The Giant Contend 1 was designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their experience on the road. It offers responsive acceleration and a confident rider position. A innovative D-Fuse seatpost helps reduce road shocks and vibrations. Also there’s enough frame and fork clearance to run wider tires (up to 32c) to further smooth out the ride. Engineered and built in Giant’s industry-leading aluminium forging facility, it’s a true all-rounder for ambitious road riders.
Contend 1 Key Performance Factors:
Balanced Road Geometry: A specifically engineered frame produces a balanced, all-rounder feel. Thus blending 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 tyres up to 32c for a smoother ride quality.
Total Control: Mounts for both rack and mudguards ensure that the Contend 1 can deal with any type of riding no matter what the weather.
Aluxx: This Performance level frame material features 6061 alloy with single-butted tubes to produce strong, lightweight framesets for a variety of different bikes and riding styles.
Compact Road Design: Introduced by Giant with the professional Team ONCE in the 1990s. Compact Road revolutionised the look and feel of high-performance road bikes forever. A downward sloping toptube (from the headtube to the seattube) creates smaller front and rear triangles. Therefore you get a lighter, stiffer bike. It also makes it easier for riders of all sizes to have a perfect fit.
OverDrive: Giant’s original oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance. The system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/4” lower and 1 1/8” upper for road, 1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper for mountain) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.
Tubeless System: Fewer flat tires. Greater traction. Less rolling resistance and a smoother, faster ride. Giant’s Tubeless System makes it easier than ever to experience all these benefits.