Expand your idea of road riding and unlock new possibilities with this versatile all-rounder. With its balanced, smooth-riding frame and components, powerful disc brakes, and high-volume tubeless tires, the Giant Contend AR 1 goes from fast pavement to bumpy backroads with confidence and control.
Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding capabilities, Contend AR combines a smooth, responsive ride quality with an ability to handle adventurous new routes. Its disc-brake integration and generous tire clearance (up to 38mm) put you in control, even on rough roads. Its D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibrations, giving you a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience and minimizing fatigue. This is a true all-rounder for those road riders who have a thirst for adventure.
KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS
Balanced road geometry
Frame is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile cornering and acceleration.
Smooth ride quality
Innovative D-Fuse seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations, and a Giant WheelSystem lets you run tubeless tires up to 38mm for a smoother ride quality and reduced risk of flats.
Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.
|Sizes||S, M, ML, L, XL|
|Colors||Metallic Black/Rainbow White, Garnet|
|Frame||ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc|
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc|
|Seatpost||Giant D-Fuse, alloy|
|Saddle||Giant Approach, UniClip accessory mount|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Brakes||Tektro MD-C550 mechanical, 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Sora|
|Cassette||Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11x34|
|Crankset||Shimano Sora, 34/50|
|Rims||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle|
|Tires||Giant S-R3 AC, 700x32c, puncture protect|
|SEAT TUBE LENGTH (inch)||18.3||19.7||21.1||21.9||23|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE||74.0°||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°||73.0°|
|TOP TUBE LENGTH (inch)||21.1||21.7||22.2||22.8||23.4|
|HEAD TUBE LENGTH (inch)||5.3||5.9||6.7||7.5||8.5|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE||71.8°||72.0°||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
|FORK RAKE (inch)||2.1||2.1||2.1||2.1||2.1|
|CHAIN STAY LENGTH (inch)||16.6||16.6||16.6||16.6||16.6|
|BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (inch)||3.1||3.1||3.1||3.1||3.1|
|STAND OVER HEIGHT (inch)||29.9||30.8||31.9||32.6||33.7|
|HANDLEBAR WIDTH (inch)||15.7||16.5||16.5||17.3||17.3|
|STEM LENGTH (inch)||3.5||3.9||3.9||4.3||4.3|
|CRANK LENGTH (inch)||6.7||6.8||6.8||6.9||6.9|