2020 Giant Contend AR 1

Upper mid-range component level aluminum frame general-road bike

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2020 Giant Contend AR 1
  • MSRP $1,550
  • Frame Aluminum
  • Fork Carbon
  • Wheels 700c
  • Drivetrain 2 × 11
  • Groupset 
    Shimano 105
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc


2 × 11 — 22 speed

2020 Giant Contend AR 1
36 mph
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The 2020 Contend AR 1 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2020 Contend AR 1 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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FrameALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
ForkAdvanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
Rear ShockN/A
Bottom Bracketcartridge
StemGiant Contact
HandlebarGiant D-Fuse SL
SaddleGiant Contact (forward)
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse, composite
PedalsPedal with toe clips/straps
Front DerailleurShimano 105
Rear DerailleurShimano 105 GS
ShiftersShimano 105
CrankShimano FC-RS510, 34/50
CassetteShimano 105, 11x34
ChainKMC X11EL-1
BrakesShimano 105 hydraulic
Brake LeversShimano 105
RimsGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset
SpokesGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset
Front HubGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset
Rear HubGiant P-R2 Disc wheelset
TiresGiant Gavia Fondo 2, 700X32 tubeless

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