Nine of the most expensive upgrades you can buy for your bike

Do you have a hankering for the unique and really want the best of the best?

Upgrades are a way of life for cyclists. Even if every minute part of a bike is perfect, we just can’t help ourselves lusting after the next best thing.

You know the sort of thing: you’ve just shelled out on a brand new wheelset when the next edition comes along that sheds 0.5 grams of weight and saves you 1 watt over 200 miles at 45 mph. Your head screams "what are you thinking??" whilst your heart whispers seductively telling you that this new wheelset is exactly what you need to make you a better rider. We’ve also pretty much all done the internet wishlist, when you search for those parts you would upgrade to if money was no object.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.