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Giant Contend 2 2018

Giant Contend 2 2018

  • Shimano Claris 2x8-equipped sportive road bike
  • Giant Aluxx endurance road bike frame
  • Carbon fork legs for comfort and performance
£575.00
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Giant Contend 2 2018

With its ALUXX frame and composite fork the Claris 2x8-equipped Giant Contend combines comfort with speed to create one of the best sportive-ready road bikes for the money.

  • 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
  • Shimano Claris STI 2x8 gear shifters and mechs are smooth and reliable and offer a good range of gears via the 34/50 chainset and 11-34 Shimano cassette
  • 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
  • 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

Here's how Giant describe the Contend 2 2018

SMOOTH, FAST AND FUN. THIS VERSATILE ROAD BIKE BLENDS AGILITY AND COMFORT—SO YOU CAN PUSH THE PACE AND RIDE MORE MILES.

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road, Contend offers responsive acceleration and a more endurance-oriented rider position. Born in Giant's industry-leading aluminum forging facility, and engineered with ALUXX aluminum technology, it's a true all-rounder for aspiring road riders.

  • ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame
  • Carbon-Composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer damps vibrations
  • Shimano Claris 8-speed componentry with Tektro rim brakes
  • Giant SR-3 wheelset with Giant S-R4 tires
  • Colour: Electric Blue/Black/White, Satin/Black/Yellow/White

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Giant Contend 2
2018
 
SizesXS, S, M, ML, L, XL
ColoursGloss Electric Blue / Gloss Black / Gloss White & Satin Black / Satin Yellow / Satin White
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminum
ForkHybrid Composite, OverDrive Steerer
HandlebarGiant Connect
StemGiant Sport
SeatpostGiant Sport
SaddleGiant Contact (Forward)
PedalsWellgo clip and strap type
ShiftersShimano Claris 16 speed
Front DerailleurShimano Claris
Rear DerailleurShimano Claris
BrakesTektro TK-R312 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake LeversShimano Claris
CassetteShimano HG50, 11x34
ChainKMC Z72
CranksetFSA Tempo, 34/50
Bottom BracketFSA Cartridge
RimsGiant S-R3 Wheel Set
HubsGiant Tracker Road
SpokesStainless Steel
TyresGiant S-R4, 700x25

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