Haanjo EXP Gravel Carbon
Diamondback has just upped the game by taking their versatile alloy gravel bike platform, which comes in the 2017 Diamondback Haanjo drop and a flat bar Diamondback version, and gave it a shapely new frame with a bad ass 27.5 x 2.1 option spec’d with a mountain taming 3×9 Shimano drivetrain. Don’t worry, 2×11 700c builds are also offered…but, just look at this thing!
Pair the Haanjo with easy to maintain TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes, bar end shifters and HED Tomcat wheels, the ride is ready for any epic backcountry ride. And perhaps the best part (besides the sick army green paint job) is the EXP price…
The Gravel Bike series gets DB’s relaxed “Endurance” geometry, which means a slightly slacker head angle, 45mm fork offset and 430mm chainstays.
An external threaded bottom bracket adds to the ease of use of this package.
Thru axles front and rear, an XT cassette rear derailleur paired with Dura-Ace bar end shifters, Tektro brake levers, and Schwalbe tires round out the package for just $2,300.
DB rider Eric Porter took the model for a little 150 mile jaunt from Reno, NV, to California, and made a video to show it off.
At the top of the Haanjo gravel lineup is the Trail Carbon model, which gets Shimano Ultegra derailleurs with Shimano’s non-series hydraulic disc brakes and levers. Those are paired with SRAM Rival wide axle cranks with 50/34 chainrings. It, along with the Comp Carbon below, both use 700×40 Schwalbe G-One tires on HED Tomcat alloy wheels with 21mm inside width rims. Retail for the Trail model is $3,100, while the Comp is $2,200.
Note the rounded seatstays and flattened seat tube, all designed to give the bike a bit of cush over the rough stuff.
The Haanjo Comp comes in at $2,500, for sale at $2,200, along with FSA cranks and BB, Shimano 105 shifters/derailleurs/cassette and TRP Spyre mechanical discs. All of the frames have full rack and fender mounts.
If you hadn’t seen them, the 6061-T6 butted alloy models were released for 2016 and include five models, two with flat bars…the standard flat bar Haanjo with tapered alloy fork for $1,100, and…
Above is the $900 Tero with super shallow drop bars and a steel fork
Check out the entire series on the Performance website.