Contend SL 1

2021 2130042114

£1149

Giant

Giant

Giant

Ready to increase your road riding mileage? This lightweight, smooth-riding bike is all the motivation you need. Its aluminium frame and high-quality components give you a big boost in efficiency so you can crank out more miles day in and day out.

Made with a lightweight ALUXX SL aluminium frame, Contend SL features balanced geometry for versatile all-rounder capabilities. The rear triangle is designed for quick acceleration, while the front end puts the rider in a confident position for comfort and control. Its unique technologies, including a D-Fuse composite seatpost and tubeless Giant WheelSystem, give it a smooth ride that’s perfectly capable on all types of road terrain. From the hills to flats, smooth roads or rough, Contend SL does it all.

Key Performance Factors

Integrated aerodynamics

AeroSystem Shaping, a result of extensive CFD analysis and dynamic wind-tunnel testing, creates the best aerodynamic performance at every yaw angle. A truncated-ellipse airfoil shape delivers the best overall aero performance.

TOTAL CONTROL

Integrated rim-brake technology delivers outstanding braking power in most conditions. The integrated Giant WheelSystem further improves control with a 65mm deep rear rim and a shallower 42mm front rim for added control in crosswinds.

UNRIVALLED EFFICIENCY

The frameset, including the integrated stem and handlebar, features best-in-class weight and stiffness. Increased frame stiffness allows the rider to reach and maintain higher speeds with less effort.

Bike Tech Specs
Sizes
S, M, ML, L, XL
Colours
Gunmetal Black
Frame
ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium. Compatible with fenders
Fork
Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer
Shock
N/A
Handlebar
Giant Connect
Stem
Giant Sport
Seatpost
Giant D-Fuse, composite
Saddle
Giant Approach
Pedals
N/A
Shifters
Shimano 105
Front Derailleur
Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105 GS
Brakes
Tektro TK-B178
Brake
Shimano 105
Cassette
Shimano 105, 11x34
Chain
KMC X11EL-1
Crankset
Shimano FC-RS510, 34/50
Bottom
Shimano, press fit
Rims
Giant S-R2 wheelset
Hubs
Giant S-R2 wheelset
Spokes
Giant S-R2 wheelset
Tyres
Giant S-R3 AC, 700x28mm, (max tyre width possible: 30mm)
Weight
The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy throughout this website. However, Giant reserves the right to change bike specifications, features, prices and colours without prior notice.

Geometry
XS
S
M
ML
L
Seat Tube Length
n/a
445
480
515
535
Seat Tube Angle
n/a
74
73.5
73
73
Top Tube Length
n/a
530
545
560
575
Head Tube Length
n/a
138
158
178
198
Head Tube Angle
n/a
71.8
72.5
72.5
72.5
Fork Rake
n/a
50
50
50
50
Trail
n/a
63.3
58.4
58.4
58.4
Wheelbase
n/a
986
990
1002
1017
Chain Stay Length
n/a
412
412
412
412
Bottom Bracket Drop
n/a
75
75
70
70
Stack
n/a
541
563
577
596
Reach
n/a
375
378
384
393
Stand Over Height
n/a
746
774
803
821
Handlebar Width
n/a
400
420
420
440
Stem Length
n/a
90
100
100
110
Crank Length
n/a
170
173
173
175
Wheel Size
n/a
175
181
187
193
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