Liv, the women-specific mountain bike brand, has added a new hardtail mountain bike, dubbed the Lurra, to its range. The new bike is made from aluminium and features a progressive trail geometry targeted for those who want a versatile and playful bike that is good value for money.
Made from the same high-quality ALUXX SL-Grade aluminium as the recently launched full-suspension Intrigue LT, Liv says Lurra is built for performance-minded trail riders “who want to hammer singletrack climbs and make quick work of fast, flowy descents”. It sits between the brand’s hardtail Tempt, which has 100mm of travel, and Embolden, which until the launch of Intrigue, was the line-up's only full-suspension model.
2023 Liv Lurra 1 - Front Angle.jpg, by Liv / Giant
“The Lurra was designed for riders who prefer the hard-charging speed and simplicity of a hardtail but want some of the plush features a dual-suspension mountain bike offers,” said Ludi Scholz, Liv Global Off-road Category Manager. “Riders interested in performance are going to find this bike to be versatile, fun and playful on the trail thanks to its progressive geometry, and its specifications offering tremendous value for the price.”
Similarly to Liv's other mountain bike models, Lurra comes equipped with frame size-specific wheels, meaning that the two smallest sizes (XS and S) get 27.5-inch wheels and the bigger sizes come with 29-inch hoops.
Lurra’s frame features a steep seat tube angle designed to optimise rider input for greater efficiency and speed on climbs and in the flats. The bike gets a 66-degree head tube angle and 438mm chainstays across sizes to keep the bike stable on downhills.
2023 Liv Lurra 1 - Frame Mounts .jpg, by Liv / Giant
Lurra is offered in two models, the 1 and 2, and both come with 130mm of front suspension and a dropper seatpost. The bikes also come with tubeless tyres and wheels and internal cable routing, all helping to make rattly trails more enjoyable. There are mounts for two water bottles on the top tube and one set for a little tool caddy underneath the top tube.
2023 Liv Lurra 1 - Drivetrain.jpg, by Liv / Giant
Lurra 1 comes with a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Shimano brakes and retails for £1,599, whereas the Lurra 2 gets a 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain and Tektro brakes and is priced at £1,399.
You can see the full details of the bikes on Liv’s website - the two models are expected to be available in the UK in May.
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