Contend AR 3 - In Store Pick Up Only

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Expand your idea of road riding and unlock new possibilities with this versatile all-rounder. With its balanced, smooth riding frame and components, powerful disc brakes and high-volume tubeless tires, Contend AR goes from fast pavement to bumpy backroads with confidence and control.

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding capabilities, Contend AR combines a smooth, responsive ride quality with an ability to handle adventurous new routes. Its disc-brake integration and generous tire clearance (up to 38mm) put you in control, even on rough roads. Its D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibrations, giving you a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience and minimizing fatigue. This is a true all-rounder for those road riders who have a thirst for adventure.

KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS

Balanced road geometry

Frame is specifically engineered to produce a balanced, all-rounder feel that blends confident rider positioning with agile cornering and acceleration.

Smooth ride quality

Innovative D-Fuse seatpost design reduces road shocks and vibrations, and a Giant WheelSystem lets you run tubeless tires up to 38mm for a smoother ride quality and reduced risk of flats.

Total control

Seamless disc brake integration including flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles produces more consistent braking power for better control, even in wet weather and rough roads.

WHY WE LOVE IT

With its lightweight design and upright flat-bar positioning, this premium bike makes it easy to pedal to work, zip around the city and get out onto country roads with the confidence of stopping power through disc brakes. Add a rack and panniers for more extensive weekend exploration or in-town carrying capacity. Modern finishes keep style at the forefront of every ride. Women’s-specific geometry and sizing gives Alight Disc a stable, confident ride quality. And thanks to integrated dropouts, it’s easy to personalize with racks and fenders.


ALUXX ALUMINUM TECHNOLOGY

This Performance level frame material features 6061 alloy with single-butted tubes to produce strong, lightweight framesets for a variety of different bikes and riding styles.


Sizes: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL
Colors: Metallic Black/Rainbow White, Garnet
Frame: ALUXX-Grade Aluminum, disc
Fork: Advanced-Grade Composite, full-composite OverDrive steerer, disc
Shock: N/A
Handlebar: Giant Connect
Stem: Giant Sport
Seatpost: Giant D-Fuse, alloy
Saddle: Giant Approach, UniClip accessory mount
Pedals: N/A
Shifters: Shimano Sora
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Brakes: Tektro MD-C550 mechanical, 160mm
Brake Levers: Shimano Sora
Cassette: Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11x34
Chain: KMC X9
Crankset: Shimano Sora, 34/50
Bottom Bracket: cartridge
Rims: Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset
Hubs: Giant S-R2 Disc wheelset, 12mm thru-axle
Spokes: Stainless
Tires: Giant S-R3 AC, 700x32c, puncture protect
Extras: Tubeless prepared
Weight: The most accurate way to determine any bike’s weight is to have your local dealer weigh it for you. Many brands strive to list the lowest possible weight, but in reality weight can vary based on size, finish, hardware and accessories. All our bikes are designed for best-in-class weight and ride quality.

HIGHLIGHTS

Designed and developed for aspiring riders looking to elevate their road riding capabilities, Contend AR combines a smooth, responsive ride quality with an ability to handle adventurous new routes. Its disc-brake integration and generous tire clearance (up to 38mm) put you in control, even on rough roads. Its D-Fuse composite seatpost dampens road vibrations, giving you a smoother, more enjoyable ride experience and minimizing fatigue. This is a true all-rounder for those road riders who have a thirst for adventure.

COMPACT ROAD DESIGN

Introduced by Giant with the professional Team ONCE in the 1990s, Compact Road revolutionized the look and feel of high-performance road bikes forever. A downward sloping toptube (from the headtube to the seattube) creates smaller front and rear triangles for a lighter, stiffer bike. It also makes it easier for riders of all sizes to have a perfect fit.

D-FUSE TECHNOLOGY

The D-Fuse seatpost and handlebar were designed to function as a system, absorbing road shocks and vibrations so you can ride farther, faster.

OVERDRIVE

Giant’s original oversized fork steerer tube technology. Designed to provide precise front-end steering performance, the system’s oversized headset bearings (1 1/4” lower and 1 1/8” upper for road, 1 1/2” lower and 1 1/8” upper for mountain) and tapered steerer tube work in conjunction to provide optimal steering stiffness.

SIZING GUIDE AND GEOMETRY

Sizing to be used as a reference only. Please check with a local authorized Liv or Giant dealer to determine the correct size.
Available sizes may vary from country to country.

  • XS:  5’2” - 5’7”
  • S:  5’5” - 5’9”
  • M:  5’7” - 5’11”
  • ML:  5’10” - 6’2”
  • L:  6’0” - 6’4”
  • XL:  6’2” - 6’6”
    bike diagram with measurements referenced in table that follows
        XS S M ML L XL
    A SEAT TUBE LENGTH (inch) 16.9 18.3 19.7 21.1 21.9 23
    B SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75.0° 74.0° 73.5° 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
    C TOP TUBE LENGTH (inch) 20.3 21.1 21.7 22.2 22.8 23.4
    D HEAD TUBE LENGTH (inch) 4.5 5.3 5.9 6.7 7.5 8.5
    E HEAD TUBE ANGLE 71.5° 71.8° 72.0° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
    F FORK RAKE (inch) 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
    G TRAIL (inch) 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2
    H WHEELBASE (inch) 39.1 39.5 39.8 40 40.6 41.2
    I CHAIN STAY LENGTH (inch) 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6
    J BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (inch) 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1
    K STACK (inch) 21.2 22 22.6 23.4 24.2 25.1
    L REACH (inch) 14.6 14.8 15 15.1 15.4 15.7
    M STAND OVER HEIGHT (inch) 28.6 29.9 30.8 31.9 32.6 33.7
    N HANDLEBAR WIDTH (inch) 15.7 15.7 16.5 16.5 17.3 17.3
    O STEM LENGTH (inch) 3.1 3.5 3.9 3.9 4.3 4.3
    P CRANK LENGTH (inch) 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9
    Q WHEEL SIZE 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C 700C


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