasting a race-ready spec, the Liv Envie Advanced Pro 1 looks every inch a race-winning bike with its sleek AeroSystem shaped tubing, deep-section wheels and custom V-brakes all designed to reduce drag.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg