Diamondback Haanjo 3

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Diamondback Haanjo 3. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

12 reasons to buy

  • Reviewers agree that the Diamondback Haanjo 3 is excellent value.
  • Experts and riders praise the bike's versatility for gravel riding, commuting, bicycle touring, bikepacking, and even some trails.
  • Reviewers say the Haanjo 3 is stable and confidence-inspiring off-road, and the relatively upright riding position provides better forward visibility.
  • Experts are impressed with the fork, which performs better than expected for aluminum.
  • One rider is amazed by how the bike handles mud, sand, drops, ascents, and bumpy, rooted terrain.
  • Experts appreciate the range of the Sora 2x9 drivetrain and the small jumps between gears.
  • Riders say the 37mm WTB Riddler Comp tires provide plenty of traction and confidence, even on loose terrain.
  • This bike has room for 700c x 45mm or 650b x 2.1" tires, giving buyers plenty of customization options.
  • One reviewer likes the Haanjo 3's balance of comfort and responsive handling for commutes and longer rides.
  • The frame has mounts for front and rear racks, fenders, and bottles (including one under the downtube).
  • The Haanjo 3 has room in the main triangle for a frame bag.
  • Several reviewers praise the Haanjo 3's braking power, with one highlighting braking performance in wet weather.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to experts, buyers might struggle to adjust the gears and brakes when assembling the bike.
  • One expert complains about the bumpy feel on rough terrain.
  • Two riders say that the own-brand saddle is uncomfortable.

Bottom line

The Diamondback Haanjo 3 is a versatile gravel bike with an aluminum frameset and plenty of tire clearance. Mounts for racks, fenders, and bottles mean it's ready for everything from commuting to extended bikepacking adventures. The 2x Shimano Sora drivetrain, powerful Tektro mechanical disc brakes, and 37mm WTB tires draw praise from experts. The Haanjo 3 impresses riders with its versatility on-and-off-road and its fun, comfortable ride quality. It wins fans among entry-level riders and veterans of long-distance bike touring.

Expert Reviews

98/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
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Diamondback Haanjo 3 Review

All in all, I’ve had so much fun testing it, and I’ll definitely continue riding it on my city commutes and out of town rides.

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The Haanjo 3 Erases the Line Between Gravel and Pavement

To say that I was shocked at how much I enjoyed riding this bike would also be an understatement and has me reconsidering my obsession with needing only the lightest bikes… the Haanjo 3 excels on both pavement and dirt.

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The 7 Best Gravel Bikes That Confidently Tackle Mixed Terrain

A versatile and reliable gravel bike, the Haanjo is perfect for a variety of riding situations.

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The Best Beginner Road Bikes Under $1,000

Possibly the most versatile bike we tested, the Haanjo is fast on the road but totally capable of tackling a mega adventure like the Tour Divide.

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User Ratings

98/100 based on 11 ratings
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