Diamondback expands Haanjo series to carbon

Diamondback has offered up some pretty impressive aluminum bikes over the last few years, but now it’s added lightness to the Haanjo line of adventure road bikes with three carbon fiber models.

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In the beginning, road bikes had 700c wheels and other bikes had 26-inch wheels. But as the lines between bike categories have blurred, so too have the wheel size options. As such, the Haanjo can fit either a 700×45 wheel and tire or a 27.5×2.1 mountain bike setup for even more aggressive adventures.

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One detail worth pointing out: the carbon fork uses a 12 mm thru-axle, the new road standard, so you can’t slap in any old mountain bike wheelset—unless you find one with replaceable and compatible end caps.

The Haanjo line also consists of five aluminum models that start at just $700, including two flat-bar versions.

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Haanjo Trail Carbon

  • Shimano Ultegra 2×11 drivetrain with SRAM Rival crankset(?!)
  • Shimano RS685 shift levers
  • Shimano hydraulic brakes
  • Schwalbe G-One 700x40mm tires on HED Tomcat wheels
  • $3,100

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Haanjo Comp Carbon

  • Shimano 2×11 105 drivetrain with FSA crankset
  • TRP mechanical disc brakes
  • Schwalbe G-One 700x40mm tires on HED Tomcat wheels
  • $2,500

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Haanjo EXP Carbon

  • Shimano 3×9 drivetrain
  • Bar-end shifters
  • TRP mechanical disc brakes
  • Schwalbe Smart Sprint tires on 27.5 HED wheels
  • $2,300

Video

Eric Porter and friends ride from Reno to Nevada City on the new Haanjo. Watch for more from this adventure in the next issue of Bicycle Times.

What’s your take?

What do you think? Do drop bars and “mountain bike” wheels + tires belong together? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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