Light and lively road performance with an added boost of compliance and control. Smooth, fast and fun to ride. The perfect foray into competitive road performance, the all-new Contend SL offers a smooth riding experience to aspiring road riders. Built on Giant’s industry-leading ALUXX SL aluminum 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. And the proven combination of an OverDrive tapered steerer tube and PowerCore bottom bracket ensures precise handling and maximum pedaling efficiency.
|Frame||ALUXX SL-grade aluminum|
|Fork||Composite with alloy OverDrive steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant SR-2 Disc|
|Hubs||Giant Sport Tracker Road Disc, [F] 100x12mm axle 28h, [R] 142x12mm axle, 32h|
|Spokes||Stainless steel, 14g|
|Tires||Giant P-SL 1, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25, Folding|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano, Press fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra 11x32, 10-speed|
|Handlebars||Giant Connect, 31.8mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Tiagra|
|Brakes||TRP Spyre C, mechanical disc, 160mm|
|Saddle||Giant Contact Forward|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse, Composite|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I had been riding an Iron Horse road bike for 10 years and I was ready for a new bike. The Giant Contend SL2 was suggested by a mechanic at Steven's Bicycles. I'm sure happy with it. It is amazing fast and rides superbly.
Great price and quality. Love this bike. Handles everything I can throw at it with no problems. I highly recommend it.
Great quality bike with great value.
Got on the contend coming off of used vintage steel framed road bikes. With that sort as my best point of reference, this bike is an amazing leap forward. It's extremely light while still feeling like solid metal. I end up having to shoulder my bicycle often on my commute. Carrying this contend is like carrying a light duffel bag, the aluxx sl is no joke. Before I wasn't accustomed to being able to hit too big of bumps like railroad crossings on a road bike while at speed. The contend smooths things out enough to just power over them, free grins. The discs breaks are next level to boot. I was apprehensive, but for the price this bike is really a dream. For a few hundred less you can get a decent used bike that will be okay. With this giant you're getting many times the bicycle, and one you'll love. Personally I'm a fan of this compact frame geometry that has become popular. It looks great on the XL contend and makes perfect sense to me. Less metal, less weight, more speed. I might be a convert to the compact chain rings as well. I have been getting much more use out of the lower climbing gears and tearing up some decent hills, all about that spin. I can't say enough good stuff about this new contend. Everywhere I go people mention how beautiful it is. Good stuff, thanks to H&F and Giant.