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Why The Contend AR Is Your Perfect Partner For All Types Of Riding

28 April 2020

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While a road bike with drop handlebars might not be the first thing you think of when considering commuting, there are numerous benefits to exploring this avenue. Not only will your commute speed up but you’ll see great fitness gains from being able to push yourself harder than before as you can tackle different routes. It also means that you’ll have a bike that’s ready for use at the weekend on longer rides, solo or with the family. Also, if you’ve previously been a weekend-only rider, returning to work doesn’t mean going back to the car, your road bike could be your new form of daily transport.

To make sure you have the most versatile new ride, we’d recommend the Contend AR. Building on the success of the Contend and Contend SL which are pure road bikes, the AR ensures you can take your riding even further. The Contend AR rolls equally well on road as well as off. This means that your commute doesn’t have to follow the standard route. Take the road but when it comes time for a change, hop onto the local trail or gravel path and explore a new route. It’s also the perfect bike for equipping with the essentials and leading the family on a local exploration ride at the weekend.

Here’s a few reasons why the Contend AR is your perfect partner for all types of riding:

The frame is designed to offer a slightly more upright position than on a standard road bike. This is to ensure comfort no matter where you ride or for how long.

The geometry of the bike provides a comfortable, upright position 

This is combined with a D-shaped seatpost (either carbon or aluminium depending on the model) which absorbs vibrations and allows the bumps on and off road to be ridden over without causing discomfort.

A D-Fuse seatpost ensures a comfortable ride

Disc brakes make sure that stopping is no problem even in tough weather conditions.

Disc brakes offer superior stopping power

38mm tyres can be fitted on all models and the top two feature tubeless technology. This is especially helpful when riding off the road. Tubeless allows you to run lower pressures for increased comfort and the risks of punctures is greatly reduced which is key when trying to get to work.

Each model comes with 32mm tyres but can accommodate wider 38mm tyres

All models are easy to equip with rack, mudguards and luggage so no matter what the weather you can commute without worries. Also, if you’re looking to take the family out for a weekend ride, you can pack everything required on the bike so you’ll have no need to stop.

Being able to add a rack means panniers can be fitted to the bike making carrying luggage easy  

To make the most of the riding you are doing, all Contend AR bikes come with road gearing allowing you to tackle the longer, hilly route in or out of work which means you’ll be improving your fitness at the same time

Road gearing ensures you can tackle the steepest of hills

If the Contend AR sounds like your perfect match, then you can view and order all models here. Every Giant bike is available with a lifetime frame warranty, free home delivery* and hand built by a local Giant authorised retailer.

*Dependent on retailer

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