Anyone can see the appeal of taking a bike out for a ride on a nice summer's day, but the best time to buy one is actually in September. Big biking manufacturers generally release new models in fall, which means there's great value to be found on last year's fare — if you know where to look. So, we've rounded up the very best bike deals on the market today to make your shopping all the easier.
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Hyper Summit Men's 26" Mountain Bike
Lowest By: $91
Expiration: September 26
Since it's now less than half its original list price — $91 less to be precise — this sturdy mountain bike is a steal. For the price, and with promising Amazon reviews, it's a great option for getting outdoors and staying active this fall. It's kitted out with Shimano components, full front and rear suspension, and 21-speed twist shifters.
Diamondback Women's Vital 2 15" Hybrid Bike
Store: Dick's Sporting Goods
Lowest By: $90
Expiration: October 4
This hybrid is an ideal purchase for those who commute day-to-day, but want the option of a more adventurous ride come the weekend. It's an efficient, comfortable ride for early morning treks into the office, but is equipped with all-weather tires and front suspension should things get bumpy. It's currently selling for $249.98 at Dick's Sporting Goods, which is $90 less than the best we could find elsewhere. Features include Shimano shifters, derailleurs and brake levers, 700cc wheels, and 63mm comfort suspension fork.
Cannondale Unisex 105 Racing Bike
Lowest By: $339
Expiration: October 18
If you're looking for a high-end, lightweight racing bike, but you worry about the fragility of a full carbon frame, this Cannondale at REI is the bike for you. At $1,340.93 and weighing less than 18-lbs., the CAAD12 beats many carbon fiber bikes for price and total weight, but comes with the durability and reassurance of an aluminum alloy frame. It's also dropped by $339 from list price, making it a little easier to justify that purchase.
It is available in 56cm or 58cm frames and features Shimano 105 shifters and derailleurs, CAAD12 BallisTec full carbon fork, Cannondale Si crankset, Tektro R741 caliper brakes, 700cc wheels, Mavic Aksium wheel hubs, and 22 gears.
Teddy Shake Kids' Velocirider Balance Bike
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $18
Learning to cycle can be a challenge. The go-to solution for many parents is to use stabilizers, but the problem is then that kids become dependent on the extra wheels for balance. This balance bike is a great alternative that will teach your little ones to balance without even thinking about it. It's $18 cheaper at Amazon than any other store and its low price tag makes it a perfect option for those shopping for a birthday or getting very prepared for those holiday lists. The no-pedal bike suitable for kids aged two or older.
Kent Men's 700c RoadTech Road Bike
Lowest By: $30
Expiration: September 26
Beginners looking for a reliable model without a hefty price tag should consider this Kent roadbike as a solid starter bike. It's down to just $129 at Walmart, which is $30 less than any other store today. The bike features a steel frame, caliper brakes, and weight capacity of 275-lbs.