Women’s brand Liv Cycling is adding gravel bikes to the mix with the new Devote line announced today. Three carbon builds and an aluminum model should offer a wide range of entry points for everyone from casual to serious riders. In their press release, Liv points out that the “frame and fork […] is tuned specifically for women.”
Mountain bikers thinking about getting into gravel riding with the Devote will be stoked to know the bike is dropper-post-ready, and the Devote Advanced 1 build even ships with one. All models feature three water bottle mounts, tubeless-ready tires and wheels, and flex-tuned drop bars and seatposts. The Devote is said to fit tires up to 45c, which is about 1.75 inches for those who speak mountain.
Starting at the entry level, the plain Jane Devote, priced at $1,000USD, is built on an aluminum frame and fork with a 2×9 Shimano Sora drivetrain, along with Sora disc brakes.
The carbon fiber Devote Advanced models go from 2 to Pro. The Devote Advanced 2 ($2,400) rocks a 2×11, mostly Shimano GRX drivetrain with a carbon seatpost, and the Advanced 1 model (just $200 more at $2,600) takes things up a notch with a dropper post, and a GRX 1×12 drivetrain. The top-of-the-line Devote Advanced Pro, priced at $5,500, steps out with a SRAM eTap AXS 2×12 drivetrain, loses the dropper post, and upgrades the wheels to carbon.
Liv Devote gravel bikes are said to be available worldwide before the end of the summer. More information at liv-cycling.com.