How to make your bike lighter for free: seven essential weight and money-saving tips

You don't need to have a fat wallet to be a weight weenie

We all want to be able to climb a little bit faster, and one of the best ways to do this is to reduce the amount of weight that you're having to haul up those gradients. Of course, you could always lose a bit of weight from your body, but that's no fun, or indeed you could buy lighter equipment, but that can get expensive.

However, if you're looking to save a few grams without having to open your wallet, then there are a few ways that you can go about it.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.