The idea of being a cyclist in many different ways has a strong appeal. Commuting to work? Day trip on the weekend? Metric century? They're all fun in different ways. But what if you don't want a different bike for every kind of ride? What if there was one bike that did everything pretty well, and was still an excellent value?
The Contend AR 2 is exactly that kind of machine. It boasts light weight, a huge gearing range, disc brakes, and room for tires up to 38mm. There's plenty to work with, no matter the distance or adventure! The Contend AR 2's ALUXX-Grade aluminum frame provides a strong platform that handles well in fast turns and descents. The upright fit allows a wide range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable with minimal adjustments. A tapered OverDrive head tube and 12mm thru-axles add an extra dash of precision to the Contend AR 2's handling. Internal cable routing gives the bike a clean and sleek look, while an Advanced-Grade Composite carbon fiber fork helps keep weight low. Need to carry cargo? Riding in wet weather? Mounts for bottle cages and fenders (sold separately) bring practicality to the Contend AR.
Shimano's excellent 10-speed Tiagra components are found throughout the drivetrain of the Contend AR 2, including the dual-control levers, both derailleurs, the 50/34T crankset, and a wide-range 11-34T cassette. This ensures lightning-quick operation and long service life for every mile covered. Tubeless alloy S-R2 Disc wheels are wrapped with 700x32c tubeless Gavia Fondo 2 tires, adding confident grip and a smooth ride over rough pavement and hardpan surfaces. Giant's own Conduct hydraulic disc brakes bring excellent stopping power and lever feedback to the Contend AR 2 in all conditions, wet or dry. A clever Composite carbon fiber D-Fuse seatpost flexes slightly to soak up harsh impacts from railway crossings and potholes. Giant's Contact saddle completes this brilliant all-rounder.
|Frame||ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc|
|Fork||Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc|
|Rims/Wheels||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset|
|Hubs||Giant S-R2 Disc|
|Spokes||Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset|
|Tires||Giant Gavia Fondo 2, 700x32c, tubeless|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra GS|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra, 11-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano Tiagra dual-control|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Tiagra|
|Brakes||Giant Conduct Disc|
|Saddle||Giant Contact (forward)|
|Seat Post||Giant D-Fuse, composite|
* Subject to change without notice.