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Contend AR 1

2020

$2,299

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Explore an unknown corner of your map. Climb that summit you see in the distance. With disc brakes and smooth-riding, high-volume tubeless tyres, this new road machine encourages you to elevate your road riding adventures.

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding abilities, Contend AR combines a smooth, responsive ride quality with an ability to handle adventurous new routes. Its disc-brake integration and generous tyre clearance (up to 38c) put you in control, even on rough roads. Its D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibrations, giving you a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience and minimising fatigue. This is a true all-rounder for those road riders who have a thirst for adventure.

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 seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations, and a Giant WheelSystem lets you run tubeless tyres up to 38c for a smoother ride quality and reduced risk of flats.

Total control

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.

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SizesXS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
ColoursGunmetal Black
FrameALUXX grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axle
ForkComposite, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
ShockN/A
HandlebarGiant Connect, 31.8mm
StemGiant Contact, 8 degree
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, Composite
SaddleGiant Contact, Forward
PedalsPedal with toe clips
ShiftersShimano 105, 22sp
Front DerailleurShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
BrakesShimano 105 hydraulic disc, 160mm
Brake LeversShimano 105 hydraulic disc
CassetteShimano HG700, 11-34T, 11sp
ChainKMC X11EL 1
CranksetShimano RS510, 34-50T
Bottom BracketShimano sealed
RimsGiant PR2 disc tubeless
HubsGiant alloy disc, 28H
SpokesStainless steel, 14-15g
TiresGiant Fondo 2 tubeless, 700x32c
WeightThe 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.

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice. *Recommended Retail Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from store to store depending on freighting and assembly costs.

Overview

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding abilities, Contend AR combines a smooth, responsive ride quality with an ability to handle adventurous new routes. Its disc-brake integration and generous tire clearance (up to 38c) put you in control, even on rough roads. Its D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibrations, giving you a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience and minimizing fatigue. This is a true all-rounder for those road riders who have a thirst for adventure.

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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.

XS   157 cm5’2” 5’2”/157 cm to 5’7”/169 cm 169 cm5’7”
S   165 cm5’5” 5’5”/165 cm to 5’9”/175 cm 175 cm5’9”
M   171 cm5’7” 5’7”/171 cm to 5’11”/181 cm 181 cm5’11”
ML   177 cm5’10” 5’10”/177 cm to 6’2”/187 cm 187 cm6’2”
L   183 cm6’0” 6’0”/183 cm to 6’4”/193 cm 193 cm6’4”
XL   189 cm6’2” 6’2”/189 cm to 6’6”/199 cm 199 cm6’6”
bike diagram
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ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)43016.946518.350019.753521.155521.958523
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)74.8°74.0°73.5°73.0°73.0°72.5°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)51520.353020.954521.55602257522.659523.4
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1234.81385.41586.217871987.82188.6
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)71.0°71.8°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)502502502502502502
GTrail (mm) (inch)66.82.661.92.457.12.257.12.257.12.257.12.2
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)98538.898638.899039100239.4101740103140.6
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)41216.241216.241216.241216.241216.241216.2
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)753753753702.8702.8702.8
KStack (mm) (inch)52420.654121.356322.257722.759623.561524.2
LReach (mm) (inch)37214.637514.837814.938415.139315.540115.8
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)72028.374629.477430.580331.682132.384433.2
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

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All specifications listed are subject to change without notice. *Recommended Retail Prices are subject to change without notice and may vary from store to store depending on freighting and assembly costs.