Alighter-weight bike is more fun to ride; no question about it. However, running flyweight components usually means a compromise in durability and, many times, ride quality.
Throughout our years of riding, we’ve seen plenty of simple ways to
save weight on the bike, and plenty more that are just a bad idea. If
you’re planning to drop a couple pounds, or even ounces, from your
bike, learn to do it the right way.
Weight-Reduction Surgery The dos and don’ts of saving weight on your bike M B A T E C H