Livi: Liv Alight DD 2 Disc (2022)

This addition to the bike fleet technically isn’t mine. It’s my wife’s.

This was my Christmas gift to her, and as purchased, it checks multiple boxes. Coming equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, fat 38 mm tires, a 2×8 drivetrain with beginner-friendly gearing, and multiple threaded bosses to accept racks, fenders, this bike is quite a good deal for PhP30,000. It’s a great starting point for a lady to get her feet wet with cycling as a sport, or as transportation.

The normal Alight is a step-through frame. Liv’s “DD” model designation for this particular bike denotes a more traditional double-diamond frame shape.


//frame + fork

  • Size XS, 37 cm seat tube, 53.5 cm top tube, 13 cm head tube
  • Giant Aluxx 6061 aluminum alloy tubing, single-butted; internal cable routing; vertical quick-release dropouts; 42 mm max tire width
  • BSA 68 mm threaded bottom bracket shell; chainstay junction kickstand/fender mounting plate
  • Integrated headset bearing cups; 44 cm diameter
  • External two-bolt seatpost clamp
  • Aluminum alloy fork; vertical quick-release dropouts
    • 50 mm fork rake/offset
    • 78.2 mm trail
  • Flat Mount disc brake hardpoints


  • KMC X8.3 8-speed chain
  • Prowheel double crankset, 170 mm arms, 46/30T, integrated chain guard
    • Cartridge square-taper bottom bracket
  • Shimano SL-M315 trigger shifters (2×8)
  • Shimano Altus RD-M310 rear derailleur
  • Shimano Tourney FD-TY710-2-TS3 front derailleur

//rolling stock

  • Liv/Giant GX Disc wheelset
    • Liv/Giant GX Disc rims, Schrader valve drilling
    • Liv/Giant GX Disc hubs, 6-bolt rotor fitment, 100 mm F QR, 135 mm R QR
    • Stainless steel spokes x 28 per wheel
    • Tektro disc brake rotors, 160 mm
    • Shimano CS-HG31-8 MegaRange cassette, 11-34T
  • Giant S-X2 tires, 700C x 38 mm (38-622)


  • Tektro HD-R280 hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tektro brake pads, Shimano B01S pad shape, resin pad compound
  • Tektro mineral brake oil


  • Liv Sport Comfort saddle
  • Giant D-Fuse aluminum seatpost
  • Giant Sport XC handlebar, 600 mm width
    • Giant Dynamic Comfort grips, 31 mm
  • Giant Sport stem, +/-15 degrees, 80 mm length
  • Liv/Giant plastic platform pedals
  • Cat Eye Padrone Digital (CC-PD400B) bike computer


  • Topeak Wedge Drybag S saddlebag
  • Revelate Designs Mag-Tank top tube bag, purple
  • Cat Eye Rapid Mini TL-LD635R rear safety light
  • Cygolite Hotrod 90 rear safety light
  • Cat Eye Volt 800 HL-EL471RC front light
  • Giant bottle cage
  • Giyo GP-61S mini hand pump
  • Liv/Giant seatstay-mounted two-bolt kickstand
  • Liv/Giant bell