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Contend 1

2019

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Smooth, fast and fun. This versatile aluminium road bike blends agility and comfort. So you can push the pace, ride more miles, 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 28mm) 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 minimizes fatigue.

Compact Road Design

Compact geometry creates smaller front and rear triangles, creating a lighter & stiffer bike that's easier to handle and fun to ride.

Specs
  • Sizes
    S, M, M/L, L, XL
  • Colours
    Gloss Blue / Black
  • Frame
    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork
    Advanced grade carbon composite fork
  • Shock
    N/A
  • Handlebar
    Giant Connect
  • Stem
    Sport
  • Seatpost
    Giant Sport
  • Saddle
    Contact (forward)
  • Pedals
    N/A
  • Shifters
    18 speed Shimano Sora
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano Sora
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Sora
  • Brakes
    Tektro TK-B177
  • Brake Levers
    Shimano Sora
  • Cassette
    Shimano CSHG400,11x34
  • Chain
    KMC X9
  • Crankset
    Shimano Sora, 34/50
  • Bottom Bracket
    Shimano cartridge
  • Rims
    Giant S-R3 wheelset
  • Hubs
    Giant S-R3 wheelset
  • Spokes
    Giant S-R3 wheelset
  • Tyres
    Giant S-R3 AC, 700x28mm, 700x 28/32mm inner tube with 48mm Presta valve
  • 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.

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy throughout this website. However, Giant reserves the right to change bike specifications, features, prices and colours without prior notice.

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.  

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Geometry

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
NHandlebar Width (mm) (inch)40015.740015.742016.542016.544017.344017.3
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

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy throughout this website. However, Giant reserves the right to change bike specifications, features, prices and colours without prior notice.