Get aero for less: We rank bike upgrades by watts saved vs cost

In all senses, cycling has been getting more expensive lately, over and above the cost of inflation in many cases. Gaining a competitive advantage over your rivals went through an aero boom in recent years, with each new component promising varying degrees of wattage savings, but the returns are now diminishing as brands seek to wring out every last spare watt that can be found within the confines of the UCI rulebook.

The launch of the new OSPW Aero from Ceramicspeed, offering a saving of around three watts at an eye-watering cost of €739 got us thinking: What’s the most cost-effective way to make your setup more efficient on a watts per pound (£, not lb) basis.

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