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2018 Giant Contend SL 2 Disc charcoal

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2018 Giant Contend SL 2 Disc

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $1,260.00

Special Price $1,149.00

Your Savings: 9%

Quick Overview

Giant's best elements in their road machines are affordable with the Contend SL 2 Disc


Color: Charcoal/Black/Blue

Sizes: Medium. Please call for size availability

 Giant proves yet again that performance road bikes with disc brakes aren't out of reach for new riders.

The Giant Contend series of road bikes are solid performers and are easy on the bank account. The 2018 model of the Contend SL 2 Disc keeps all the features from last year's bike, and even adds value with better disc brakes. The frame is still built with Giant's own ALUXX SL-grade aluminum, boasting hydroformed shaping for light weight and high torsional strength for steep climbs and hard sprints. Up front the Composite carbon fiber fork smooths out road vibration and reduces overall weight further. A tapered OverDrive head tube adds a precise feel in high-speed turns and descents. The overall design and geometry of the Contend SL 2 Disc features a long wheelbase that feels stable over rough pavement, while a tall head tube helps fit a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- better.

The component list for the Contend SL 2 Disc helps the bike "punch above its weight" when compared to others bikes in the segment. Shimano's 10-speed Tiagra shifters, derailleurs and 50/34T compact crankset give the drivetrain smooth operation and lightning-quick shifts. An 11-32T Shimano cassette offers a huge gearing range to help with steep ascents and fast downhills. The Tiagra crankset is anchored in the PowerCore press-fit bottom bracket at the bottom of the frame. This ensures flex-free power delivery during uphill, out-of-the-saddle charges. Lightweight alloy SR-2 wheels are tubeless-ready and are shod with tubeless-ready 700x25c Giant Gavia tires, giving the Contend SL 2 Disc easy acceleration and a smooth feel over rough and choppy pavement. This bike features disc brakes that are hydraulic at the caliper, but uses regular Tiagra levers. How does it pull off that trick? At the front of the stem is a Converter cable-to-hydro unit that feeds the hydraulic brake lines through master cylinders operated by the brake cables. Cool, huh? Wet roads and rainy days won't make stopping a vague guessing game, thanks to Giant's Conduct disc brakes!  Additionally, the Contend SL 2 Disc keeps the rider comfortable with a Contact saddle, alloy road handlebar and alloy Connect stem.

Come in and see how well the Contend SL 2 Disc does so many things at the right price!

Additional Information

Year 2018
Gender Mens + Womans
Color Charcoal
Speeds 20 Speed
Features Light weight, stable handling, upright fit, smooth ride quality, ALUXX SL-grade aluminum frame, Composite fork w/tapered OverDrive steerer tube, internal cable routing, D-Fuse Composite seat post, 10-speed Shimano Tiagra dual-control levers, Shimano Tiagra derailleurs, 50/34T Shimano Tiagra crankset, 11-32T Shimano Tiagra cassette, tubeless-ready alloy Giant SR-2 wheel set, tubeless-ready 700x25c Giant Gavia AC 2 tires, Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes w/140mm rotors, stem-mounted cable/hydro Converter, alloy Connect stem, Giant Connect road handlebar, Giant Contact saddle
Manufacturer Giant