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Fuji Absolute 3.0 ($480)

Lightweight with easy handling and shifting, this is the perfect hybrid fitness bike at a great price. The Fuji is also extra stable at higher downhill speeds (but wear a helmet anyway).

Runner-up: For about half the price the Schwinn Midmoor ($250) handles well and has good shock absorption for all those little bumps on the road to getting fit.



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PaceMaster Platinum Pro VR ($2,200)

Whether you're a walker or a runner, this is one terrific treadmill: Easy to set up, it has a built-in heart-rate monitor and adjusts to a wide range of speeds. It's also superquiet and has not one but two cup holders plus a reading shelf.

Runner-up: For those who have tighter spaces (and budgets), the $1,000 Sole F63 folds for easy storage and accommodates a variety of fitness levels.

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