Lightweight cycling tools and spares

There are some good opportunities for weight loss in the tools that you carry. Two approaches are available:

  • carry less tools and spares; and
  • carry lighter tools and spares.

Some tips:

  • don't double up on tools - if your multitool has a phillips head screwdriver, there's no nead for a leatherman with a screwdriver. Get a leatherman without the extra screwdriver (like the Freestyle) and save doubling up.

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Lightweight disc brake rotors

Here's some information I have collected on 180, 160 and 140mm lightweight disc brake rotors:

Lightweight flat pedals

VPone hank pedals - 180g - 'carbon' body, single sided, not sure how these would work. Light and cheap ($30);

Lightweight Stem Comparison

Here's some data I've collected on my search for a new oversize (31.8mm) MTB stem:

Cycling Frequently Asked Questions

In this FAQ section we have some answers to some frequently asked questions relating to cycling and bicycle components in general.

Lightweight 24" rims

There are not many lightweight rims available for 24" mountain bikes. The three options I know of are:

Carbon-Ti lightweight 15mm thru-axle

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