In the blistering heat of summer, getting the right amount of exercise can be tough. Jump on a bicycle though, and you'll stay (relatively) cool and comfy as you whiz by all the sweaty joggers. With that in mind, we've rounded up the week's best biking deals for your perusal. Save $750 on a NordicTrack cycle, grab a Huffy bike for just $88, and get an extra 11% off $50 orders at Nashbar.
If you're new to bicycling, be sure to check out our bike buying guide to get a handle(bar) on the lingo, specs, and accessories to look out for.
NordicTrack GX 3.0 Sport Cycle
Price: $359.10 via coupon code "NTLPLM10" with free shipping
Lowest By: $750
Is It Worth It?: If you want to get all the benefits of bicycling without leaving the air-conditioned comfort of your home, check out the NordicTrack GX 3.0 Sport Cycle. This stationary bike features a 44-lb. flywheel with a resistance system you can increase or decrease with the twist of a knob. The welded steel frame can support up to 250 lbs., while the padded saddle seat and non-slip, multi-position handlebars offer a comfortable, realistic ride. Coupon code "NTLPLM10" cuts this cycle to $359, which is a $750 price low.
Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser Bike
Price: $88 with free shipping
Lowest By: $32
Is It Worth It?: You're looking for less of a workout, more of a human-powered leisure vehicle. Consider the Huffy Cranbrook Cruiser bike, available in women's, boys', and girls' styles for just $88 each. Ranging in sizes from 20" to 26", these single-speed bikes all feature large spring saddle seats, white wall tires for a smoother ride, and durable steel frames. Each bike is a price low by at least $32.
Nashbar Men's AT1 Mountain Bike
Price: $222.49 via coupon code "PK615" with $22.98 s&h
Lowest By: $138
Expires: July 13
Is It Worth It?: If you're a guy who's looking for a bike that can deliver a serious ride, then check out the AT1 Mountain Bike from Nashbar. Coupon code "PK615" drops it to $222, which is $138 off list. Available in 15" to 21" models, this 21-speed mountain bike sports a 6061 aluminum frame with shock-absorbing Suntour 50mm travel suspension forks and linear-pull brakes for easy stopping. Note that the 15" and 17" sizes are currently backordered until September 22.
Serious biking enthusiasts looking for high-quality gear won't want to miss this offer from Nashbar: Coupon code "PK615" takes an extra 11% off orders of $50 or more. Although we saw 20% off one item yesterday, this is still an excellent discount on bikes especially. Shipping starts at $7.99; however, a $14.99 surcharge is added for most bikes and large items.
Continental 26" Mountain King 2.2 Mountain Bike Tire
Store: Performance Bike
Price: $15.99 in-cart with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $17
Is It Worth It?: Mountain bikes take a lot of punishment, so it helps to have an extra set of wheels on hand. You'll save $17 on the Continental 26" Mountain King 2.2 mountain bike tire, which falls to just $16 when you add it to the cart. This Editors' Choice tire offers aggressive traction with relatively low rolling resistance and lighter weight.
Upland Girls' Dragonfly 12" Bike
Price: $28.05 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $22
Is It Worth It?: Instill a love of cycling in your young child early on, and she'll never grow out of it. The Upland Dragonfly 12" bike is an excellent first bike for kids 28" to 27" tall and includes lots of safety features, like a pair of removable plastic training wheels, knobby tires for extra traction, coaster brakes, and a rugged steel frame. Pick it up from your local Kmart for just $28 and you'll save $22 off list price.