Made by global cycling force Giant’s women’s-only brand, the Liv Thrive E+ EX Pro is both very beautiful to look at and comfortable to ride. Though you may have difficulty pronouncing the “Echeveria” metallic purple color scheme, the bike is feminine and modern. There’s more to this women’s electric bike than a purple color scheme, however!
The Liv Sport Pro E+ saddle is made with your body shape in mind, and the Liv Connect Ergo Bar handlebar grips offer a soft yet strong grip on the bars. Controlling the power is easy thanks to a stem-mounted LCD screen that shows all the data you need. You can change readouts without your hands leaving the handlebars thanks to well-positioned buttons.
Coming with a rack, fenders, and lights as standard, this electric bike will handle track and road very comfortably. When it comes to hills, the 250W mid-drive motor offers up to a beefy, 80 Newton meters of torque, allowing you to ride it even in hilly cities like San Francisco or Portland.
Reasons to Buy
Built for women and designed by women, the Liv Thrive E+ Pro is a great e-bike for commuting and utility runs — or just having fun.
Even without the optional range extender, a 50-mile ride is possible thanks to the efficient powertrain and the EnergyPak Smart Compact 500 Wh battery. Though limited to just 20 mph, you’ll get up to cruising speed very quickly thanks to the 80 Nm of torque offered by the mid-drive motor.
The wheels and tires are “tubeless ready.” This means that you can get the bike set up for almost puncture-free riding. Essentially, the outer tire is sealed onto the rims, and a special liquid is put in that will heal most incursions up to around 1/16th of an inch wide.
Finally, the color scheme and sporty appearance make for a machine that looks sick on the path.
Things to Consider
Parent company Giant has taken a stance against throttles on its e-bikes. This means you will only be able to ride it in pedal assist mode, unlike many American-made electric bikes. For those who just wish to sit on and let it take you, this isn’t the e-bike for you.