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    Diamondack Haanjo Metro Plus

    I'd like to buy an all-around bike. Drop bars aren't for me. Diamondback in its commuter series has the Haanjo Metro Plus. A townie bike with sweptback bars and fenders but one that can attack the trails.




    Its seems to be everything I'm looking for in an alternative road bike and then some. It has a relaxed, endurance geometry. Seems to be good for the long haul.

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    You're right, it does have a lot of what you're looking for. My only concern would be fender durability. Bike fenders are great for the wet but I'm not sure I'd want to pay for them as part of the cost of the bike. The reason is that the choice of fender is likely to have been made to keep costs down. I hate flimsy fenders but you'd have to see for yourself if they look "for show" or "for go".
    I know that half of what I buy I don't need. The problem is, I don't know which half.

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    The fenders are plastic. They can't be worse than SKS or Planet Bike fenders.

    The only thing is the size. I'm 5'7 with 30" inseam and I have a choice between 50 cm or 53 cm.

    What's the consensus? Go smaller or slightly larger?

    X-Small is listed for 5'4-5-7" and Medium is listed for 5'7-5-10".

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    I think I would go smaller. I am 5'7" and generally feel best on a 50-51cm. Will you be able to ride before you buy?

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    I ride the Haanjo Comp, and for what its worth, the frame is definitely trail ready! Can't speak to the component choice on the metro version, but I like the Comp for my "everything" bike.

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