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January 3, 2010

'10 Giant TCR Advanced SL Team Giro ISP with Dura Ace 7900

I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog how cheaper it is to buy bikes in Taiwan. I’ve seen differences of up to 35% between the final sale price here in Taipei and the MSRP in the US.

It actually never crossed my mind, but after having received about a dozen inquiries about the bikes, I decided to investigate things further with a few local shops and dealers. That being said, after having negotiated a deal with a few different LBSs, I’ve come to an agreement.

[Update: I’ve got some great deals on the 2010 Pinarello Dogma with either SRAM Red, Campagnolo Super Record, or Shimano Dura-Ace. Check out this post for details.]

[Update: I’ve received news about the top-of-the-line Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD ISP. It has got a lot of differences from the US TCR Advanced SL 0. Check out this post for details.]

'10 Trance X Advanced SL 0

I plan on making available a small number of bikes for people interested in buying them, in the US, Canada or Europe. I’ll concentrate on the Giant TCR Advanced, TCR Advanced SL, Defy Advanced, FCR Advanced, and Trinity Advanced product lines for Giant road bikes. For Giant mountain bikes, it’ll be Faith, Glory, Reign (and Reign X), Trance X (including Trance X Advanced SL 0 carbon fiber), Anthem X (including Anthem X Advanced SL 0 carbon fiber), and XTC Advanced product lines. If there are enough bikes being sold, I might receive better prices, but initially, it looks like the ones I have will be between 10-35% less than US prices.

'10 TCR Advanced SL 1 ISP with SRAM Red

Although this is mainly about Giant, there are also a number of Pinarellos, Wiliers, Orbeas, DeRosas, Kuotas, Colnagos, and TIME bikes and frames available. Rebates apply to those as well, though they aren’t as steep as the ones on Giant bikes. For example, a ’09 Pinarello Prince w Super Record 11, Bora 1 wheels retailed about $9,000. US MSRP for this bike is about $10,200. To keep things simple, I’ll concentrate on 2010 models, but there might be some ’09 models available, if that’s what you’re looking for. All bikes are new. Packaging and shipping will be handled by pros. Different shipping options will be available, though I’ll suggest using Taiwan Post. It’s safe, reliable, and cheaper than FedEx and DHL.

Right now, the steepest discounts are on 2010 Pinarello Dogmas, 2010 Giant TCR Adanced SL models, 2010 Giant Trinity SL models, as well as the 2010 Giant Anthem X Advanced SL 0 and the 2010 Giant Trance X Advanced SL 0.

'10 Glory 0 8" travel DH bike

So take a look at the Giant US website and tell me exactly what bike you want. You’ll need to give me your bike size in cm. I’d prefer to keep things simple and to deal with the bikes the way they come in the box, but you can always ask me for some upgrades. You should also be aware that there might be some spec changes between the US models and the Taiwanese models. Some models exist in the US and don’t exist here, and vice versa.

I can also get components: Dura Ace, Dura-Ace Di2, SRAM Red, Record & Super Record. Wheels are also available.

Be advised that shipping a bike from Taiwan to the US costs between $100-150 and a frameset will cost less than $100 to ship. Accepted payment is through PayPal and direct bank wires.

Send an email to djrange at gmail dot com to find out more.

50 Comments leave one →
  1. Brad Fuller permalink
    January 13, 2010 7:06 am

    I am looking for a giant defy advanced 0 or 1 to purchase… is this a possibility?

  2. Richard Wilkinson permalink
    March 22, 2010 9:06 am

    Hi there

    Looks like you’ve stumbled onto a great little on line business! I’m here in New Zealand and wonder if you ship to our side of the world – in particular I could be interested in an Anthem X frameset/fork perferably with Fox RP2 (or rear shock with Pro Pedal).

    Kind regards


  3. March 22, 2010 2:35 pm

    Hi Richard and Brad, I sent you an email.

  4. April 25, 2010 9:06 am

    just wondering if you could e-mail me some prices on 07, 08 tcr advanced isp, 09 tcr advanced sl 1sp framesets. Also, just wondering if the 09’s have already been recalled for the fork issue. Also, if you could let me know some prices for sram force and red components, that would be much appreciated.


  5. April 25, 2010 1:50 pm

    Hi Mo, I sent you an email. We only have models of this year. Previous years’ models have sold out.

  6. Brad permalink
    May 5, 2010 9:51 pm

    I am looking for the TCR Alliance I would like something with Sram Red but I am not sure about what price point I have to go to get the RED suggestions.

  7. May 5, 2010 11:34 pm

    Hi Brad, I sent you an email. Cheers.

  8. Larry permalink
    May 16, 2010 10:57 pm

    Dear Range,

    Are you able to ship Giant bikes to Tokyo, Japan?

    I’m interested in the Giant TCR 1.

    Can you provide the price?

    Thank you.

  9. Ken permalink
    May 23, 2010 6:16 am

    You offer some interesting possibilites. I am looking for a reputable overseas site to order a Kuota. Any recommendations?

  10. Jay permalink
    June 1, 2010 3:13 am

    Range, looking for a replacement frame and saw your blog…Looking at a Giant or Velocite…can you send me some prices for either. Also, what would the shipping be to the US?



    • June 1, 2010 1:11 pm

      Hi Jay, I sent you an email with some prices. Cheers!

  11. Matt permalink
    June 1, 2010 4:59 pm

    Am looking to buy a large TCR Advanced (1 or 2) or TCR Alliance (0 or 1). Could you please provide some pricing options and confirm if you can ship to Australia?

    • June 1, 2010 8:45 pm

      Hi Matt, I sent you an email with more details! Cheers

  12. Ray permalink
    June 19, 2010 6:05 am


    I was wondering if you still ship to Canada, Vancouver. I’m not sure if you have a price list of Giant Road and MT, also Pinarello Road. If you can also let me know shipping to Vancouver BC.

    Thank, look forward to your lists.

  13. vipz permalink
    June 22, 2010 6:10 pm

    hi Range,

    Am looking to get TCR Advanced frameset only..please advise on the frame size…im around 174cm height. Could you please provide some pricing options and confirm if you can ship to singapore? by the way.. im too looking for Giant TCR T-Mobile 2005 frameset..any idea where can get it?

  14. Michael permalink
    August 23, 2010 4:16 am

    Looking for a trance x adv SL O

  15. Niels permalink
    September 6, 2010 6:06 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in purchasing a Giant XTC Advanced

  16. Matt permalink
    October 31, 2010 8:23 am


    I’m interested in acquiring a Giant 2010 or 2011 Trance X Advanced SL Frame only. The 2011 trance aluxx frame (silver with black & green trim)could also be an option. XL size, if available, is the one I’d be after. If you could provide some options and pricing/shipping costs to Melbourne, Australia that would be much appreciated.

    Thanks for your time, Matt

  17. Yolanda permalink
    November 11, 2010 8:06 am

    I’m looking to buy a medium TCR Alliance (0 or 1). Could you please provide some prices and confirm if you can ship to Australia? And how would prices compare if I bought 2?

    • November 11, 2010 11:47 pm

      Hi Yolanda, I sent you an email. The TCR Alliance model has been replaced by the TCR Composite model. Cheers.

  18. rick permalink
    December 12, 2010 12:04 pm


    Looking @ the Defy Advanced 1 & 2 (2010) or Defy Advanced 2 & 3 (2011).

    Could you please provide prices


  19. Wes permalink
    January 1, 2011 11:10 am

    Hi Range
    Looking for a 2009 TCR Advanced 0 Black/Red Scram Red groupo, and Ksyrium ES wheels. Size large. Would also like a TCR Advanced SL 1 White/Red Dura ace groupo and Dura ace carbon wheels.

  20. Cade permalink
    January 3, 2011 3:09 pm


    Looking for a 2010 giant trinity advanced sl 0 but I live in Australia, can we work something out? I need a large.

  21. Andrew permalink
    May 3, 2011 8:45 pm

    Hello Range,
    I’m interested in a Trance x1. (large) Could you please send let me know your price including shipping to Perth.


    • murray titchener permalink
      June 7, 2011 7:40 pm

      Hi Range,
      I am interested in a Trance X1 or X2 in large (complete bike) or just a Trance X frameset, shock and with forks? in large either 2011 0r 2010 year models, with postage to Melbourne Australia. Cheers Murray

  22. July 28, 2011 10:42 pm

    Can you tell me how much a Trance X Advanced SL1 Size M and a Trance X1 Size M would cost?

    Thank you!

  23. donovan van eetveldt permalink
    December 2, 2011 5:30 am

    Hi looking for a Giant Trinity 60 or 62 cm frame. Can you post to South Africa ?

  24. Shawn permalink
    January 27, 2012 5:33 pm

    Please quote me 1 unit of:

    Anthem X Advance SL frameset w Fox float RP2 or RP23.
    M size
    Color: composite/blue color.
    Ship to country: Singapore.

  25. February 13, 2012 8:33 am

    Hi, looking for the price of a giant reign frame of price of a giant reign 0

  26. teamanaconda permalink
    May 4, 2012 10:53 pm

    I would like to ship the TCR 2 into Singapore. Could you provide some pricing option for the shipping? Thanks.

  27. teamanaconda permalink
    May 4, 2012 10:54 pm

    I would like to ship the Giant TCR 2 (2012) into Singapore. Could you provide me some shipping options and the cost? Thank you!

  28. Tony permalink
    January 15, 2013 9:55 am

    Would like a price for Defy Advanced 1 (2013), size 55.5cm, I am 181cm in height, shipping to Sydney Australia.


  29. matt permalink
    May 20, 2013 8:28 pm

    interested in pinarello dogma . size 51 / 53 top tube . matt

  30. david Haig permalink
    June 3, 2013 7:06 pm

    Are you still doing this. Im keen on a glory. I live in Australia.

  31. emma permalink
    February 24, 2014 6:23 pm


  32. Martina permalink
    July 12, 2014 10:41 am

    Do you think you cane send a bike to South America?

  33. Hugo permalink
    November 6, 2015 1:54 am



  34. NEERAJ GOEL permalink
    July 15, 2016 8:56 pm

    Hi, i am doing bicycle business for 30 years. please send price list of your all range bicycles
    .please send shipping charges & all expenses upto LUDHIANA, INDIA if available.

    • July 19, 2016 10:14 am

      I’m no longer selling any bikes. Thanks for your interest.

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