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Contend AR 1

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Expand your idea of road riding and unlock new possibilities with this versatile all-rounder. With its balanced, smooth riding frame and components, powerful disc brakes and high-volume tubeless tires, Contend AR goes from fast pavement to bumpy backroads with confidence and control.

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding capabilities, 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 38mm) 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.

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 tires up to 38mm 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.

Specs
  • Sizes
    XS, S, M, ML, L, XL
  • Colors
    Metallic Navy
  • Frame
    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
  • Fork
    Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
  • Shock
    N/A
  • Handlebar
    Giant D-Fuse SL
  • Stem
    Giant Contact
  • Seatpost
    Giant D-Fuse, composite
  • Saddle
    Giant Approach
  • Pedals
    N/A
  • Shifters
    Shimano 105
  • Front Derailleur
    Shimano 105
  • Rear Derailleur
    Shimano 105 GS
  • Brakes
    Shimano 105 hydraulic
  • Brake Levers
    Shimano 105
  • Cassette
    Shimano 105, 11x34
  • Chain
    KMC X11EL-1
  • Crankset
    Shimano FC-RS510, 34/50
  • Bottom Bracket
    cartridge
  • Rims
    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Hubs
    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Spokes
    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset
  • Tires
    Giant Gavia Fondo 2, 700X32c, tubeless
  • Extras
    tubeless prepared
  • 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.

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.

Highlights

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding capabilities, 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 38mm) 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.

Contend AR with interactive tooltips

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.

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  • XS
      157 cm5’2”  to 169 cm5’7”
  • S
      165 cm5’5”  to 175 cm5’9”
  • M
      171 cm5’7”  to 181 cm5’11”
  • ML
      177 cm5’10”  to 187 cm6’2”
  • L
      183 cm6’0”  to 193 cm6’4”
  • XL
      189 cm6’2”  to 199 cm6’6”
bike diagram with measurements referenced in table that follows
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  XSSMMLLXL
ASeat Tube Length (mm) (inch)43016,946518,350019,753521,155521,958523
BSeat Tube Angle (degrees)75,0°74,0°73,5°73,0°73,0°73,0°
CTop Tube Length (mm) (inch)51520,353521,155021,756522,258022,859523,4
DHead Tube Length (mm) (inch)1154,51355,31505,91706,71907,52158,5
EHead Tube Angle (degrees)71,5°71,8°72,0°72,5°72,5°72,5°
FFork Rake (mm) (inch)532,1532,1532,1532,1532,1532,1
GTrail (mm) (inch)62,92,461,32,459,62,356,42,256,42,256,42,2
HWheelbase (mm) (inch)99439,1100339,5101139,8101540103140,6104641,2
IChain Stay Length (mm) (inch)42216,642216,642216,642216,642216,642216,6
JBottom Bracket Drop (mm) (inch)803,1803,1803,1803,1803,1803,1
KStack (mm) (inch)53921,25592257422,659523,461424,263825,1
LReach (mm) (inch)37114,637514,83801538315,139215,440015,7
MStand Over Height (mm) (inch)72728,675929,978330,881031,982932,685633,7
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)1706,71706,71706,7172,56,81756,91756,9
QWheel Size 700C700C700C700C700C700C
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Techs & Features

ALUXX Aluminum Technology
Compact Road Design
D-Fuse Technology
OverDrive
Tubeless System

All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.