2021 Liv Devote Advanced Pro gravel bike - First ride review

Women-for-women brand enters the gravel market, and is onto a winner

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Liv Devote Advanced Pro
(Image: © Mildred Locke)

Early Verdict

A versatile, sprightly and sure-footed gravel bike that can be loaded up with gear and pedalled into the wilderness


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    Incredible build with SRAM Force eTap AXS

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    Tubeless setup straight from the box

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    Supremely comfortable and versatile

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    Women-specific geometry based on dimensions data

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    Gorgeous finish


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    Drop bar flare is a bit too modest

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    Stock tyres not ideal for wet conditions

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Liv Cycling has just launched its first-ever gravel bike range: the Devote. Significantly, this is the first gravel bike that’s been designed from the ground up specifically for women, based on their unique physiology and power output.

With the cycling calendar pretty much cancelled and travel restrictions in place, there’s no better time to explore your own backyard. ‘Adventure’ riding has become the new normal, and with it, we’re seeing more brands dipping their toes into this booming market. 

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