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Giant Contend 2 2017


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Giant Contend 2 2017

Like its predecessor, the GIANT Defy 4, the Contend 2 combines comfort with speed to create one of the best sportive-ready road bikes for the money.

Upgraded over last year's Giant Defy 4 with shorter chainstays for even snappier handling, the new Giant Contend 2, crucially, still comes equipped with, arguably, the best frame and fork for the money: a Giant ALUXX-Grade butted aluminium frame and a Giant Hybrid Composite fork.

  • The ALUXX single butted 6061 aluminium frameset is built from scratch by the world's most experienced alloy frame builders - Giant.
  • 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.
  • As well as reinforcing the front end of the bike, oversizing the bottom of the steerer helps eliminate flex-induced brake juddering.
  • As well as building their own frames and forks, Giant extrude their own rims to build their own high quality wheels.
  • Giant then equip their wheels with their own-design front and rear specific 700x25 tyres.
  • Controlling every aspect of designing, engineering and building the wheelset ensures every component works perfectly with its partner to create a more laterally stiff wheel which will take less effort to accelerate faster.
  • STI means Shimano Total Integration. The gear shifters are integrated with the brake levers so you can change gear any time without having to remove your hands from the brake lever hoods.
  • Matching the FSA Tempo 50/34 compact chainset with an 11-32 SRAM cassette offers a wider range of gears than you would find on a traditional road bike.
  • This gearing makes the Giant Contend 2 suitable for the type of challenging, varied terrain you would typically encounter at a sportive or similar long-distance ride.
  • Tektro caliper brakes borrow Shimano's Dual Pivot technology to deliver consistent, low-maintenance, modulated braking performance.

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road, the all-new Contend is the result of a dedicated approach to road performance. Born in Giant's own in-house aluminium forging facility and engineered with ALUXX aluminium technology, it features geometry that's specifically aimed at confident performance in variable terrain and road conditions. It's the perfect blend of speed, comfort and control.'


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Technical Specifications

Giant Contend 2
SizesXS, S, M, ML, L, XL
ColoursWhite/Black, Blue/Orange
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminium
ForkHybrid Composite, OverDrive Aluminium Steerer
HandlebarGiant Connect
StemGiant Sport
SeatpostGiant Sport
SaddleGiant Contact Forward
PedalsWellgo Clip and strap type
ShiftersShimano Claris
Front DerailleurShimano Claris
Rear DerailleurShimano Claris
BrakesTektro R3112 dual pivot
Brake LeversShimano Claris
CassetteSRAM PG 850 11x32
ChainKMC Z72
CranksetFSA Tempo 34/50
Bottom BracketFSA Cartridge
RimsGiant SR 2 Wheel Set
HubsGiant Tracker Sport Road
SpokesStainless Steel
TyresGiant S-R4, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25mm




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