Haanjo EXP Carbon

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Haanjo EXP Carbon

The heat map seems to be saying, “you’re getting colder,” and that’s a good thing. The result of our product team’s wanderlust with a hefty pinch of “what if?” thrown in the mix, the EXP Carbon takes the Haanjo concept to its limits. The hand built carbon EXP is light and tough, sporting 2.1” wide tires on 27.5” rims, and a 3×9 drivetrain to maximize its potential as a deep woods explorer. We went with mechanical disc brakes and bar end shifters for ease of on-trail maintenance and reliability, but kept the long-distance geometry and vibration-damping road feel intact, opening up a world of bikepacking possibilities. The new Haanjo EXP Carbon is made with true adventurers in mind. Like you. Ready Ride bikes are shipped 95 percent assembled. Typical bike assembly is time-consuming and requires technical know-how. Ready Ride reduces the time and skills needed for the final, four-step assembly.
Frame DB Carbon Alternative Road Frame, Endurance Geometry, Relaxed Headtube Angle, Disc Specific, w/ 142x12 Thru-axle & Replaceable Hanger
Fork DB Gravel Disc, Full Monocoque Carbon "CFT", 12mm Thru-axle Drop Outs, Flat Mount Disc Tabs, 1.5" Tapered Steerer Tube, Low-Rider Rack Mounts.
Headset FSA NO.42, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
Cranks Shimano M591, 48/36/26T
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB52
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M591, Down Swing, Dual Pull, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M772, Shadow, 9 Speed
Shifter Shimano Dura Ace BS77, Bar End Shifters, 3x9 Speed
Cogset Shimano XT M770, Cassette, 9 Speed, 11-34T
Chain KMC X9, 9 Speed
Front Hub 32h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge, HighLow Flange, 12mm Thru-axle w/ CNC Disc Mount
Rear Hub 32h Alloy, Sealed Cartridge, HighLow Flange, 142x12mm Thru-axle, w/ CNC Disc Mount, Cassette
Spokes 14g Stainless Steel
Rims HED Tomcat Disc, 32h, 21mm Internal Width, Tubeless Ready
Tires Schwalbe Smart Sam, Performance, 27.5x2.1"
Brakes TRP Spyre Mechanical Disc, w/ 160mm Front / 160mm Rear Rotors
Brake Levers TRP RRL Non-Integrated
Pedals Wellgo Alloy Road
Handlebar DB X-Durance Gravel Bar, 8° Flare, 31.8mm Bar Bore
Grips EVA Cork w/ Gel
Stem DB X-Durance 3D Forged Alloy, +/-7° Rise, 31.8mm Bar Bore
Seat DB Eldorado
Seatpost DB X-Durance, Alloy 27.2mm
Extras Owner's manual, Assembly Guide, Carbon Paste, 5nm Torque Wrench, Rear Fender Mount, Tool Kit
Bike Weight 21.1 lbs
Accessories DB Carbon Alternative Road Frame, Endurance Geometry, Relaxed Headtube Angle, Disc Specific, w/ 142x12 Thru-axle & Replaceable Hanger
Bike Size SM/50cm / Rider Height: 5'5" - 5'8" M/53cm / Rider Height: 5'8" - 5'11" L/56cm / Rider Height: 5'11" - 6'2" XL/59cm / Rider Height: 6'2" - 6'6"
Seat Tube Length 500mm 530mm 560mm 590mm
Stand Over Height 788mm 808mm 834mm 858mm
Top Tube Length 525mm 540mm 560mm 580mm
Stack 543mm 570mm 593mm 622mm
Reach 374mm 371mm 373mm 378mm
Head Tube Length 130mm 155mm 175mm 200mm
Head Angle 69° 70° 71° 72°
Seat Angle 74.5° 73.5° 72.5° 72°
Wheel Base 1028mm 1025mm 1025mm 1028mm
Chain Stay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Offset 45mm 45mm 45mm 45mm
BB Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Stem Length 80mm 90mm 100mm 110mm
Handlebar Width 440mm 440mm 460mm 460mm
Crank Length 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm
Seat Post Length 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm

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Perfect PNW all-road bike

Review by Mlax
Overall Quality

As someone mentioned below, a worthy alternative ($2k cheaper) alternative to the Open U.P.. Mine is built up with DT Swiss wheels, 650b 47c WTB Byways, SRAM X0 crankset, SRAM x9 rear derailleur, and 1x SRAM Rival (instead of the bar-ends and triple). It's just over 16.8 pounds without pedals. 16.8!!!

Lastly, the Haanjo has fender mounts. The Open does not! Perfect for living in the moist Pacific Northwest.

(Posted on 4/16/2018)

Great do-all bike

Review by Kendawg
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I just got back from riding my Haanjo EXP from San Diego to Cabo on the southern tip of Baja Mexico and the bike was exactly what I wanted in a fast fun touring machine. I swapped out the knobby tires and setup some WTB byway tires tubeless and ran them at fairly low pressure to smooth out road buzz and occasional dirt roads. Tires were fairly tight and I found difficult to get the old ones off and new ones on. I used a rear rack/ 2 panniers as well as a handlebar bag with a fairly light set-up and it felt great. I was told by an employee at Diamondback before I left that I shouldn't exceed 20lbs on the rear rack which was fine for me. It's carbon of coarse so I guess the aluminum attachments for racks are glued in and therefor not as strong as you would find on a steal touring bike but it does appear very well constructed and is good motivation not to pack the kitchen sink. I ordered my Haanjo online and expected to swap out the handlebars but I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable they are and even the stock tape is very nice. I used the stock stem as well which put me in a fairly aggressive riding position for a touring bike but I enjoyed it. I've used bar end shifters in the past and I actually really like the mechanical feel of them. Maybe not as great for around town riding but awesome for touring. Gearing is great (most adventure bikes do not have adequate gearing for steep climbs) and was a big reason I gravitated to this model. I used my Brooks cambium saddle and comfortably rode up to 120 miles a day. I have plans for dirt road touring/ bikepacking with this bike this year and I may swap back to the stock tires for that but I know the bike will do well. I considered purchasing a more traditional touring bike for my recent adventure and even test rode a Kona Sutra which would have been fine for the road but I also wanted something playful and fun for around town and now that I'm back from Mexico I've taken off the rack and accessories and the bike is very light, fast and fun to rip around town on. I might have to enter some fun gravel race events now that I have a suitable bike for it. Honestly I can't think of a better do-it all bike, if I had to only have one and I include bikes 3x the price in that calculation. I never would have thought of getting a carbon touring bike that I also use for around town/locking it up while running errands and whatnot but since the price is so reasonable for the Haanjo I'm not too stressed. One gripe is that I had trouble getting the rear disc calipers not to rub and so took it to my mechanic and found that he had to face the disc brake mount which I guess is a fairly common thing that bike shops should check and correct if not done properly at the factory. Overall I love the bike and would highly recommend.

(Posted on 3/18/2018)

Way to go Diamondback!

Review by Anthony
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You ever take a leap of faith and get something, and it turns out you never really knew what you were missing? That's how I feel about the Diamondback Haanjo EXP Carbon. Started looking into a sort of do it all, adventure touring bike that I could so some short multiday camp trips off of, and maybe a little road riding also, and made the decision to purchase this bike. Well, I've only just gotten this thing, and it's still dead of winter where I live, but I am very impressed so far. I've been out on a few road rides, and taken it out on some groomed snowpack as well, and so far just having a blast. Really, in my opinion, there is nobody out there making a bike like this. Sure, there are some competitors in the game, but a full carbon, disc brake, bike with a 3x9 cassette and 27.5" tires....this is a game changer. The attention to detail with bosses in the frame for fenders or panniers, honest thoughts about keeping it simple and easy to work on with bar end shifters and mechanically actuated discs really sets this bike aside from its competitors. I am very impressed. Thanks Diamondback for making something I didn't even know I needed until now!

(Posted on 2/6/2018)

Near Perfect do-it-all bike

Review by Tomenator
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Have had mine for about six months now and have ridden lots of dirt and pavement. Tried out several different tires and have switched out the bars; i prefer bars with a moderate flare. My main improvement, which I plan to execute shortly, would be to ditch the bar-end shifters.

(Posted on 8/7/2017)

one bike for all

Review by brandon
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Awesome bike !!! I live in Phoenix AZ took it on a 15 mi mtb trail that is fast moving and fairly smooth compared to sedona did amazing, lots of control very fast and like the drop bars also jumps very well. I got the bike for smooth fast mtb trail and bike paking so far around town its been a great commuter to get some fast rides in the week. my bike in a lrg weight in at 22.3 lbs so super light for a tubed mtb setup with gearing for hills and speed. super happy with purchase never though id go road from hard mtb riding.

(Posted on 8/4/2017)

This bike can do anything

Review by Kevin
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I've had the Haanjo EXP Carbon for about nine months now. I recently spent a week riding the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), The C&O Canal Towpath, and Skyline Drive. The GAP and C&O are a mixture of gravel and dirt, and together traverse the 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. Skyline Drive is very smooth pavement and has about 10,000 feet of climbing over 104 miles. The Haanjo Carbon EXP performed flawlessly on all surfaces, in that it is compliant, stable, light, and had the gearing and other component choices that together make it the most versatile bike this side of the Open U.P., which retails for much more money. If you can only have one bike, I can't imagine a better choice.

(Posted on 6/17/2017)

Amazing All Around Fun

Review by G Man

This bike along with any of the Haanjo line is hard to find reviews so I feel it is important to share my thoughts of the bike. I have only ridden this bike on five rides for a total of 120 miles and about 15,000 ft of climbing. Let me start by saying that this bike is exactly what I have wanted for a long time.

Some of my background is I consider myself and intermediate mtb rider and an occasional century road rider. My weekend rides average about to be three to four hours. As a comparison just last year I purchased a GT Grade alloy 105 and had to get rid of it after three months because of its limitations. I wanted a gravel bike that I could climb and ride single track. The GT's max tire clearance of 35 mm, the alloy frame, and the road gearing did not allow me to ride on the trails I normally Mountain Bike.

The Haanjo with 650b wheels which can accommodate mtb rubber of 2.1, full carbon frame and fork, and mtb gearing have allowed me to ride most of my mtb trails. Now this bike has limitations on the downhill when it is compared with a full suspension Mountain bike, but I have really thrown a lot of abuse at the Haanjo and it has not failed me. I have switched out the stock Schwalbe tires for WTB Nanos and the switch has improved rolling resistance and wheel acceleration. Not much I plan on changing to this bike.

I do wish there was a bettter option to have STI shifters instead of bar end shifters that could match up with mtb gearing though. When climbing out of the saddle it is very annoying to have to reach for a bar end shift. Plus I have hit my knees a few times on accident with the bar end shifters. I also miss the actuation / power of hydraulic disc brakes to mechanical. Maybe Shimano will soon come out with gearing that combines road shifters / brakes with mtb gearing. A compact gearing of 50/34 paired with an 11-34 cassette is not low enough for me to climb dirt trails above 15% grades. Therefore I will happily accept the current drivetrain/ brake set up of the Haanjo since it allows me the ability to climb against any mtb.

Lastly, this is a very underrated bike that Diamondback should be getting praise for making. I am so glad to own this bike. My next bike will be another full suspension mtb in addition to this bike and my Diamondback Podium road bike! I guess I am part of the Diamonback family.

(Posted on 4/25/2017)

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