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    Opinions on Diamondback haanjo 7c?

    any opinions of the 7c haanjo? im looking at getting a gravel race bike, and the price seems great for what you get (hed carbon wheels, carbon frame, shimano ultegra) or i could spend almost a g more and get a santa cruz stigmata with rival and wtb alloy rims.

    any reason not to go for the haanjo? stigmata is sexy and built by a solid mtb company, but dang that 7c is cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn_violence View Post
    any opinions of the 7c haanjo? im looking at getting a gravel race bike, and the price seems great for what you get (hed carbon wheels, carbon frame, shimano ultegra) or i could spend almost a g more and get a santa cruz stigmata with rival and wtb alloy rims.

    any reason not to go for the haanjo? stigmata is sexy and built by a solid mtb company, but dang that 7c is cheap.
    I have a carbon trail and I think they are the same bike. I have a couple of 1000 miles on mine and find it is a good all arounder. It can commute, it can road ride, and single track. I haven't particularly graveled it but I imagine that the combo of those three things would lend itself to being good a gravel racing.

    Best thing is compatibility with off the shelf fenders and large 650b tires and wheels if that is your thing. I can roll with 700x35 slicks and fenders without a problem on it. It fits much larger tires without the fenders.

    Also I am going to move this to the gravel forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn_violence View Post
    any opinions of the 7c haanjo? im looking at getting a gravel race bike, and the price seems great for what you get (hed carbon wheels, carbon frame, shimano ultegra)
    Read the bike components closer. I'm 99% sure the HED tomcat wheels are NOT carbon. Not that they're bad wheels. They came stock on my Willard 3 and seem alright so far. Just making sure you're not disappointed or a major part of your reason for choosing this bike is carbon wheels that aren't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerpss View Post
    Read the bike components closer. I'm 99% sure the HED tomcat wheels are NOT carbon. Not that they're bad wheels. They came stock on my Willard 3 and seem alright so far. Just making sure you're not disappointed or a major part of your reason for choosing this bike is carbon wheels that aren't
    Oh definitely. Same wheels I have, not carbon. Formula hubs I think, I suggest immediately greasing the bearing in the wheels, come with very thin grease. Freehubs is weak link in wheels, bearing is held in with c-clip and hard to maintain and only 1 bearing for freehub so takes a lot of abuse.

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    My friend and I both have 7Cs. We've only had them for a few weeks, but so far so good. As stated, the wheels are not carbon. I noticed every once in awhile when I go from coasting to putting power down, I'll get a slight pop in the rear hub before it engages. Aside from that, I haven't had any issues with it and feel it's a great overall value for a carbon Ultegra bike, especially if you can get the corporate or experticity pricing.

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    I have a Haanjo, and really like the geo. The only thing that slightly bothers me is the Hed Erocia cockpit... everyone thinks it says erotica at first glance, haha

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    FYI, the picture of the 7C bike on their website is built up with a 6800 group but I can confirm it is supposed to ship with R8000. They said the bike shown was a pre-production run. I'm personally trying to decide between the 7C and 5C EXP. Leaning toward the latter. For my purposes I really like the triple and 650x47's.

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