It can be really expensive to make your bike lighter, but there are some things you can do without breaking the bank. Here are four of my favorite budget upgrades that will make your bike lighter.
Narrow-Wide chainrings are the hot stuff right now, and everyone seems to be moving onto 1 by setups. With the arrival of 11-speed and 12-speed wide range cassettes, a single front chainring setup makes sense. Nowadays you can even get wide range 10-speed cassettes which mean you don’t necessarily need to upgrade to a newer drivetrain. Manufacturers like RaceFace offer quality Narrow-Wide chainrings for a decent price, but what if you want to go cheaper? Like a lot cheaper.