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Giant Contend SL 1 Disc 2017


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Giant Contend SL 1 Disc 2017

The best bike in the Giant Contend SL range comes Shimano 105 equipped.

The Giant Contend SL 1 Disc is like previous years' Giant Defy 1 Disc - the most popular sportive-ready alloy frame bikes we've ever had the pleasure to offer - upgraded with internal cable routing for smoother lines, shorter chainstays for even snappier handling, a fancier seat lug to support the super comfortable D-Fuse carbon seatpost and a brand new cable-operated hydraulic disc brake design.

Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes
The Contend SL1 Disc comes with Giant's new Conduct cable-operated hydraulic disc brakes to create an endurance road bike that offers Absolute Braking Stability.

The Conduct brake is initially cable controlled from the Shimano 105 STI brake levers, but only to its reservoir, which is hidden under the handlebar stem from where a hydraulic line connects it to the caliper. The benefit of this system is that you get the improved power and modulation of a hydraulic disc brake, while its Conduct caliper is much neater than previous hybrid cable/hydraulic systems for road bikes. These brakes are so impressive, they deserve their own video.

Shimano 105-rich spec
The epitome of smooth reliability, it's easy to understand why Shimano 105 2x11 STIs are the world's best selling road bike gear shifters.

To ensure the best possible performance, Giant spec the Contend SL with a near-complete Shimano drivetrain, so the chainset, cassette and bottom bracket are all Shimano - and not just the STI shifters and gear mechs as is often the case.

Giant Aluxx SL frame and Composite fork
Aluxx SL frame tubes are a finer-grain double-butted 6011 aluminium alloy for optimal strength:weight ratio. Its oversized PowerCore bottom bracket helps maximises pedalling efficiency. The result: arguably the best aluminium frame for the money.

Giant's Hybrid Composite fork combines carbon legs for excellent shock damping and steering precision with an OverDrive tapered aluminium steerer to help eliminate brake judder.

Giant D-Fuse Seatpost
The Giant D-shaped carbon composite seatpost does a remarkable job of damping bad vibes that would otherwise be transmitted from unsmooth road surfaces.

Endurance Road Bike Geometry
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. The Contend remains a true road bike. It just happens to be designed to be less stretched out and more comfortable for most riders, especially over longer distances. That's why endurance road bikes such as the Giant Contend are sometimes referred to as comfort road bikes or sportive bikes.


Great bike for an all-rounder" - Bike Exchange / The perfect foray into competitive road performance, the all-new Contend SL Disc offers a smooth riding experience to aspiring road riders. Built on Giant's industry-leading ALUXX SL aluminium technology, this all-rounder blends speedy acceleration with overall comfort and control. Seamless disc-brake integration means confident braking in variable road and weather conditions. The innovative D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibration for a better ride quality. The proven combination of an OverDrive tapered steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket ensures precise handling and maximum pedalling efficiency.'


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Technical Specifications

Giant Contend SL 1 Disc 2017
SizesS, M, ML, L, XL
ColoursMatt Black / Matt Grey / Matt Neon Orange
FrameALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium
ForkHybrid Composite, OverDrive Aluminium Steerer
HandlebarGiant Connect
StemGiant Connect
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse Composite
SaddleGiant Contact Forward
PedalsWellgo Clip and strap type
ShiftersShimano 105
Front DerailleurShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
BrakesGiant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes, 140mm rotors
Brake LeversShimano 105
CassetteShimano 11x32
ChainKMC X11EL-1
CranksetShimano RS500 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano BB-RS500 press fit
RimsGiant PR 2 Disc Wheel Set
HubsGiant Performance Tracker Road, Sealed Bearing
SpokesSapim Race
TyresGiant P-SL 1, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25mm Folding
ExtrasConduct Garmin Mount


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