2022 Giant Contend AR 1

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

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2022 Giant Contend AR 1
MSRP$1,900
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Drivetrain2 × 11
Groupset105, Praxis
BrakesHydraulic Disc

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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

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.


Estimated Spec Level

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Reviews

July 2021

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Brilliant all-round road bike that's comfortable and engaging to ride

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April 2020

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Good kit, lovely ride and tubeless-ready – the 2020 Contend is a great bike for a grand

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December 2019

Cycling Weekly
Giant Contend SL 1

Giant has the ability to make great bikes at a great price and the Giant Contend SL 1 epitomise this

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October 2019

Cycling Tips
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If the lines between road and gravel bikes were already blurry, then the way things are trending is likely to confuse you even further. All-road bikes are relatively new and aim to do everything a good endurance-style road bike does, albeit with a pinch of additional versatility. As the name suggests, they’re designed to handle […]

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February 2019

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

5'1" – 5'7"

SM

5'4" – 5'9"

MD

5'7" – 5'12"

MD/LG

5'9" – 6'2"

LG

6'0" – 6'4"

XL

6'2" – 6'7"


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 XS:80mm, S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm

Handlebar

Giant D-Fuse SL XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

Saddle

Giant Approach

Seatpost

Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset

Pedals

platform pedal

Grips

Velo cork tape with gel

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 GS

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105

Crank

Praxis Alba 2D, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

Shifters

Shimano 105

Cassette

Shimano 105, 11x34

Chain

KMC X11EL-1

Brakes

Shimano 105 hydraulic, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm

Brake Levers

Shimano 105

Wheels
Rims

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Spokes

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Front Hub

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Rear Hub

Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

Tires

Giant Gavia Fondo 2, tubeless, 700x32c (34mm)

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