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Best Bike Deals: From Roadsters to Mountain Wheels

By Tobias Buckell, dealnews contributor

If you've been cowering indoors this summer, hoping to avoid the scorching heat, now might be the time to get out and enjoy the slightly cooler weather. And it's so much easier when you're pedaling around on a bike. Whether you're looking to get onto the trails and kick up the mud, or if you're just hoping to register some serious miles while riding through the city, we've got a bike deal that'll meet your needs.

  1. Diamondback Men's Response Sport Mountain Bike
    Price: $349.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $27

    Is It Worth It?: Time to hit the trails and kick up some mud and gravel as you explore the outdoors with this Diamondback Sport Mountain Bike. This model isn't for full-on high mountain trails, but it acts as a neighborhood cruiser that will also happily take the abuse of some fun weekend off-roading without a hitch. With Shimano gears, Kenda tires, and plenty of options for upgrades, this is a solid, adaptable bike.

  2. Preco PR1 20" BMX Bike
    Price: $109.95 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $58

    Is It Worth It?: This Preco BMX is an entry level dirt bike that's also a great deal. With Shrapnel-brand equipment all throughout, you'll find a solid dirt workhorse here. Preco's 14mm dropouts mean riders can upgrade to 14mm axle wheels while keeping the same frame. Lean, maneuverable, and quick, this will take you to class — or off-road when you skip it.

  3. Nekkid 1 Road Bike
    Price: $245 with $37.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $355 off

    Is It Worth It?: Not interested in performing stunts with your bike, or potentially falling off the side of a mountain during adventurous routes? (OK, no one's actually interested in that last one.) If you just need a solid, dependable commuter — a durable bike that will get you around town without fuss — this Nekkid model has your back. A single-speed bike means no adjustable gears that'll get out of sync or need fixing. It looks sleek and clean without too much clutter. The Velo saddle is comfortable, and the lightweight Alex R500 rims won't weigh you down, either.

  4. Mongoose Crossway 225 Comfort Bike
    Price: $200 with $37.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $200 off

    Is It Worth It?: A solid roadster, this comfort bike lets you head out around the town without breaking your back, thanks to the 50mm suspension that smooths out your ride. With the 21-speed drivetrain, you have plenty of choice for efficient pedaling, and the 700cc wheels let you keep on rolling down the road.

  5. GMC Men's Denali 700C 26" Road Bike
    Price: $159.54 with $1.97 s&h or free Site-to-Store
    Lowest By: Best we could find

    Is It Worth It?: Whether you face longer commutes or just need to get out and burn some calories, this classic GMC Denali men's road bike will get you there. The bike is light and features aerodynamic shaping and low-rolling resistance tires, so it won't be fighting back as you pick up speed. The race-style dropped handlebars also encourage less wind drag. If you've got miles to go, this is your machine. Although we saw it with free shipping last week, a $2 delivery fee is extremely reasonable. (Plus, you can always have it sent to your local Walmart for free.)

Photo credit: Sheffield Tiger via Flickr

DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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