Our top recommendations for fairly inexpensive MTB upgrades.

Rainier Internal Dropper

A $200 dropper post that punches above its weight with smooth, reliable performance. Save 15% with code STRACKS15 at checkout. Learn more.


PNW Components Loam Lever

Treat your cockpit to a dropper post lever upgrade. Adjustable, weatherproof, and techy. Plus, save 15% with code STRACKS15 at checkout. Learn more.


Vittoria Air-Liner Tire Insert

Protect your rim and run lower pressures. Sale from $55.25. Learn more.

$55.25   MSRP: $85.00

Race Face Cinch Oval Chainring

Oval rings don’t cost much and can enhance traction in low speed, steep terrain. Learn more.

$64.99   MSRP: $65.00

Pivot Firebird Carbon Pro

Screw the budget and upgrade to one of the best enduro bikes of the year. Learn more.


Ergon SMA3 Comp Saddle

The Ergon SMA3 saddle is designed with specific comfort in mind.


Race Face Turbine 35 Stem

The Race Face Turbine stem is a sharp cockpit upgrade. Learn more.

$84.99   MSRP: $100.00

ENVE M7 Handlebar

ENVE’s M7 800mm handlebar looks great and smooths small bumps. Learn more.


SQlab 711 Tech/Trail Grips

Don’t let MTB cause pain. SQlab grips are ergonomical and comfortable.


PNW Components Pine 27.2 Dropper Post

This reliable 27.2mm dropper is an affordable upgrade for gravel bikes, hardtails or CX rigs. Save 15% off with code STRACKS15 at checkout.

$215.00   MSRP: $315.00

E*Thirteen LG1 Race Semi-Slick 27.5 Tire

Go fast and get loose with the E*Thirteen SS tire. Learn more.

$69.95   MSRP: $70.00

SRAM XX1 AXS Groupset Dub Boost Crank

Upgrade to SRAM’s new wireless shifting. Learn more.


Fox Float Fork Volume Spacer

Go progressive and tune your fork with volume spacers. Learn more.


MRP Ramp Control Cartridge

Or, make your fork even more tuneable with MRP Ramp Control. Fits select RockShox, Fox forks. Learn more.

$131.49   MSRP: $139.95

DMR Vault V2 Pedals

Using an extruded and CNC-machined body, the Vault pedals by DMR make a statement straight out of the box. Learn more.

$126.49   MSRP: $140.49

Juliana Roubion Carbon

Ladies can enjoy this upgrade to 6 inches of travel on the Roubion.


All Mountain Style Honeycomb Frame Guard XL

Don’t scratch the frame! AMS frame guards keep paint intact. Learn more.


Handlebar Bar End Plugs

Brighten your bike and color match details with anodized bar ends. Learn more.


SRAM PC XX1 Eagle HollowPin Chain

Lighten up your drivetrain with an XX1 chain.


Blackburn Outpost Frame Bag

Need more on-bike storage? Check out this frame bag. Learn more.


Shimano XTR PD-M9120

A new set of XTR SPD pedals can be a game-changer. Learn more.

$179.99   MSRP: $180.00
# Comments

  • plotter99

    Race Face Cinch Oval Chainring is it a gimmick? Back in 1990’s Shimano came out with oval chainrings called Biopace which were ridiculed and riders were warned that their use would cause knee damage. What’s different this time?

    • Jeff Barber

      It’s a long story. 🙂


      The main difference is how the current oval chainrings are “clocked.” That is, how the elongated portion is oriented relative to the crank arms. Mountain bikers’ opinions seem to be mixed in terms of performance.

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