Mountain Bike Hall of Famer, author, and Emmy winner Rebecca Rusch parted ways with Niner
back in December and today, Liv Cycling announced that she has begun a multi-year partnership with Liv and Giant.
Rusch will represent Liv and Giant at races, expeditions, and events such as the Sea Otter Classic, and Roam Bike Fest on the Liv Avail Advanced Pro, Pique Advanced Pro 29 and Intrigue Advanced. Giant Group USA, which includes the Giant, Liv, Momentum and CADEX brands, also has bicycle category exclusivity for Rebecca’s Private Idaho, Rusch’s gravel bike festival, as well as Rusch Academy, her multi-day cycling retreats.
Thompson said Liv’s partnership with Rusch meshes with the brand’s long term direction.
Rusch was inducted into the International Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2019 and she has won seven world championships in multiple disciplines. She’s the only female competitor to win the iconic Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race four times (2009-2012) and is a three-peat 24-hour solo MTB world champion (2007-2009). She won the Dirty Kanza gravel grinder race in multiple distances and holds the women’s record for fastest time on the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail through Colorado and Utah. Her self-supported expedition rides include ascending and descending Mt. Kilimanjaro, cycling the 1,200 mile Ho Chi Minh Trail, powering through the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational in winter, and established the first record on the Arkansas High Country Route, netting over 1,000 miles and an elevation gain of 84,373 feet in only eight days.