Contend 3 Review

Giant’s Contend 3 is easy, quick, and enjoyable. With this adaptable aluminum road bike, you can ride faster, farther, and get more road riding expertise.


ModelContend 3
TypeRoad Bike


The consumer is at the center of the new Giant Contend 3. The ride is of exceptional quality, and the parts are inexpensive.

ALUXX-Grade Aluminum

A balanced, all-around rider feel that combines secure rider stance with fast handling and acceleration is produced by the frame thanks to careful engineering.

With single-butted tubes and 6061 alloy, this Performance level frame material creates sturdy, lightweight framesets for a variety of bikes and riding styles.

Contend 3 OverDrive

Technology for huge fork steerer tubes developed by Giant. The system’s enlarged headset bearings (1 1/4″ lower and 1 1/8″ upper for road, 1 1/2″ lower and 1 1/8″ higher for mountain) and tapered steerer tube work together to produce ideal steering rigidity. They are designed to provide precise front-end steering performance.

D-Fuse Technology

In 2014, Giant debuted their revolutionary D-Fuse technology for the first time. It was initially created as a seatpost for high-level cyclocross bikes because it would smooth out the ride and provide the rider more control over rough terrain by absorbing shocks and vibrations. The characteristic “D-shaped” tube with a rounded front and flattened rear section serves as the foundation of this ground-breaking idea. D-Fuse was eventually added to endurance road and gravel bikes as well as the front part of the bicycle following its success in cyclocross, which included many world championship championships. Together with the seatpost, the handlebars add compliance at two crucial points of contact without the extra complexity or weight that comes with pivots or inserts.

Contend 3 Disc Brakes and Tubeless System

Even in wet conditions and on difficult roads, seamless disc brake integration, featuring flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, offers more consistent braking power for improved control.

Less tyre blowouts improved traction a smoother, faster ride, and less rolling resistance. All these advantages are now more accessible than ever thanks to Giant’s Tubeless System.

Smooth Riding of Contend 3

Giant Wheel System allows you to run tubeless tyres up to 32c for a smoother ride and a lower risk of flats, and innovative D-Fuse seatpost design lessens road shocks and vibrations.

The Contend 3 complements the Contend range and is the most dependable product in its class. With this model’s tyre clearance, the Contend 3 is suitable for both cyclocross and gravel riding. There are no restrictions on what this bike is capable of; it’s entirely up to you how you use it.


Check specifications here

Available sizesS, M, L, XL
HandlebarGiant Connect alloy
Tyres700×32 Giant S-R3 AC
StemGiant Sport alloy
ShifterShimano Sora
SeatpostGiant D-Fuse alloy
SaddleGiant Approach
Rear derailleurShimano Sora
HeadsetGiant Overdrive
Bottom bracketShimano BB500 sealed cartridge
Front derailleurShimano Sora
FrameAluxx-grade aluminium, 12mm thru-axles
ForkAdvanced-grade composite, OverDrive steerer, 12mm thru-axle
CranksShimano Sora 50/34
ChainKMC X9
CassetteShimano CS-HG50 11-34
BrakesTektro MD-C550 mechanical discs, 160mm rotors
WheelsGiant S-R2 Disc wheels with tubeless-ready rims

Pros & Cons


long-distance comfort

High-quality aluminum frame

Enhanced geometry

Great looks

Wide gear range makes climbing easier


When compared to the competition, the price is not very good.

Heavier, less-efficient components

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs:

What is Shimano Claris?

The SHIMANO 8-speed index system, powerful brakes, and smoothly rotating hubs enable CLARIS to give simple, accurate, and light-action shifting. The best gearing for on-road cycling is provided by an 8-speed transmission that is high-quality and low-maintenance.

How many speeds is Giant contend 3?

Giant Contend 3 comes with a 16-Speed Shimano Claris Drivetrain.

Is Giant a good cycling brand?

Over the years, Giant has developed a reputation for producing sturdy bicycles. Despite being mass-produced, the motorcycles are put through rigors testing to assure their dependability.



Total score

Our Rating​

Giant’s brand-new Contend 3 is certain to meet all of your cycling requirements and expectations. The Contend 3 is precisely created to improve ride quality for the end-user and is especially designed for riders with an edge for adaptability. Giant’s balanced road geometry, which was created to guarantee complete power transmission and comfort throughout, is used in this process.

The Contend 3 is the most reliable class, and it complements the Contend 2022 range. There are no boundaries to what this bike can do; how you choose to use it is entirely up to you.

These days, there aren’t many bikes that can be used for different riding styles. With this pricing, you get the best of all worlds because you can always adjust and set up your bike anyway you like. Because not all riders have the financial resources to buy many bikes, this is useful. With the Contend 3, you can cycle all year round in all four seasons.

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