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Contend 1

2019

$1,199 RRP

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Smooth, fast and fun. This versatile aluminium road bike blends agility and comfort. So you can push the pace, ride further, and have more fun on the road.

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road, Contend offers responsive acceleration and a more endurance-oriented rider position. A 27.2mm seatpost helps reduce road shocks and vibrations, and there’s enough frame and fork clearance to run wider tyres (up to 28c) to further smooth out the ride. Engineered and built in Giant’s industry-leading aluminium forging facility, it’s a true all-rounder for ambitious road riders.

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

27.2mm diameter seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations for a smooth ride quality that improves comfort and minimises fatigue.

Total control

All condition 28c tyres help keep Contend planted in wet weather and on rough roads

Specs
  • Sizes
    XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Colours
    Vibrant Blue
  • Frame
    ALUXX grade aluminium
  • Fork
    Composite, alloy OverDrive steerer
  • Shock
    N/A
  • Handlebar
    Giant Connect, 31.8mm
  • Stem
    Giant Sport, 6 Degree
  • Seatpost
    Giant Sport alloy, 27.2mm
  • Saddle
    Giant Contact, Forward
  • Pedals
    N/A
  • Shifters
    Shimano Sora, 18sp
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano Sora
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Sora
  • Brakes
    Tektro TK-B177, dual pivot
  • Brake Levers
    Shimano Sora
  • Cassette
    Shimano HG400, 11-34T, 9sp
  • Chain
    KMC X9
  • Crankset
    Shimano Sora, 34-50T
  • Bottom Bracket
    Shimano sealed
  • Rims
    Giant SR3, double wall
  • Hubs
    Alloy, Fr: 24H, Rr: 32H
  • Spokes
    Stainless steel, 14g
  • Tires
    Giant S-R3 AC, 700x28c
  • 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 our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

Please note that our specifications may be impacted by running substitution changes, we highly recommend confirming the specifications of our products with your local retailer at the time of sale if purchasing in-store. *Recommended Retail Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from store to store depending on freighting and assembly costs.

Performance for All

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road, Contend offers responsive acceleration and a more endurance-oriented rider position. A 27.2mm seatpost helps reduce road shocks and vibrations, and there’s enough frame and fork clearance to run wider tires (up to 28c) to further smooth out the ride. Engineered and built in Giant’s industry-leading aluminum forging facility, it’s a true all-rounder for ambitious road riders.  

2019 Contend with interactive tooltips

Sizing Guide and Geometry

Sizing to be used as a reference only. Please check with a local authorized Liv or Giant dealer to determine the correct size.
Available sizes may vary from country to country.

Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
  • XS
      157 cm5’2”  to 169 cm5’7”
  • S
      165 cm5’5”  to 175 cm5’9”
  • M
      171 cm5’7”  to 181 cm5’11”
  • ML
      177 cm5’10”  to 187 cm6’2”
  • L
      183 cm6’0”  to 193 cm6’4”
  • XL
      189 cm6’2”  to 199 cm6’6”
bike diagram with measurements referenced in table that follows
Selection of a button will change the units measurement displayed throughout the entire sizing guide section.
  XSSMMLLXL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)43016.946518.350019.753521.155521.958523
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)74.5°74.0°73.5°73.0°73.0°72.5°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)51020.153020.954521.55602257522.659523.4
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1254.91455.71656.51907.52108.32309.1
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)71.0°72.0°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)451.8451.8451.8451.8451.8451.8
GTrail (mm) (inch)702.8642.5602.4602.4602.4602.4
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)97338.397938.598538.899739.3101239.8102740.4
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)41016.141016.141016.141016.141016.141016.1
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)702.8702.8702.8652.6652.6652.6
KStack (mm) (inch)52320.654621.556722.358623.160523.862424.6
LReach (mm) (inch)36514.437314.737714.83811539015.439815.7
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)6872771728.274529.377930.779731.482232.4
OStem Length (mm) (inch)803.1903.51003.91003.91104.31104.3
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1656.51706.7172.56.8172.56.81756.91756.9
QWheel Size 700C700C700C700C700C700C

Techs & Features

ALUXX Aluminium Technology
Compact Road Design
OverDrive
Tubeless System

Reviews

Please note that our specifications may be impacted by running substitution changes, we highly recommend confirming the specifications of our products with your local retailer at the time of sale if purchasing in-store. *Recommended Retail Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from store to store depending on freighting and assembly costs.