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5 Exercise Deals to Get Your Heart Racing: $10 Sports Authority Coupon, more

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Has your "Get in shape in 2013" resolution been put on the backburner? No worries: We've got fitness motivation if you want it, as this roundup includes an Editors' Choice heart rate monitor, bikes galore, plus a $10 coupon from Sports Authority for any other gear you might need to get going. Looking for more ways to exercise your savings power? Be sure to check out our daily sports and fitness deals.

  1. Shimano 26" Folding Mountain Bicycle
    Store: GotHobby via eBay
    Price: $174.90 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $25

    Is It Worth It?: This bike actually folds compactly in 15 seconds. And you can fold some of those dollar bills of yours and put 'em back in your wallet, as the price here comes in at $25 under our mention from last week. Available in Black, this 6-speed bike features a foldable steel frame, Shimano rear derailleur, suspension fork, and more. It comes from a company that makes shifters and components for some of the world's leading bike brands. Note that this bike supports riders up to 200 lbs.

  2. Mountain and Road Bikes and Frames Sale
    Store: Backcountry
    Discount: Up to 50% off
    Shipping: Free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: You could call this "crazy deals on cool wheels," as this sale covers both mountain bikes and road bikes and frames and for both. Plus, this promotion ties with our mention from a week ago as the best percent-off discount we've seen on bikes at Backcountry in the past year. Note that sizes on bikes are limited.

    We like the Ridley Icarus/Shimano Tiagra Complete Bike in Black/Red (pictured) for $749 with free shipping. At $746 off and the lowest total price we could find for this bike, we're happy to ride on its carbon fiber fork with Shimano Tiagra shifters. Features also include Tektro R-525 dual-pivot brakes, Alex 32 hole 3-cross wheels, and more. It's available in frame sizes XS to L, and recommended for training or sport cycling on a budget.

  3. GMC Men's Denali 700C Road Bicycle
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $159 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $58

    Is It Worth It?: Make like a bumblebee and buzz on over to this bike, which comes in Yellow/Black (pictured) or Gold in S, M, and L frames, although not in all size/color combinations. It has a 21-speed Shimano drive train, side-pull caliper brakes, drop handlebars, Vitesse racing rims, and more.

  4. Sports Authority Coupon
    Discount: $10 off via printable coupon
    Expires: April 15

    Is It Worth It?: Whether you need a helmet or a bike lock, or even just a few new pairs of socks, this printable coupon will save you $10 off orders of $50 or more at Sports Authority. This discount is best dollar-off coupon we've seen from this merchant in recent weeks, although we saw $50 off one item of $250 or more in January. Note that exceptions apply.

  5. Bowflex iConnect Fit Wireless Heart Rate Monitor Kit for iPhone
    Store: 1SaleADay via eBay
    Price: $29.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: March 9

    Is It Worth It?: Here's an Editors' Choice deal to get your heart racing, even as it measures how fast your heart's actually beating. The Bowflex iConnect can display your heart rate on your phone and tracks the intensity of your workout, which can help you get the most of your workouts. This monitor fits any 3.5mm headphone jack and is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 1, 2 & 3, and Android tablets and smartphones.

Front page photo credit: KFit Life


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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