The Liv Avail 1 is looking like it’ll be our most popular entry level women’s road bike in 2017. Giant (Liv is the brand name for Giant’s women’s bikes) is the largest manufacturer of bikes in the world, and all that buying power allows them to bring a killer bike at a price we’ve never really seen before, especially with the kind of parts the Avail 1 comes with. The Shimano Sora 9 speed group has been updated for 2017, and brings a lot of elements of higher end components down to a lower price. The second set of brake levers on the top of the drop bars adds some braking confidence if drop bars are a new thing for you. If you’re looking to get into road cycling, or just want a faster bike for commuting to work or zipping around town, the Avail 1 is a great place to start.