BikeRadar Bargains: the best cheap mountain bike upgrades — UK deals
This week we’re taking a look at some cheap (or at least best bang-for-buck) upgrades for your mountain bike to improve its handling and ride. We’re looking mainly at contact points here — so your cockpit, your tyres and your saddle.
Adjust the geometry and get more slack with the Cane Creek AnglesetCane Creek
While it’s by no means the cheapest option on our list here, replacing your current headset with a Cane Creek Angleset is likely to be the most bang-for-buck you will get for improving the handling of your bike for a relatively low investment.
It’s easy to skimp on tyres, but consider that tyres are the only thing that keep you connected to the ground and you’ll quickly realise that decent rubber is a key investment.
The Maxxis Minion DHF tyres have existed for quite a while, but remain one of our favourites and are very versatile for all round riding. Pick them up now with a substantial discount from ACycles, who have them in both the traditional 2.3-inch width and 2.5-inch Wide Trail version.
Tubeless technology is now widespread in the mountain bike world, and if you haven’t joined the party yet it’s time you did. Improved puncture resistance and better traction along with a little saved weight mean we’re completely convinced.
There are lots of other more substantial upgrades you can make and we are regularly picking out the best deals for you. Find everything you need from upgrading your drivetrain or wheels, adding a dropper post to your ride or even getting a whole new frame. Check out our other BikeRadar Bargain articles to find great deals on anything you may need.