My plan is to shed some weight off my bike, and that includes getting a carbon bar, stem and post, lighter rubbers, etc. What I also wanted to do is take off the smallest cog of the crankset (which I never practically use). Hence the question: would you know if a set of 2 and 8 speed shifters is available? Thank you!
I dont know what bike or crankset you have but with my scott P1 sportster I dumped the deore derailier and crank and with no modifications put a twin ring compact road crank and ultegra derailier and outboard bearing bottom bracket.
That took off half a kilogram, the standard shifters worked fine as two speed shifters.
Then I swapped it all over to my mtb frame the road crank doesent technically fit but I made it work.
So depending what frame you have you might be able to fit road gear with standard shifters or with a mtb it can work but that would take a bit of explaining.
As stated before you can simply use your existing 3 clicks shifter on a crank with only two chainwheels.
You only need to adjust the maximum movement of your derailleur.
About that derailleur: it would probably be best to use a double or compact crank specific type if you change crank completely.