Liv Cycling Introduces Intrigue X E+ Trail E-Bike Series
October 6, 2020
Liv evolves trail E-bike offering with extended battery range and 29-inch wheel option
NEWBURY PARK, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2020) – Liv Cycling, the company dedicated to getting more women on bikes, today introduced the Intrigue X E+, its first trail E-bike with 29-inch wheels. The Intrigue X E+ also features suspension tuned specifically for women by women, flip chip adjustable frame geometry, and a powerful motor making it the perfect trail E-bike for those who want to go further. The Intrigue X E+ is available in XS, S, M and L sizes. Designed to match riders with just the right wheel size for balance and maneuverability, XS frames come with 27.5-inch wheels, while S-L frames come with 29-inch wheels.
“The Intrigue X E+ is the ultimate E-bike for any off-road adventure,” said Cassandra Chou, Liv Cycling E-bike product category manager. “This versatile bike can make fast work of uphills and tackle technical descents with ease. A longer range battery and no compromise build ensure the Intrigue X E+ includes all of the fun factors for trail riding.”
The Intrigue X E+ was built using Liv’s 3F design philosophy which applies to the frame geometry and suspension tuning. Gathering worldwide female-only dimensional data, Liv designs and engineers frame geometry specifically for women by optimizing weight distribution on the bike. This puts the rider in the best position to maximize power and efficiency, and employ her most powerful muscles. Further, Liv custom-tuned the Intrigue X E+ suspension for women so it performs optimally for female riders and the bike’s intended use, resulting in improved traction, control and confidence.
Powerful Motor and Battery Takes Riders Farther, Faster
The SyncDrive Pro motor on the Intrigue X E+ series provides a natural, yet powerful, E-bike experience. Powered by Yamaha, the SyncDrive Pro motor features assist modes that range from 100 to 360% of a rider’s effort. Range variation depends on terrain, elevation, acceleration, weight and other circumstances; however when fully charged, the battery can last up to 190km before recharging.
The new EnergyPak Smart 625wh battery is integrated into the downtube of the lightweight and durable ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum frame, and offers a sleek look and easy removal and insertion for charging, replacing and storing. The Intrigue X E+ also comes with a smart charger for longer battery life and fast charging.
The Intrigue X E+ series includes an intuitive handlebar mounted RideControl Ergo that allows the rider to adjust riding modes with two key data indicators – battery level and support level. RideControl Ergo also improves the riding experience by providing Smart Assist Mode and a Walk Assist feature. Smart Assist automatically provides pedal assistance when and where needed, while the Walk Assist feature offers convenient, appropriate power for walking the bike over varied terrain.
Intrigue X E+ features Giant’s leading Maestro suspension technology, a 140/150 mm platform and flip chip adjustable frame geometry, giving riders the ability to adjust the geometry of the bike for more efficient climbing and descending. The high position is suited for agility in technical climbing, and the low position is designed for stability when riding rowdy, fast descents.
No Compromise Build
With a front triangle and rear swingarm crafted from ALUXX SL, the Intrigue X E+ frameset offers best-in-class strength-to-weight ratios featuring unique welding technologies for a high-performance ride quality. Intrigue X E+ models are equipped with a 1×12 drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, dropper seatpost, new and improved chainstay protector and Liv’s all-new Sylvia SL E+ saddle, sparing no detail for the ultimate trail E-bike.
Performance and Handling
Intrigue X E+ is available with Boost hub spacing for stiffer wheel performance, added tire clearance (up to 2.6-inch), and improved handling on the trail. Additionally, Intrigue X E+ models feature tubeless wheelset and tires, offering dependable traction and a reduced risk of flat tires.
The Intrigue X E+ will be available worldwide this fall. Learn more at www.liv-cycling.com/intrigue-x-e.
About Liv Cycling
Liv is the only cycling brand in the world dedicated solely to women. Founded in 2008 by Giant executive Bonnie Tu as part of the Giant Group, Liv creates innovative bicycles and gear to fit and perform at the highest level. Liv aims to empower all female riders from beginners to pros. With a global team of retailers, athletes and events, plus a growing online presence focused on riding skills, bike maintenance, nutrition, travel, and other experiences – Liv strives to support community and be the number one resource for women cyclists around the world. Learn more at liv-cycling.com.
Brook Hopper, Liv Cycling
(805) 340-5034 or BrookHopper@liv-cycling.com