Fuji Nevada Series
We’re always looking to expand the variety and value that we can offer to mountain bike shoppers.
The Fuji Nevada series offers a few great options and some hidden surprises.
The Nevada 1.7, for example, comes in under $600 equipped with a mix of Shimano Alivio and Acera components. The fork has a lockout switch, the frame sports cable ports for a dropper seatpost, you get hydraulic disc brakes, and the platform pedals are good ones, not junk.
Some brands limit their models to the big 29″ wheel size. Some brands make the wheel size decision based on how tall the bike rider happens to be.
Fuji offers both 27.5″ and 29″ wheel sizes, and their XS bike is small enough for kids that have grown out of kids’ bikes, but are still under 5’1″ tall.
Now take a look at the $800 Nevada 1.3. You would expect hydraulic disc brakes at that price level, and you get them. The supension fork has 32mm stanchions, which stiffen up the front end and are a nice upgrade. The real surprise is to find a remote fork lockout switch on the handlebars, WTB Nanoraptor tires and a Deore XT rear derailleur!
What about the 1.1? It boasts Shimano Deore XT derailleurs that manage a 30-speed shifting system. The suspension fork is light, tunable, and it comes with a remote lockout switch on the handlebars. Schwalbe Smart Sam tires ride really well, and Shimano Deore hydraulic brakes bring everything to a halt.