Road Bikes

Giant Contend 3

By: Mason Arnold

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Giant Contend 3 2020 [Review]


Giant Contend 3 Review

The Giant Contend 3 is designed and built for road riders who want to take their riding experience to the next level. With its Giant S-R3 wheelset, aluminum frame, and fork, the bike can move efficiently over roads with little effort. The Giant Contend 3 is also known for its speed and relaxed rider-position, making it one of the best options for riders on any kind of terrain.


Great Giant S-R3 Wheelset

Contend 3 has an aluminum Giant S-R3 wheelset, which helps to improve the performance of the bike. Having an aluminum wheel, the bike doesn’t just offer durability but extra protection and efficiency. The wheelset coupled with fitting tires, hubs, and stainless spokes works together to give a smooth ride. Though the wheelset and hub specification can be upgraded and riders can do it if they so wish, it still serves great when left as they come with the bicycle.

 Fantastic Tubeless tires

One of the features of the Contend 3 bike is its tubeless tires. The bike comes with Giant S-R4 folding tires of 700×28, which enables riders go for really long rides without having to worry about the condition of the tires. Also, the tires are tubeless, a feature that is rare but has so many advantages. The tubeless tires help to reduce rolling resistance and protects the bike from punctures. With these tires, bikers don’t have to worry about trudging while biking.

Great ALLUX Aluminium frameset

The Giant Contend 3 bike can boast of its ALLUX Aluminum frame, which offers durability and comfort. The Aluminum frame is very strong but light, this helps to improve riding quality as it makes the bike light while either making jump or taking sharp corners. Apart from that, the frameset features an alloy D-fuse Seatpost which provides a relaxed riding position. The Seatpost also helps to reduce shock and vibrations, giving you a smooth ride even on rough terrains.


Frame; the bike has an ALLUX Aluminum frame

Fork; ALLUX-Grade Aluminum fork with an OverDrive steerer

Seat post; an alloy Giant D-fuse

Handlebar; Giant Connect

Shifters; Shimano Claris, 8-speed

Stem; Giant Sport

Saddle; Giant Contact

Front derailleur; Shimano Claris

Rear derailleur; Shimano Claris

Tires; 700×28, folding, Giant P-R3 AC

Crankset; 34/50, FSA Tempo

Rims; Giant S-R3 wheelset

Hubs; Giant S-R3 wheelset

Spokes; Giant S-R3 wheelset

Brakes; Tektro TK-B177

Brake Levers; Shimano Claris

Chain; KMC Z72

Pedals; toe straps or clips

Cassette; 11×34, CS-HG50-8

Bottom bracket; cartridge

Colors; metallic black, metallic silver, electric blue and silver

Sizes; Extra small(XS), Small(S), Medium(M), Medium large(ML), Large(L), and Extra Large(XL)


  • The Giant Contend 3 has tubeless tires
  • It offers comfort and versatility for different terrains
  • It has a great ALLUX aluminium frame
  • The bike is very durable
  • It comes with an 8 speed shifter which may not be really apealling to a lot of people


What is the frame of this bike made of?

The Giant Contend 3 has a frame made of ALLUX-Grade Aluminum.

How does the tubeless tires help in rides?

The tubeless tires of this bike help to reduce rolling resistance, and it also protects the tires from being punctured.


The Giant contend is a bike that offers comfort, durability, versatility, and efficiency.

The shimano derailleurs and the ALLUX aluminium frame makes the bike agile on roads and makes up for the speed of the bike. The Tektro TK-B177 brakes improves the rider experience and help make abrupt stops whenever the occasion arises.

In general, Giant contend 3 is a great road bike for any kind of rider be it male or female, newbie or experienced.