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Diamondback Haanjo

Old 03-18-16, 02:44 PM
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Diamondback Haanjo

I have an opportunity to purchase a 2016 Diamondback Haanjo for $550 with free shipping through my Corporate Program. The bike lists for $1,100.00, but it looks like most of the components are entry level.

This seems like a great deal, as the lowest price I've seen online is around $850-$900. I'm fine with doing the partial assembly and set up myself, so that's not a problem.

I've looked at the Fuji Absolute 1.3 Disc, The Cannondale Bad Boy 4, Jamis Code Elite, and other bikes in the same category. These list for less than the Haanjo, so the question I'm asking myself is whether any of these other bikes offer more than the Haanjo. If spending a couple of hundred more than the $550 gets me a better bike, I would be inclined to do that.

I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who has had experience with the Haanjo or could offer comments to help me decide.

Thanks very much.
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Old 03-18-16, 10:23 PM
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Which Haanjo model is the one you're looking at? Metro? Metro Plus? Comp?
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It is the regular Haanjo...2016. On the DB website it's the one in red paint.
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Old 03-18-16, 11:37 PM
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That's a pretty decent price for that bike. I'm more familiar with the Comp model. Overall, it's a nice frame, and the Sora components, while entry level, are still very reliable and viable. I don't know about the others.
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Good luck!look forward it
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I think it's a fine bike for the price. Sora stuff works pretty darned good. BB5 brakes are good as is the FSA crank. I can't tell about the wheels. It looks to have a pretty aggressive riding position. If you are going to ride much, you'll probably want some bar ends.
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Old 03-19-16, 09:11 AM
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Follow up to Diamondback Haanjo Thread

I appreciate the feedback so far and wanted to provide some additional information on the other models I am considering. I have attached a PDF showing the details and MSRP for each model. If you click the image icon below, it should open in Adobe Reader.

So, the question is - would it be worth spending a couple of hundred more for the other models or is the Haanjo the best option if I can get it for $550?

Thanks again everyone.

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Old 03-20-16, 10:57 AM
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Get two! That way, you could play Dueling Haanjos!

I'd say it's a good deal for $550. And at that price, I think the Haanjob is the best deal for a road bike, out of the ones listed in the PDF. The components on all of those bikes are entry level- there really isn't much difference between them, as far as components go- nothing that you'd notice, or want to pay more for. I'm not familiar with most of the listed bikes, but some of the others do not even appear to be road bikes- I see at least one hybrid and one mountain bike. If you want to ride on the road and go fast, definitely get a road bike.
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High "List" then selling for half that is a pretty traditional Marketing Scheme.
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Understood, but in this case, this is the legitimate list price and most retailers are selling the bike for $850-$900. The deal I am looking at is through a Corporate purchasing program with Diamondback.
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Old 03-20-16, 08:59 PM
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Dueling Haanjos...love it...lol.

I stopped at a LBS this weekend and was up-front with the salesperson about the deal I was considering. He kindly offered to compare the bike against various models that he sells and he basically said that if he were in my position, he'd buy the Haanjo.
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Originally Posted by BIKEREX View Post
Dueling Haanjos...love it...lol.

I stopped at a LBS this weekend and was up-front with the salesperson about the deal I was considering. He kindly offered to compare the bike against various models that he sells and he basically said that if he were in my position, he'd buy the Haanjo.
I think the only way you could beat that deal, would be to buy used on Craigslist or a Bikesdirect bike- and even then, you wouldn't be beating it by much.

[Now if I could only get that darn Dueling Banjos song out of my head! ]
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I would go with the DB Haanjo, too, unless you have reason to spend more on the other bikes. Some have hydraulic disc brakes, which does not necessarily provide any useful enhancement. The only real difference, for me, is the Jamis steel bike. It comes down to the type of riding you'll do, but the Haanjo is probably the best value on the list.
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Old 03-21-16, 02:43 PM
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The order has been placed. Looking forward to getting back into cycling. Thanks for the feedback!
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