Giant 2017 Contend 1 (Black/Green) (M)
This product was added to our catalog on July 26, 2016.
Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road, the all-new Contend is the result of a dedicated approach to road performance. Born in Giantís own in-house aluminum forging facility, and engineered with ALUXX aluminum technology, it features geometry thatís specifically aimed at confident performance in variable terrain and road conditions. Itís the perfect blend of speed, comfort and control.
- Lightweight and durable ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame
- Composite fork with alloy OverDrive steerer damps vibrations
- Giant SR-2 rims, Giant Sport Tracker hubs, stainless steel spokes
- Shimano Sora 9-speed componentry with Tektro rim brakes
Sizes: XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL
Colors: Black/Green, Neon Red
Frame: ALUXX-grade aluminum
Fork: Composite with alloy OverDrive steerer
Handlebar: Giant Connect, 31.8mm
Stem: Giant Sport
Seatpost: Alloy, 27.2mm
Saddle: Giant Contact Forward
Pedals: Platform, Caged
Shifters: Shimano Sora
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Brakes: Tektro R312
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora
Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11x32, 9-speed
Chain: KMC X9
Crankset: Shimano Sora, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, threaded
Rims: Giant SR-2
Hubs: Giant Tracker Sport Road, [F] 24h, [R] 28h
Spokes: Stainless Steel, 14g
Tires: Giant S-R4, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bikeís 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 Giant bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.
Features: Giantís original oversized fork steerer-tube technology. Designed to provide solid front-end steering performance, the systemís oversized headset bearings and tapered steerer tube provide optimal steering stiffness. Road models feature 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/4-inch bottom bearings, while the mountain version features 1 1/8-inch top and 1 1/2-inch bottom bearings.
Benefit: OverDrive provides up to 15 percent more torsional steering stiffness than straight steerer-tube designs. This translates into much more accurate steering input from a riderís hands, through the handlebar and stem, and down to the front wheel. Whether hammering uphill or carving through a corner, OverDrive transmits input directly to the front wheel for more precise handling.
Compact Road Design:
In the late 1990s Giant pioneered a radical new frame shape to give its professional road racers a competitive edge. Driven by a desire to create lighter and faster bikes, Giant's Compact Road Design changed the lookóand the performance capabilitiesóof competitive road bikes forever.
Now, 17 years later, Compact Road Design is still the standard in high-performance bikes. The concept is simple: A toptube that slopes downward from the headtube to the seattube reduces the size of the front and rear triangles. Smaller triangles create a lighter, stiffer bike.
Whatever the frame material, aluminum or composite, Compact Road Design improves the ride. Here's how:
Compact Roadís most distinctive feature, the downward-sloping toptube, results in smaller front and rear triangles on the frame. Because the triangles are smaller, less material is needed. Less material equals less weight.
Picture two triangles made from equal diameter tubing. The smaller, more compact triangle uses shorter tubes. The larger triangle requires longer tubes. Itís easy to see which is more structurally soundóthe smaller triangle is stiffer, less susceptible to flexing and twisting. And on a performance road frame, stiffer is faster.
With traditional geometry, builders increase stiffness by using stiffer material. That might help you sprint faster but it also makes for a less comfortable ride. With Compact Road, Giant engineers are able to design frames with just the right amount of vertical compliance. You get a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Because of the sloping toptube and lower standover height, itís easier for riders of all sizes to get the perfect fit. With greater adjustability and up to six sizes per series, even Giantís most demanding pro athletes, women and men of all different heights, always have a perfect fit with stock-size frames.
Compact Road Sizing:
- 6061 alloy for optimized strength-to weight ratios
- Single butting results in light weight without sacrificing strength
- Predominantly features PressForming
- Predominantly features Standard and some Smooth welding techniques for optimized strength and weight