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2021 Giant road bikes - explore the complete range with our guide

Everything you need to know to decide on the best Giant or Liv for you

Giant has a huge lineup of bikes and components covering all areas of cycling. Giant road bikes range from £679 to £9,699 so there's something for pretty much every budget.

The vast number of Giant road bike models might seem daunting at first but the range is structured logically so it’s easy to work out the best choice for you.

One quick tip before we start is that the word 'Advanced' in a model name means that the frame is carbon fibre.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc - riding 5.jpg

All of Giant's road bikes feature groupsets from Shimano and SRAM. The lower the number included in a bike name the higher the quality of the components. The TCR Advanced Pro Disc 1 has a higher spec than the TCR Advanced Pro Disc 2, for example, and the TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc has a higher level again.

Giant also has a women’s specific brand called Liv that offers an impressively large range.

This article refers to the range that Giant/Liv distributes in the UK (not to models available in other regions).

TCR Advanced range

The TCR Advanced models are performance road bikes that are designed to be lightweight, stiff and agile, roughly the equivalent of a Trek Emonda or Specialized Tarmac.

Giant has given the TCR bikes a major redesign for the 2021 model year, saying that they are now lighter, stiffer than ever before, with the top-level Advanced SL models offering the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio in their class. Giant also says that the TCRs have been aero-optimised for the first time.

The main idea behind the redesign is that the TCR climbs as well as ever while being faster to descend and sprint.

All the TCR models are made from carbon fibre (of differing grades), and they come in race geometries.

There are three different levels. Starting at the top, these are TCR Advanced SL, TCR Advanced Pro and TCR Advanced.

> Giant launches 2021 TCR Advanced – the “fastest TCR ever” 

TCR Advanced SL

In developing the top-end TCR Advanced SL Disc, Giant set out to create a stiffness-to-weight ratio higher than that of three key rivals, the Specialized S-Works Tarmac Disc, Trek Emonda SLR Disc, and Cervelo R5 Disc. It says that it achieved this, although both the Specialized and the Trek have since been updated.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc

"A high stiffness-to-weight ratio is a hallmark of the TCR," says Giant. "To retain this critical advantage, new cutting-edge composite materials, laser-cut composite swatches and advanced robotic layup techniques have been used to create best-in-class torsional and pedalling stiffness, giving it a livelier ride quality, explosive acceleration and improved climbing efficiency."

Giant claims a frame weight of 765g for the 2021 TCR Advanced SL Disc, down from 818g previously, and other savings on things like the clamp for the integrated seatpost and the painted finish. Giant gives a frameset weight (painted frame, painted uncut fork, integrated seatpost, seat clamp, front and rear derailleur hangers) of 1,265g.

Part of the TCR Advanced SL's stiffness-to-weight gain is said to be down to an upgrade in materials. Whereas 30% of the carbon-fibre used is Toray T800, as before, the remaining 70% is a new higher modulus filament that's stiffer and lighter.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc - head tube.jpg

Giant has incorporated aerodynamic features on its TCR for the first time to minimised drag. Giant says that its tests demonstrate that the new TCR is significantly quicker than the previous version, saving 34secs over 40km (25 miles) at 200 watts of pedalling power. 

Two TCR Advanced SL bikes are available in the UK, each of them with disc brakes.

We reviewed the top-level TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc (above, £9,699) here on and said that it put in a stunning performance.

“The Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc's understated looks disguise a stunningly good performance,” we said. “This lightweight bike is hugely responsive and handles precisely. Add in aero features and excellent components and it's a real winner.”

> Read our Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc review 

This model is built up with a SRAM Red eTap AXS groupset, including a Quarq power meter, and excellent wheels from Giant’s Cadex brand.

The Advanced SL 1 Disc (£6,999) features SRAM’s next-level-down Force eTap AXS groupset, also with a power meter.

If you wanted a rim brake version, you’d need to buy the frameset (£2,449) and build it up yourself.

Buy if: You’re after a lightweight and stiff race bike and you’re willing to pay a significant amount of money.

TCR Advanced Pro

The TCR Advanced Pro’s frame is made from Toray T700 carbon fibre but in many ways it is similar to the TCR Advanced SL (above). The Advanced Pro Disc's tube shapes are mostly identical to those of the SL, for example. The head tube, down tube and fork all feature the same new tube profiles – truncated aerofoils that are designed to reduce drag at a wide range of yaw angles.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc - seat tube junction.jpg

There are noticeable differences, though. Most obviously, the Advanced Pro has a seatpost that slots into the seat tube whereas the Advanced SL has an integrated seatpost, and the seatstay yoke is slightly lower on the Advanced Pro.

According to Giant's own figures, the Advanced Pro's pedalling stiffness (at the bottom bracket) is 88% that of the Advanced SL's. The torsional stiffness is 92%, and the lateral stiffness at the fork is 79%.

There are three TCR Advanced Pro disc brake models and one rim brake model for 2021, the top-level option being the TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc at £4,799. This one comes with Shimano’s excellent Ultegra Di2 groupset, complete with Giant’s PowerPro power meter.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc

We reviewed the £3,799 TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc (above), built up with the non-electronic version of Ultegra, and also a power meter. We described it as a lively and efficient road bike that puts in an exceptional all-round performance. As well as the frameset and groupset, we were especially impressed by the excellent Giant SLR-1 42 Carbon Disc wheels.

> Read our review of the Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc. 

This bike is also available in a rim brake build for £3,499.

The most affordable of the disc models is the TCR Advanced Pro 2 Disc at £3,199. This one is built up with a Shimano 105 groupset (without a power meter).

Buy if: You’re performance minded and prioritise frame stiffness.

TCR Advanced

The TCR Advanced (without an SL or Pro suffix) has also been updated for 2021 with aerodynamic tube shaping, and an aero Variant seat post.

The TCR Advanced uses the same grade of composite as the TCR Advanced Pro, but the fork steerer is narrower, fitting inside a 1 1/8in upper headset bearing and a 1 1/4in lower bearing. Giant calls this its OverDrive system, while the Advanced Pro and Advanced SL are an OverDrive 2 design with a 1 1/4in upper bearing and a 1 1/2in lower bearing for increased front end stiffness.

2021 Giant TCR Advanced 2

Like the other TCRs, the Advanced is built to Giant’s Compact Road Design. Essentially, this means that the top tube slopes downwards along its length and the frame triangles are smaller than usual. Giant says that this makes for a lighter, stiffer and smoother ride.

We wouldn’t say the Compact Road Design is inherently better than a traditional configuration, but some people do prefer it, especially because it gives you a lower standover height and a lot of exposed seatpost to soak up vibrations from the road.

The TCR Advanced 3 is available only with disc brakes (£1,899) – Shimano Tiagra hydraulic disc brakes.

Step up a level to the Shimano 105-equipped TCR Advanced 2 and you get the choice of either rim brakes (above, £1,799) or disc brakes (£2,099).

The TCR Advanced 1 is fitted with Shimano Ultegra components and is disc brake only (£2,399).

Buy if: You’re looking for a high performance bike with reasonably accessible pricing.

Propel range

Although the TCR bikes (above) now incorporate tubing shaped for aerodynamics, the Propels are the true aero road bikes in Giant’s range. In that sense, they’re competitors to the Trek Madone, for instance, the Merida Reacto and the Canyon Aeroad.

Propel Advanced SL Disc front.jpg

Giant added disc brakes to the Propel Advanced lineup in 2018, claiming that the flagship model, the Propel Advanced SL Disc, has the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio of any bike in its class and a lower drag coefficient at a wider range of yaw angles than the rim brake Propel.

“One of the key breakthroughs is a new truncated ellipse airfoil shape – a design that lowers drag at a wider range of wind angles than traditional teardrop frame tubing,” says Giant. “Engineers also found that, with proper integration, a disc-brake design can actually improve aero performance compared to rim-brake configurations.”

All Propels are built around carbon-fibre frames, although the grade of carbon varies across the range. You also get aero wheelsets on nearly all models.

Propel Advanced SL

The Propel Advanced SL’s frame tubes have been designed with aerodynamics in mind, so you get a very deep down tube and a seat tube that’s cut away around the leading edge of the rear wheel – both features common to many other aero road bikes.

2021 Giant Propel Advanced SL 1

There’s only one Propel Advanced SL in the UK range, the £6,499 Propel Advanced SL1 Disc (above), made from Giant’s Advanced SL-grade composite and featuring an integrated seatpost. This model is built up with a SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset with hydraulic disc brakes and a power meter. The wheels are Giant’s SLR 1 Carbon Discs.

Buy if: You're after a high-quality aero road bike with a SRAM groupset and power meter.

Propel Advanced Pro

The Propel Advanced Pro is made from Giant’s Advanced grade composite – a level lower than Advanced SL – and comes with a separate seatpost rather than an integrated design.

2021 Giant Propel Advanced Pro 0 Disc

It is available in two different builds. The Shimano Ultegra Di2-equipped Propel Advanced Pro 0 Disc (above, £5,299) comes with a Giant Power Pro power meter and Giant SLR 1 Carbon Disc wheels (42mm deep front rim, 65mm deep rear rim).

The Giant Propel Advanced Pro 1 Disc is virtually the same bike except that it’s built up with the mechanical version of Shimano Ultegra, and it’s a lot cheaper at £4,199.

Buy if: You're looking for an aero road bike with a proven frame and disc brakes.

Propel Advanced

The Propel Advanced is made from the same grade of carbon fibre as the Propel Advanced Pro (above) but the headset system is OverDrive rather than Overdrive 2, meaning that the bearings are slightly narrower. The Propel Advanced fork also comes with an alloy steerer rather than being a full-carbon design. The Propel Advanced bikes aren’t fitted with power meters.

2021 Giant Propel Advanced 2 Disc

The Propel Advanced 2 Disc (above, £2,499) comes with Shimano’s mid-level 105 groupset while the Propel Advanced 1 Disc (£3,299) is a Shimano Ultegra bike.

> Here’s our review of the Giant Propel Advanced Disc. 

2021 Giant Propel Advanced 2

The only rim brake model in the entire Propel range is the Propel Advanced 2 (above, £1,999) with linear pull brakes, the front one hidden behind the fork legs. It has a Shimano 105 build and a Giant P-A2 wheelset with shallow rims, whereas the higher level bikes all have deeper section rims.

Buy if: You're after aerodynamic efficiency and don’t require a power meter.

Defy range

The Defy is the carbon fibre endurance/sportive entry in the Giant road bike lineup, designed to be comfortable over long distances while still providing plenty of speed.

A Defy has a shorter top tube than an equivalent TCR, for example, and a taller head tube to put you into a ride position that’s a bit more relaxed and back-friendly. Specialized takes a similar approach with its Roubaix bikes, Cannondale offers its Synapse range, and many other brands have their equivalents. All Defy bikes have disc brakes.

Giant redesigned its Defy bikes for 2019, the latest models coming with clearance for 32mm tyres, and tubeless tyres fitted as standard. The bikes also get D-Fuse handlebars that, like the existing D-Fuse seatposts, are designed to allow a small amount of movement to absorb shock and vibrations.

> Find out more about the Giant Defy design here. 

Defy Advanced Pro

The Defy Advanced Pro bikes are built around frames and forks made of Giant's Advanced Grade carbon composite. The most affordable model is the Defy Advanced Pro 3 (£3,099). This one has Shimano’s highly rated 105 groupset and an aluminium Contact SL D-Fuse handlebar.

Pay £3,699 for the Defy Advanced Pro 2 and you'll get an upgrade to Shimano Ultegra.

2021 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

The Defy Advanced Pro 1 (above, £4,999) switches to a SRAM Force eTap AXS groupset with wireless electronic shifting.

> Read our first ride report on the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. 

Buy if: You prioritise comfort and want the assurance of hydraulic disc brakes.

Defy Advanced

The three Defy Advanced models use the same frame as the Defy Advanced Pro (above) but the full-carbon fork has an OverDrive steerer, turning on 1 1/8in and 1 1/4in bearings rather than the 1 1/4in and 1 1/2in bearings of the Defy Advanced Pro.

2021 Giant Defy Advanced 3

The Defy Advanced 3 (above, £1,899) has Shimano’s fourth tier Tiagra components – great stuff that benefits from technology that has trickled down from higher level groupsets.

> Check out our review of the 2017 Giant Defy Advanced 3. 

We’d still be tempted to pay £200 extra for the Defy Advanced 2 (£2,099) with Shimano 105 equipment, though.

The Defy Advanced 1 (£2,299) is equipped with a Shimano Ultegra groupset.

> Read our Shimano Tiagra 4700 First Ride review here. 

Buy if: You want a bike for comfortably racking up the miles.


The aluminium-framed Contend models are built to geometries that are similar to those of the carbon fibre Defy bikes (above) and they also come with tapered head tubes and steerers for accurate steering, and slim seatposts that are designed to damp vibration. You get mudguard mounts too.

There are three flavours of Contend: Contend, Contend SL and Contend AR.

The Contend (with no suffix) is rim brake only, the Contend SL is available with either rim brakes or disc brakes, and the Contend AR is an exclusively disc brake platform.

2021 Giant Contend 2

If you don’t want to spend too much money, the mudguard-compatible Contend 2 (above) is just £649, equipped with a reliable Shimano Claris 8-speed groupset and Tektro rim brakes.

> Check out our complete guide to Shimano’s road bike groupsets. 

The £849 Content 1 sees a step up to 9-speed Shimano Sora.

2021 Giant Contend SL1

If you're a fan of lightweight aluminium-framed bikes, then the Contend SL models are well worth a look. When we reviewed the Contend SL1 (above, £1,149) we called it a "balanced and assured aluminium endurance bike equally suited to long rides at pace and commuter pothole-bashing".

"The Giant Contend SL 1 is an absolutely spot-on all-day ride," we said. "It's a comfortable and versatile sportive/endurance bike with a dependable feel that encourages you to keep going and just do those extra few miles."

> Read our review of the Giant Contend SL 1.

2021 Giant Contend SL1 Disc

There are two hydraulic disc brake Contend SL models too, the Contend SL 2 Disc (£1,299) with Shimano Tiagra components and the Contend SL 1 Disc (above, £1,499) with next-level-up Shimano 105. 

The Contend AR uses a similar ALUXX SL-Grade aluminium frame and full-carbon fork but with far greater tyre clearance. Whereas the Contend SL bikes come with 28mm tyres and have space for a maximum size of 34mm, the Contend ARs are fitted with 32mm tyres and have space for 40mm. The idea of the larger tyres is to offer all-road/backroad/rough road capability.

The most affordable model is the Contend AR 4 at £899 which comes equipped with a Shimano Claris groupset and mechanical (cable operated) disc brakes.

2021 Giant Contend AR 3

The £999 Contend AR 3 (above) steps up a level to Shimano Sora and the AR 2 (£1,199) is a grade higher again with Shimano Tiagra. Each of these bikes still has mechanical disc brakes.

If you want hydraulic disc brakes you need to go up to the Contend AR 1 which is Shimano 105 throughout. It looks great value at £1,599.

Buy if: You want the comfort of an endurance road bike and you’re happy with an aluminium frame

Revolt range

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 1

Giant has a large range of Revolt gravel bikes – nine models for 2021. There are three aluminium models (starting at £1,049), four carbon-fibre Advanced models (starting at £1,999), and two higher level carbon-fibre Advanced Pro models (starting at £4,499, the Giant Revolt Advanced Pro 1 pictured above).

> Head over to our sister site for an in-depth look at all of Giant’s Revolt gravel bikes.   

TCX range

2021 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2

TCX is Giant’s cyclocross range, containing an aluminium frame and two carbon fibre complete bikes (it's the TCX Advanced Pro 2 pictured above).

> Go to to take a look at the TCX bikes. 

Liv Enviliv range

The designed-for-women Enviliv (formerly called Envie) bikes are branded Liv rather than Giant, and they’re essentially women’s versions of Propels, with an adjusted frame geometry (shorter top tubes, most notably) and women’s saddles.

All of the Enviliv 2021 models available in the UK use the Pro platform (which is Giant/Liv’s middle level of three), and have disc brakes.

The most affordable model is the £3,599 Enviliv Advanced Pro 2 Disc with a dependable Shimano 105 groupset and Giant’s SLR 2 Aero Disc wheels (42mm deep front rim, 65mm deep rear rim).

Go for the Enviliv Advanced Pro 1 Disc (£4,349) and you get Giant’s Power Pro power meter as well as an upgrade to Shimano Ultegra components and Giant SLR 1 Aero wheels.

2021 Liv Enviliv Advanced Pro 0 Disc

The Enviliv Advanced Pro 0 Disc (above, £5,299) is a very similar bike but it gets the Di2 version of Shimano Ultegra (with electronic shifting).

Buy if: You want an aero road bike in a women’s-specific geometry.

Liv Langma range

Langma is a range of women’s-specific carbon-framed road race bikes, designed to be lightweight and efficient. They all feature hydraulic disc brakes.

The Langma Advanced 3 Disc (£1,899) comes with a Shimano Tiagra groupset while the Langma Advanced 2 Disc (below, £2,099) steps up to Shimano 105 components.

2021 Liv Langma Advanced 2 Disc

The Langma Advanced 1 Disc (£2,299) is a Shimano Ultegra build and so is the Langma Advanced 1+ Disc (£2,799), although it gets an upgrade from Giant’s P-R2 Disc alloy wheels to the carbon SLR 2 42 Disc WheelSystem, and an Ultegra rather than a non-series chains.

The Langma Advanced Pro bikes use the same Advanced Grade composite but get a slightly different headset system and a full-carbon fork rather than one with an aluminium steerer. The most affordable model is the Langma Advanced Pro 2 Disc (£3,199) with a Shimano 105 groupset.

The Langma Advanced Pro 1 Disc (£3,799) gets a Shimano Ultegra groupset and a Giant Power Pro power meter, while the top-level Langma Advanced Pro 0 Disc is equipped with Ultegra in its Di2 electronic format.

Buy if: You want a women’s-specific carbon-framed road race bike that's designed to be lightweight and efficient.

Liv Avail range

The Liv Avail bikes are pretty much women’s versions of the Giant Defys and Contends. It’s a large range containing nine different models, covering both carbon fibre Advanced and Advanced Pro models as well as aluminium-framed bikes.

There are six aluminium Avails, two of them with rim brakes and the other four with discs. The cheapest model is the £679 Avail 2 with a Shimano Claris groupset.

The four Avail AR models come fitted with 32mm tyres rather than the usual 28s, and they have enough clearance for 40mm, the idea being to smooth over rough backroads.

2021 Liv Avail AR 4

The Avail AR 4 (above) is the most affordable model at £899. This one has a Shimano Claris groupset and mechanical disc brakes from Tektro.

You have to go all the way up to the top-level Avail AR 1 (£1,599) if you want hydraulic disc brakes. This one has a Shimano 105 groupset and tubeless wheels/tyres.

There are three carbon Avails, kicking off with the Shimano 105-equipped Avail Advanced 2 at £2,099.

The Avail Advanced 1 is £2,299. The extra £200 gets you an upgrade to Shimano Ultegra.

The top-level bike in the range is the Avail Advanced Pro 2 at £3,549. Like the Avail Advanced 1,  it comes with a Shimano Ultegra groupset although it gets a big upgrade with Giant’s excellent SLR 2 42 Disc WheelSystem.

Buy if: You’re after an endurance road bike that’s made especially for women.

Liv Devote range

Liv has just entered the gravel bike market with its new women-specific Devote series. There are both aluminium and carbon-framed bikes in the range, designed for everything from gravel racing to expedition riding.

The Devote bikes come with flat mount disc brakes and are compatible with mudguards and racks. They have internal cable routing and feature three water bottle mounts on all frame sizes. In addition, the Devote Advanced platform is compatible with a 30.9mm dropper seatpost.

The Devote Advanced line-up features an Advanced-Grade composite frame and fork that is said to be tuned specifically for women with a geometry that is "shaped around worldwide female-only dimensional data". 

"Applying this data, [we optimise] weight distribution on the bike which puts the rider in the best position to maximise power and efficiency," says Liv.

The handlebar and seatpost are designed to smooth the ride, and all models have clearance for 45mm-wide tyres.

The Devote Advanced 2 (£2,199) features a Shimano GRX groupset (a mix of GRX-400, GRX-600 and GRX-800) with a double chainset from Praxis.

> Go to our complete guide to Shimano’s GRX groupsets. 

2021 Liv Devote Advanced 1

The Devote Advanced 1 (above, £2,399) also uses Shimano GRX components but it is a 1x system (with just a single chainring) and it comes with a Giant’s own dropper seatpost so you can adjust your saddle height on the fly.

The £4,699 Devote Advanced Pro is a very different build with a SRAM Force eTap AXS components – so you get wireless electronic shifting – and Giant CXR-2 Carbon Disc wheels.

The aluminium-framed Devotes are built to a similar geometry although the standover heights are marginally lower (by 5mm). They also feature Liv's Advanced-Grade Composite fork. 

2021 Liv Devote 2

The cheaper of the two models is the Devote 2 (above, £1,049) with a Shimano Sora groupset and Tektro mechanical disc brakes.

If you can run to £1,349 for the Devote 1 you’ll be rewarded with a Shimano GRX RX-400 groupset, including hydraulic disc brakes.

Buy if: You’re after a women’s-specific bike for gravel and/or adventure

2021 Giant road bikes and also the Liv range

Click on the model name to go to the relevant bike on Giant's website, click on the price to go to a retailer.

Model Bike type Frame material Groupset Brakes Price
 TCR Advanced 2  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Rim  £1,799
 TCR Advanced 3 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Tiagra  Disc  £1,899
 TCR Advanced 2 Disc   Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £2,099
 TCR Advanced 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra   Disc  £2,399
 TCR Advanced Pro 2 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £3,199
 TCR Advanced Pro 1  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Rim  £3,499
 TCR Advanced Pro 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra   Disc  £3,799
 TCR Advanced Pro 0 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra Di2   Disc  £4,799
 TCR Advanced SL 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  SRAM Force eTap AXS   Disc  £6,999
 TCR Advanced SL 0 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  SRAM Red eTap AXS  Disc  £9,699
 Propel Advanced 2  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Rim  £1,999
 Propel Advanced 2 Disc   Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £2,499
 Propel Advanced 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £3,299
 Propel Advanced Pro 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre   Shimano Ultegra  Disc £4,199 
 Propel Advanced Pro 0 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra Di2  Disc  £5,299
 Propel Advanced SL 1 Disc   Road  Carbon fibre  SRAM Force eTap AXS  Disc  £6,499
 Defy Advanced 3  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Tiagra  Disc  £1,899 
 Defy Advanced 2  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £2,099
 Defy Advanced 1  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £2,299
 Defy Advanced Pro 3  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £3,099
 Defy Advanced Pro 2  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £3,699
  Defy Advanced Pro 1  Road  Carbon fibre  SRAM Force eTap AXS  Disc  £4,999
 Contend 2  Road  Aluminium  Shimano Claris  Rim  £679
 Contend 1  Road  Aluminium  Shimano Sora  Rim  £849
Contend AR 4  All road  Aluminium  Shimano Claris  Disc  £899
 Contend AR 3    All road  Aluminium  Shimano Sora  Disc  £999
 Contend AR 2  All road  Aluminium  Shimano Tiagra  Disc  £1,199
 Contend AR 1  All road  Aluminium  Shimano 105  Disc  £1,599
 Contend SL 1   Road  Aluminium  Shimano 105  Rim  £1,149
 Contend SL 2 Disc  Road  Aluminium  Shimano Tiagra  Disc  £1,299
 Contend SL 1 Disc  Road  Aluminium  Shimano 105  Disc  £1,499
 Revolt 2  Gravel  Aluminium  Shimano Sora  Disc  £1,049
 Revolt 1  Gravel  Aluminium  Shimano GRX 400  Disc  £1,349
 Revolt 0  Gravel  Aluminium  Shimano GRX 400, 600, 800  Disc  £1,599
 Revolt Advanced 3  Gravel  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 400  Disc  £1,999
 Revolt Advanced 2  Gravel   Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 400, 600, 800  Disc  £2,199
 Revolt Advanced 1  Gravel  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 400, 600, 800  Disc  £2,199
 Revolt Advanced 0  Gravel  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 800  Disc  £3,199
 Revolt Advanced Pro 1  Gravel  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 800  Disc  £4,499
 Revolt Advanced Pro 0  Gravel  Carbon fibre  SRAM Force eTap AXS  Disc  £4,699
 TCX Advanced Pro 2  Cyclocross  Carbon fibre  SRAM Apex  Disc  £2,499
 TCX Advanced Pro 1  Cyclocross  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 800  Disc  £3,499
 Liv Enviliv          
 Enviliv Advanced Pro 2 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £3,599
 Enviliv Advanced Pro 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre   Shimano Ultegra   Disc  £4,349
 Enviliv Advanced Pro 0 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre   Shimano Ultegra Di2  Disc  £5,299
 Liv Langma           
 Liv Langma Advanced 3 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Tiagra  Disc  £1,899
  Liv Langma Advanced 2 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105 Disc   £2,099 
  Liv Langma Advanced 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £2,299
  Liv Langma Advanced 1+ Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £2,799
 Langma Advanced Pro 2 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £3,199
 Langma Advanced Pro 1 Disc  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £3,799
 Langma Advanced Pro 0 Disc  Road   Carbon fibre   Shimano Ultegra Di2  Disc  £4,799
 Liv Avail          
 Liv Avail 2  Road  Aluminium  Shimano Claris  Rim  £679
 Liv Avail 1  Road  Aluminium  Shimano Sora  Rim  £849
 Liv Avail AR 4  All road  Aluminium  Shimano Claris  Disc  £899
 Liv Avail AR 3  All road  Aluminium  Shimano Sora  Disc  £999
 Liv Avail AR 2  All road  Aluminium  Shimano Tiagra  Disc  £1,199
 Liv Avail AR 1  All road  Aluminium  Shimano 105  Disc  £1,599
 Liv Avail Advanced 2  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano 105  Disc  £2,099
 Liv Avail Advanced 1  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £2,299
 Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2  Road  Carbon fibre  Shimano Ultegra  Disc  £3,549
 Liv Devote          
 Liv Devote 2  Gravel  Aluminium  Shimano Sora  Disc  £1,049
 Liv Devote 1  Gravel  Aluminium  Shimano GRX 400  Disc  £1,349
 Liv Devote Advanced 2  Gravel  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 400, 600, 800  Disc  £2,199
 Liv Devote Advanced 1  Gravel  Carbon fibre  Shimano GRX 400, 800  Disc  £2,399
 Liv Devote Advanced Pro  Gravel  Carbon fibre  SRAM Force eTap AXS  Disc  £4,699
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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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