Built on Giant’s lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame technology, Contend SL has balanced frame geometry that blends quick acceleration capabilities with confident rider positioning. Technologies including the D-Fuse composite seatpost help add road-smoothing compliance to minimize fatigue and improve rider comfort.
State-of-the-art aluminum frameset material features best-in-class strength-to-weight ratios and unique welding technologies for a high-performance ride quality.
Frame geometry is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile cornering and acceleration.
Made with Advanced-grade composite and a hybrid alloy/composite OverDrive tapered steerer tube, this fork produces sharp steering and cornering capabilities with a smooth ride quality.
A massive rectangular-shaped downtube links together the OverDrive front end and PowerCore bottom bracket. This precisely engineered tube shape yields optimal steering and pedaling stiffness while minimizing overall frame weight.
The oversized bottom bracket/chainstay area features a fully integrated 86mm wide BB design. Asymmetric chainstays provide additional stiffness on the driveside and stability on the non-driveside.
This proprietary composite seatpost with a D-shaped shaft dampens vibrations, resulting in a smooth, compliant ride quality.
New internal cable routing with larger ports and a tool-free bottom bracket guide, designed for easy cable installation without any added weight.
Built-in rack mounts allow riders to customize with secure connection for fenders or racks, expanding capabilities for touring or commuting.