Contend SL 2 Disc
Disc brakes appear to have officially arrived on mainstream racing bikes nowadays. Several of the new models, including the more budget-oriented ones, have this newer and better braking system. Not only that, but this Giant is fitted with hydraulic disc brakes. This system, which has migrated from the motorcycle industry, generally brakes more accurately and gently than cable-controlled disc brakes. The latter system is more commonly found on budget-range bikes. The Giant Contend SL2 Disc is also equipped with the compact gearing set-up of the Shimano Tiagra series. This is one of Shimano’s lower-end component groups, but it’s excellent for a beginner. Are you already convinced that cycling is your sport? Then you might be advised to begin with the Shimano 105 component group. But if you are just starting out, then this aluminium bike from Giant is a perfect first racer.