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Contend SL 1

2020

£999

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This updated lightweight all-rounder puts a premium on versatility and confident handling. Its aluminium frame and components produce a balanced feel of smooth compliance and a responsive ride quality.

Made with an updated lightweight ALUXX SL aluminium frame, Contend SL features balanced geometry that gives it versatile all-rounder capabilities. The rear triangle is designed for quick acceleration while the front end puts the rider in a confident position. Its distinctive technologies, including a D-Fuse carbon composite seat post and increased tyre clearance, give it a smooth ride that’s perfectly capable on all types of road terrain. From the hills to flats, smooth roads or rough, Contend SL does it all.

Key Performance Factors

Balanced road geometry

Frame is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile road handling.

Smooth ride quality

Innovative D-Fuse carbon composite seat post design reduces road vibrations which, combined with a Giant wheel set that can take up to 28c tyres, ensures a smooth ride.

Lightweight efficiency

ALUXX SL aluminium frame delivers efficient climbing and snappy acceleration.

Specs
  • Sizes
    S, M, ML, L, XL
  • Colours
    Matte Gunmetal Black / Gloss Black Decal
  • Frame
    ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
  • Fork
    Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
  • Shock
    N/A
  • Handlebar
    Giant Connect
  • Stem
    Giant Sport
  • Seatpost
    Giant D-Fuse, composite
  • Saddle
    Giant Contact (forward)
  • Pedals
    Pedal with toe clips/straps
  • Shifters
    Shimano 105
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano 105
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano 105 SS
  • Brakes
    Tektro TK-B178 w/ better finish/cartridge shoes
  • Brake Levers
    Shimano 105
  • Cassette
    Shimano 105, 11x30
  • Chain
    KMC X11EL-1
  • Crankset
    Shimano FC-RS510, 36/52
  • Bottom Bracket
    Shimano, press fit
  • Rims
    Giant P-R2 wheelset
  • Hubs
    Giant P-R2 wheelset
  • Spokes
    Giant P-R2 wheelset
  • Tyres
    Giant P-R3 AC, 700x28, folding
  • Weight
    9.06kg (Size M)

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.

Highlights

Made with an updated lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame, Contend SL features balanced geometry that gives it versatile all-rounder capabilities. The rear triangle is designed for quick acceleration, while the front end puts the rider in a confident position for comfort and control. Its unique technologies, including a D-Fuse composite seatpost and increased tire clearance (up to 28c) along with a tubeless WheelSystem, give it a smooth ride that’s perfectly capable on all types of road terrain. From the hills to flats, smooth roads or rough, Contend SL does it all.

2020 Contend SL with interactive tooltips

Geometry

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  SMMLLXL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)44517.548018.951520.353521.156522.2
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)74.0°73.5°73.0°73.0°72.5°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)53020.954521.55602257522.659523.4
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1385.41586.217871987.82188.6
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)71.8°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)502502502502502
GTrail (mm) (inch)63.32.558.42.358.42.358.42.358.42.3
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)98638.899039100239.4101740103140.6
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)41216.241216.241216.241216.241216.2
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)753753702.8702.8702.8
KStack (mm) (inch)54121.356322.257722.759623.561524.2
LReach (mm) (inch)37514.837814.938415.139315.540115.8
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)74629.477430.580331.682132.384433.2
NHandlebar Width (mm) (inch)40015.742016.542016.544017.344017.3
OStem Length (mm) (inch)903.51003.91003.91104.31104.3
PCrank Length (mm) (inch)1706.7172.56.8172.56.81756.91756.9
QWheel Size 700C700C700C700C700C

Technologies & Features

ALUXX SL Aluminum Technology
Compact Road Design
OverDrive

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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.