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    Upgrading Nevada 1.7 to 1.1 specs, can it be done?

    Hi, noob here, i have a nevada 1.7 nevada, that its time to need some work in some parts, so my question does the nevada frame is the same (specs/dimension) for all the models (1.9 to 1.1)?? so i can upgrade my 1.7 (8 speed cassette) to 1.1 (10 speed cassette), without worrying about compatibility/spacing issues for the frame and the new parts, i'll be using the fuji official specs for the 1.1, and have the change. I'll be mail ordering the parts since i live in the dominican republic, so the parts availability locally is limited, thanks in advance

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    It's possible, just not sure it's worth it to go with the Nevada 1.1 specs. they're OK for a new bike, but not something you'd upgrade too if you were serious about riding. If you can provide a couple mail order links that you can use in Dominican Republic, we could probably help identify parts that will get you better bang for the buck than the 1.1's spec.
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    thanks, i mostly will be using ebay/amazon, budget is $200, this is what my nevada have in the moment (stock)

    CRANKSET SR Suntour XCT, alloy, 42/32/22T
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus, 34.9mm
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera, 8-speed
    SHIFTERS Shimano EF51, EZ Fire, 8-speed
    CASSETTE Shimano HG31, 11-34T, 8-speed
    CHAIN KMC HV700, 8-speed

    the reason, i'm having some issues with the chain/cassette, and the bike has around 6000 miles

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    That's a lot of miles, and considering the parts you'll need to replace, probably worth considering a new bike too. This doesn't include parts you should replace, but might not be necessary.

    $10 Cassette,
    $10 Chain
    $25 crankset
    $15 bottom bracket
    $10 new cables
    $100 fork

    Do you plan on riding rock & root aggresive trails, or mostly commuting on gravel?
    "a hundred travel books isn't worth one real trip"

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    most of the time is commuting, yeah new bike will come, but it might be next year

    so this is what i have (based on 1.1 specs)

    CRANKSET Shimano Deore Octalink, 42/32/24T
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano Octalink, sealed bearing
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 34.9mm
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT shadow, 10-speed
    SHIFTERS Shimano Deore, Rapid Fire, 10-speed
    CASSETTE Shimano HG50, 11-36T, 10-speed
    CHAIN KMC X10 w/ MissingLink, 10-speed

    and according amazon/ebay i might be on budget for the $200. except for the cables, but those i can get it locally

    So the frame of my 1.7 will support those parts (of the 1.1, i'm guessing that is the same frame for all the nevadas)

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    That parts list should be fine. If you're using it for commuting, I'd look for a crankset that uses a square taper crank instead of octalink. The octalink style is getting harder to find. Should be able to find a good quality Suntour XCM crankset or Shimano Acera crankset, or get a deore hollowtech external bearing bottom bracket. The external bearings don't last as long, but they are lighter. Performance vs. longevity.

    Realistically, for commuting, the parts you are putting together exceed what is really needed. A good quality 8-speed drivetrain will work just as well, and much cheaper than a 10-speed. Saves more money for a new bike. To fix up your current bike, you probably only need a new cassette, chain, and front chainrings.
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    most of the miles will come from commute, but i also hit the trails

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