Liv cycling just announced the second generation of its popular Langma Disc range. The newly updated models boast a lighter overall package and stiffer pedaling platform, creating an all-around faster bike.
The Langma Disc range is one of the widest in the Liv catalog, ranging from World Tour level performance to bikes perfect for new road riders — offering eleven models in total.
“We are committed to designing the most technologically advanced bikes on the market, and the new Langma Disc range is no exception,” said Phoebe Liu, chief branding officer for Giant Group, noted in a press release earlier today. “This bike builds on the success of the original design as an all-around performance race bike that excels at climbing and is made for riders to confidently push their limits.”
The name Langma comes from the Tibetan name for Mount Everest, “Chomolungma,” stating upfront that this machine lives for the climbs. Don’t forget, the Langma isn’t new to the bike world. The Langma has proven itself in the World Tour under the CCC-Liv (now Liv Racing World Team) with 47 wins and six national championships to its credit.
Revamped for its second edition, Liv’s Langma boasts input from the world’s most prestigious riders. Race legends Marianne Vos, Coryn Rivera, and countless others helped guide the Langma into the machine it is today. From the sounds of it, the changes were well received and the 2022 Liv Langma is Liv Racing World Teams official race bike for the 2021 season.
2022 Liv Langma Disc frame details
Liv’s new Langma Disc features the latest evolution of aero tubing and signature touchpoints. Developed in collaboration with the Liv engineering team, pro athletes, and leading aerodynamic experts — Liv is comfortable stating the Langma Disc is the most responsive bike in the current lineup.
Liv Advanced SL Carbon
The engineering team went with Advanced-SL Grade composite to cultivate a stiff and light ride from the start. The Advanced SL carbon employs longer, continuous pieces of carbon fiber that Liv feels gives the frame a stiffer ride — plus, it makes the new Langma frameset 60 grams lighter than the previous model.
“The first-generation Langma is already an accomplished race bike, and our new carbon frame technology raises the bar even higher,” said Sophia Shih, lead engineer of on-road development for Liv Cycling. “Last year, our WorldTeam tested prototypes, and we incorporated their feedback into the final design. We updated its geometry for wider tire compatibility, optimized the stiffness-to-weight ratio, and improved the bike’s overall aero advantage.”
Aero advantage & lateral stiffness
Liv’s engineering team went with truncated ellipse tubing and an updated complete carbon Variant SLR Seatpost design for the Langma Advanced Pro. These unique aerodynamic details reduce wind drag at a broader range of yaw angles, keeping the Langama slippery in the wind no matter the terrain.
Livs 2022 Langma arrives with an updated fork that boasts 50% more lateral stiffness than the first-generation Langma Advanced SL to provide responsiveness and better handling. Like most Liv carbon bikes, the Langma utilizes an oversized bearing headset, and the new Advanced SL version arrives with the all-new Liv Contact SLR handlebar, keeping all wires and hoses expertly hidden for a clean aero look.
Liv Langma models
Liv’s Langma arrives in three different series and eleven models, offering something for every rider and budget.
Liv designed three Langma Disc series for a total of eleven models in the entire range, including Langma Advanced SL Disc series (one model), Langma Advanced Pro Disc series (three models), and Langma Advanced Disc series (seven models).
Advanced SL Disc series is the top of the line and comes with all the trappings of a purebred race machine, including the new CADEX wheels. Next down the line is the Advanced Pro Disc and Advanced Pro series, both feature Liv’s Advanced-Grade Composite frameset, truncated ellipse tubing. All frames come with a redesigned symmetric aero composite fork with increased clearance for tires up to 32mm.
Sizing and geometry
Frame sizes range from XXS-Large across all models. Select models of the new 2022 Langma Disc range are available now.
Pricing & availability
Prices range from $3,400 for the Liv Langma Disc 1 all the way to $10,000 for the Liv Langma Advances SL Disc AXS Red.
As of right now, there is no concrete date for when you’ll see the new Langma at your local shop. For real-time availability, Liv suggests you contact your local Liv retailer online at www.liv-cycling.com.