Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp Cyclocross Bike Reviews

Last updated: Sep, Mon, 2016

If you are looking for a lightweight bike for hit the streets and country paths, riding longer distances of x-road, then Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp bike is good.

Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp cyclocross bike
Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp
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design ★★★★
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quality ★★★★



Cyclocross bicycles (also called CX) are a special type of road bike designed to be ridden on mixed surfaces (combination of pavement, unpaved trails, gravel, dirt). CX is a competitive endeavor and there are race versions of these bikes.

Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp is design for CX, and is make good commuter bikes if you have ever encountered a road or path that has made you think twice about taking your street cycle on it, due to the versatility, durability, and the ability to carry loads that can be great for lightweight touring.

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If your height and inside legs measurements put you in between sizes, your upper body should be the deciding factor. If your arm span is greater than your height then we suggest you go for the larger of the sizes. Otherwise, choose the smaller one.

Diamondback also offers women-specific — Diamondback Women’s 2016 HaanJenn Comp — specially designed to fit average female physiques.

While you purchase and get the bike, ride with your handlebar or seat a little higher or low but make small adjustments, and ride the new setup long enough to allow your body to adjust to it.

Quality of construction & Functionality

Diamondback Haanjo Comp keeping frame lightweight by using 6061 aluminum alloy, T6 heat treatment make the durability is excellent and more high strength. The complete bike weighs in at an impressive 22 lbs. This bike can hold weight 300 lbs, for the lifespan of a bike, it’s better not to exceed 220 pounds.

One of the highlights of this cyclocross bike is the tapered carbon fork. Carbon are excellent and lighter, stiffness, as well as absorbs road buzz while doesn’t resonate, which is kind on your body and the lightweight but sturdy construction ensures that your bike also takes the strain as well.

Diamondback Haanjo with 40c tires is looks like some big, the ability to run lower air pressure without the risk of punctures from rim pinches.

Bigger casing means a larger contact patch, the tires can grip to irregularities and variations in the road surface more effectively, allowing you to lay it down in a corner with less chance of dropping the bike.

With such a responsive frame combined with the ability of the tire to handle the gravel, mud puddles and dirt paths, as a rider, you feel totally in control and comfort.


This bike has not only the looks, but the power and quality to make the rider a very happy customer. 105 groupset is the king of Shimano family products, this 11-Speed shifters like a dream and offer near effort less transition of gears to easy up hills. With a sturdy but lightweight construction and great Shimano 105 derailleur component parts, the price is very decent.

The term ‘groupset’, include these essential elements – the chainset, cassette, chain, shifters and derailleurs. The leading manufacturers are Shimano, SRAM and Campagnalo. Of the three, Shimano is most popular among road cycling.

The order of quality and price for Shimano goes like this, from entry-level to top-end: Claris, Sora, Tiagra, 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace. The different groupset will make a difference to your enjoyment and speed.

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CX there is still built for speed and to be lightweight, not to be strong under consistently heavy loads. If you are planning on cycle touring with front and rear bags, please do not load over 40 pounds (A bike rack rated to hold 20 lbs).

Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp have some of the geometry and aerodynamic benefits of road bikes, but when you ride to touring that make sure ample heel clearance, if your feet larger than size US 10 may clip your panniers.

Moreover, Diamondback did not provide the pedals, you need to additional purchase.


Diamondback 2016 Haanjo Comp bike have the appropriate upgrades to handle the variety of pathways it will travel on. For those of you who seek a comfortable joyful ride for daily commutes or dirt adventure, then a cyclocross bike is perfect for you. Haanjo Comp is different than road bikes that are made for blacktop, street riding.