2021 Giant Contend AR 1

An aluminum frame endurance bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced near the middle of the Contend model range. Compare the full range

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2021 Giant Contend AR 1
MSRP$1,750
Weight20.7 lbs / 9.4 kg
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Drivetrain2 × 11
Groupset105, Shimano
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

2021 Giant Contend AR 1
39 mph
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39 mph

The Contend AR 1 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Contend AR 1 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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Specs
Build
FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
Rear ShockN/A
Bottom Bracketcartridge
StemGiant Contact
HandlebarGiant D-Fuse SL
SaddleGiant Approach, UniClip accessory mount
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, composite
Groupset
Rear DerailleurShimano 105
Front DerailleurShimano 105
CrankShimano FC-RS510, 34/50
ShiftersShimano 105
CassetteShimano 105, 11-speed, 11x34
ChainKMC X11EL-1
BrakesShimano 105 hydraulic, 160mm
Brake LeversShimano 105 hydraulic
Wheels
RimsGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset
SpokesSapim Race
Front HubGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle
Rear HubGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle
TiresGiant Gavia Fondo 2, 700X32c, tubeless
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