Liv Avow Advanced
The draw: The first female-focused performance bike
The Avow Advanced is the lowest-end build in the Liv line, the first tri bikes designed for women (Giant is the brother company). The three rides each have a cool, eye-catching paint scheme that is a refreshing departure from the typical women’s-specific pink accents. The lightweight Avow has a high range of adjustability, which was a design focus, and it is equipped with a mix of Shimano Ultegra and 105 components (the next level up features electronic Di2). Good news for petite women—the bike comes in XS (48cm) as well as S and M frame sizes.