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Giant Contend 1 2019 Road Bike

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Product Details

Giant Contend 1 2019 - Aluminium Road Bike

With its ALUXX frame and composite fork, the Sora 2x9-equipped Giant Contend 1 combines comfort with speed to create one of the best sportive-ready road bikes for the money.

Key Features


  • ALUXX single butted 6061 aluminium frameset
  • Giant's classic road bike frame geometry (72.5 degree head tube angle / 73 degree seat tube angle for medium-size frame) delivers a fast, engaging ride with engineered-in comfort
  • Giant's endurance road geometry with its slightly longer head tube and longer wheelbase creates a fast exciting bike that doesn’t ignore your comfort needs


  • The lightweight shock-absorbing carbon composite fork legs go a long way to creating such a smooth ride
  • The fork's Giant OverDrive Steerer tapers from one and an eighth inch external diameter at the top to inch and a quarter at the crown

Brakes and Gears

  • Tektro caliper brakes borrow Shimano's Dual Pivot technology to deliver consistent, low-maintenance, modulated braking performance
  • Shimano Sora STI 2x9 gear shifters and mechs are smooth and reliable and offer a good range of gears via the 34/50 Shimano chainset and 11-34 Shimano cassette
  • Keeping the transmission all Shimano (bar the KMC chain) makes for the most reliable shifting for the money
  • This gearing makes the Giant Contend 1 suitable for the type of challenging, varied terrain you would typically encounter at a sportive or similar long-distance ride

Giant Bike Sizing

The sizing below is a guide, so please get in touch if you're unsure or between sizes. Height is in feet and inches.

  • Extra Small - 5′ 2″ – 5′ 4″
  • Small - 5′ 4″ – 5′ 7″
  • Medium - 5′ 7″ – 5’10”
  • Medium / Large - 5′ 10″ – 6′ 0″
  • Large - 6′ 0″ – 6′ 3″
  • Extra Large - 6′ 3″ – 6′ 6″

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Technical Specifications

Giant Contend 1 2019 Road Bike 
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminum
ForkAdvanced grade carbon composite fork
Shifters18 speed Shimano Sora
Rear DerailleurShimano Sora
Front DerailleurShimano Sora
ChainsetShimano Sora, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano cartridge
ChainKMC X9
Cassette / FreewheelShimano CSHG400,11x34
WheelsGiant S-R3 wheelset
TyresGiant S-R3 AC, 700x28
BrakesTektro TK-B177
Brake leversShimano Sora
HandlebarsGiant Connect
SaddleContact (forward)
SeatpostGiant Sport


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