Diamondback Haanjo Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

August 9, 2020

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Diamondback Haanjo

The Diamondback Haanjo was built to make everyday commuting and recreational cycling more fun. For its budget price, you get a whole lot of proven Diamondback bike features!

The bike is versatile. It can be used for daily commuting or off-road. The Haanjo also rides well in all weather conditions.

Easy to assemble. The bike comes with a clear and detailed manual, so assembling it should take less than 30 minutes.

The Haanjo has a beautiful finish, and the quality of components is impressive.

There have been complaints about the bike's chain skipping, particularly on rough terrain. A chain adjustment may fix this problem.

A low number of gears. This bike has 9 speeds, which is much lower than what you would get on a standard road bike.

Diamondback has been making bikes since 1977 and has built a reputation for offering riders cheap, but high-quality bicycles. Their bikes are also known to be some of the most durable on the market.

When creating the Diamondback Haanjo, the company was looking to make daily commuting on a bike, more comfortable. To do this, they combined the features of a road and mountain bike to create the perfect commuter bike. 

For example, instead of the drop-down handlebars, the Haanjo comes with a flat handlebar that offers more comfort while cycling. The Haanjo also has thicker tires than the regular road bike, which gives better traction in all weather conditions.

The Diamondback Haanjo has an aluminum frame, which makes it super light. Its lightweight ensures you don't have a problem using stairs at home, work, or at the public transit station.

This bike is part of the Diamondback Haanjo series. Other bikes in this series include the Diamondback Haanjo 2,3,4, Haanjo 5C EXP Carbon, and Haanjo 7C Carbon. The higher you go in the Haanjo series, the more advanced and expensive the bike is.

The Diamondback Haanjo comes with a limited lifetime warranty, which becomes invalid should you sell the bike.

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Who is this bike for?

  • Are you looking for a bike you can commute to work with but also be able to take it off-road on weekends? Then the Diamondback Haanjo is perfect for you. This bike has impressive features that make it suitable for both on and off-road riding.
  • If you want a good looking, reliable, quality, and budget-friendly bicycle, consider buying the Haanjo. For about $600, you'll get a bike that you know will serve you for a long time due to its aluminum frame and one that won't break down easily.
Diamondback Haanjo

Performance

The Diamondback Haanjo has some amazing specs that make riding it awesome. To begin with, the flat handlebar helps you maintain an upright position as you cycle. This is more comfortable than having your back bent when you ride a bike with a drop-down bar.

The Shimano Acera 1x9 drivetrain shifts quickly and smoothly, which makes changing gears as you ride up and down hills, not a problem. The Diamondback Interval Wire Bead, 700x38c tires, provide lots of grip on all terrains.

Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes ensure that you can stop in a heartbeat in any weather condition or terrain. The steel fork makes the bike stable and able to absorb vibration, so riding in rough terrain is more bearable.

If you plan on using this bike for commuting, you'll be happy to know the bike's frame and fork have mounts you can use to add racks to carry your luggage.

Conclusion

The Diamondback Haanjo is a good bike with features that offer you better control, speed, and guaranteed bike durability. We recommend it if you're looking for your first commuter bike but don't want to speed too much on it.

With the Haanjo, you'll be able to conquer city streets and dirt trails on the weekend happily!

Specifications

Frame:

Alloy

Suspension

Fork:

DB Steel Gravel Disc, 1-1/8" Steerer Tube

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Forged Alloy Arm, 38T Single Ring w/ Alloy Chainguard

Bottom Bracket:

Steel Cartridge

Shifters:

Shimano Acera M3000

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Acera RD-T3000

Number of Gears:

Shimano HG201, 9 Speed Cassette, 11-36T

Brakes:

Tektro Aries Mechanical Disc, w/ 160mm Rotor / 140mm Rear Rotor

Wheel Size:

Diamondback Equation, 28h, Doublewall

Tires:

Diamondback Interval Wire Bead, 700x38c, Reflective Sidewall, 60TPI

Handlebar:

DB Flat Bar, 640mm Wide, 31.8mm Bar Bore

Stem:

DB X-Durence, 3D Forged

Seat Post:

DB X-Durance, Alloy 27.2mm

Saddle:

DB Eldorado

Headset:

FSA IS-3/ No.11 Integrated Style

Chain:

KMC Z99, 9 Speed

Diamondback Haanjo

The Diamondback Haanjo was built to make everyday commuting and recreational cycling more fun. For its budget price, you get a whole lot of proven Diamondback bike features!