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    Smooth, fast and fun the Giant Contend SL 2 Disc is an endurance road bike that picks up where the Giant Defy left off to offer true all-rounder performance.

    The lightweight ALUXX SL aluminium frame, with comfortable endurance geometry, combines stable handling with a comfortable all-day riding position. Steering is precise thanks to the OverDrive tapered steerer tube while the oversized PowerCore bottom bracket area ensures that power transfer is immediate and acceleration lightning quick. The carbon bladed fork and carbon composite D-Fuse seatpost offer a smooth ride even over rough road surfaces.

    The seamless hydraulic disc brake integration offers confident stopping power on all road surfaces and in all weather conditions. The Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed drivetrain delivers slick shifting performance and features a compact chainset and wide range cassette. This means you get a wide range of gears for taking on all the climbs on your route.

    The Giant Contend SL 2 offers a light and lively performance with an added boost of compliance and control.

    Key Features:

    • ALUXX SL Grade aluminium frame is lightweight with stable geometry for confident cycling
    • Carbon composite fork blades for a smooth ride
    • Shimano Tiagra 2x10 speed drivetrain offers a wide range of gears
    • Hydraulic disc brakes for confident all-weather stopping power
    • Carbon D-Fuse seatpost for a smooth ride
    • Sizes: Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, X Large
    • Colours: Black/Blue
    • Weight: 9.7kg, Small tested (no pedals)
    • The Giant Contend SL 2 is available with 0% APR finance

    Read our full review of the Giant Contend


    The Giant Contend SL 2 Disc 2017 Features are:

    Frame: ALUXX SL-Grade Aluminium

    Fork: Hybrid Composite, OverDrive Aluminium Steerer

    Bars: Giant Connect

    Stem: Giant Connect

    Speed: 20

    Front Mech: Shimano Tiagra

    Rear Mech: Shimano Tiagra

    Shifters Shimano Tiagra

    Chainset: Shimano Tiagra 34/50

    Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-RS500 press fit

    Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 11x32

    Chain: KMC X10

    Front Brake: Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes, 140mm rotors

    Rear Brake: Giant Conduct hydraulic disc brakes, 140mm rotors

    Rims: Giant SR 2 Disc Wheel Set

    Front Hub: Giant Tracker Sport Road

    Rear Hub: Giant Tracker Sport Road

    Spokes: Stainless Steel

    Tyres: Giant P-SL 1, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25mm Folding Front, Giant P-SL 1, Front and Rear Specific, 700x25mm Folding Rear

    Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse Composite

    Pedals: Wellgo clip and strap type

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  • Giant Contend SL 2 Disc 2017 - Road Bike Reviews

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    4.8
    out of 5
    4.83
    Build Quality
    4.88
    Performance
    5
    Value For Money
    4.88

    Customer Reviews (4)

    4
    Giant Contend SL

    This is my first road bike, very impressed with the quality of the SL2 and service from Tredz, I purchased a bike three years ago from them and the service from Tredz was of the as just as good this time, very helpful when calling them and prompt service.

    This is my first road bike, very impressed with the quality of the SL2 and service from Tredz, I purchased a bike three years ago from them and the service from Tredz was of the as just as good this time, very helpful when calling them and prompt service.

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    4.5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 4.5/5
    Performance: 4.5/5
    Value For Money: 4.5/5
    5
    Giant Contend SL2

    My first road bike purchase via Cycle2Work scheme. Really impressed with the SL2, great service from Trend, very helpful and prompt service.

    My first road bike purchase via Cycle2Work scheme. Really impressed with the SL2, great service from Trend, very helpful and prompt service.

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    4.8 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 4.5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Great comfort

    I bought this a second bike/winter bike for use in wet conditions. However although not as nimble as my carbon bike this bike is really impressive. It rides so smooth and the brakes are stunning. I have ridden some long rides on it and the comfort is sublime. Another thing that surprised me was how good this bike is at climbing it really is superb. There was some brake rub when it was delivered but the disc caliper had been installed incorrectly, but a few minutes of adjustment and it was perfect. This is not a KOM hunting bike and not an average speed buster but if you fancy banging in a 100+ miles in comfort in any weather then buy it!

    I bought this a second bike/winter bike for use in wet conditions. However although not as nimble as my carbon bike this bike is really impressive. It rides so smooth and the brakes are stunning. I have ridden some long rides on it and the comfort is sublime. Another thing that surprised me was how good this bike is at climbing it really is superb. There was some brake rub when it was delivered but the disc caliper had been installed incorrectly, but a few minutes of adjustment and it was perfect. This is not a KOM hunting bike and not an average speed buster but if you fancy banging in a 100+ miles in comfort in any weather then buy it!

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Awesome upgrade

    I recently upgraded to this beauty. I had been using a Carrera vanquish for a year or so but felt that it was time to purchase a much more solid bike. After looking at various brands, I chose the Giant as it ticked all the boxes for me...disc brakes, shimano hardware, 20 speed and black paint job. The bike is lightweight but very solid when riding. It gives the rider a lot of confidence to bank it into bends or to hold on to the drop bars for some extra speed. The ride is a lot more comfortable than I had expected. The saddle is robust and the ride is smooth. The bike comes with a few extras, mainly in the form of handlebar attachments for a GoPro and or a Garmin computer. I didn't have a bike fit for this bike, as I had an idea what size I needed. I am 5"7 and the medium frame size is perfect for me. So far the only minus point I have against it (and it is a small one) is that the brake cables etc are very close to the handlebars, so attaching your own clamps for phone, computer etc can be tricky or just impossible. But I am very happy with this bike, well worth the money. Tredz were awesome, they updated me at every given opportunity of how the order was going.

    I recently upgraded to this beauty. I had been using a Carrera vanquish for a year or so but felt that it was time to purchase a much more solid bike. After looking at various brands, I chose the Giant as it ticked all the boxes for me...disc brakes, shimano hardware, 20 speed and black paint job. The bike is lightweight but very solid when riding. It gives the rider a lot of confidence to bank it into bends or to hold on to the drop bars for some extra speed. The ride is a lot more comfortable than I had expected. The saddle is robust and the ride is smooth. The bike comes with a few extras, mainly in the form of handlebar attachments for a GoPro and or a Garmin computer. I didn't have a bike fit for this bike, as I had an idea what size I needed. I am 5"7 and the medium frame size is perfect for me. So far the only minus point I have against it (and it is a small one) is that the brake cables etc are very close to the handlebars, so attaching your own clamps for phone, computer etc can be tricky or just impossible. But I am very happy with this bike, well worth the money. Tredz were awesome, they updated me at every given opportunity of how the order was going.

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5

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