Liv Avail Advanced 1 review

The comfortable endurance machine from Liv has super sized tyres for 2020 - we put the set up to the test

Cycling Weekly Verdict

In its standard get-up, customers who roll this bike out the store receive a comfortable and versatile ride suited to country lane ambles and occasional detours on gravel - which is perfect if that's what they signed up for. Those seeking the blend of compliance and speed that the Avail is famous for will be rewarded with exactly that, after a tyre swap.

Reasons to buy
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    Great handling

Reasons to avoid
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    Tyres sluggish for a road bike

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I would generally avoid opening a review with a comment about a bike's paint job - but the Liv Avail Advanced 1 has attracted so many positive comments it's hard to avoid. This isn't a 'pony' - it's a unicorn.

>>> Buy now: Liv Avail Advanced 1 at Cyclestore for £2198.99

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.