Diamondback Haanjo Metro Gravel Road Bike – 2016
Diamondback Haanjo Metro Gravel Road Bike – 2016. The beauty of the Diamondback Haanjo Metro is that it’s like getting two very unique bikes in one. One day it’s your practical commuter, easily tackling city streets. The next, it’s your hard-pack explorer, confidently going where other road bikes fear to tread. The Haanjo’s frame is made from fully butted 6061 T6 aluminum tubing, the alloy of choice for mid-to-high-end road and mountain bikes because it’s light, can be shaped for strength, and delivers years of dependable riding, because it won’t corrode. A tapered, integrated headset creates excellent steering response and control, and helps absorb the road. The frame’s geometry puts you in a more comfortable riding positon with a taller head tube, while a longer wheelbase increases the bike’s stability at speed, which helps the Metro go from sedate pavement transportation to gravel grinder without missing a beat. The Metro is equipped with Shimano components, known for their consistent, precision performance, just what you want on a bike that can boldly go from asphalt jungle to off-road adventure. A forged alloy single-ring crank, with a 38T chainring, and the Shimano 9-speed drivetrain puts you in control of all the gearing options you need no matter what kind of road you explore. The DB Eldorado saddle is the best seat in the house from which to enjoy your ride, and DB Equation CX 32H disc-brake wheels are a durable solution that love to roll unimproved country roads or an underfunded city boulevard. The Haanjo Metro’s excellent brake modulation and all-weather stopping power comes from Tektro Aires Mechanical Discs, with 160mm and 140mm rotors front and rear, respectively. The Metro build includes DB Flat Bar handlebars for more comfortable, heads-up city riding, A DB 3D forged stem with a +/-7 rise, a DBR Performance micro-adjust alloy seatpost, and beefy 700x 42 knobby tires that make the Haanjo Metro steady performer on any ride. If you’re looking for a set of wheels that offers the practicality of a commuter and the rugged performance of a gravel adventurer, the DiamondBack Haanjo Metro is your ride.