Interesting point I hadn't considered! Although we probably want to buy bikes here anyway to train on for the trip in September... Ummm... Buying out there would save a WHOLE lot of hassle tho!"
The cost of getting it too the US is still a confusing one and depends on the airline and we haven't booked yet. It'll be best airline versus the bike cost issue I guess.... The last time I took a bike to the US with Continental we could fly it out for free, but strangely, the same airline charged us, I think $50-100 to fly the bike home!! It's a frustrating experience and seems to differ with airports and not just airlines...