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    Thoughts on DB Steilacoom & Haanjo

    Hello everyone,

    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 Haanjo:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/Cyclocross-...Comp-Bike-2014

    DB Steilacoom RCX:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/Cyclocross-...X-Disc-Bike-14

    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!

    J-

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    They are two very different bikes:

    The DB Haanjo is more of a country bike/adventure bike/gravel grinder road bike. It is also a road bike as well. Its a jack of all trades and master of none. If you need to replace your mountain bike/road bike with a do-it-all bike that would be the Haanjo. Its a lot of bang for the buck in this category.

    The DB Steilacoom is a classic CX bike. If hardcore cyclocrossing is up your alley, this is a good bike to go with. You can hit the trails with it. But its not as versatile an animal as the Haanjo. Basically, it comes down to a decision on what kind of bike to get: an all rounder or a CX bike.

    I think the Haanjo wins hands down.

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