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.
|Fork||Alloy, OverDrive steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant S-R3 wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant S-R3 alloy sealed bearing|
|Tires||Giant S-R3 AC, 700x25c (28mm), folding|
|Crankset||FSA Tempo alloy|
|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|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse, alloy|
|Accessories & Extras||Tubeless prepared|
* Subject to change without notice.