With temperatures finally out of the triple digits — and looking to stay that way — now is the time to get outside and cram in two seasons' worth of physical activities before the holidays threaten to help you pack on the pounds. Gather a group of friends for a backyard volleyball tournament or take the show on the road, racing trails on a new fixed-gear bicycle. And train for both with a 40-lb. weight set. For discounts on equipment for indoor as well as outdoor exercise and recreation, check out our other sports and fitness deals.
Brine Power Volleyball Net System
Vendor: Joe's New Balance
Price: $29.99 with $7.95 s&h
Lowest By: $42
Is It Worth It? Have some real fun during your next fall cookout with this volley ball set. Set up this Editors' Choice net and coax those guests up off their butts for a few sets of volleyball. This set includes a competition net, 10" steel stakes, two pole bases, carrying bag, rope boundaries, and more.
Wilson BLX Tour Lite Tennis Racquet with Wilson Men's or Women's Tour Construkt Tennis Shoes and a Wilson US Open XDuty Tennis Ball Can
Vendor: Tennis Warehouse
Price: $69 with $5.95 s&h or free s&h over $75
Lowest By: $107
Is It Worth It?: The tennis season is winding down for the pros, now that the U.S. Open has come to a close, but you can keep the sport alive at home with this great beginner's bundle. Get a racket and the all-important tennis shoes (which won't leave a mark on the court), for a very reasonable $69, saving you a whopping $107. The shoes are available in men's sizes 7 to 14 and women's sizes 5.5 to 11, while the racket comes in a 3/8 or 1/2 grip.
Gold's Gym 40-lb. Cement Weight Set
Price: $19.97 with 97-cent s&h or free in-store pickup
Lowest By: $7
Is It Worth It?: This more-than-40-lb. weight set may test the strength of your mail carrier. But once it's delivered, it's up to you to tone and strengthen your muscles via these adjustable 14" dumbbells.
Thruster 700c Men's Fixie Bike
Price: $99.97 with 97-cent s&h
Lowest By: $40
Is It Worth It?: If "Premium Rush" and the BMX racers at the Olympics are to be believed — and, seriously, who would argue with either? — fixed-gear bicycles are where it's at. Sure, they would be insufficient for winning the Tour de France, but this bike with its steel fork, alloy rims, and alloy side pull brakes, is prefect for casual riding.
Backcountry Semi-Annual Bike Sale
Price: Up to 40% off
Shipping: From $7 s&h or free shipping on orders of $50 or more
Is It Worth It?: During Backcountry's Semi-Annual Bike Sale you'll save up to 40% off on a selection of bikes, apparel, accessories, and more. We like the pictured Civilian Bicycle Co. Men's Ramble Bike in Asphalt. It's a fixed-gear bike and features a steel fork, double wall alloy rims, and alloy brakes; this bike keeps repairs and maintenance to a minimum. And at $599.25, it's a low by $200 and qualifies for free 2-day shipping.
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