Giant has renamed their (award-winning) aluminum Defy series into a new model, the Contend. This model, the Contend SL 1, is an efficient and comfortable, Shimano 105 equipped, disc brake roadie. Giant, always known as a brand that packs a ton of value into their bikes, sincerely hit it out of the park with the Contend SL 1. The 11-speed 105 drivetrain shifts with the best of them, and the disc brakes use a hydraulic converter system to bring fantastic stopping power for wet roads, steep hills, and anything else that comes up over the course of a day on the bike. The Contend geometry is responsive, yet the longer chainstays and taller headtube are a good fit for a big day in the saddle.