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Contend SL 1

2020

€1,149

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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.

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SizesS, M, ML, L, XL
ColoursMatte Gunmetal Black / Gloss Black Decal
FrameALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
ShockN/A
HandlebarGiant Connect
StemGiant Sport
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, composite
SaddleGiant Contact (forward)
PedalsPedal with toe clips/straps
ShiftersShimano 105
Front DerailleurShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105 SS
BrakesTektro TK-B178 w/ better finish/cartridge shoes
Brake LeversShimano 105
CassetteShimano 105, 11x30
ChainKMC X11EL-1
CranksetShimano FC-RS510, 36/52
Bottom BracketShimano, press fit
RimsGiant P-R2 wheelset
HubsGiant P-R2 wheelset
SpokesGiant P-R2 wheelset
TyresGiant P-R3 AC, 700x28, folding
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 our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

All specifications listed are subject to change without 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.

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Geometry

bike diagram
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Seat Tube Length (mm) (inch)44517.548018.951520.353521.156522.2
Seat Tube Angle (degrees)74.0°73.5°73.0°73.0°72.5°
Top Tube Length (mm) (inch)53020.954521.55602257522.659523.4
Head Tube Length (mm) (inch)1385.41586.217871987.82188.6
Head Tube Angle (degrees)71.8°72.5°72.5°72.5°72.5°
Fork Rake (mm) (inch)502502502502502
Trail (mm) (inch)63.32.558.42.358.42.358.42.358.42.3
Wheelbase (mm) (inch)98638.899039100239.4101740103140.6
Chain Stay Length (mm) (inch)41216.241216.241216.241216.241216.2
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)753753702.8702.8702.8
Stack (mm) (inch)54121.356322.257722.759623.561524.2
Reach (mm) (inch)37514.837814.938415.139315.540115.8
Stand Over Height (mm) (inch)74629.477430.580331.682132.384433.2
Handlebar Width (mm) (inch)40015.742016.542016.544017.344017.3
Stem Length (mm) (inch)903.51003.91003.91104.31104.3
Crank Length (mm) (inch)1706.7172.56.8172.56.81756.91756.9
Wheel Size 700C700C700C700C700C

Technologies

ALUXX SL Aluminum Technology
Compact Road Design
OverDrive

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.