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Determine how much you are willing to spend on your cycling habit.
Are you a beginner? Intermediate? Expert? Do you race? Looking to ride on gravel? Pavement? Track? Dirt Road?
All of these can factor into the price of the bike you may be interested. You should make a budget before you buy and stick relatively close to it.
2. Extra items
If this is your first bike, or at least first in a while, you want to factor extra items like a helmet, gloves, and cycling apparel into the budget. You may also want certain items like road shoes, clipless pedals, and cycling glasses too. About $200 should be enough to get just about everything you need.
Another $200 should be considered for yearly repair and replacement of parts. This would include a
new set of tires, a new chain, and some workshop labor. You can also save some money by trying to do some of the work yourself in your own garage if you are confident and willing to get a little dirty.
4. On-the-Road Emergency Items
There are a lot of things you could put in your saddle bag or handlebar bag, but the most important items are: a puncture repair kit, lights, a lock, and tire levers.
You may also want a frame pump to help in those extra sticky situations. $60-$120 will cover most of these, depending on the quality of the lock you buy.