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Giant Contend SL 1 Disc 2019 Road Bike

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Giant Contend SL 1 Disc 2019 Road Bike

Shimano 105 drivetrain and Giant hydraulic disc brakes for performance + carbon fork and D-Fuse seatpost for comfort = one sportive-ready road bike.

Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes
Giant's unique disc brake is initially cable controlled from the Shimano 105 STI brake lever, 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 brake while the caliper is much neater than previous hybrid cable/hydraulic systems for road bikes.

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Track record
Contend is the successor of the Defy - Giant's original super popular, multi-award winning, aluminium frame, endurance road bike range. (Giant now reserve the name 'Defy' for their carbon frame endurance road bikes.)

Like a Defy, a Giant Contend combines comfort with speed to create one of the best sportive-ready road bikes for the money.

Then Giant updated the design so the Contend now boasts internal gear cable routing and dispensed with the old Defy's 'washing line under the top tube' look. Also, the Contend's shorter seatstays make for snappier handling than its predecessor.

Giant Aluxx SL frame and Composite fork
Lighter weight and more compliant and shock absorbing than Giant's standard Aluxx frame tubing, Aluxx SL frame tubes are a finer-grain double-butted 6011 aluminium alloy for optimal strength:weight ratio. 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 seatpost helps damp bad vibes that would otherwise be transmitted from unsmooth road surfaces. Also, being D-shaped, it's impossible to set the saddle up squint.

Endurance Road Bike GeometryGiant'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.

Here's how Giant describe the Contend SL 1 Disc

THE PERFECT BLEND OF CONFIDENT AND CAPABLE. DESIGNED TO HELP YOU TAKE YOUR ROAD RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL, CONTEND SL DISC IS YOUR TICKET TO LONGER RIDES, FASTER SPEEDS, AND MORE FUN THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED.

Engineered with Giant’s lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame technology, Contend SL Disc delivers a confident ride quality that’s lightweight, compliant and balanced for a wide variety of road riding enthusiasts. Seamless disc-brake integration gives you more control regardless of road or weather conditions, and there’s enough frame and fork clearance to run tyres up to 28c in diameter. The innovative D-Fuse composite seatpost cuts down road vibrations, delivering a smoother, more efficient ride.

  • ALUXX SL-grade frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost
  • Composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer
  • Shimano 105 11-speed componentry
  • Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes

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Technical Specifications

Giant Contend SL 1 Disc 2019 Road Bike 
FrameALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
ForkHybrid carbon composite, OverDrive steerer, disc
ShiftersShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
Front DerailleurShimano 105
ChainsetFC-RS510, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano Press Fit
ChainKMC X11EL-1
Cassette / FreewheelShimano 105, 11x34
WheelsGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset
TyresGiant P-R3 AC, front and rear specific, 700x28, folding
BrakesGiant Conduct SL
Brake leversShimano 105
HandlebarsGiant Connect
StemGiant Connect
SaddleContact (forward)
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse composite

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