Wheels, tyres and tubes. These are pretty fundamental components, and an upgrade in this department is one of the simplest ways to improve your ride. Lighter wheels can improve performance and handling, suitable tyres will get you through a wet winter, and you can never have enough inner tubes.
- Best road wheels - our top picks
- Best road bikes - how to choose the right one for you
- Best cheap road bike upgrades
Shimano Ultegra 6800 Tubeless Ready Wheelset
The Ultegra tubeless-ready wheelset offers (according to Shimano) Dura Ace levels of proven technology but at a great value price. The freewheel suits 8-, 9-, 10- and 11-speed cassettes, and comes in at a reported 1,640g/3.6lb.
Schwalbe Road Inner Tube
They're kinda boring, but also rather important and useful. These ones from Schwalbe are available with either Presta or Schrader valves, and a range of widths.
Specialized Tracer Pro Cyclocross Tyre
As 'cross season approaches it's time to get your bike kitted up and ready to race. These 700c tyres have a 33mm width and knobbles aplenty to help you cut through mud, and grip in the slick.
Schwalbe Hans Dampf Tubeless Easy Folding Off Road MTB Tyre
Get your grip together and go tubeless too with the Hans Dampf from Schwalbe. Tubeless-ready means you can run it with a lower pressure, which means better traction — handy as the weather turns more autumnal.