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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.

How to Buy a Road Bike: Deals, Bike Basics, and Beyond

Many of us never lost our love for the two-wheeled bicycle adventures we first found as kids, and many folks have adopted biking as their major means of travel. If you have a yearning to pedal on in adulthood, we'll help you choose the right road bike.

The Best Time to Spend Your Christmas Gift Card, Depending on What You Want

As you bask in the glory that is your stash of gifts from Christmas, you may be pawing over a gift card or two. And today's After Christmas Sales might seem like an extremely tempting place to start redeeming them. But depending on what you're looking for, you might get the most value out of your gift card if you wait to shop.

Retailers Combat Holiday Discounting with Exclusive Merchandise

Bargain seekers who love to price check the items they purchase, beware: some of the season's hottest gifts this year will be exclusive to certain retailers, which will complicate price comparisons.

An Electric-Assist Bike Is Incredibly Cool, But Is It Worth the $500+ Price Tag?

An electric-assist bicycle is an ideal purchase that offers transportation and exercise. The cost of these bikes, however, can vary widely. So to help would-be electric-assist bike owners decide which bike is best for them, we've detailed some of the differences between high- and low-end bike models.

What to Expect from 2012 Labor Day Sales

For most Americans, Labor Day means the end of summer, but the first Monday in September also means big savings for bargain hunters. And even though Labor Day isn't considered a consumer holiday, retailers don't tend to miss any opportunity to offer sales. And Labor Day 2012 is no exception.

Pedal Home on a Quality Bicycle (and a Full Wallet) with These Bike Buying Tips

Is the cost of fuel eating away at your summer vacation savings? You can save more than $1,600 a year in commuting costs by biking. And a great new bike doesn't have to set you back big bucks, either. Here's how to pedal home on a great bike with your wallet full.

10 Ways to Wisely Spend Your Tax Refund

Tax season is upon us, and for many of us that means a nice return from Uncle Sam is heading our way. And if you've decided to spend your refund, you'll want to do it wisely. Naturally, we like to stretch our dollar as far as possible, so we looked into a variety of goods that can deliver the best bang for your buck. From Caribbean cruises to hour-long massages, here are 10 smart ways to spend your tax refund.

10 Green Resolutions to Ring in 2012: From Power-Saving to Going Paperless

Were you eco-unfriendly in 2011? Well thankfully with the new year, everyone gets a fresh start. Here are Green Dad's list of 10 resolutions for a greener and leaner 2012. Any one of these tips could make you an eco-friendlier person in the year ahead. Commit to all 10, and you could give Green Dad some serious tree-hugging (and cost-saving) competition.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

December is a month when you almost can't avoid shopping. You may have skipped Black Friday — overwhelmed by the offers, hype, and crowds — but the holiday season is a different beast all together, with gifts from loved ones, friends, and people you barely know, coming at you from all angles. Keep your holiday cheer level high by shopping wisely. We've pored over the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Wheeling and Dealing: Brake for Bicycle Deals

The weather's changing. Leaves are falling. And so are the prices on bikes. As we get set to say goodbye to September, let's say hello to five bike bargains from this week that should put your deal-hunting skills into high gear.