This lightweight aluminum all-rounder puts a premium on smooth, confident handling. Its versatile frame geometry is designed to blend endurance positioning with quick and agile cornering and climbing.
Made with lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum technology, the Contend SL frameset features balanced geometry that gives it an agile yet confident ride. The rear end of the bike is designed for quick acceleration, while the front puts the rider in a confident position for comfort and control. Technologies including the D-Fuse composite seatpost, which adds road-smoothing compliance to reduce fatigue and improve rider comfort. And added frame clearance allows you to run wider tires up to 28c.
Key Performance Factors
Balanced road geometry
Frame is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile cornering and acceleration.
Smooth ride quality
Innovative D-Fuse composite seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations for a smooth ride quality that improves comfort and minimizes fatigue.
Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.
|Sizes||S, M, M/L, L, XL|
|Colors||Gun Metal Black / Apple Green|
|Frame||ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum|
|Fork||hybrid composite, OverDrive steerer|
|Seatpost||Giant D-Fuse composite|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Cassette||Shimano 105, 11x34|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Press Fit|
|Rims||Giant P-R2 wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant P-R2 wheelset|
|Spokes||Giant P-R2 wheelset|
|Tires||Giant P-R3 AC, front and rear specific, 700x28, folding|
|Weight||The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.|