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Diamondback Haanjo Comp vs Trail

Old 03-31-16, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dsutton01 View Post
Thanks for the recommendation. I could probably come up with the money, but given that it will probably be a weekend-only bike, is it worth $1k more than the Diamondback Haanjo Comp? Will the resale be quite a bit better? Is the frame better? I see the components and wheels are a nice upgrade. Brakes: Hydraulic versus mechanical - big deal?
Resell value will be much better for the Niner no question, and the frame is most likely better as well. Hydraulic disc brakes are the way to go, much better power and modulation than mechanical.

I'm about the buy a 2016 Niner RLT 9 frameset and build it up with SRAM Force 1 hydro. Incredibly versatile bike.
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Old 04-02-16, 11:32 AM
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Thanks everyone for all the feedback. My plan is to keep looking, but, I just learned that I can get the Diamondback Haanjo Trail (with Ultegra and hydraulic brakes) for under $1,400. Despite the brand's lack of respect and lower resale value, I'm thinking it's a great deal for a ultegra-equipped (probably) weekend only bike... Decisions, decisions.
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Old 04-02-16, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by dsutton01 View Post
Thanks everyone for all the feedback. My plan is to keep looking, but, I just learned that I can get the Diamondback Haanjo Trail (with Ultegra and hydraulic brakes) for under $1,400. Despite the brand's lack of respect and lower resale value, I'm thinking it's a great deal for a ultegra-equipped (probably) weekend only bike... Decisions, decisions.
Thats about what I paid. Hard to pass up at that price. The components and wheels cost about that much new
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Old 04-06-16, 03:55 PM
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Even though there is only a $400 difference between the Comp and Trail, there is really little benefit in spending the extra on what is effectively Ultegra versus 105. Wheels are identical, frame too, forks and crankset are 'much of a muchness', the mech brakes on the Comp are good so there is not really $400 of "value" there! Looking at it another way, if you compare prices between the two sets of components, you'll struggle getting $400 difference.

Comp wins hands down for me - at just over $1000 plus tax it is a very good price.
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Old 04-08-16, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by RonnyRacer View Post
Even though there is only a $400 difference between the Comp and Trail, there is really little benefit in spending the extra on what is effectively Ultegra versus 105. Wheels are identical, frame too, forks and crankset are 'much of a muchness', the mech brakes on the Comp are good so there is not really $400 of "value" there! Looking at it another way, if you compare prices between the two sets of components, you'll struggle getting $400 difference.

Comp wins hands down for me - at just over $1000 plus tax it is a very good price.
Thanks for that. Well since I missed out on the 20% off sale at REI, I'm stuck paying $1,180 for the comp now, vs $1,380 for the Trail. It seems like the minimal upgrades are worth the extra $200, even if just for future resale.
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Old 04-08-16, 07:00 PM
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Yes, I think if there is only $200 difference between the models the Ultegra upgrades (plus slightly nicer crank and fork) are worth it.
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Old 04-18-16, 12:32 AM
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Yes, I think if there is only $200 difference between the models the Ultegra upgrades (plus slightly nicer crank and fork) are worth it.
Ended up pulling the Trigger on a Haanjo Trail (got a smoking good deal at nearly half off retail). Excited to get it on the road, and will post a review once I get a few rides in.

Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.
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Old 04-18-16, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dsutton01 View Post
Ended up pulling the Trigger on a Haanjo Trail (got a smoking good deal at nearly half off retail). Excited to get it on the road, and will post a review once I get a few rides in.

Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.
Excellent. Enjoy it!

I got the Haanjo Comp from Jensen online at Christmas time on crazy sale for $800/$850 and I've really been enjoying it.

I'm sure you love it. Nice bikes.
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Ended up pulling the Trigger on a Haanjo Trail (got a smoking good deal at nearly half off retail). Excited to get it on the road, and will post a review once I get a few rides in.

Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.
I love mine. I put 700x28 tires and a few other swaps and dropped 2 lbs off it as I mostly ride on road. The components are a steal at that price and the frame is actually much nicer than I expected
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Old 04-18-16, 09:19 PM
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I love mine. I put 700x28 tires and a few other swaps and dropped 2 lbs off it as I mostly ride on road. The components are a steal at that price and the frame is actually much nicer than I expected
I'd go 35 c for commuting/touring and 40 c for hardpack/gravel rides. 28 c is fine for tarmac riding.
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Old 04-18-16, 09:45 PM
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Thanks guys. rms13, do you mind sharing a list of the items you changed out and which brands/types you chose?
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Thanks guys. rms13, do you mind sharing a list of the items you changed out and which brands/types you chose?
700x28 Schwalbe One tires
42 cm Bontrager Race Lite VR bars (used from eBay)
110 mm Kalloy Uno ultralight stem
Chinese knock off Spyder saddle
Ritchey WCS carbon seat post

Weighs around 20 lbs for size 56 now. And yes tires primarily for tarmac although I have no problems in dry hard pack trails and dirt fire roads.
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