Giant’s 2010 MTB Line

Giant Anthem X Advanced SL 0
Giant Anthem X Advanced SL 0

The new line of MTB from Giant is about to be released, with weight savings all around. A full XC racing Giant Anthem X Advamced SL 0 will tip the scales at about 9.8kg (21.8lbs). Frame itself weighs 2.1kg (4.63lb). This is straight out of the box. Imagine what you can do with a few more carbon parts.

The Trance trail bike range gets an Advanced SL model as well, which is 400g (0.88lb) lighter than the ’09 aluminum model. Reign X is still made out of aluminum but sheds 675g (nearly 1.5lb) from last year. There is a dedicated freeride model called Faith.

10 Giant Glory
'10 Giant Glory

Last year’s Glory was heavy. The ’10 model has been in development for two years. The result is a unbelievable 1.5kg (3.3lb, or 26.8 percent) weight loss.

The weight for a M frame with rear shock and hardware is 4.06kg (8.95lb). A complete Glory 0 model will be 17.19kg (37.9lb).

These are the NA and EU prices. In Taiwan, these bikes will be cheaper. I expect there to be something like a 35% savings when you buy them locally here in Giant shops. For now, the MSRP in the Taiwanese shops is always negotiable depending on how big your purchase is. You can get up to 20% off these bikes if you haggle, maybe more. I’ve calculated 20% into the overall 35% savings compared to if you get it in North America.

Anthem X Advanced  SL0      $7,800
Anthem X Advanced  SL1       $4,950
Trance X Advanced SL0         $6,800
Trance X Advanced SL1          $4,950
Reign X0                                      $5,650
Reign X 1                                      $3,600
Reign X 2                                     $2,250
Faith 0                                          $4,125
Faith 1                                           $3,100
Glory 0                                         $5,350
Glory 1                                          $4,125

What does that mean for MTB enthusiasts in Taiwan? This means that there are deals to be had on ’09 models as soon as the ’10 models arrive in stores. I still haven’t heard about what Giant is doing to their road bike frames, except releasing the TT bike, the Trinity.

Well, for now, I’m getting my two carbon fiber road bikes first. However, I do plan on upgrading my ’07 Anthem 0. I’ll probably get an ’10 Anthem X Advanced SL frame and then cobble up some parts to upgrade it over a few months.

Also, I’d like to get a dedicated DH bike. It’s quite different from XC, but with the amount of savings you can get here and the fact that I’ve always wanted to do some DH makes this an easy decision. I’ll hopefully leave Taiwan with four great bikes.

Read more about the Anthem X frame and Trance X Advanced SL 2010 frames.

Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

57 thoughts on “Giant’s 2010 MTB Line”

  1. Hi Range,

    Can you quote me the following,

    – Anthem X Advanced SL0
    – 2010 Anthem X Advanced – carbon frame only
    – 2010 Anthem X- Alu frame only
    – 2009 Anthem X – Alu frame only

    I would like to see which one is my best option. Location is Singapore.

    Thank you.


  2. Good Morning Range
    Can you please send the cost for the following bikes and postage cost for a mountain bikes to be sent to Australia. I am interested in a Giant Anthem X3 or a XTC 29-1 (size 20). I would concider a 2009 model if any are still available.

    Regards Scott

  3. Hi Range

    please supply me a price and shipping quote on a Reign X1 frameset to Johannesburg, South Africa. please also include the exchange rate used

  4. Hi Range, interested in a quote for the following bikes.(shipped to Detroit)

    -2010 reign sx
    -2010 faith 0
    -2010 faith 1

    Thank you.

  5. Hi range,

    I am here in Seoul, was thinking of heading over and checking out the city and perhaps procure a bike. What do you think I can get the 2009 anthem XO for? Is it okay to take the bike from there into the states?



  6. Please send pricelist of Mountain bikes GIANT ANTHEM, RINCON , REIGH, ETC? How much to ship to Manila and minimum quantity. Thank you/

  7. Can you send price and specs for the following:

    Yukon FX
    Reign X
    Anthem X3
    Trance X4

    Thank you. how much is shipping charge to send to Manila?

  8. Hi Range,

    Wondering about the cost of a Reign X frame with shock options (air & coil), as well as the cost to ship to California. I saw earlier in your post that it would be less than $100.



  9. Can i get a quote for
    Trance X0,X1,X2
    For 2009 and 2010?
    Shipped to California.

  10. Allo Range, Je t’en pose une façile 🙂 … combien pour un cadre de ReignX 2010 format Large envoyé a Québec la Ville ? Un gros Merci !! Martin

  11. hi iam from ireland and searching for 09 or 10 anthem x advanced size m complate bike or frame thanks brian.

  12. Hi,

    I’m looking for the price of a 2010 Glory 00, size M.
    I live in Taipei myself, but maybe you can get me a cheaper deal then the LBS here in Taipei?


  13. Please, can you send me a quote for a Giant Trance X Frameset 2010 or 2011 and for a Giant Trance X1 2010 or Giant Trance X2 2011 shipped to Italy?


  14. Hi,

    I’m looking at a 2010 Glory 00, size S. both frame only and full bike. Pls inlcude shipping to Singapore


  15. Hi Range, i have wasted too much time trying to source a bike through suppliers on and sites like it. I am yet to find a legitimate supplier. Could you please give me a price for a 2010 or 2011 Giant Trance X2 or a 2011 Scott Spark 60. Also could you recommend a bike from an OEM manufacturer of similar quality to these bikes that may be cheaper.
    Can these bikes be shipped to Brisbane, Australia?, if so how much would shipping be?


  16. I am in bangkok ,my name is Pullop. I interesting the Giant bicycle in mountain bike kindly give me the Anthem Model for men my body 180 cm price ship to Bangkok .

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