The Haanjo EXP brings together modern frame geometry and materials with classic drivetrain capability.
Lowdown: DiamondBack Haanjo EXP
When I opened the box and got a first glimpse at the DiamondBack Haanjo EXP, my eyes lit up and a big grin emerged. In an age where everyone is pushing 1x drivetrains, DiamondBack went out on a limb and took things old school, spec'ing a carbon frame and fork with 3x up front, 9-speed in the back, and the piece de resistance, bar-end shifters. Blending a tried-and-true drivetrain with modern materials and frame geometry, on paper it seems the DiamondBack Haanjo EXP (short for "expedition") is suited for a huge range of riding duty, including a four-day, 150-mile bike packing shakedown test across the Sierra Nevada. Read on to learn how the bike performed on the trip.