Giant Contend SL 2 Disc - 2017

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 ri ...(Read More)

Giant Contend SL 2 Disc
$1,050.00

Details

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.

Specs

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
Crankset Tiagra, 34/50
Bottom Bracket Shimano, Press fit
Chain KMC X10
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra 11x32, 10-speed
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Giant Connect, 31.8mm
Stem Giant Sport
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes TRP Spyre C, mechanical disc, 160mm
Pedals Platform, Caged
Saddle Giant Contact Forward
Seat Post Giant D-Fuse, Composite

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black/Blue/White / Large 04712878091511 70002816 70002816
Black/Blue/White / Medium 04712878091498 70002814 70002814
Black/Blue/White / Medium/Large 04712878091504 70002815 70002815
Black/Blue/White / Small 04712878091481 70002813 70002813
Black/Blue/White / X-Large 04712878091528 70002817 70002817
Black/Blue/White / X-Small 04712878091474 70002812 70002812

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast  (3)
  • Aesthetically pleasing 
  • Aesthetics 
  • Disk brakes 
  • Good price / value 

Best Uses

  • Commuting 
  • Endurance 
  • Exercise 
  • General transport 
  • Getting groceries 
  • Leisure 
  • Road, for a quick 10 miler or a 35 miler 

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5

What a great upgrade

By 

from Clovis CA

About Me

Pros

  • Disk Brakes
  • Great Architecture/ Great in the drop position
  • Fast
  • Sexy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road, for a quick 10 miler or a 35 miler

    Comments:

    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.

     
    5

    Excellent Bike

    By 

    from Midland, Texas

    About Me

    Pros

    • Great Quality
    • Aesthetics
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Endurance

      Comments:

      Great price and quality. Love this bike. Handles everything I can throw at it with no problems. I highly recommend it.

       
      5

      Excellent value

      By 

      from Oakville, Ontario

      About Me

      Comments:

      Great quality bike with great value.

       
      4

      Lightning Quick

      By 

      from Richmond, CA

      About Me

      Pros

      • Aesthetically Pleasing
      • Fast
      • Low Maintenance
      • Light
      • Affordable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • General Transport
        • Exercise
        • Leisure
        • Getting Groceries

        Comments:

        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.

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