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3x8 Upgrade

Pexy13Pexy13 Posts: 3
edited March 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
Greetings!
I have a fuji nevada 1.6D 2015g.
It has a 3x8 system. What would i need to buy to change the rear 8 speed cassette to a 10 or 11 one to give me more range? And also maybe a 1x setup and what would you recomend.
Here are the bike specs (http://archive.fujibikes.com/2015/Fuji/nevada-29-162)
Thanks Sven.

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  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    Pexy13 wrote:
    Greetings!
    I have a fuji nevada 1.6D 2015g.
    It has a 3x8 system. What would i need to buy to change the rear 8 speed cassette to a 10 or 11 one to give me more range? And also maybe a 1x setup and what would you recomend.
    Here are the bike specs (http://archive.fujibikes.com/2015/Fuji/nevada-29-162)
    Thanks Sven.

    You should be fine with a Shimano 10 or 11 speed cassette on the hubs that you have, You'll also need a new rear derailleur, rear shifter and potentially a chain ring, depending on what you have.

    In terms of recommendations it will depend on how much you would like to spend?
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    edited March 2018
    Changing is not going to get you much more range, as a 'normal' cassette doesn't come bigger than 11-36.

    You could fit a 42 tooth cassette (like Sunrace), but they don't work very well except in 1x form.

    You current lowest ratio is 1.55. A 30 tooth chainring with a 42 tooth cassette will be 1.4. So you'd be worse off..
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I don't think it's worth it tbh. It's going to be a fair bit of money and you'll not notice any real advantage.
  • Pexy13Pexy13 Posts: 3
    Thank you guys for the opinions. I see that the upgrade is more or less meaningless so i have decide to stick with it. I will use my money for more useful upgrades.
    Thanks.
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