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.
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
t wo 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.