2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD ISP with Di2

2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD with Di2

2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD with Di2

I was recently asked a question about this top of the line Giant TCR Advanced. For example, there are some model changes between the US and Taiwan. What are the differences?

US 2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0

Actually there aren’t. The TCR Advanced SL LTD is available in the US as well, but the bike itself is limited, so you’ll have to order it well in advance before receiving it. I’ve also noticed that this bike is very expensive in Australia, almost $17,000 USD. It makes sense for Australians interested in this bike to try and buy it outside of Australia.

In the US, they have another model is known as the TCR Advanced SL 0 ISP. It comes with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 (can cost up to $5,000) and Zipp 404 wheels. This model doesn’t exist in Taiwan. It has a Giant-branded handlebar and stem combo. It comes with a Fi’zi:k Arione CX w/ braided composite rails seat. It is shown above. It sells in the US for $11,000.

The limited edition of this bike is known as the TCR Advanced SL LTD ISP. It also comes with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, but that is where the similarities stop. Of course, both editions have the specially limited Di2-compatible frame. This edition comes with a Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheelset (sells for about $4,000), a significant upgrade from the Zipp 404. It also comes with a slightly different paint scheme and with a limited edition FSA Plasma integrated cockpit handlebar/stem combo ($650) instead of the Giant-branded one. It also receives an upgrade on the brakes. It comes with Zero Gravity Negative G ($350) in a limited color that matches the frame. The seat is a Fi’zi:k Arione K1 ($430) also in a limited color. It sells for about $13,900 in the US (but sells for $18,500 AU in Australia, which is about $16,600 USD).

I’ve got access to the limited edition via a supplier and they sell for about 10-20% less than the suggested MSRP, depending on your location. It’s a limited edition and last year’s was limited to 50 bikes. What do you get for that premium price? A top of the line frame in a limited edition, with all sorts of extras and components in matching limited edition colors. Since it’s imported from Asia, you’ll have something extremely unique, with upgraded components. If you purchase your US 2010 TCR Advanced SL 0 and decide to upgrade your wheels to the Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate wheelset or to Campagnolo Bora Ultra Twos, you’ll be bang in the price range of this limited edition beauty.

Visit Asterisk*Cycles to find out more and send me an email at djrange at gmail dot com.

15 Responses to “2010 Giant TCR Advanced SL LTD ISP with Di2”


  1. 1 John March 6, 2010 at 06:49

    The Shimano Dura-Ace Hollowtech II crank shown is the exact same as the FC-7900. FYI the previous generation crank (FC-7800) was also called Hollowtech II.

  2. 2 range March 6, 2010 at 12:34

    Thanks! I wrote this a while ago and I forgot to change it. Yep, you’re totally right, the crank is the standard crank, nothing limited about it. However, we’ve got the 7800C cranks available, the carbon fiber version and these look really good on this bike as well.

  3. 3 bart May 16, 2010 at 13:12

    I am interested in a small giant advanced sl isp.Are frames only available or just complete bikes? What about rabobank or giro editions? Let me know,prices and availability.

    Thanks
    bart

  4. 5 Gary November 3, 2010 at 10:06

    Hi Range,
    I’m interested in a Giant TCR Advanced SL 0
    2010 or 2011 model and also a price on Pinarello Price with Dura Ace and Di2, i can pick up or delilery to Sydney Australia.
    Can you send some details.

    Thanks
    Gary

  5. 8 range November 23, 2010 at 08:06

    Hi Marco, I sent you an email. Cheers.

  6. 9 Gert October 9, 2011 at 21:59

    Hey Range,

    Could you please send me an email with some more info about the Giant bikes you can get?

    Thanks !

  7. 10 Jonas Mas January 10, 2012 at 06:51

    what’s the cost for the 2012 TCR Advanced sL frameset in Medium

  8. 11 daccordi September 25, 2012 at 09:31

    Hi range do you have any clue who’s making canondale Evo Ultimo is it by any chance ten tech?


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