Before I buy my first bike, I am going to have to buy the right gear; since if I buy the bike first, I fear the desire to ride it while not possessing gear will overcome me.
Now, Im not asking whether or not gear is needed, so theres no need to reply about that. This I know.
What I want to know is: what is the lowest price one can expect to pay (before taxes) for each piece of equipment? I don't want to pay and arm and a leg for a jacket when just an arm will do, you see. Also, I don't want to buy a piece of crap thats not going to protect me when I need it most. I need the average price of the equilibrium.
Any perticular brands and specific items would be helpful as well.