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Giant Contend 2 2019 Road Bike


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Giant Contend 2 2019 Sportive Road Bike

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.

Customer Review:

"Great beginners bike, looks good and has a good spec for an entry level bike."

Key Features

  • 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
  • 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 

Giant Contend 2 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 2 2019 Road Bike 
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminum
Forkhybrid composite, OverDrive steerer
ShiftersShimano Claris
Rear DerailleurShimano Claris
Front DerailleurShimano Claris
ChainsetFSA Tempo, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano cartridge
ChainKMC Z72 X8
Cassette / FreewheelCS-HG50-8, 11x34
WheelsGiant S-R3 wheelset
TyresGiant S-R3 AC, 700x28
BrakesTektro TK-B177
Brake leversShimano Claris
HandlebarsGiant Connect
SaddleContact (forward)
SeatpostAlloy round


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