Liv Pique Advanced Adds 15mm Travel, Gets New Look

The 2024 Liv Pique Advanced XC mountain bike adds travel, drops weight, and improves performance.
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The updated Liv Pique Advanced cross-country bike has a bit more travel for 2024, improved performance, and a new look.

Previously a straight, 100/100mm travel front/rear XC bike, the latest Liv Pique Advanced gets 120/115mm of travel front and rear. This places the bike toward the more aggressive end of XC race bikes and gets pretty close to downcountry territory, though the geo is still XC-oriented for the most part.

2024 Liv Pique Advanced geometry

The Liv Pique Advanced has a slacker, 67° head tube angle for improved descending and a steeper, 76° seat tube angle that more than compensates on the climbing side. Reaches are longer across the board while the chainstays are shorter for more nimble handling.

Seat tube length380410440470
Seatpost insertion203233263293
Seat tube angle (Degrees)76767676
Top tube length555570585600
Head tube length9095105115
Head tube angle (Degrees)67676767
Fork rake44444444
Chainstay length435435435435
Bottom bracket drop45454545
Standover height748767770791
Handlebar width760760760760
Stem length60607070
Crank length165170170175
Wheel size (front)29″29″29″29″
Wheel size (rear)29″29″29″29″
Source: Liv Cycling

Frame features

Liv managed to drop nearly a third of a kilogram (297g) off the weight of the Pique Advanced while also improving the frame’s stiffness. The brand says the bike is both torsionally stiffer and delivers 10% more pedaling stiffness thanks to upgraded carbon materials.

This time around the Pique ditches its bent top tube and goes straight. This gives the bike a more modern look, though it does give the bike a significantly higher standover height that smaller riders may not appreciate. For example, the XS bikes previously featured a 693mm standover; now it’s 748mm as you can see from the geometry chart above.

Size XS frames now feature a set of water bottle mounts while larger sizes include two sets of mounts. Four builds will be available worldwide; in the US buyers can choose from the Advanced 29 1 and Advanced 29 3 builds, priced at $7,500 and $4,500 respectively.

Singletracks product tester Chris Scheiffer has a Liv Pique Advanced in for test. Look forward to her full review this spring.