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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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

Fork

Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc

Rear Shock

N/A

Bottom Bracket

cartridge

Stem

Giant Contact

Handlebar

Giant D-Fuse SL

Saddle

Giant Approach, UniClip accessory mount

Seatpost

Giant D-Fuse, composite

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105

Crank

Shimano FC-RS510, 34/50

Shifters

Shimano 105

Cassette

Shimano 105, 11-speed, 11x34

Chain

KMC X11EL-1

Brakes

Shimano 105 hydraulic, 160mm

Brake Levers

Shimano 105 hydraulic

Wheels
Rims

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Spokes

Sapim Race

Front Hub

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle

Rear Hub

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle

Tires

Giant Gavia Fondo 2, 700X32c, tubeless