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Giant Contend SL 2 Disc

Giant Contend SL 2 Disc

2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2017 Giant Contend SL 2 Disc

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.

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    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

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Black/Blue/White / Large 04712878091511 70002816 70002816
    Black/Blue/White / Medium 04712878091498 70002814 57658
    Black/Blue/White / Medium/Large 04712878091504 70002815 70002815
    Black/Blue/White / Small 04712878091481 70002813 57657
    Black/Blue/White / X-Large 04712878091528 70002817 70002817
    Black/Blue/White / X-Small 04712878091474 70002812 70002812
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 4 reviews)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

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

    Best Uses

    • Commuting 
    • Endurance 
    • Exercise 
    • General transport 
    • Getting groceries 

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    5.0

    What a great upgrade

    By Patrick

    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.

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      5.0

      Excellent Bike

      By AAA

      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.

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By rb

        from Oakville, Ontario

        About Me

        Comments:

        Great quality bike with great value.

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        4.0

        Lightning Quick

        By nedloh

        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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