Envie Advanced

ENVIE ADVANCED

Developed with Rabobank-Liv/giant pro Marianne Vos, the 2014 Envie Advanced is the first women's-specific aero road bike in the world. Featuring Liv/giant’s 3F design philosophy, and engineered to slice through the wind in sprints, time trials and triathlons, this is the machine that Vos rode to victory at the 2013 road worlds in Tuscany.

Tech Highlights

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3F Design

A guiding principle that’s at the heart of every Liv/giant bike: Fit, Form, Function. The Envie Advanced features women’s-specific frame geometry and components that are designed and sized to for ideal performance and fit for serious female road riders.

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Advanced-grade Composite

High-performance T-700 raw carbon fiber is used to create this custom composite frame material. It’s woven and processed in Giant’s own composite factory. The frameset is handcrafted with a women’s-specific composite lay-up schedule for targeted stiffness and ride quality.

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OverDrive 2

Giant’s innovative oversized fork steerer-tube design increases front-end stiffness and enhances steering performance. The tapered steerer and oversized bearings (1 1/4-inch top, 1 1/2-inch bottom) boost torsional steering stiffness so you can sprint and corner with supreme precision.

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Internal cable routing

Frame features unique internal cable porting for sleek, uncluttered appearance and performance.

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AeroSystem Shaping Technology

Data compiled from Computational Fluid Dynamics research and wind-tunnel tests was used to optimize the shape of every frameset tube and junction for overall system aerodynamics.

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SpeedControl SLR brake system

This proprietary braking system offers powerful, aerodynamic stopping power. A composite reverse-position front brake and seatstay-mounted rear brake are hidden from the wind. The system also features strategic trailing edges that further improve aerodynamics.

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PowerCore

A massively oversized bottom bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86mm-wide BB design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.

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RideSense

Giant’s all-new chainstay integrated, wireless data transmitter. The fully integrated, removable transmitter sends wheelspeed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer.

BORN TO FLY

Built on years of research, development and testing by riders including the fastest female racer on the planet, Marianne Vos, the Envie Advanced redefines the meaning of fast. Liv/giant’s 3F design philosophy (Fit, Form, Function) is paired with cutting-edge aerodynamic innovations including AeroSystem Shaping technology and the proprietary SpeedControl SLR brake system. The Advanced-grade composite frame is built with the signature OverDrive 2 steerer tube for a stiff, lightweight chassis that delivers unrivaled precision and control.

3F Design

A guiding principle that’s at the heart of every Liv/giant bike: Fit, Form, Function. The Envie Advanced features women’s-specific frame geometry and components that are designed and sized to for ideal performance and fit for serious female road riders.

Advanced-grade Composite

High-performance T-700 raw carbon fiber is used to create this custom composite frame material. It’s woven and processed in Giant’s own composite factory. The frameset is handcrafted with a women’s-specific composite lay-up schedule for targeted stiffness and ride quality.

OverDrive 2

Giant’s innovative oversized fork steerer-tube design increases front-end stiffness and enhances steering performance. The tapered steerer and oversized bearings (1 1/4-inch top, 1 1/2-inch bottom) boost torsional steering stiffness so you can sprint and corner with supreme precision.

Internal cable routing

Frame features unique internal cable porting for sleek, uncluttered appearance and performance.

AeroSystem Shaping Technology

Data compiled from Computational Fluid Dynamics research and wind-tunnel tests was used to optimize the shape of every frameset tube and junction for overall system aerodynamics.

SpeedControl SLR brake system

This proprietary braking system offers powerful, aerodynamic stopping power. A composite reverse-position front brake and seatstay-mounted rear brake are hidden from the wind. The system also features strategic trailing edges that further improve aerodynamics.

PowerCore

A massively oversized bottom bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated, 86mm-wide BB design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.

RideSense

Giant’s all-new chainstay integrated, wireless data transmitter. The fully integrated, removable transmitter sends wheelspeed and cadence information directly to any ANT+ compatible computer.

Technologies

Advanced Composite

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRADE

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OverDrive 2

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

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Advanced Composite

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRADE

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OverDrive 2

THE EVOLUTION OF CONTROL

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