Bike Comparison

    2022 Giant Contend 3
    2022 Giant Contend 2
    2022 Giant Contend AR 4
    2022 Giant Contend 1
    2022 Giant Contend AR 3
    2022 Giant Contend SL 1
    2022 Giant Contend AR 2
    2022 Giant Contend SL, Disc 2
    2022 Giant Contend AR 1
    2022 Giant Contend SL, Disc 1
    MSRP$950($1,046)$1,150($1,141)$1,450($1,546)($1,494)($1,784)$1,950($2,022)
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    FrameAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminum
    ForkAluminumCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbon
    WheelsAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminumAluminum
    Wheel Size700c700c700c700c700c700c700c700c700c700c
    BrakesRimRimMechanical DiscRimMechanical DiscRimMechanical DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetClaris, FSAClaris, FSAClaris, FSASoraSora105, ShimanoTiagraTiagra105, Praxis105, Shimano
    Drivetrain2 × 82 × 92 × 92 × 112 × 102 × 102 × 112 × 11
    SeatpostRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigidRigid
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    Spec Level

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    Contend 3
    Contend 2
    Contend AR 4
    Contend 1
    Contend AR 3
    Contend SL 1
    Contend AR 2
    Contend SL, Disc 2
    Contend AR 1
    Contend SL, Disc 1

    Gear Range

    Giant Contend 3

    39 mph

    Giant Contend 2

    39 mph

    Giant Contend AR 4

    39 mph

    Giant Contend 1

    39 mph

    Giant Contend AR 3

    39 mph

    Giant Contend SL 1

    39 mph

    Giant Contend AR 2

    39 mph

    Giant Contend SL, Disc 2

    39 mph

    Giant Contend AR 1

    39 mph

    Giant Contend SL, Disc 1

    39 mph

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    Geometry

    Specs
    Frame

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

    ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

    ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, disc

    ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc

    ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminum, disc

    Fork

    alloy, OverDrive steerer

    Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer

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

    Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer

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

    Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer

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

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

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

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

    Rear Shock

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Bottom Bracket

    cartridge

    FSA cartridge

    cartridge

    Shimano cartridge

    cartridge

    Shimano cartridge, press fit

    cartridge

    Shimano cartridge, press fit

    cartridge

    Shimano cartridge, press fit

    Stem

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

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

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

    Giant Sport S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm

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

    Giant Sport S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm

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

    Giant Sport S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm

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

    Giant Contact S:90mm, M:100mm, M/L:110mm, L:110mm, XL:110mm

    Handlebar

    Giant Connect XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect XS:40cm, S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Giant Connect S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

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

    Giant Connect S:40cm, M:42cm, M/L:42cm, L:44cm, XL:44cm

    Saddle

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Giant Approach

    Seatpost

    Giant D-Fuse, alloy, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, alloy, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, alloy, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, alloy, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, alloy, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset

    Giant D-Fuse, composite, 14mm offset

    Pedals

    platform pedal [GU,GV,GJ] pedal with toe clips/straps [rest of GSC]

    N/A

    platform pedal

    PEDALS NOT SUPPLIED

    platform pedal

    PEDALS NOT SUPPLIED

    platform pedal

    PEDALS NOT SUPPLIED

    platform pedal

    PEDALS NOT SUPPLIED

    Grips

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Velo cork tape with gel

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano 105 GS

    Shimano Tiagra GS

    Shimano Tiagra GS

    Shimano 105 GS

    Shimano 105 GS

    Front Derailleur

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano 105

    Shimano Tiagra

    Shimano Tiagra

    Shimano 105

    Shimano 105

    Crank

    FSA Tempo, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    FSA Tempo, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    FSA Tempo, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    Shimano Sora, 34/50 S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    Shimano Sora, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    Shimano FC-RS510, 34/50 S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    Shimano Tiagra, 34/50 XS:170mm, S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    Shimano Tiagra, 34/50 S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

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

    Shimano FC-RS510, 34/50 S:170mm, M:172.5mm, M/L:172.5mm, L:175mm, XL:175mm

    Shifters

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris 2x8

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Sora 2x9

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano 105 2x11

    Shimano Tiagra

    Shimano Tiagra 2x10

    Shimano 105

    Shimano 105 2x11

    Cassette

    Shimano CS-HG50, 11x34

    Shimano CS-HG50, 11x34

    Shimano CS-HG50, 11x34

    Shimano CS-HG400, 11x34

    Shimano CS-HG400, 11x34

    Shimano 105, 11x34

    Shimano Tiagra, 11x34

    Shimano Tiagra, 11x34

    Shimano 105, 11x34

    Shimano 105, 11x34

    Chain

    KMC Z72

    KMC Z72

    KMC Z72

    KMC X9

    KMC X9

    KMC X11EL-1

    KMC X10-1

    KMC X10-1

    KMC X11EL-1

    KMC X11EL-1

    Brakes

    Tektro TK-B177

    Tektro TK-B177 calliper rim brake

    Tektro MD-C550, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm

    Tektro TK-B177 calliper rim brake

    Tektro MD-C550, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm

    Tektro TK-B178 calliper rim brake

    Tektro MD-C550 mechanical, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]160mm

    Shimano Tiagra hydraulic, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]140mm

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

    Shimano 105 hydraulic, Giant MPH rotors [F]160mm, [R]140mm

    Brake Levers

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Claris

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano Sora

    Shimano 105

    Shimano Tiagra

    Shimano Tiagra

    Shimano 105

    Shimano 105

    Wheels
    Rims

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant P-R2 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Spokes

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant P-R2 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Front Hub

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant P-R2 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

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

    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

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

    Rear Hub

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant S-R3 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

    Giant P-R2 wheelset

    Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset

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

    Giant P-R2 Disc wheelset

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

    Tires

    Giant S-R3-AC, 700x28c (30mm)

    Giant S-R3-AC, 700x28c (30mm effective width)

    Giant S-R3 AC, 700x32c (34mm)

    Giant S-R3-AC, 700x28c (30mm effective width)

    Giant S-R3 AC, 700x32c (34mm)

    Giant S-R3-AC, 700x28c (30mm effective width)

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

    Giant S-R3-AC, 700x28c (30mm effective width)

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

    Giant S-R3-AC, 700x28c (30mm effective width)