Our entry level road bike is the Giant Contend 1. It’s a solid starter bike to say the least, with an ALUXX butted aluminum frame and a carbon fiber fork. Shimano’s Sora groupset gives you reliable shifting at a wallet-friendly price. Plus, you get a taste of the future, as Giant’s added tubeless ready wheels to all of their road bikes for 2018. Tubeless road lets you run a lower tire pressure without the risk of getting a pinch flat. Lower tire pressures give you a smoother ride. All this combined makes for a pretty nice bike at a very nice price.