Pretty cool advice. I’m about to purchase a new carbon fiber Wilier Cento Uno frame and this post made me think a bit. I’ll do a lot more shopping around before I purchase anything. Looks like there are a few shops not too far away, around Guting and Taipei Main Station. If you have any other suggestions for great high end shops with great prices, let me know. I’m looking for deals, not inflated MSRP or beautiful stores.
As things go, I’ve had a great experience with LBS in Banciao. Repairs and tune ups are always free and they have some good rebates. It’s a Giant shop of course, and none of the people who work there use Giant bikes! They are all up in Time, Colnago, Scott and others.
I wanted to know if anyone has verified if they give steeper rebates to locals or if there are better shops with better rebates. These are the rebates that I can get, bear in mind that I’m shopping for a high-end road bike.
10% off anything over 10,000
15% off anything over 50,000
20% off anything over 100,000
I think the Wilier is a good deal since it’s significantly cheaper than in the US, since it’s made at the Mitsubishi factory in Taiwan. With Colnago, Pinarello, and Time, you don’t get that. However, the Giant shop still gives me rebates on those frames.
Also, I’m looking to get a Polar RS800cx Pro Team Edition buy find that they are quite expensive here. Are there any places where I can get Polar bicycle computers for cheaper?