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Old 06-07-16, 09:20 AM   #1
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Diamondback Haanjo Comp

Hi Guys,

I am planning to buy the 2016 Diamondback Haanjo comp this week. There is very little reviews on youtube and online. If you own this bike would you please share your thoughts on how do you like this bike. I am looking for a do all kinda bike and this was recommended highly by some folks.

i am 510 so planning to get a 56 size.

Feel free to share your likes/dislikes about this bike. how it rides on the roads and climbs hills etc.

Appreciate it!
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Old 06-07-16, 09:21 AM   #2
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Looks good, but budget for some new hoods, those white ones won't stay white for long.
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I just found out a Haanjo Comp would be $775 thru my work and suddenly my long term plan of building a Black Mountain Cycles frame up may not be the best idea. The Haanjo Comp is a heck of a package at that price and though cost isnt everything, thats not something to just ignore.

The wheels of the Haanjo Comp are total unknowns for me. I know the rim brand and know that the model of rim is an OEM version. But 'Alloy 24h' hubs dont exude quality and reliability to me. Im bigger, so 24h wheelsets are typically not even on my radar. Couple that with a totally nameless hub and its quite the unknown.

Besides the unknown on wheels, it looks like a fantastic bike. As is typical, the handlebars, stem, and seatpost are housebranded, but everything else is spec'd well.
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That is indeed a good price! Sure your work has good perks. I tried looking up on mine and unfortunately nothing. I dont see much online reviews though.
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I just found out a Haanjo Comp would be $775 thru my work and suddenly my long term plan of building a Black Mountain Cycles frame up may not be the best idea. The Haanjo Comp is a heck of a package at that price and though cost isnt everything, thats not something to just ignore.

The wheels of the Haanjo Comp are total unknowns for me. I know the rim brand and know that the model of rim is an OEM version. But 'Alloy 24h' hubs dont exude quality and reliability to me. Im bigger, so 24h wheelsets are typically not even on my radar. Couple that with a totally nameless hub and its quite the unknown.

Besides the unknown on wheels, it looks like a fantastic bike. As is typical, the handlebars, stem, and seatpost are housebranded, but everything else is spec'd well.
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I have the Haanjo Trail, and it's ridiculously fun to ride around. Since the frameset is identical, I'd recommend checking out the other thread on the Trail here: Diamondback Haanjo Trail review

Big thing the Trail adds over the Comp is Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes, full carbon fork with carbon steerer tube, and Ultegra componentry. I was originally going to get the Comp, but ended up splurging for the Trail after riding a few other bikes and feeling the difference between the 105 and Ultegra hydro levers (much better fit for my hand).

The HED Tomcat wheels are loosely based on the HED Ardennes Plus wheels, but the rims are pinned instead of welded, and constructed using "parts bin" stainless spokes and hubs. The wheels aren't a complete disaster; for instance, they paid licensing fees to Shimano to be able to use Centerlock rotors on the hubs. That said, the stock wheels came off my Haanjo within the first 2 weeks of owning it.

I recently saw a Youtube ad from Diamondback featuring the Haanjo -- it seriously is that much fun to ride. (at least I think so)

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Thats a great video and i am glad you are enjoying your DB! I ended up ordering the Haanjo comp. Go an excellent deal that i couldnt pass. I cant wait for it to arrive and to start riding
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I have the Haanjo Trail, and it's ridiculously fun to ride around. Since the frameset is identical, I'd recommend checking out the other thread on the Trail here: Diamondback Haanjo Trail review

Big thing the Trail adds over the Comp is Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes, full carbon fork with carbon steerer tube, and Ultegra componentry. I was originally going to get the Comp, but ended up splurging for the Trail after riding a few other bikes and feeling the difference between the 105 and Ultegra hydro levers (much better fit for my hand).

The HED Tomcat wheels are loosely based on the HED Ardennes Plus wheels, but the rims are pinned instead of welded, and constructed using "parts bin" stainless spokes and hubs. The wheels aren't a complete disaster; for instance, they paid licensing fees to Shimano to be able to use Centerlock rotors on the hubs. That said, the stock wheels came off my Haanjo within the first 2 weeks of owning it.

I recently saw a Youtube ad from Diamondback featuring the Haanjo -- it seriously is that much fun to ride. (at least I think so)

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Thats a great video and i am glad you are enjoying your DB! I ended up ordering the Haanjo comp. Go an excellent deal that i couldnt pass. I cant wait for it to arrive and to start riding
Has the bike come in yet?
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Has the bike come in yet?
Yes! It was delivered in 2 days. I love it!!! It's fast, comfortable and great to ride . I'm having a lot of fun with it. I changed the pedals to clueless!
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I am looking to buy a front wheel for my Haanjo. If anyone has replaced the wheels on theirs, please let me know if I can buy your wheel! Thanks.
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