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    Are Liv bikes just the female Giant or are they lesser quality?

    Are Liv bikes just the female version/ geometry of Giant bikes or are they more aimed at beginners? I've heard people say the Liv lust is simply the female Giant anthem but I've heard others say the Liv lust is a beginner mtb before moving onto Giant. Which is true? Thanks!!

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    Female Giant. Same quality.


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    Liv took it a little further than just being a female giant. I mean its still from the giant brand, but they really do tweak those bikes considerably.

    In the past, the models have had different travel ranges, different leverage ratios, and different frame geometry. Its more like an entire unique model lineup than just a cheesed female version of the same thing.

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    Liv are not re-branded Giant. They are different bikes. However they are in my mind equal quality to Giant bikes. What makes them different is the size and geo ranges. I find them a little odd since they don't seem to have proper 29er XC bike. Now if they have bike with geometry, travel and component spec that works for you do it. If there is a Giant model that works better then buy that. Neither is "better" than the other, but one of them might fit your needs and body proportions better.
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