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Old 07-10-17, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rhenry01
Just finishing up a few things before my first test ride.
Is that the '93 720 powdercoated? I see the trek seatstay caps, and its tig'd, so guessing its the 93.

Nice color
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Is that the '93 720 powdercoated? I see the trek seatstay caps, and its tig'd, so guessing its the 93.

Nice color
No, it's the '91 700 Multi-Track. The '93 is purple and green.
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2017 Diamondback HAANJO Comp SRAM 1x11(11-42), SRAM disc brakes(160mm), HED wheels and finishing kit, Kenda Flintridge 40C
On the maiden voyage. Needed changes coming...
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2017 Diamondback HAANJO Comp SRAM 1x11(11-42), SRAM disc brakes(160mm), HED wheels and finishing kit, Kenda Flintridge 40C
On the maiden voyage. Needed changes coming...
What size is your frame? I've been considering this bike but didn't like the kink in the frame as depicted on DB's website. 1st impressions?
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I picked the 53cm frame. According to the Diamondback site this size works for riders between 5'7 and 5'10'. I am about 5'9" but have long arms. I feel this bike fits me small. I'm going to do a bike fit soon and will go from there.

Are you referring to the kink in front of the seatpost or in the seatstay? As you can see in my pic, it isn't as pronounced of a kink as in the pic you posted.

As for impressions, this is my first gravel bike and have seen the need for an upgraded seatpost whether it be a carbon one or one with a form of suspension to soak up some high vibrations.
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Originally Posted by ZepoL
I picked the 53cm frame. According to the Diamondback site this size works for riders between 5'7 and 5'10'. I am about 5'9" but have long arms. I feel this bike fits me small. I'm going to do a bike fit soon and will go from there.

Are you referring to the kink in front of the seatpost or in the seatstay? As you can see in my pic, it isn't as pronounced of a kink as in the pic you posted.

As for impressions, this is my first gravel bike and have seen the need for an upgraded seatpost whether it be a carbon one or one with a form of suspension to soak up some high vibrations.
I was referring to the toptube kink. I would need the 56cm frame and wonder if the kink would be more pronounced with the larger size. Thanks for the quick response!
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My two current "gravel", "adventure bikes, a contemporary 2014 Salsa Vaya and a self built 1987 Raleigh Canada variant, Renegade Ranger. Light alloy 26" wheels with Panaracer Pasela PT 1.5" tires, alloy bars from a '86 Nishiki Touring, Sakae CX chain set, Sunlite 21.1mm stem, Giant flat pedals, Planet Bike mudgards, Shimmano RD and yellow cable housing. It is fast comfortable and fun. Total investment $250!
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Originally Posted by shoota
Thanks dude. Love the wheels and tires. Honestly, the 40mm GKs might be a little overkill for how I ride. They measure 43mm on these rims and they are super comfortable. I have about 400mi on them so far and they still look new. Fast enough on the pavement, grippy on the occasional 15-17% hill I come across. I really can't fault them. But I'm thinking very seriously about putting on Ramblers or Bontrager CX0 Team Issues for the weight savings.
What's the rim internal width? I have the same tires on WTB Team Frequency i23 rims and love the combo. My tires have 900 miles on them and the rear is showing some wear. The center is starting to get smooth. Front still has some decent tread though.

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What's the rim internal width? I have the same tires on WTB Team Frequency i23 rims and love the combo. My tires have 900 miles on them and the rear is showing some wear. The center is starting to get smooth. Front still has some decent tread though.
24mm.
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Originally Posted by shoota
24mm.
Yep, 24 mm.

I'm enjoying these wheels too.




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Completely new to the dark side.
Got rid of road bike(s) and picked this up incredibly cheap.
GK SK 40's tubeless surely are nice.
It'll do for now.



Sorry for the crap/improper photos.

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Originally Posted by browngw
My two current "gravel", "adventure bikes, a contemporary 2014 Salsa Vaya and a self built 1987 Raleigh Canada variant, Renegade Ranger. Light alloy 26" wheels with Panaracer Pasela PT 1.5" tires, alloy bars from a '86 Nishiki Touring, Sakae CX chain set, Sunlite 21.1mm stem, Giant flat pedals, Planet Bike mudgards, Shimmano RD and yellow cable housing. It is fast comfortable and fun. Total investment $250!
OOOooOoOoooo....

The color schemes on both of those are impeccable!

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Riding tandem on gravel sounds interesting.

Any challenges ride quality the stoker? It seems like even on road tandems, people often use suspension seatposts and whatnot to compensate for how the stoker can't see incoming road irregularities.
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Originally Posted by HTupolev


Riding tandem on gravel sounds interesting.

Any challenges ride quality the stoker? It seems like even on road tandems, people often use suspension seatposts and whatnot to compensate for how the stoker can't see incoming road irregularities.
So far no complaints from the stoker. We may put a thudbuster on, as we ride it more if she feels the need.

Suspension seatposts add weight, and decrease efficiency. Personally I would never put one on a road tandem.
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My first (Salsa Chili Con Crosso):



My most recent (Trek Crockett):
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Originally Posted by ThirdCog
Completely new to the dark side.
Got rid of road bike(s) and picked this up incredibly cheap.
GK SK 40's tubeless surely are nice.
It'll do for now.

Sorry for the crap/improper photos.
Are you kidding? That thing looks nice!

What handlebar is that?


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Are you kidding? That thing looks nice!

What handlebar is that?


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Tim, thanks, sir. Those bars are the 150000gram stock Giant bars and stem they supplied at the factory. Of course, I had to throw some loud tape on there.
I'd like to replace the cockpit at some point...and the crank/bb. But not putting in the mileage right now to justify upgrades much.

Youre over in GA, will have to cross the state line and come check out the dirt over there soon.
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Originally Posted by snidely
My first (Salsa Chili Con Crosso):



My most recent (Trek Crockett):
Any detail and/or larger pics of the Crockett? Looks awesome.
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Tim, thanks, sir. Those bars are the 150000gram stock Giant bars and stem they supplied at the factory. Of course, I had to throw some loud tape on there.
I'd like to replace the cockpit at some point...and the crank/bb. But not putting in the mileage right now to justify upgrades much.

Youre over in GA, will have to cross the state line and come check out the dirt over there soon.
Where are you?

I ride in the Cohutta Mountains at times, Northwest Georgia, and would live to try some new gravel routes elsewhere.


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Originally Posted by ThirdCog
Completely new to the dark side.
Got rid of road bike(s) and picked this up incredibly cheap.
GK SK 40's tubeless surely are nice.
It'll do for now.



Sorry for the crap/improper photos.
You got GK 40s on there??? How much room is left in the chainstays? I almost can't believe it.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Where are you?

I ride in the Cohutta Mountains at times, Northwest Georgia, and would live to try some new gravel routes elsewhere.


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Hardly any gravel where I am. I do some rough/loose gravel attempts in the Talladega National Forest service roads. There are a number of folks who ride the TNF roads farther south (south of Cheaha). I'm still new to the grind so eventually will get down there to try those.
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Finally 10 post! Here's my virgin! DB Haanjo Carbon Comp. Trying to figuring out what to do with it next; 650b, pedals+shoes, hydraulics, suspension seatpost/stem...

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