Best lightweight bikes 2024: a buyer's guide to climbers' bikes

Looking for the best lightweight, hill-flattening, mountain-conquering machine? We’ve tested the lightest and fastest climbing road bikes on the market.

Best lightweight climber's bike

A lightweight bike will help you sail up the climbs and accelerate out of the bends. The desire to save weight spans the generations, but things have moved on now from drilling holes in your steel frame. Carbon frames, the best road bike wheels, and much else besides have made bikes both light and strong - although certainly not cheap.

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