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.
|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|
|Pedals||Wellgo Alloy Road|
|Handlebar||DB X-Durance Gravel Bar, 8Â° Flare, 31.8mm Bar Bore|
|Grips||EVA Cork w/ Gel|
|Stem||DB X-Durance 3D Forged Alloy, +/-7° Rise, 31.8mm Bar Bore|
|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|
|Seat Tube Length||500mm||530mm||560mm||590mm|
|Stand Over Height||788mm||808mm||834mm||858mm|
|Top Tube Length||525mm||540mm||560mm||580mm|
|Head Tube Length||130mm||155mm||175mm||200mm|
|Chain Stay Length||430mm||430mm||430mm||430mm|
|Seat Post Length||350mm||350mm||350mm||350mm|
Customer Reviews Write Your Own
Amazing All Around FunReview 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)