Monstrous new Diamondback Haanjo Carbon adventure bike will tackle any epic ride

2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon drop bar 275 adventure gravel bike

Diamondback has just upped the game by taking their versatile alloy Haanjo gravel bike platform, which comes in drop and flat bar iterations, and giving it a shapely new carbon 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!

Pairing easy to maintain TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes, bar end shifters and HED Tomcat wheels, the 2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon is ready for any epic backcountry ride. And perhaps the best part (besides the sick army green paint job) is the price…

2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon drop bar 275 adventure gravel bike

The Haanjo Carbon series gets DB’s relaxed “Endurance” geometry, which means a slightly slacker head angle, 45mm fork offset and 430mm chainstays.

2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon drop bar 275 adventure gravel bike

2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon drop bar 275 adventure gravel bike

An external threaded bottom bracket adds to the ease of use of this package.

2017 Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon drop bar 275 adventure gravel bike

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 EXP model for a little 150 mile jaunt from Reno, NV, to California, and made a video to show it off.

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At the top of the Haanjo Carbon lineup is the Trail 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 Haanjo 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.

Note the rounded seatstays and flattened seat tube, all designed to give the bike a bit of cush over the rough stuff.

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The Haanjo Comp comes in at $2,500 with FSA cranks and BB, Shimano 105 shifters/derailleurs/cassette and TRP Spyre mechanical discs. All of the carbon frames have full rack and fender mounts.

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If you hadn’t seen them (we hadn’t), the 6061-T6 butted alloy models were released for 2016 and include five models, two with flat bars. Above is the $900 Tero with super shallow drop bars and a steel fork, and…

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…the standard flat bar Haanjo with tapered alloy fork for $1,100. Check out the complete line up on their website.

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officechained
officechained
6 years ago

this video makes me want to leave my desk and go ride… impressive lineup db

Ryan
Ryan
6 years ago

Wow. If I didn’t already have multiple bikes I would definitely want one of these. Drop bars, carbon, thru axles, fat tires, no suspension, AND OD green? They’re speaking my language:) Great pricing, too, relative to the specs. Well played, DB

silverlining
silverlining
6 years ago

I’m guessing a Watts review of this machine would cause Tourette’s Syndrome.

myke2241
myke2241
6 years ago
Reply to  silverlining

@silverlining probably not. DB doesn’t give away free trips with product launches.

don
don
6 years ago

Pretty awesome spec for the purpose. Props to the product manager at Diamond back on this one.

don

Chader09
Chader09
6 years ago

Yes, great looking bikes, specs, prices, huge tire compatibility, rack/fender mounts, 3 cage mounts, THREADED BB… WOW.

I don’t know what else to say. I might be using my IMBA/Promotive to snag one of these at an even better deal.

Todd
6 years ago

really irritating that I always see X comments but then when you click to see them none show up. Either just let them show up and moderate after or don’t show a number of comments until that many exist.

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Zach Overholt(@zachoverholt)
6 years ago
Reply to  Todd

Todd – that’s an issue with the site that we haven’t figured out yet. The comments are there, just on certain systems, it won’t display them. Working on it.

kbark
kbark
6 years ago
Reply to  Todd

I think it is an issue with Incognito mode browsing and possible the lack of a cookie. If I clear all history and go incognito I usually can’t see the comments. If I am not incognito I can see them. If I post I can go back to incognito and still see comments, my guess is host is trying to put something in your browser and if they can’t you don’t see comments.

TheKaiser
6 years ago
Reply to  Todd

I have been frustrated by that too, but it only occurs for me when running Firefox on my android phone, not firefox or chrome on a PC.

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Looks like a great bike in terms of price and spec. Problem is you will not find these in any bike shop because when Diamond Back (Raleigh) decided to put Diamond Back in the big box stores no dealers are willing to stock a bike like this from DB. Cannot really blame them.

John Degnan
John Degnan
6 years ago

Did I miss something? What is the price for the Army Green EXP model?

John Degnan
John Degnan
6 years ago

Oh wait..there it is! $2300…dang…

C
C
6 years ago

That was a nice promotional video. Looks like a fun ride.

rideifbikes
rideifbikes
6 years ago

if only i liked diamondback, seems to offer a lot that I’m looking for.

yard dog
yard dog
6 years ago

Cool bike and spec.

yard dog
yard dog
6 years ago

Road shifters with XT rear derailleur? I thought Shimano changed the cable pull for their MTN components?

Timothy Guarente
Timothy Guarente
6 years ago
Reply to  yard dog

This is 9 speed, the last system that allowed this mixing. They could use a 10 speed cassette and shifter, but that would cost a little more.

Shane
Shane
6 years ago
Reply to  yard dog

I believe 10-speed road levers match well enough with 9-speed mtn. derailleur and cassette to be compatible. But according to DB’s spec the shifters are 9-speed also. Not sure…

patrick
patrick
6 years ago
Reply to  yard dog

9 speed is cross compatible. That ended with 10 speed for Shimano.

VeloTime
VeloTime
6 years ago
Reply to  patrick

The 9 speed MTB RD will work with 9 or 10 speed road shifters (Shimano).

CeeJay
CeeJay
6 years ago

M773… But why?

Timothy Guarente
Timothy Guarente
6 years ago
Reply to  CeeJay

Correct cable pull.

Andy
Andy
6 years ago

John Tomac raced, and won, on a drop bar Yeti back in the day. There have been a plethora of bloggers riding drop bars on their 29ers in recent memory as well. Apparently, what is old is new again.

Jimbo
Jimbo
6 years ago
Reply to  Andy

I had a 2015 59cm Haanjo Comp and hated it with a passion. The geometry was terrible. Making the TT longer by steeping head angle and slackening seat angle is not the way to make large bikes! Bad tow overlap as well.

Ano
Ano
6 years ago

Whack geo…
Reach: 50cm = 374mm / 53cm = 371mm / 56cm = 373mm
If you’re going to design around toptube/headtube length then do yourself a favor and leave out the reach/stack measurements from the geo sheet. If you don’t know what it means then you shouldn’t probably list it.

patrick
patrick
6 years ago
Reply to  Ano

That is weird. It’s the same frame geo as their other Haanjos, so grab the stack and reach from those. I have a trail in a 59. It’s a tall frame, but not very long.

lonefrontranger
lonefrontranger
6 years ago
Reply to  patrick

“it’s a tall frame, but not very long”

…which means anybody under about 5’7″ will likely have lethal amounts of foot overlap. Tried that once on a Civilian singlespeed, no thank you. I’m not talking like cyclocross buttonhook turns, I’m talking about you couldn’t turn normally within the radius of a bike path switchback going up a hill / overpass without sticking your shoe in the front wheel.

Patrick
Patrick
6 years ago

No, that’s not what it means. Since when do stack and reach have anything to do with toe overlap? Head angle, trail and tire size do.

ascarlarkinyar
6 years ago

I have “like” all over this bike. If only I can get a frame/fork only purchase

Heffe
Heffe
6 years ago

I haven’t thought about DB seriously in many years, but these bikes are cool.

patrick
patrick
6 years ago

I’m still living my original Haanjo Trail. This sure has me thinking about adding to the stable though!

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Any chance they are making the Carbon Haanjo with the same spec in 700c? Seems like all of the models on their website that are 700c are more road oriented. I would want this exact set up in 29 form with a 27+ option

Von Kruiser
Von Kruiser
6 years ago

Pumped to see bikepacking getting traction finally. I’ve been offroad touring for 20 years… but WAY heavier back then. We brought too much crap. Now running ultra light setup and having way more fun. Great job DB… hope you sell a lot of these rigs.

mopi
mopi
6 years ago

yea 700c, and flatmount plz

Andrew Dasilva
6 years ago

@Andrew Tiffin – These look like they’d fit well into your wheelhouse!

Kevin Capo
6 years ago

Where can I find more information on those HED Tomcat rims??

Patrick
Patrick
6 years ago
Reply to  Kevin Capo

They are the OEM version of the Ardennes Plus. They go tubeless nice and easy with two layers of 24/25mm tape. HED builds them and sends them to Diamondback. They are pretty durable.

AlanM
AlanM
6 years ago
Reply to  Kevin Capo

I work for a shop that has a large group of HED fans running various versions of the Ardennes. I’ve been on the Ardennes Plus for three years now and love them.

Hector Torres
Hector Torres
6 years ago

Looks like the trend for 2k16 are these adventure-do-it-all grinder/xc drop bar rigs! Long live early 1990’s all over again! I dig.

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

I am happy to see DB reinventing themselves and putting out new bikes. None of their offerings are open mold anymore. Endurance, Tri, Aero Race, and now this which clearly stands out

Birdman
Birdman
5 years ago

This bike has 73mm BB shell. Not 68mm.

Patr5
Patr5
4 years ago

I just got a carbon exp and liking it except the bar end shifters . Anyone know if road brifters would work with the 9 spd trpl ? I’m pretty sure the rear would be ok but not sure about a trpl sti front brifter with a mtn frt derailer.

Also looking at switching brakes to trp cable hydros.