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The Best Hybrid Bike Trek 7.2 FX
A hybrid bike is great for commuting around a city or even dabbling in triathlons. The Trek 7.2 FX isn't a shocking pick because it's very popular, but it's well-known for a reason. It feels premium without the price tag to match, sporting flat-resistant tires, metal pedals, and solid design.    Read More >
The Best Bike Pump (Floor Standing) Lezyne Steel Floor Drive
If you ride a bike more than a couple times a year, the $44 Lezyne Steel Floor Drive is the floor pump to buy. We reached this conclusion talking to a former bike pump designer, a mechanic who supports riders in the Tour de France, and the world’s preeminent bike repair manual author. We also ran tests on 15 different pumps. Paying just a couple bucks more than the absolute minimum gets you a pump that is extremely easy to use, thanks to what is far and away the simplest and most secure pump head. And because the Lezyne’s wooden handle, steel barrel, and heavy aluminum base are much more durable than bargain-basement pumps, odds are that it’ll last a lot longer.    Read More >
The Best Ice Scraper Hopkins 14039 Sub Zero Extendable 50" Crossover Snow Broom
If you ever need to clean off an icebound car in a hurry, go fetch the Hopkins 14039 Sub Zero Extendable 50" Crossover Snow Broom before the next storm blows in.    Read More >
The Best Snow Shovel
For basic snow shoveling needs, like walkways, front steps and even a small driveway, we recommend the True Temper 18-inch Ergonomic Mountain Mover ($26). We also recommend using a Stout Backsaver Grip Attachment ($14) for better ergonomics and to reduce the risk of injury (which can also be added to any existing shovel you’re happy with).    Read More >
Best Commuter Bike Lights
After almost 30 hours of research and testing, we picked the ~$55 Cygolite Metro 360 as the best bike headlight. Why? It can flash for visibility while simultaneously illuminating the road, it's dead simple to mount and it outperformed more well-known competitors that cost $20-$30 more. We also recommend the $34 Planet Bike Superflash Turbo 1 W taillight. It's the newest update to Planet Bike’s Superflash series, which received high praise from many publications, including Bike Radar, Bicycling and Gear Junkie.   Read More >
The Best Duct Tape Duck Max Strength
If you’re looking for the best roll of duct tape to have around the house, we recommend Duck Max Strength. It has a strong adhesive that sticks well to wood, masonry, plastic and glass. It tears in a nice straight line and has good flexibility so it’s easy to wrap around odd shapes and curved surfaces.    Read More >
The Best Bike Lock Kryptonite Series 2 package
If I lived anywhere in the U.S. and rode a bike that cost less than about $1,000, I’d pick up the ~$42 Kryptonite Series 2 package, which comes with a U-lock and four-foot-long cable.    Read More >
The Best Bug-Killing Gear
The Fly Web fly light, BugZooka bug vacuum and Executioner bug zapper are your best bets in the war on household bugs. The Fly Web will passively catch flies while you sleep, while the Executioner lets you stun or kill flying bugs. For removing spiders, the BugZooka is your weapon. These three devices should cover most of your casual bug-removal needs.   Read More >
The Best Multi-Bit Screwdriver MegaPro 211R2C36RD 13-In-1 Ratcheting Driver
The MegaPro 13-in-1 Multi-Bit Ratcheting Screwdriver is the perfect one-stop screwdriver to have at hand around the house. After over 20 hours of research and hands-on testing of 11 different models, I found that the MegaPro has all of the right features: nice ratcheting action; smart, accessible bit storage; excellent bit selection; and a comfortable handle.   Read More >
The Best Drill for Common Household Projects Porter-Cable PCL120DDC-2 12-Volt
If someone were to ask me to recommend a solid cordless drill for general use around the house, I would tell them to get the 12-volt Porter-Cable Drill/Driver. After about 30 hours of research and testing, I found it to be ideal choice due to its nice combination of power, weight and size, all for a fair price.   Read More >
The Best Windshield Wipers for Your Car Rain-X Latitude 5079277
The best windshield wipers to buy are Rain-X Latitude wipers. At roughly $18 per wiper, they’ll do the job of keeping your windshield clear of rain and snow, and they’ll perform well throughout their life cycle.   Read More >
Best basic tool kit (for the home) 76-piece HDX homeowner's toolkit
If someone were to ask me to recommend a basic home tool kit, I would tell them that Home Depot's 76-Piece HDX Homeowners Tool Set is the way to go. It provides a solid combination of tool selection and tool quality, and at a bargain basement $20, the price is right. We've got a more premium kit, too, but keep in mind the tools in these kits won't approach the quality of higher end tools you would buy separately.   Read More >
The Best Motor Oil for the Average Car Mobil 1 Synthetic
When buying motor oil, I typically choose whichever synthetic is currently on sale, taking care to use the correct viscosity for my particular car, and I stick with a familiar brand. If nothing is on sale, I'd go with Mobil 1 because it's a reliable brand with a solid track record for providing excellent engine protection.   Read More >