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TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:25 am
by danny the boy
Anyone here got one?

I think I've only seen one out on the road so far and the prices keep on falling, so my guess is they are not selling. Some stores prices are pretty comparable to Azzurri. Its not the best looking bike in the world but is there any other reasons why?

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:02 am
by Bandelero
danny the boy wrote:Anyone here got one?

I think I've only seen one out on the road so far and the prices keep on falling, so my guess is they are not selling. Some stores prices are pretty comparable to Azzurri. Its not the best looking bike in the world but is there any other reasons why?



I would have bought one, but the colour scheme is just horrible :roll:

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:07 pm
by jules21
giant have been discounting bikes a lot recently, not just specific models.

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:11 pm
by danny the boy
Ended up getting one. For $2800, it was tough to turn down at that price. I think a pre-ordered Azzurri is only $100 cheaper or to buy one in stock is $3000. The colour has grown on me, I dont mind the silver but the blue parts were the bit to get over. I was a di2 skeptic :oops: , it is incredible.

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:08 pm
by r6bigo
Got mine at the beginning of April. Better than the Azzurri Di2, why? I got a refund from CE and bought this bike! Damn $2800 is so cheap! Cheapest in Sydney is $3499 :(



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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:37 pm
by Sven Nijs
danny the boy wrote:Ended up getting one. For $2800, it was tough to turn down at that price.

How/where did you get it at that price? I was led to believe there was a Giant Dealer discount promotion coming soon but not that low!

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:49 pm
by sparkyscott
Do tell... :wink:

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:57 am
by Sven Nijs
I could probably live with the horrible paint scheme at that price. :lol:

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:32 am
by sparkyscott
Sven Nijs wrote:I could probably live with the horrible paint scheme at that price. :lol:


My sentiments exactly... I was never a fan of green, but I find that the colour scheme of the $100 note looks good with anything I wear... :D

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:47 am
by danny the boy
Sven Nijs wrote:
danny the boy wrote:Ended up getting one. For $2800, it was tough to turn down at that price.

How/where did you get it at that price? I was led to believe there was a Giant Dealer discount promotion coming soon but not that low!



There was a factory backed deal before Easter on most Giant bikes which got me interested but the best price in Melb. then was around $3200. The LBS down the road from me then dropped it to $3k the week before Easter so out of curiousity I was flicking through BikeExchange and came across Lawrencia Cycles in Hawthorn had them advertised at $2800. The owner sold me it so quizzed him what was with the price but it wasnt until after I paid up he told me it was only in response to the other stores price. With the amount of stores now selling Giant bikes its probably worth people printing out the cheapest ad they can find and asking for a price match or better.

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:59 pm
by danny the boy
If I'm reading this right it could be had for $2700 with the flash of a membership card.

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles/giant/road/tcr-advanced-0/nunawading/vic/102079332

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:12 pm
by skull
Are these prices include Dia2 grouppo

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:00 pm
by Sven Nijs
danny the boy wrote:If I'm reading this right it could be had for $2700 with the flash of a membership card.

http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles/giant/road/tcr-advanced-0//vic/102079332


SHOW YOUR RACV OR BV CARD AND GET 10% OFF ALL PRODUCTS & ACCESSORIES

I suspect that will exclude bikes.

Cheapest I could find was that one Nunawading too. $2,999 is pretty good but $2,800 is obviously better but sadly I can't find anything near those prices in NSW. Lot's of them now doing the dealer discount price of $3,300 but I think $2,999 (or less) could make me break out the credit card....

(AT) skull; Yes these are the Ultegra Di2 version.

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:40 pm
by whenin_rome
mate of mine just paid 2700 for this bike as well at Lawrencia
ONline they had the bike listed at this price then in store it was 3300, but they did it for 2700
very very good value i reckon considering retail was 4000

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:01 pm
by Sven Nijs
Wonder what it is with Victorian Giant dealers and their ultra-low prices? :?
I presume they have to be making some level of profit from the sale unless they were bikes they'd ordered in for floor stock based on the pre-release hype then got stuck with them once potential buyers saw the paint job?

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:24 pm
by sparkyscott
If anyone is able to achieve sub $3K pricing in Sydney, please feel free to post (brag) about it... :D

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:16 pm
by Sven Nijs
It'll have to be a small dealer with long-term floor stock to shift in your specific size or a large dealer with enough buying power via the importer to do a deal given the Factory Approved discounts only apply to sales of 5 units or more...

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:49 pm
by whenin_rome
drive down to vic and ride it back :D
i think my mate was pretty lucky to still get his for that price

giant really went out trying to drive a massive wedge between the tcr and tcr sl range with the paint I reckon
the sl's look unreal but as for the tcr's i think its very bland

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:33 pm
by Sven Nijs
whenin_rome wrote:drive down to vic and ride it back :D
i think my mate was pretty lucky to still get his for that price

Definitely was! The cheap ads have gone and cheapest I can now find on BE is $3K for specific sizes (likely floor stock).
giant really went out trying to drive a massive wedge between the tcr and tcr sl range with the paint I reckon
the sl's look unreal but as for the tcr's i think its very bland

I think they just plain got it wrong with the silver/blue paint (unintentionally) and it killed their sales stone dead.
The SL 0 is gorgeous but sadly I wouldn't ever get that one passed by the minister of finance (even despite her agreeing it's hot)... :cry:

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:21 pm
by Sven Nijs
sparkyscott wrote:If anyone is able to achieve sub $3K pricing in Sydney, please feel free to post (brag) about it... :D

Hmmm, I couldn't find sub-$3k but you may be able to haggle close to it with dealers who have stock. If you're near Northern Sydney, I know that Hornsby Cycles had at least a couple in stock (M & M/L I think) as I was going to get my Small from them but I cancelled it before it came in. Worth a visit/call if that's your size I suppose?
Visited MC Cyclery and they seem to be sticking to the Factory Backed price, which is fair enough. I hadn't realised there were 3 bike shops in Clarence St now!

TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:25 am
by le_quiet_uno
Sven Nijs wrote:
sparkyscott wrote:If anyone is able to achieve sub $3K pricing in Sydney, please feel free to post (brag) about it... :D

Hmmm, I couldn't find sub-$3k but you may be able to haggle close to it with dealers who have stock. If you're near Northern Sydney, I know that Hornsby Cycles had at least a couple in stock (M & M/L I think) as I was going to get my Small from them but I cancelled it before it came in. Worth a visit/call if that's your size I suppose?
Visited MC Cyclery and they seem to be sticking to the Factory Backed price, which is fair enough. I hadn't realised there were 3 bike shops in Clarence St now!


Hi Sven,

Thought that there are 4 shops on Clarence St??

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:51 am
by Sven Nijs
le_quiet_uno wrote:
Sven Nijs wrote:Thought that there are 4 shops on Clarence St??

I missed one? :(
Clarence St Cyclery (Men & Women shops for Trek)
something something Velo? (Wilier)
MC Cyclery (Giant)
& ?????

TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 11:09 pm
by le_quiet_uno
Sven Nijs wrote:
le_quiet_uno wrote:
Sven Nijs wrote:Thought that there are 4 shops on Clarence St??

I missed one? :(
Clarence St Cyclery (Men & Women shops for Trek)
something something Velo? (Wilier)
MC Cyclery (Giant)
& ?????


There is one across the road from the Wilier shop. I think it's called Jet Cycle. :)

Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:26 pm
by r6bigo
Yes n they do have a speclized mcclaren venge on display

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Re: TCR Advanced 0 (2012)

Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 3:55 pm
by danny the boy
whenin_rome wrote:giant really went out trying to drive a massive wedge between the tcr and tcr sl range with the paint I reckon
the sl's look unreal but as for the tcr's i think its very bland



I dont think this is available in Aus or if its going to be, but it makes the TCR look pretty good in comparison. :D :D

This the Defy version.

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