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Thoughts on DB Steilacoom & Haanjo
I'm looking to buy a cx bike soon. I was looking at the Jamis Nova Race, Cannondale CAADX Disc, and Raleigh RX 2.0, but I ran across these two Diamondback bikes this morning:
DB Steilacoom RCX:
I am 6'2 and about 205lbs. Looking for a quality CX bike to do a mixture of light trails, road, and gravel. I primarily mountain bike with a full rigid steel SS. I think that my CX bike would realistically see about 25 miles/week average of riding. No local CX races in my area and I don't see myself traveling the 90 miles to get to the nearest organized event.
I'm guessing I would need the 59 in either of these bikes since I think the 56 would be too small. Specs for the two are about the same. The Steilacoom comes with a carbon steerer. The Hannjo comes with what looks to be better brakes. The geo is a little different on both. Looks like the Haanjo might be more suited for my intended usage... What do you guys think? Seems like a nice component spec for the money...
I'm pretty new here. I have a similar thread to this over at the MTBR forums, but it was concentrating on the Jamis, Cannondale, and Raleigh options.
Any thoughts or input is welcome. Thanks!