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Don't Get Taken for a Ride: How to Do Your Own Bike Tune-Up

Proper chain oiling, rust removal, and more can prolong the life of your bike and make your ride smoother. But some things should be left to pros at a repair shop.

You Won't Believe How Much Americans Spend on Fantasy Football

Fantasy football is big business in the US, with high entrance fees and huge cash prizes. How does it work, and should you jump in?

How to Buy a Road Bike: The Basics, Where to Find Deals, and More

If you have a yearning to start cycling this season, you might want to opt for a bike that takes advantage of modern equipment rather than turning to the rusty beater buried somewhere in your garage. In this guide, we've detailed the types of road bikes you can buy, and features you should look for.

10 Totally Awesome Pool Toys

Forget simple noodles and water pistols. These inflatable slides, floats, and shooters will really make a splash this summer.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Our deal experts have the inside scoop on where to find this month's best Father's Day deals. So whether your dad is into sports, gadgets, or designer polos, these are the sites you need to visit this Father's Day.

Spend Your Summer Paddling with the Proper Kayaking Gear

There's nothing like gliding along a lake or river on a warm summer's day. Kayaking definitely requires some gear, but the necessities don't have to cost a fortune.

Bring Your Own Boat: Selecting the Best Canoe for You

Canoeing is great for exercise and relaxation. Find the perfect model for your needs by considering materials, shape, size, and more.

6 Ways to Save While Visiting Our National Parks

Even if you can't make it to a park to celebrate Earth Day this week, any time is a great time to visit our national parks — and there are always plenty of ways to save.

10 Hiking Essentials to Gear Up for Spring

It's the time of year to hit the trails and enjoy the great outdoors. But what apparel, tools, and emergency supplies do you need to stay safe and comfortable while hiking?

8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family-Size Tent

It's almost that time of year when we pry the kids away from their phones to spend some time in nature. If you want to camp out with the whole family, think of your weather conditions, space needs, and any special requirements before buying a tent to fit everyone.

How to Find the Right Rain Gear for Any Outdoor Activity

April Showers will be arriving any minute, and you'll need to be prepared. Whether you're commuting to work in a drizzle or hiking through a forest downpour, here's what you need to consider when buying rain gear, including construction, breathability, and fit.

Buy, Sell, Score: 8 Examples of Classic Consumer Flips

Flipping isn't just for homes any more. From Pez to iPhones, these items resold for a big profit.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

Which Cardiovascular Workout Machine Is Right for You?

How do you choose between a treadmill, stationary bike, or other machines for a home workout? It depends on which muscle groups you want to work, how much joint pressure is acceptable, and even how much space you have — and of course, your budget.

Going Nowhere Fast and Loving It: A Treadmill Buying Guide

An effective start to an exercise routine should involve cardio: walking, jogging, or running. However, given the harsh conditions of winter (not to mention the fiery conditions of summer), walking or running outdoors can sometimes be difficult. From construction materials to digital capabilities, we discuss what to consider when buying a treadmill.

Take a Swing at Boxing: Essential Equipment to Get Started

A boxing workout is a great way to get cardio, lose weight, and build muscle. Beginners can start with affordable equipment like a jump rope and other basic workout devices, while more advanced boxers should know what to look for in gear for sparring. To help you out, we've compiled a guide to essential boxing workout gear.

What to Expect From 2015 Presidents' Day Sales

Contrary to popular belief, February is a busy month for deal hunters. And while it can be easy to get swept up with Valentine's Day sales — after all, who doesn't like chocolate and flowers — we've found that Presidents' Day is the real hero of the month with deeper discounts and a better variety of deals.

Bundled to Run: 8 Winter Workout Essentials

We've identified 8 pieces of clothing you'll need for outdoor winter exercise. Whether it's a balaclava to cover your face, or Merino wool base garments to wick away sweat, these items will keep you dry and warm in the coldest of conditions.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to bag deals like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts. So before you resign yourself to steering clear of stores all together this month, check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in January, which we compiled from our extensive archives.

Best Black Friday Toy Deals: Free Shipping at LEGO, Frozen Dress-Up for $17

Since about of quarter of you are shopping for kids right now, we're betting you need to know where to find the hottest deals on LEGO, Frozen, and Fisher-Price. That's why we've rounded up the sweetest savings on the season's hottest gifts.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2014

Some stores will hold back their best deals until after the initial wave of Black Friday madness, flaunting their top sales on Cyber Monday. As these 10 titans hosted the most popular storewide events and a bucket-load of Editors' Choice offers last year, there's a good chance they'll want to replicate the form this time around.

Staples Black Friday Ad Analysis: Surprisingly Awesome Deals

Bigger isn't always better, at least not according to Staples. The retailer's Black Friday ad preview consists of only six items, but of those six specials, one has the potential to make deal history while the others are solid deals in their own right.

Prepare Your Car to Avoid an Auto Disaster This Winter

But there are more driving dangers this time of the year than others. Freezing temperatures, snow, and ice are settling across most of the country, and elsewhere wet leaves and early sunsets can make driving less-traveled roads a little more dangerous. To ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, it's smart to take steps to winterize your car now.

How to Choose the Best Sleeping Bag for Camping

Camping in the fall can be a delight, but at the end of the day, your comfort depends on picking the right sleeping bag for the weather and your needs. How do you make the right choice? Here are the factors you should consider, and some deals to make the purchase even easier.

Which NFL Team Will Offer the Best Return on Your Investment in 2014?

Most fans can agree that it's exciting to root for a team that wins. But being the budget-minded folks that we are, we won't settle for merely supporting the teams that win the most. Ideally, the perfect team would offer a happy medium between cost and winning potential. So, which NFL team this year will offer the greatest return on your investment?

Video Review: Is a Ziploc Bag as Good as a Waterproof Case for Your Gadget?

The beach. Water parks. The toilet. These are all places where your beloved iPhone can find itself taking a nasty, warranty-voiding bath. Several items on the market purport to keep your gadgets dry in these situations, but how well do they really work? And do you have to spend a lot to get acceptable water protection?

Get Cycling This Summer with the Proper Biking Gear

You'll find that bicycling longer distances can present a physical challenge, manifested in sore feet and hands, a sweaty body, and a tender posterior. That's where the proper clothing and equipment specially made for bicycling can come to the rescue. Consider donning the gear of a bicyclist and your miles will be much more fun.

Using Your Gear Head: Bike Basics to Know Before You Buy

Looking to save money on gas this spring? Better get biking! We tapped Oscar Wastyn, the patriarch of the second oldest bike shop in the U.S., to generously dish some sound advice on how to choose and equip your new bike.

Play Ball: Where to Find the Best Prices at Major League Ballparks

Since we're always thinking about the bottom line here at DealNews, Opening Day has us seeing dollar-hued baseballs. So just what will it cost you to enjoy a major league game?

Binoculars Buying Guide: What Do You Need and What Should You Pay?

Oh, to have the eyes of a hawk, able to spot a mouse a half-mile away! Of course, being more clever than hawks, ever-adapting human beings invented the binoculars, which give us even better long-distance sight. Whether your passion is watching birds, hunting, boating, or even studying the stars, here's some advice and deals to guide your hunt for the perfect pair of binoculars.

16 Leaked Super Bowl XLVIII Commercials

For a single day in February, up becomes down, black becomes white, and those things that we normally fast forward through become things we actively seek out. Yep, it's Super Bowl time and everyone can't wait to see what commercials the mad men from Madison Ave have cooked up for us.