What child doesn't want a shiny new bike for the holidays? The kid in each of us would enjoy one - My choice this year is the TREK LEXA SLC priced at $1,099.00. It's a perfect combination of aluminum and carbon body styling with Shimano Tiagra 9-speed group with adjustable reach levers.
Mountain bikes offer off and on road terrain options. Although, I wouldn't recommend it for the serious tri-athlete, it is a great, heavy-duty, sturdy option that still offers a smooth ride for the "sneaking it in" fitness enthusiast.
Be sure to pick up a bike helmet to compliment your ride. Head injuries are the number one injury that can be avoided by wearing a helmet. Try the Bontrager Quantum WSD. This out-of-the-box comfort and incredible ease-of-use, Quantum WSD's excellent coverage and great ventilation make it just as at home on the trail as on the road. Pricing is $64.99 (MSRP)
Andrea Metcalf is a renowned diet and fitness expert as well as author of Naked Fitness, releasing December 28th, 2010. I have received no compensation for this endorsement although have received products for testing this year.