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  1. #1
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    Nov 2018

    2017 Rocky Mountain Fusion 910 upgrade options

    Hi everybody. First time poster here. I am the proud owner of a Fusion 910 from Rocky Mountain. It's not the best bike out there but it's what I could afford at the time. I want to upgrade and have started by going to 1x9 drive train and new lock on grips and tires. Was wondering if anyone out there would have a good affordable option for upgrading my drive train to a 1x11. Here are the current specs except with a raceface 34 T narrowwide instead of 3x9. Thanks for those of you that respond with your thoughts.

      • Frame Rocky Mountain 6061 Series Custom Hydroformed Alloy. Threaded BB. Tapered Zerostack Headtube. Rack and Fender Mounts.
      • Sizes XS - S - M - L - XL
      • Fork Suntour XCT 100mm (XS: 80mm)
      • Headset FSA Orbit NO.57B
      • Stem Rocky Mountain XC
      • Handlebar Rocky Mountain Flat 720mm
      • Grips Rocky Mountain XC Kraton
      • Brakes Shimano M315 160mm
      • Brake Levers Shimano M315
      • Shifters Shimano Altus
      • Front Derailleur Shimano Acera 31.8mm
      • Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera

      • Cranks & Chainrings Suntour XCM 44/32/22T
      • Bottom Bracket Suntour Sealed Cartridge
      • Cassette Shimano HG-200 11-34T
      • Chain KMC X9
      • Front Hub Shimano RM33
      • Rear Hub Shimano RM33
      • Spokes Stainless 2.0
      • Rims Alex Rims MD19
      • Tires Maxxis Sphinx 29 x 2.1
      • Seatpost Rocky Mountain XC 27.2mm
      • Saddle WTB Volt

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Welcome to the forum! Always great to see new people who are stoked on riding their bike.
    The fusion is a very good entry level bike to get you started on an amazing journey of riding trails.
    Going 1x9 was a good idea, if you really want to go 1x11 you can get some good deals right now on

    Last year I picked up a Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain for around $300 Canadian, but I'm sure there will comparable sets available. Also shop around your local classifieds and pinkbike.

    A cheap option can also be to try a different front chainring, if you need more climbing gears, maybe go down 2 teeth, or if you want to push a harder gear, maybe go up a couple teeth.

    Hope you find what you're looking for. Please post some picks when you do the conversion.

  3. #3
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    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Thanks for the reply!. Was wondering if your conversion included a crank set. My crank set is decent but square taper and i'm not a huge fan.

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