I’ve just been by my trusty Giant store to get the lowdown on the most recent prices. Let me just mention that I really like the TCR Advanced SL 0. It’s got a great frame and comes decked out in SRAM Red. This is a sub-15lbs bike. It’s the top of the line road frame from Giant. The other models above this one come with Dura-Ace, and for some reason, I really like SRAM. I went around the shop asking prices for frames and bikes. You get the best deals if you get a full bike. You still get a discount on frames.
The MSRP for this Giant bike in the US is $7,300. The MSRP in Taiwan is $6,000. Now that’s already a significant saving compared to the US price. On top of that, you can expect another significant rebate. That bike will sell for about $4,800 in Taiwan. Now that’s a great deal. It’s a savings of about 35%.
The bike and all of its components are made in Taiwan. The Pinarello Prince, the Orbea, and the Time bikes were made in other places. The Zipp 404 wheelsets cost about $2,000 on their own.
In fact, the $13,900 9,000 MSRP TCR Advanced SL Limited Team Rabo Issue will cost you about $6,800 in Taiwan. Let me remind you that this bike comes with Dura-Ace carbon wheels with wheels that are worth $3,800! The Dura-Ace electronic component set costs about $2,600. Having verified the specs, the model I saw that was on special was the $9,000 TCR Advanced SL Team Rabo Issue, not the Di2 monster. I will enquire for the TCR Advanced SL Limited.
Just for your info, I checked out the prices for an Anthem Advanced carbon fiber frame. It retails at $2,600, but you can have it for $2,300 after discounts