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Giant Contend SL 2 2018

Giant Contend SL 2 2018

  • Sportive-ready road bike
  • Shimano Tiagra 2x10 equipped
  • Successor to Giant Defy 2

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Giant Contend SL 2 2018

Built with Giant's more deluxe Aluxx SL alloy frame tubing and Shimano Tiagra 2x10 equipped, the Giant Contend SL 2 is a best buy in sportive-ready road bikes.

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 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.

Good Wheels
Lighter weight 700x25 folding tyres on Giant's own wheel

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.

Here's how Giant describe the Contend SL 2 2018

QUICK, CONFIDENT AND ULTRA CAPABLE, THIS LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM ALL-ROUNDER TAKES YOUR ROAD RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

Made with lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum technology, the Contend SL frameset features balanced geometry that gives it an agile yet confident ride. The rear end of the bike is designed for quick acceleration, while the front end puts the rider in a confident position for maximum efficiency and control. Technologies including the D-Fuse seatpost add road-smoothing compliance to reduce fatigue and maximize rider comfort.

  • ALUXX SL-grade frame with D-Fuse composite seatpost
  • Composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer
  • Shimano Tiagra 10-speed componentry with Tektro rim brakes
  • Giant SR-2 wheelset with Giant Gavia AC 2 tubeless tires
  • Colour: Blue/Charcoal/Orange

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Technical Data

Giant Contend SL 2
2018

 
SizesS, M, ML, L, XL
ColoursGloss Blue / Gloss Charcoal / Gloss Orange
FrameALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum
ForkHybrid Composite, OverDrive Steerer
HandlebarGiant Connect
StemGiant Sport
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, Aluminium
SaddleGiant Contact (Forward)
PedalsWellgo clip and strap type
ShiftersShimano Tiagra 20 speed
Front DerailleurShimano Tiagra
Rear DerailleurShimano Tiagra
BrakesTektro TK-R312 Giant Specific, Dual Pivot
Brake LeversShimano Tiagra
CassetteShimano HG500, 11x32
ChainKMC X10
CranksetShimano Tiagra, 34/50
Bottom BracketShimano PressFit BB-RS 500
RimsGiant SR2 Wheel Set
HubsGiant Tracker Road
SpokesSapim Leader
TyresGiant P-SL1, 700x25, Folding

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