The asking price notwithstanding, the farther away a bike is, the more it’ll cost you to get it home. Let’s say you see two bikes advertised, each the year and model you want, one in your hometown and the other three states away. The one in town is priced at $4000, and the other one is priced at $3000. That thousand-dollar difference looks tempting, until you factor in what it’ll cost you to get the cheaper bike home. Flying out and riding back, or having the bike shipped to you, can eat up any savings in a heartbeat.