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Giant Contend 3

Giant Contend 3
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Are you looking for your first road bike? Do you want the experience of road cycling, but without a stratospheric price tag? The Contend 3 gives you all that and more.

Designed for aspiring road cyclists aiming to ride a little faster and go farther, Contend offers a smooth, efficient ride quality. This isn't a bike built for anything else other than road cycling, ensuring a light and nimble machine. Giant uses their own ALUXX-grade aluminum throughout the frame, bringing low weight to the Contend 3. The innovative D-Fuse seatpost helps reduce vibration and harshness over rough and choppy pavement. There’s enough frame and fork clearance to run wider tires (up to 32mm!) to further smooth out every mile of a ride. Did we mention those stock 28mm S-R3 AC tires are tubeless straight out of the box? The included sealant prevents most flats to make every ride better.

Shimano's 8-speed Claris components are found throughout the Contend 3, including the dual-control levers and both derailleurs. An alloy FSA Tempo crankset with a 50/34T chainring combo is matched with an 11-34T Shimano cassette, bringing a generous gearing range to the Contend 3.

Lightweight alloy S-R3 wheels spin up to speed much better than the hoops found on a hybrid, while Tektro alloy dual-pivot caliper brakes help reign in speed.


Frame ALUXX-Grade Aluminum
Fork Alloy, OverDrive steerer
Rims/Wheels Giant S-R3 wheelset
Hubs Giant S-R3 alloy sealed bearing
Spokes Stainless steel
Tires Giant S-R3 AC, 700x25c (28mm), folding
Crankset FSA Tempo alloy
Chainrings 34/50T
Bottom Bracket Cartridge
Chain KMC Z72
Front Derailleur Shimano Claris
Rear Derailleur Shimano Claris
Cassette/Rear Cogs CS-HG50-8, 11-34T
Shifters Shimano Claris dual-control
Handlebars Giant Connect alloy
Stem Giant Sport alloy
Brake Levers Shimano Claris
Brakes Tektro TK-B177 alloy
Saddle Giant Approach
Seat Post Giant D-Fuse, alloy
Accessories & Extras Tubeless prepared

* Subject to change without notice.